Flipping Your Classroom
Elizabeth Preston

Some resources:
Flipping Your Classroom
Links for and from the session
Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/
Ted Talk- http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html
Why Flip your Classroom-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc
Another Example- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEfojG9ckYA&feature=relmfu

Courses on How to Flip Your Classroom from the Online School for Girls:
Intro to Blended Learning: http://www.onlineschoolforgirls.org/course/blendedlearningi
Reverse/Flipped Classroom: http://www.onlineschoolforgirls.org/course/blendedlearningii

Screencasting Tools

Synchronous Tools
Adobe Connect
Microsoft Expression

Our list of Criteria so far- Please edit and add on the etherpad

Just in case.....(etherpad was having issues)
Tips developed so far
1. Create an introduction- Consider creating a short jingle or introduction to your vodcasts. She K. Tobler’s noun intro as an example.
2. Is the video webcam important? At times during our feedback session, when the teacher was talking and there was no visual referencing on the screen, there seemed to be a real need. Other times, when content was more active, the video cam was not needed. This seems to be on a case-by-case basis. Record with as default with then decide.
3. Consider the rules of thirds and lighting. A vodcast on this topic will be developed and shared next week.
4. Dress. Should we be in dress code? After discussion in both sessions, a shirt and tie is not required, but recording in a t-shirt is not appropriate. Maybe business casual?
5. Font size and color is really important. Be sure you do not have too much white space or your font size and color is not unreadable. The color of the font can also be used emphasize or clarify aspects of your lesson.
6. Project and enunciate
7. Interact on screen- When you have long stretches of no screen change, zoom, markup or gesture with your mouse. Just as your emphasize with your body in front of the room in a face-to-face session drawing student attention to key points. Be sure to gesture with the mouse, markup up with the tablet, or zoom in to keep your audience’s attention
8. Export Correctly considering aspect ratio- More advice with specifics to come.
9. Create a connection with your students. Whether done through the webcam, incorporating your personality of stories, or bringing in media- help to create the personal experience with your students.
10. Interact with students having them start and stop to break out the content- and practice concepts in chunks.
11. Comprehension Quiz within or at the end

What does our classroom look like now- Continuing the conversation last session on Thursday-Notes are here