Like a Boss!
Presented by: Ed Hitchcock
Intro – about me
• High School Science teacher (Physics, Biology, General
• Background in Paleontology
•Wasting time on Facebook
• Long walks in a dark forest
• Staying out late on cold dark nights
• Operating the largest telescope in the country
Why do you want to make flipped-class
• Free up class time for
• Generate lessons for missing
• Focus the lesson
• Let students review lessons
• Go full-flipped
• Because everyone else is
• So you can slack off
Why make your own?
• Lots and LOTS of great videos on YouTube
• Making your own generates a connection with your
• Present the information how you want
• focus your lessons
What is a flipped-class video anyway?
• Short Video Lesson
• Addresses one or two specific topics
• Can be used as a lesson, or to supplement a lesson
• Can be made by the teacher, or someone else entirely
How to make a lesson video
Things you will need:
• Camera and/or screen capture software
• Editing software
• Pen enabled tablet (for Chalk & Talk style)
• Remote mouse/clicker
• know what you are going to say. This is important - it
is easy to ramble, but you want to keep it short &
• know what you are going to show
• Plan to keep it to 10 minutes or less
• Use existing lesson presentations as a starting point!
• Any camera will do.
• cell phone
• Tripod is useful too.
Screen capture software
• Camtasia – powerful, but not cheap
• CamStudio (http://camstudio.org/) – free but limited
• Open Broacdaster (https://obsproject.com/) – free, full featured
• Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html ) - Web based, also from
Techsmith, limited to 5 minutes
• Screencast-o-matic (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/) free
version has watermark
• Screencastify – Chrome plugin
• Educreations (https://www.educreations.com/ ) - for chalk & talk
Video Editing Software
• Adobe Premiere / Premiere Elements
• Magix Movie Edit Pro
• iMovie (Mac or amore limited version on iOS)
• Windows Movie Maker (free, but loathsome)
•WeVideo (works with Google Drive)
•Camtasia Studio buit-in editor
• Decide on a format
• Spend some time up front planning your video lesson. Know
what you are going to say, know what you want to show.
• Edit your PowerPoints (if doing that style of video) to
minimize text, maximize imagery - include animations!
• Record your video – you may need to do a few takes, but
don’t worry if it’s not perfect
Chalk & Talk style
• Can be done on an iPad using Educreations or ShowMe
• On Windows touch-screen computer using OneNote ow
Word and a stylus
• On non-touch PC or Mac with a pen tablet
• Run the “white board” medium, run the screen capture, and
Narrated Slide Show / PiP slide show
• Record the slide show with voice-over narration.
•Camtasia integrates with PPT to facilitate this
• For picture-in-picture style, run a webcam video
preview in a small window while recording - Some let
you keep the window always on top (eg AmCap)
• Let me explain in video form:
• If it’s not necessary, cut it. Be harsh.
• Cut out “ums” and dead space
• Doesn’t have to be beautiful
• Images can be overlaid as PiP or floating
(“greenscreened”) with multitrack editors
• Use the “zoom” tool frequently to allow precision
Publishing your video
• YouTube – public or link only
• GAFE – now unlimited storage for schools
• Sharing directly with students
• Find a style you’re comfortable with and works for you
• dont worry - quick & dirty is better than nothing, or many
hours making it “perfect”.
• jump cuts are perfectly fine
• Keep it tight, under 10 minutes if possible. If longer, consider
splitting into parts
• have fun with it!
Ninja Level: Special Effects
• Animations in ppt overlaid on live view
• Animated titles
• Slow or fast motion
• Cutting effects (see Georges Méliès) – transporter
effect, dropping from the sky
• Split screen effects – talking to yourself
• Flipped Learning Network
• Forums and discussion groups
I would love to see what you are doing!
If you make a video lesson, tweet me, tag me, let me know!
Email / Google+: email@example.com