Flipped Classroom Module 3

In this module you will create your video and hand out/hands on activity that will go with it. Please watch and listen to the video below for some tips to get you started. This video was created by one of your instructional designers, Jaime Vandergrift.

Below are the following tips from the last module. Hopefully you thought through what you wanted to create and are now ready to set it in motion.

1. Begin with your objective in mind. What is it that you want the students to know when you are through? How are you going to assess them on it? What will you use for follow up in the classroom? Begin by thinking through these things.
2. Next, begin to come up with your script. What will you say on the video/SmartBoard creation? Write it out so that you know what you want to say.
3. Then, practice. Be sure it flows well and the script has everything you need. On the website for Camtasia, they have step by step video tutorials to help with this.
3. Then, set up the scene for a video or computer screen recording. Be sure there are no noises to distract you or the learner. Also, be sure that what is being recorded visually is free from distraction (desktop background).
4. Begin recording what you want to say. When you are through, do a preview to be sure it is what you want the learner to learn and that it flows well.
5. Post it to your blog, wiki, website, etc.

Creating the video:

You should now have the lesson in mind that you want to create and the tool you want to use to create it. You should also have created the script of what you want to say. Now is the time to begin to do the actual recording. So, set up your tools, get your script ready and record. Then, come back here and we will begin the next part!

(waiting....waiting......waiting......waiting.....waiting....) :)

Creating the rest of the lesson:
1. Once you have created the video, you need to create the companion piece (you should have decided on this already). If they are only writing down a few notes, then you just need to post the lesson. If not, you need to attach a copy of the organizer/table/worksheet for them to fill out as they watch the video. As discussed in the earlier example, if your lesson were on igneous rocks, you could include an organizer like the one below for them to fill in as they listen to your video.

Type of Rock
Place it cools

Cooling rate

Crystal Size


2. Once you have done that, you need to decide the follow up for the in class part. Using the earlier example, once the students have watched the video to learn about igneous rocks and filled out the organizer, they will come to class for a follow up activity. An example would be to do a Lego activity for the above example. Give each set of two students a cup of Legos. Tell them to place the cup in front of one of them. Tell them to build a structure as big as they can in the given time. The first student only gets 10 seconds. Then the next student gets the rest of the Legos and they get 1 minute, however, the students don't know this. After they are through, they compare their structures and, with your guidance, they figure out that the crystal size is directly linked to the cooling rate for an igneous rock.

Your activity can be anything you think will help to reinforce the lesson they did at home. Now, you can figure out who needs extra help to understand and who can move on with an extension.

3. Now that you have all your materials, you need to post them online so your students can get to it. You should have decided on that in the last module. So, go upload your materials to the wiki, blog, etc.!

One more thing...
Below is a video made by John Sowash of the Electric Educator Blog. He has some great tips that he has learned from flipping!