Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Flip It Good...Flip It Real Good...

Are you ready?  Are you ready to try your hand at flipping some learning?  If so, you will need some tools to help you along the way.  There are a myriad of them available and developers are continually coming up with new ones. (Thank goodness for those coders, right?) The old adage one-size fits all does not apply here. What you need to be willing to do is to try a few of them out and see what works for you and your students.  Let's take a look at three tools to get you flippin'.

Feeling a little camera shy? You don't have to record yourself with eduCanon. On this site you start with any pre-created video content such as a TeacherTube or YouTube video and transform it into an interactive learning environment. Time-link activities for students to engage with while a video is playing. No longer do you have students passively watching! Honestly, if you have a video you already use, consider trying this out. You can also read a little more about it here.

Another piece to consider is EDpuzzle. This is a nifty little tool that allows you to add voice and text comments as well questions to any video. Have a video that is way too long for the point you are trying to get to?  No problem, you can crop videos here too.  See what the folks at Edudemic have to say about this one.

Step aside please and make room for one more tool. Consider looking into MoveNote. This tool allows you to add audio and visual narration and explanations to existing presentations. Have you created some awesome slide decks that could use some livening up? This could be the tool for you! Rewind to a November Tuesday Tech Tip to see it in action.

Ready, set, flip. You can do this. Don't go it alone though! Find a teaching buddy, partner in crime, technology guru, or perhaps a family member and jump in.  It does not have to be perfect. What you must do is try. Soon you will be feeling like you flip it good, flip it real good.

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