Instructional Materials & How-To's of how I flipped my lessons
I use the Nearpod.com tool because it engages students, and allows them and me to get instant feedback. This is a new tool that has helped me flip some of my lessons for my action research paper. I am not an expert on it, and I am still experimenting with its use. I also like using some of the lessons from their library that align with the standards and our textbook.
I highly recommend Nearpod, because it engages the students and gives them instant feedback. The best part is that a teacher can ask different question types, write open-ended questions, or use draw-it, such that students have to draw a graph or create something to illustrate a problem. It also allows for multiple choice or taking a survey.
After students complete the assignment, the teacher receives a very detailed report, and can quickly assess students' understanding of the material. This assists with group placement or intervention needs, and aids in fostering differentiation.
Zaption has joined with PlayPosit, so Zaption will no longer be available. I have included PlayPosit video.
I have a tutorial on google forms and g(math) as well as Just in time teaching and how to include accountability and assessment on my website.
To make my own videos. I use Screencast-o-matic, wevideo, and my new favorite is touchcast.
It took some time to get used making a video. My funniest moments are when I am recording and I ask a question and I am waiting for an answer sitting in an empty room all alone and patiently waiting and silently counting to ten in my head. This was a hard habit to break. This transformation has been filled with little silly moments like this. It is all worth it when I see what my students are learning and how they are responding to the material. I was most positively influenced by their increase in performance.
These are great tools.
Your students can use them to create video's with, but you find that many like apps like Doink, pocketvideo, and imovie. Those are fantastic too! I have a few more favorites to share with you that you and your students can use to create presentations: Powtoon, Pikctochart, Glogster, and ThingLink.