This summer, I’m getting 1:1 ready with simple tips, tricks, and discoveries for the blended classroom. We return in the fall (well, summer, really–90+ degree August hardly qualifies as fall) to a shiny Chromebook in each student’s hand and a skeptical furrow on each teacher’s brow.
My goal is to make the impending transition as painless as possible by being 1:1 ready. So far, I’ve been looking at the possibilities of using Google Forms to enrich student assessment and to make our lives as teachers simpler.
This week I want to look at using an absolutely free Google extension to flip your class. So let’s see how to…
Use Screencastify and Flip!
Technology enables teachers to stand the traditional classroom on its head. There is no longer a need to spend an entire class delivering content to students. Instead, we can flip our classrooms, or deliver content to students outside of class. That frees up class time for projects, remediation, and extension.
If your students don’t have access to technology at home, or if flipping just doesn’t work for you, then try using Screencastify to create content stations for a station rotation model. Have one station for content delivery, one station for extension, and one station for remediation/enrichment. Honestly, this is probably the way I’ll use Screencastify most of the time.
I prefer it to any of the other screencast tools I’ve tried because it’s incredibly simple, and you don’t need to download any other programs to use it.
Below I made an infographic and, of course, a screen cast with Screencastify demonstrating how to get started.
Have you used Screencastify, or do you think you will? Leave a comment below, and let me know!