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Resources to Flip Your Classroom

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Recently, I’ve had a lot of questions about how to go about flipping a class. My response always is “what are you wanting to accomplish?” It could be that there is some small thing you could do that would enhance your students’ learning experience without a large time investment or maybe you really do want to go big and create videos for each lecture. Either way, below you’ll find some resources that will help get you started.

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Creating Online Lectures

Voice Over PowerPoint: Quick instructions on how to do this.
Record narration for lecture slideshow. Charlene Kalinoski has used this with her students for oral presentations.

Free download. Record 5 min video screencasts with narration, save to free Screencast account, and provide link for students to view in browser. Can also capture and edit embeddable screenshots. Paul Handstedt uses Jing to provide video feedback on students’ papers.

Must purchase. Record and edit your screencasts. Ability to use a webcam to insert yourself or could mount to record while you draw/write – Jan Minton does this for her math classes. Publish videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

Media Studio:
Located in Fintel. Record yourself giving a lecture against a green screen for embedding into a slideshow or other background. David Mulford has assisted Mike Wise with this.

Class Activities

Online classroom response system available for check out from Media Technology Center.

Poll Everywhere:
Online classroom response system via text or tweet; free for higher ed, up to 40 responses; students would need to have mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or laptop) to participate in online poll.

Social Media:
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram could be used to help facilitate discussion in and outside of class. Allie Kassens is successfully using Twitter in her classes and Lisa Stoneman also uses Twitter and Pinterest successfully to engage her students.

Further Reading

Butt, A. (2014). Student views on the use of a flipped classroom approach: evidence from Australia. Business Education & Accreditation, 6(1), 33-43. Available via Fintel.

Herreid, C. F., & Schiller, N. A. (2013). Case studies and the flipped classroom. Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(5), 62-66. Available via Fintel.

Hoffman, E. S. (2013). Beyond the flipped classroom: redesigning a research methods course for e3 instruction. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 7(1), 51-62. Available online.