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By far the most frequently asked question I get about the flipped classroom, next to what do I do when students don't watch the videos (stay tuned for a post on that), is how to make the videos. Specifically, what tool can I use to make my flipped videos that won't take me a ton of time to learn how to use it and will have a fairly easy process of getting the job done?
I LOVE this question because I LOVE telling teachers that making the flipped videos will be the easiest thing they do when building their flipped classroom.
For some of you that might actually be rather scary because you have no idea where to begin or might call yourselves technologically impaired. Stick with me here for a second though, because I assure you that videoing...
I am so excited to officially join the conversation around many great topics involving improving your classroom environment. The one I want to contribute to here is the flipped classroom. As I've helped teachers flip their classrooms over the years, one of the most asked questions is how do I start???
What I hear when someone asks this is... I know the benefits of the flipped classroom, I know why it makes sense for me and my students (by the way, that is so amazing! I know that more teachers could benefit from flipping techniques, so the fact that you are already in the know is an awesome step one), but I just need some guidance on how to make that happen, particularly at the start.
And you know what - I hear you. When I first started my journey flipping my classroom back in 2012 it was a mostly lonesome road, as most journeys are for teachers who decide to make a big change in their classroom from one year to the next. And that's ok, but...