Testing the waters of middle school technology
With the first day of school upon us and classroom procedures the talk of the teachers lounge I made my first official flipped video.
It was stupid easy.
I walked my iPad around the band hall and outside and shot video. I then cut it in the iPad version of iMovie (I actually shot the video directly into iMovie). I added automatic theming and music and some text and was done. I did not say one word in the video.
I have to admit that I was nervous about hearing my own voice on video at this point.
Here is what I came up with. The idea was to make sure each student got the same information worded the same way and that they would understand what we are expecting of them. I also wanted them to be interested in it so it needed to be attention grabbing.
Here’s the link to this particular video:
Keep in mind that I do teach middle school.
Every class paid attention. After the first 6th grade class I took a little poll. I asked them to point to the door we exit out of for a fire drill – they all did. I asked them to tell me what color the box is that they turn money in to. They all said grey.
How easy was that?!
Now I am really hooked.
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