Tech Tuesday 4.9.13

What is a flipped classroom, flipped class or flipped teaching model? What does it look like? How is it being done and how can you do it starting tomorrow?

Start with this video, it’s called “Why I I Flipped My Classroom”.

When you are done with that watch “What Does Your Classroom Look Like Now?”

How can you start?

  • Find a video that relates to your projects OR record your own lesson/lecture*
  • Assign the video as homework
  • Plan to do hands-on activities/work/assignments/projects for that lesson in class the following day

*How do you record your lecture?

Your Mac comes with some good built in free tools that can help. To record yourself, lecture style, use the application called Photo Booth. Simply drag the movie out of Photo Booth and onto the desktop when you are done. You can even edit it in iMovie if you would like to add captions, titles, images, or music. To record your screen, use Quicktime. It has built in screen recording software. You can put both of the videos together using iMovie and publish them directly to YouTube when you are done.

If you are serious about flipping your classroom, there are some other great tools you can use but they are not free. ScreenFlow will record your screen and from your iSight camera. Camtasia will do the same. I am sure there are several other options out there.

Here are a few more Flipped Classroom Resources:

Flipped Classroom Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Finally, if you are a fan of TED Talks take a few minutes to watch Salman Khan talk about Khan Academy.

Salman Khan is the founder and faculty of the Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)– a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  It now consists of self-paced software and, with over 1 million unique students per month, the most-used educational video repository on the Internet (over 30 million lessons delivered to-date).  All 2000+ video tutorials, covering everything from basic addition to advanced calculus, physics, chemistry and biology, have been made by Salman. Prior to the Khan Academy, Salman was a senior analyst at a hedge fund and had also worked in technology and venture capital.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng and B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and a B.S. in mathematics from MIT.

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