The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture (Jackie Gerstein)
Resources for discovering academic content
Sources of learning content:
- TED-ed animation-enhanced and personally flippable TED talks
- OER Commons
- Khan Academy
- MIT Open Courseware
- PBS Learning Media
- Club Academia
- Crash Course
- Joyce's EdCanvas List
STHS Guides to
Resources for creating content
- Metta: Create stories without limits, insert polls (and get stats) with up to 10 responses in the free plan
- SlideRocket EDU, part of some Google Apps EDU packages, the presentation platform offers the ability to import presentations from PowerPoint or Google Docs, embed media, publish easily, access Flickr’s Creative Commons search, collaborate, analyze metrics, update presentations without replacing them, and store assets.
- MyBrainshark: add voice to PowerPoint, documents, images, speadsheets, or videos. (MyBrainshark supports nearly 100 video formats.) Polls may be inserted. Users may add narration with their phones or computer microphones or by uploading a pre-recorded MP3. Speaker notes may be displayed as a support. And visual dashboards allow creators to track viewing results.
- Present.me: upload slides and images, in either ppt or pdf formats. The program converts your files and allows you to record and present into your webcam as if you were presenting to an audience. A basic account is free and will allow you to record presentations up to 15-minutes long.
- Movenote: offers a similar arrangement of recorded side content accompanied with photos, PowerPoint slides, text documents or even videos. Movenote synchronizes the video and the side content for you when recording the presentation.
- HelloSlide is a pdf-only tool that allows you to add computer-generated voice to your documents. Upload your presentation, type the speech for each slide, and the programs automatically generates audio. Presentations are searchable, editable, and available in 20 different languages. An edit feature allows you to tweak the speech without re-recording the audio. Translations are available as a paid feature. This may be useful for ESL learners. The English voice reminds me very much of the one used on Xtranormal. (Note: it is super easy to export PowerPoint and Keynote files as pdfs.)
- PowToon: is an animated presentation tool that offers narration and features cartoon-like graphics, text and effects.
- Knovio: Narrate Powerpoint slides with audio and/or video
- Educreations: recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads.
- PaperSlide: simple strategy for filming use paper slides
- Narrable: Add voices to a timeline collage of photos or images
FlipGrid: type a question and create a grid with links. Students may respond in video format. Users must be over 13.
9Slides: For iPad and Web, create video to go with your slides and sync your text and video elements. Free accounts allow for five talk
- Screenr: allows you to capture images from your desktop, select the location and size of the capture, and record your voice over the action on your screen. A pause button allows you to take a break. Login through Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Google, Linkedin, or Windows Live ID, and you are ready to record and instantly publish on your platform of choice. Of course, you can also embed elsewhere. You are limited to 5 minutes of recording.
- Screencast-o-Matic: records screen actions within the chosen dotted border. After the count-down, you may record and then publish to the Screencast-o-matic site, to YouTube, or to a video file. The free application limits you to a 15-minute presentation. Registration is not essential unless you choose to save to the Screencast-o-matic site. If you are registered you can add notes and captions–a lovely feature for distant or flipped instruction! A Pro-account offers sophisticated editing functions.
- Jing: The free version of Jing requires a download (for Windows or Mac). Using the docked sun tool, users may record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video and instantly share using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Screencast.com (Jing’s storage area which allows 2 gigs of space). You can mark up screenshots with text boxes, arrows, highlighting, or captions. Jing is also a handy tool for capturing screen images.
- Camtasia, by TechSmith, the makers of Screenr is not free, but it is a reasonably-priced full-function screen capture tool that allows users to customize and edit videos, record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share high-quality, videos.
Easy collaborative video
- WeVideo: Cloud-based social video editor
- Wideo.co:choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, and videos you want to use in order to create your own online video and then share.
- Mozilla Popcorn Maker: add content to video in the form of pop-ups, images, maps, links, etc.
- Thinglink: add links and content to images
- GlogsterEDU: allows students to create image and media-rich interactive web-based posters
- eduCanon: for building interactive video lesson
For creating playlists
- EdCanvas: Designed for digital lesson creation. Teachers build canvases by dragging, dropping, organizing, and by adding labels, and text content. Content may be added when searching within the platform itself
- Tildee: for creating and sharing web-based step-by-step, how-to-do-it, illustrated tutorials
- MentorMob: for creating, sharing and collaborating on embedable learning playlists from Web content and all sorts of imported media.
- Learni.st: create embeddable Learn Boards on topics by pointing to videos, blogs, images and documents on the web. Board creation permissions are granted on rolling basis.
- Sophia.org: social education platform encouraging exploratory and cooperative learning.
- Kahoot! create interactive quizzes
- Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) a virtual, embeddable sticky note board for brainstorming, backchanneling and discusssion.
- VoiceThread: not just for storytelling, pose a question and hear answers in voice and/or video
- Voice Comments: comment on student Google Docs
- Poll Everywhere: easy flexible polls for web or mobile
- Doodle: schedule meetings,make simple choices
- InfuseLearning: ask open ended, text, multiple choice questions; set up quizzes
- Voki: Embed announcements, explain, introduce content
- Blabberize: Make any image talk
- FotoBabble: Make any image talk, add backgrounds
- ReciteThis: turn a quote into an embeddable poster
- Smore: embeddable, sharable, media-rich and modular
- BigHugeLabs–allows users to generate a variety of poster types–movie, motivational, magazine covers, etc.
- Comic Life create comics and posters
Mac users with recent versions of QuickTime can also easily record their screens. Files will be saved in QuickTime (.mov) format and may be edited using either QuickTime or iMovie.
And then, of course it is possible to use the wide variety of digital storytelling tools as tools for instructional content.