Publishing and Flipping

June 10, 2015 8:00-3:20

Our Mastery Objective

Morning- Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the basics of publishing and flipping by choosing one platform presented and creating an account or one previously created for classroom use.

Afternoon-Participants will gain an understanding of Flipping a classroom by actually creating videos and lessons for a Flipped classroom and share their creations.

8:00-8:15 Getting Started

1. Welcome & introductions

2. Take your breaks as needed!

3. Connections- Join the Google+ community USD 443 Share

Task 1: Join the USD 443 Share community on Google+

A Google+ community is a controlled social site that allows users to share updates, links, pictures, and videos. This will be a great place for workshop participants to share our work and learn from each other. Jayne and Kara are just starting to explore Google+, so be patient with us as we learn along with you :-)

To access your Google+ page (you automatically have one associated with each of your Google accounts), simply log in to your school Google account ( and click on the +YourName in the upper right portion of your Google Drive page.

To join USD 443 Share, click on Home in the upper left of the Google+ page, hover over Communities, and then use the Search Bar to search for USD 443 Share. Jayne and Kara will quickly approve your request.

8:15-9:30 Blogging

Blogging is a great way for you and your students to publish work and especially writing to a larger audience and receive constructive feedback. Feedback can be on their learning and/or views if it's a hot topic issue, which can be great for eliciting passion in our writers.

Task 2: Create a Blog and Post

1. Learn the basics of Kidblog and Blogger.

2. Decide which platform is your better fit.

3. Create an account and post your first blog post.

4. Share your blog to the Google+ 443 Share Community.


Kidblog is a blogging platform that is targeted towards a younger audience. They can have their own blogs and be a member of your teacher blog. Kidblog allows you to set privacy settings so that you can be rest assured students are safe.

Ms. Jones Class Blog link

Kidblog Class Setup


Blogger is a blogging platform that is provided as an app by Google. You may login to it with your Google email and password.

Blogger Log-in

Getting Started in Blogger

9:30-10:30 Publishing Beyond Blogs

Publishing Student Work

Besides blogging, technology offers many ways to publish work so that others may view. We have chosen Padlet, Google Slides, as well as ThingLink as three that work well, but there are MANY that can do the same task.

If you want to know of others ask Kara or Jayne!

Task #3- Complete the Thinglink Challenge

Use the challenge link under the Thinglink image. When you have completed, share your Thinglink to our Google+ Community, 443 Share.

10:30-11:20 Let's Flip!

Flipped Classroom- is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor.

The video below shows what a flipped classroom could look like!

Flipped-Mastery Classroom

EdPuzzle -is a website that allows you to ask questions to students during a YouTube. There are other similar sights( Educanon and Zaption)but there is a cost. EdPuzzle is free.

An easy way to create an account in EdPuzzle is to log in using your Google account. Here's a link to

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Hyperdocs- are docs that have hyperlinks to help direct the learner to various websites or resources to complete a classroom task.

They can be as simple as


or as detailed as


Click on this link to explore lots and lots of HyperDocs!

11:20-12:00 Lunch

12:30-3:00 Let's Get to Work!

Creating Flipped Videos- This is a time for you to create those videos for your students that you never have the time to get done during the school year. As you are creating, be thinking how you will house and deliver the videos to students. Some examples may be Google Drive, Google Classroom, Showbie, iTunes U, or any others you may be familiar with. Aren't sure how to house your videos? Ask Kara or Jayne and we can work one on one with you to find the right fit.

3:00-3:20 Share your Flipped Work!

Be ready to share a snippet of one video you created as well as your plan for the flipped format in your class for next year!