Flipped Videos

for flipping an art classroom

What is a flipped classroom?

A flipped classroom strays from the traditional delivery of instructional materials. In a completely flipped classroom the teacher prepares a video teaching the lesson and students view the lesson at home and then come to class prepared for discussions and homework. This allows teachers to spend individualized time helping students with the big ideas and avoids confusion about homework at home.


The flipped classroom model can be modified in many ways and modifications would be necessary for students without computers or internet access at home.

What are the benefits of flipping?

  • Every student can see an art demonstration clearly from their seats with the use of a smart board or projector (or from a computer at home or in class).
  • The teacher can deliver the same lesson to multiple groups with consistency.
  • If the video lesson is shown in class, the teacher can prep supplies while students learn from the video.
  • Students that have been absent can watch the video when arriving in class - no more waiting around for the teacher!
  • Distracted students can rewatch the video if they've chosen not to pay attention in class.
  • Early finishers can watch and begin working on the next lesson.
  • Objectives can be clearly presented and students can review the goals as they watch each lesson.
  • Parents can become more involved and educated about the information that students are responsible for learning.



Ways to modify a flipped classroom...

  • Video lessons can be shown to an entire art class in lieu of a live lecture.
  • Videos can be recorded onto a cd or a thumb drive for students without internet access at home.
  • Students without computers can watch the video at the beginning of class using a classroom computer.
  • Art teachers can team up with classroom teachers and allow students to watch videos during free time before coming to art.


Steps to the create a flipped lesson...

  1. Film yourself teaching - You can choose to speak the instructions during the initial art demonstration or you could use video editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie to add voice after you edit the video. In the past I have completed an entire art project with the camera facing down on my work space (not pointing at myself). You'll want to take out a lot of the footage so it is not so lengthy (see jing video below). After you trim the video then you can record audio over the video footage to explain the process and any other information that you'd like students to be responsible for.
  2. Set Objectives and Present the Video - Provide students with a checklist of 'understandings' that they can refer to during the video lesson. You can also have a set of questions to check for understanding at the end of the lesson and require students to come to class with a list of comments and questions. Using a Smore (www.smore.com) to present the objectives and the video is an easy way to get videos home to students, here is an example https://smore.com/neju.



Windows Movie Maker video editing tutorials!

Sample Montage

Meranda Dawkins

K-4 Art


Hyer Elementary

Highland Park Isd

Dallas Texas