My Flipped Lesson

A Reflection by Taylor Stuart

Why I want to add formative assessments to my video:

This isn't "Dora the Explorer." I can't hear them saying "firsthand," so I need to see what they are learning. Instead of having them answer my questions on paper, or just think about what I am saying, I would love to have them submit their thoughts via EdPuzzle. With this resource I can gain insight into their thinking, and they don't have to keep track of a piece of paper they wrote on.

Why I wish I had used a different platform:

Movenote is straightforward and easy to use, but I messed up many times. It would have been nice to just have a cropping feature, so that when I paused, I could edit and move on. One thing I noticed is that the more I went through my presentation, the easier it became. Unfortunately, some of my authenticity was lost in the process, and that is something I want to work on. I need to plan my talking points and make sure they aren't a distraction to my students' learning.

Some insight I have gained:

Flipped videos are efficient. I gave what I thought would be an hour lesson in a little over ten minutes. I can use the same amount of breath I would use in giving whole-class instruction to give differentiated instruction and material. It may be more work upfront, but the pros outweigh the cons in this instance. In using a different software, I can also use videos throughout my teaching career and edit them based on the learners I have in front of me.

I want to learn more about:

  • Software that allows me to edit my videos and maybe watch the youtube video with my students so they don't need to pause and come back to me. I will look further into other resources you described in your video on flipped lessons to start my research.
  • I also want to look into the value of having a teacher's face in the video versus just their voice. I will look into articles on EBSCO to begin my search into this topic.

Resources I used: