Using Someone Else’s Videos in Your Class

In November 2015, an independent model showed YouTube received around 500 hours of video content uploaded every minute. There are 1440 minutes in a day, meaning there was roughly 720,000 hours of video every day. That’s a lot of videos. Granted, many are of cats, kids, and Barbie Jeep Racing, so it’s not necessarily qualityRead More

If You Haven’t Changed Practice, Don’t Call It Flipped

When I try new things, the fear really sets in as I'm giving instructions and trying to pick up on the nonverbal cues my students are sending me. Most days, they roll with it. Other days...well, there is usually some kind of course correction in there. But it's part of my practice now. Not crashingRead More

Drawing Notes

I used to make fill-in-the-blank notes for my students to complete while watching a video. For a particular subset of students, that works well. Helping lower the barrier for learning by providing a construct for information gathering led to more engagement when it came time to use the information. Then I took on AP Biology.Read More

Flipping so Kids Can Rewind May be a Bad Idea

There are times where I wish I could go back, rewind what happened, and listen again. Daydreamers, you know what I'm talking about. Even though it's not in the official pillars of Flipped Learning, a reason I hear people flipping their instruction is so kids can pause, rewind, and re-watch a portion of the instruction.Read More

Help! Another Survey!

This Sunday, I'm jetting off to Germany for a one week, three city, two-conference tour with fellow TechSmithie, Anton Bollen. Part of my trip is speaking with German educators about Flipped Learning, and this year, specifically about student responses (both good and bad) to flipping. If you have five minutes to spare, I would reallyRead More

Where Are the #Flipclass Chat Archives?

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I had a minor site reorganization, and I wanted to make sure everyone who relies on the chat archive each week knows how to find it. There are a couple different ways: This blog - The page hasn't been updated in a long time, but there is a link the archives under the Flipclass ChatRead More

Screencasting on Chromebooks

Update 7/2/2015 - An older update (this news came out a few months back) but it's worth noting that some Wacom tablets are now supported on Chromebooks. Take a look here for more info. Update 3/17/2014 - It was brought to my attention that this post is out of date now that Snagit for ChromeRead More

#MACUL13 Round Up

I had the chance to attend MACUL's (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) 2013 conference held in Detroit this past week. I have a lot of good friends living in Michigan, and after a year of pestering and reminders, I finally made it up there. Let me just say, Michigan has one of theRead More