Instead of doing a mini video here, I am going to do a more transcript-type assignment because not only am I awkward and can’t come up with things off the fly while I’m looking at them, but I think this will be a good jumping off point. My computer is Google Chrome, I can’t run, create, or download any .exe files (no iTunes, no Skype, no Office … it sucks) so I might have to do the final assignment on another computer via the University.
Just so you know how limited my laptop is, this is what happened when I tried to use Screen-O-Matic:
Looks like you are on a Chromebook.
Unfortunately Chromebooks do not support java.
Please use a Mac or Windows PC to record.
So there’s that.
Since I am on track to become a high school English teacher, I think I want to incorporate students who may not have a YouTube ID (I don’t) and I don’t want to go through the hassle of Twitter and Facebook and try to be that teacher that tries too hard to implement technology while making it confusing, that’s annoying, and I know how it feels. Prezis are easily accessible, and I can implement commenting when creating one so my students can comment if they have questions or concerns. Since one of the pillars of a flipped classroom is to use class time to further explore conversation, I will show the Prezi in class and make it available outside of class as well. Students can either comment directly or in person with questions or concerns.
I want my flipped classroom to focus on creating the first paragraph of an essay. I often struggle with this, and it has never been explained to me in a way that I can comprehend and use later in life (or, if you’re an English major, all the time). This is the very little I have for my Prezi so far, I think I’m going to start at the end and work backwards:
Post my Prezi being finished, the slides will be done and I will have my voice in the background for extra tips, reminders, and encouragement. Using Prezi, students can even view the presentation without having internet, making it easily accessible regardless of where they are.