Today’s class is the second in our three-class exploration of blended and flipped learning. Last week we looked at options for screencasting / slidecasting. This week we’ll look add a few more options for teachers or students to create content. Students will practice their skills in preparation for our next class where we will look at how to incorporate blended / flipped content into lesson design.
There many options for creating content – but here’s two categories and some free tools that will have many application for lesson designers.
Techniques we’ve already used
- Create content using VoiceThread and share with student. Shoot your own video – edit with iMovie. See class 5.
- Use Mac’s QuickTime Player or CaptureSpace to create a screencast / slidecast. See class 6
Create and share slides
- Export Powerpoint or Keynote slides to Slideshare – sample by former student Peter Gallagher. Peter’s extensive collection of Slideshares.
- Here’s how to add an audio narration to a PowerPoint or a Keynote slides show.
- Use Google slides – here’s an example of how to animate a math problem. Here’s a hack for adding a narration to Google slides.
Create and share videos
- Add narration to PowerPoint or Keynote (#2 above) Then export as videos which can be shared as files or uploaded to YouTube.
- Share your YouTube or Vimeo videos without nuisances such as annotations and related videos using SafeShare.TV
- Create a Paperslide video
- Create an animation using Toontastic 3d. It’s fun and a free tool from Google that works on smartphones, tablets, and select Chromebooks. Other animation creation options with free intro levels are Plotagon, Powtoon.
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