Wednesday, 22 January 2014

First Flipped Video

OK so yesterday I made my first flipped video in preparation for today's lesson on symmetry in triangles. The school have got me sorted out with Ezvid which seems to be easy to use.

It took me  4 minutes to start making my first video from scratch and then 10 minutes to make the first video.

The school firewall made it impossible (at the moment) to upload to YouTube and I learnt that you can't save Ezvid projects and move them from computer to computer - annoying!

Therefore, I made the video again at home and posted it up there. I then emailed my class parents and asked them to watch and give me feedback. You can see the video here.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive so far. ' The future of teaching' was one comment!

I am a bit worried about my maths lesson which I am doing in 2 hours time as I now think my children are going to way ahead of me. I will have to plan much more challenging activities as they are going to already armed with what they need to know.

I have also ' borrowed'  a webcam so I'm hoping to use that in my next video. I have realised that in making the video it makes me really consider what I say and how I say it. It also makes me very reflective about my own teaching style.

Looking forward to doing the next flipped lesson already!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. I am going to explore making videos on the ipad using Explain Everything and Educreations. I would be great if people could post any other apps or software that they are using.