Flipping / Screencasting

Instruction Techniques 

Content Delivery 
  • Big Idea: Teacher’s providing organized resources and recordings of class content to be viewed or listened to at home.
  • Creating content that is accessible at any time that can be paused and rewound. 
  • Students and parents can then access classroom content and go over it at their pace and on their schedule. 
  • Example: West Hills AP World Tackks 
Academic Skill Development
  • Big Idea: Essential academic skills that students need to master. 
    • It could be how to approach a specific type of math problem or how to write a thesis statement. 
  • Students can access these skills at later points in the class, at home or in class.
  • Example: Writing an AP World Thesis Statement
Technical Skill Development
  • Big Idea: When you are regularly using technology tools (web-based tools, computer applications, or device apps), some students may need extra AND repeatable guidance.
  • Students can watch a screencast on how-to-do a specific task 
  • Example: Google Drawing Basics
Flipped Models

Blended Learning
  • Big Idea: Combining face-to-face instructional methods with online learning
  • Online resources are interspersed to provide additional resources, personalization, and expanded learning opportunities. 
Project Based
  • Big Idea: Students explore content and learn skills to create a product that demonstrates their understanding. 
  • Teacher provides resources through a variety of mediums (screencasts, webtools, readings, skill development, etc.).
Mastery Classroom
  • Big Idea: Students master content and skills at their own pace.
  • Teacher provides challenges through a variety of mediums (screencasts, webtools, readings, skill development, etc.).
  • Mastery is determined by performance on an test or successful completion of a project.
Part 2: Making Screencast Videos
There are a number of free tools that allow you to make screencasts very easily.

We recommend:
  • Screencastify - A Chrome Browser Extension. It is free and allows you to easily upload to Google Drive or YouTube.
  • Snagit - A Chrome Browser App. Free and allows for easy upload to YouTube.
  • Screencastomatic - A web-based tool. Has some extra features, but you have to keep your Java updated
  • MoveNote - A Chrome App that lets you record a narration of Docs, Slides, Word files, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.
  • Camtasia - This is a computer application with lots of bells and whistles. It also costs $99 for the Mac and $299 for the PC.
Tips for making a screencast.
  1. Limit your screencast to 2-3 minutes. Definitely no more than five minutes.
  2. Have an outline of what you want to say.
  3. If you are unfamiliar with the content, practice it.
  4. Don't be afraid to start over.