The First Experiment

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeIgKsz76-o

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.

Related Posts

  • MuseScore Notation SoftwareMuseScore Notation Software This is not a sponsored post!  I wanted to take a quick minute to tell you about some FREE (yes, for real) notation software. MuseScore and I have been friends for about 5 years now and I […]
  • How to use Self-Grading Quizzes on Google Forms!How to use Self-Grading Quizzes on Google Forms! Google Forms has had an overhaul and I just know that you are going to love it! Guess why?! It will now SELF GRADE your quizzes! This is great news! Along with the quiz and grading […]
  • Three Ways To Use Video Instruction with StudentsThree Ways To Use Video Instruction with Students Video Instruction can be a CRAZY AWESOME tool for your teaching arsenal. Especially right now, kids are very interested in quick videos. They already rely on YouTube to learn how to do […]
  • That Flipping Bootcamp Week 1: CanvaThat Flipping Bootcamp Week 1: Canva If you have looked around on thatflippingbanddirector.com very much at all, you have enjoyed my Canva designs. I make them for pretty much everything. I am a little obsessed! Your […]
  • YouTube Week! Some of you might roll your eyes at this one, but having a YouTube account and basic knowledge of how the website works is extremely beneficial when you are trying to cultivate any […]
  • What I DON’T do – top secret behind the scenes infoWhat I DON’T do – top secret behind the scenes infoHey there, internet friends! I feel like I am working on lots of projects to share with you guys right now! I just LOVE being a helper - I truly hope that you are finding useful tips […]

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *