Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Newly Flipped Class

After about a week of in-depth research, I started to flip my AP Govt class this past week. I'm now posting videos (screencasts) of content that I would usually deliver at the front of the classroom and having students watch and respond to the videos before they come to class. Once in class, we can go over any confusion students may have encountered when watching the videos, then delve deeper into the topic or apply the topic to new situations.

I'll have more on my progress in the coming weeks, but the equipment/software I'm using are
Screencast-o-matic (hat tip to Ken), an external camera/mic by Logitech ($40), and Google Forms.

For more information, go to:
On Twitter: #flipclass or #flippedclass

I am putting this on the world site even though Frank (Panther fan) is doing it in his government class as I think he will have an interesting discussion in coming weeks on it. 


Miss L said...

I am so interested in this topic, I think the idea of a flipped classroom is really neat. One thing I am wondering is, what if one(or more) of your students don't have computer or internet access outside of school?
The reason why I am asking is because this idea is something that I would like to explore in the future but my area still uses dial-up internet and a lot of students don't have access to internet while at home.

Ron Starc said...

My Screen Recorder Pro is an excellent screencasting tool. Records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to AVI, WMV, MP4, or FLV. Just perfect for creating tutorials, demos, and presentations. Plus, java is not required and there are no limits on recording length.