I have been meaning to write this post for ages and I have finally got around to it.
So what is the flipped classroom?
In “flipped classes” students use technology at home to watch online video lectures, demonstrations, explanations of assignments and listen to podcasts. This of course, means much of the learning can be done at home, independently. In lessons teachers can be more like facilitators and more time can be spent guiding students, offering support and assessing understanding.
What can we use to create resources for the flipped classroom?
The iPad is perfect for this and can save a huge amount of time. We could use the following apps:
The apps above are great for making videos using images, YouTube videos, text and audio. These videos can then be shared with students to be viewed at home.
This could be used to film and edit a segment of a lesson or perhaps the teacher explaining something and shared with students. You could even combine Explain Everything videos and lesson segments together in one movie edited in iMovie.
ThingLink (App and website)
This can be used to create interactive images. You can tag video and text to the image to create a really engaging learning experience.
There are also web applications that you could use.
http://slid.es (works on the iPad)
This can be used to create online presentation with embedded YouTube videos and text.
You can create online presentations with embedded content.
You can create an online wall that you can share with students. Teachers and students can add sticky notes to it and collaborate and share information and knowledge.
Teacher can very easily create audio podcasts that can be shared with students. Students can even add text comments at certain parts of the audio.
These are just a few examples to get you started.
If you would like to have a chat about any of these ideas or would like some training on how to use the apps / websites drop me an email.