The Tools you Need to Flip Your Classroom

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My teaching life before I figured out how to flip my classroom was exhausting! I was giving the same demonstration all week, having to manage classroom behaviors while trying to teach, and running around answering the same questions over and over. Within just one week of starting to use screencasts, I was leaving school with energy to burn and my students were WAY more productive. I felt like I stumbled upon magic.

My teaching life before I figured out how to flip my classroom was exhausting! I was giving the same demonstration all week, having to manage classroom behaviors while trying to teach, and running around answering the same questions over and over. Within just one week of starting to use screencasts, I was leaving school with energy to burn and my students were WAY more productive. I felt like I stumbled upon magic.

I recently did a tutorial for my Facebook Group, the Technology Teacher Tribe, showing the tools that I use to create and host my flipped videos. Grab a drink and snack because this video is about 45 minutes long! Take notes but remember you can watch the video as many times as needed.

Tools mentioned in the video

1. Screencast-o-matic. This is the tool I use to record screencast videos. They have a free version, but the Pro version has way more fun stuff, and is only $4 per month! You can’t beat it. Here is my affiliate link to the Pro Recorder: https://screencast-o-matic.com/refer/cIjQqFV2uA.
2. Weebly. They make it so easy to create a teaching website. Everything is click and drag, so you don’t need to know anything about coding, hosting, domain names, etc. If you don’t have access to a learning management system like Google Classroom, One Drive, Edmodo, etc. then I think Weebly is the next best thing. The free website option really does have everything you could need if you don’t mind getting a little creative. I do pay $60 per year for an education account so that I can upload HD video and a bit more storage, but there are work arounds for both of these. Here is the link to learn more about Weebly Education Accounts: https://education.weebly.com/

I teamed up with Weebly to create tutorials specifically for teachers to make a class website.

3. Examples. Check out this page for an example of how I use screencasts to give students instructions: https://www.k5technologycurriculum.com/typing-olympics-4-weeks/.

4. Join my Facebook Group today!

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My teaching life before I figured out how to flip my classroom was exhausting! I was giving the same demonstration all week, having to manage classroom behaviors while trying to teach, and running around answering the same questions over and over. Within just one week of starting to use screencasts, I was leaving school with energy to burn and my students were WAY more productive. I felt like I stumbled upon magic.
Brittany Washburn

Brittany Washburn

Hi, I'm Brittany. I'm an educator obsessed with technology and passionate about teaching students 21st century skills. I'm so glad you came to visit my website.

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