Best Flipping Tools as Recommended by Edmodo Users!
If you’ve heard of a flipped classroom, you’ve undoubtedly heard about teacher-created videos that the students watch as homework. Hangout in a teacher community and you will hear about all sorts of video-making software that everyone uses.
Recently, we asked teachers what they use and what they would suggest to use for a newcomer. Below is a list of the popular responses. We’ve tried to give as much information as possible and links to more information.
Offers an easy to use interface that puts content (i.e. files or web pages) into linear steps that transition with a single click. Content can be easily grouped by subject and viewed at the pace of the student. The creation of ‘playlists’ is very simple and requires no ‘training’ time; the very first playlist Bret created took me five minutes to complete. Click here for a features video that provides an overall description of the service.
Create and customize your channel on YouTube. Most programs will give an automatic option to post directly to your channel after you have made the movie using their software. You can link to or embed a video into most LMS programs or websites.
All of the services below, with the exception of iMovie, will allow you to screencast or drag a “window” along your own screen and record exactly what is showing on your desktop/screen- you can do a PowerPoint, math problem, show how to navigate a website, etc. iMovie is a great editing tool, but to date, you cannot screencast with it- most users use the software below in conjunction with iMovie.
The most highly-rated software by teachers. Screencast-O-Matic’s free version offers screen recording with microphone, camera, and/or anything (think speaking as a powerpoint is playing). You can upload the video to your SOM account, YouTube, or your own computer. It is easy to record and use and the upload to YouTube is fast and simple.
This software company has three popular products from free to $$$.
Free for Mac or PC. You can record video and audio. You can pause mid-way through your recording if needed. There doesn’t appear to be editing capabilities but you have the option to save and share in your Screenr account, YouTube, or save as a MP4 file. You can also get the embed code right away. It is iPhone compatible.
A new software that has just come out of its beta phase and started charging users. Its end-results look great but the process is still in need of a lot of shortcuts and explanations. One can upload an mp3 file (script, music, etc) and manipulate cut-out figures to move in and out of the frames with props, words, and transitions. It takes some getting used to (my first 3 minute video took 5 hours- most of it trying to figure out how to record and upload an mp3 file). The end result was impressive but I would save this technology for important presentations- not your everyday flip video.
Free for Mac users. You are going to use this as an editing tool more than anything. If you have a Mac, iMovie is your free Camtasia. It is recommended as the top software if you have a Mac. Here is the features movie.