Saturday, August 24, 2013

Creating Video Tutorials for a Flipped classroom

A Flipped Classroom is a teaching model which reverses traditional methods.  Instruction is delivered at home through interactive websites, teacher-created videos or content and moves the homework style learning to the classroom.

Class time is used for creating tasks, exercises and problem solving while the teacher is present to assist and give immediate feedback whereas the homework is designated for learning content and students can form questions about what they have learnt to prepare for their next lesson. This allows the teacher more time to interact with the students.
Some teachers like to create informative videos or ask students to create the videos for younger students. These can be made using screencasting software and some apps, such as:


These apps allow you to record your drawing and narrate at the same time.  Enabling you to explain a concept or give instructions.  Also great for students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept.  You can also upload images and diagrams in many of these apps.

Sago Mini Doodlecast

Explain Everything ™

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard


This app allows you to record websites.

Explain a Website

Web based:

The best one I have come across is Screencast-o-matic which allows you to record your desktop and select the file type you would like to save it as and then save to your computer.


Microsoft PowerPoint - you can create some great tutorials with PowerPoint using the animation and record slide show tools.  It also allows you to convert into a video and record narrations.

Microsoft Community Clips -  this free software is an easy to use screencasting tool allowing you to record the entire screen or just a section.
Once you have installed the software. Search and click on the name to activate the program.

To start the program, go to the hidden icons on the bottom tool bar in the right hand corner. Click on the symbol with the question mark.

Selecting Start recording will record the entire desktop or select Start recording a region . To stop the recording go to the same place in the hidden icons. You can then save the video to your computer.



Camtasia - a commercial software which provides a screencasting tool and a video editior.


Unknown said...

Great tools that can make teaching and learning effective.

Unknown said...

As much as I'm NOT an Apple fanboy, using a the Record Screencast option of QuickTime Player is super easy to use and built into every Apple computer.

Unknown said...

My Screen Recorder Pro is an excellent screencasting tool. Records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to AVI, WMV, MP4, or FLV. Just perfect for creating tutorials, demos, and presentations.

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