Dont Flip Out!

Tech Tip Thursday #38

Activities to Support a Flipped Classroom

With more and more teachers using Learning Management Systems(LMS) such as Google Apps for Educators and the Blended Learning Approach, it is important to find applications that will work across any platform the will enable teachers and students to effectively collaborate and to allow the teacher to use tools to deliver content and shift instruction.

Present your documents with video and voice

The site supports Google log in and imports slides or Power Point presentations into your videos. On Movenote, users can create videos that feature a presentation and video side by side. For example, you can teach a lesson on video by narrating or presenting the slides you've prepared.



Movenote videos allow you to reorder slides, pause and restart recording, and to annotate with the help of a laser pointer by clicking on the slides. They do not allow you to edit the video, though, or support presentation animations. While it’s focused on teacher-centered delivery, it allows students to play and replay as much as necessary.

Screen video recording for Chrome, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension available for free in the Chrome web store. It creates screencasts and videos with powerful annotation tools. For example, you can record yourself in the corner of the screen with a picture-in-picture overlay on your computer screen. While you type, navigate--do whatever--Screencastify can record. It can focus on the entire screen, a specific window, a tab. The annotation tools are awesome, adding both text and different color highlights, and it all saves to Google Drive and YouTube.

The easiest way to engage your students with videos with built in quizzes!

EDpuzzle is a fantastic tool to make sure the flipped classroom works. You can save time customizing videos and you will hold your students accountable if they watch the videos at home. Here is a quick video that explains the basics of the flipped classroom, and there are penguins, which is awesome.


Here are six steps that will help you get started to use video-lessons with your students. It should take less than 15 min.

1) Think about your next lesson. Is there anything you would like your students to know in advance? Or maybe a concept you explained in a previous lesson?

2) Search on EDpuzzle or YouTube. Once you have that piece of knowledge in mind. Let's for a video that might be almost perfect.

3) Edit the video with EDpuzzle. Now let's make the almost perfect video, just perfect. Trim and take only the part that you need, record your voice to make it more personal or embed questions to hold your students accountable during the video.


4) Create a class. A class is a place where you can assign videos and any student in that class will receive them. Eventually, when a student completes a task, you will receive really useful information from each one of them.


5) Assign the video-lesson to your class and give the class code to your students. They will create a student account (email is optional) and they will introduce the class code to join your class.

6) Check the progress report. Before the class starts, you can check each student progress on that assignment. Who watched the video, who didn't understand the lesson, and who did a good job.

Flipping the Classroom: Explained

Tonia McMillan, Technology Coordinator

Specializing in providing pd in instructional technology for teachers and students.