11 May 2012

Flipping Youtube

I've finally got round to flipping a Youtube video using TEDed's new beta program.  It's great!  All you have to do is find a video and set a few questions, links and other relevant resources, and you've got a ready-made lesson.  It's not perfect yet, but it's a great way to build up a resource of video lessons with your colleagues and students.

Here's the link http://ed.ted.com/on/BIoUL7UK

Here's what I found:
  • quick, easy and intuitive to use
  • Create an account.  If you don't do this, you won't be able to find your lessons in progress.
  • The "Quick Quiz" option doesn't work if you're creating a new Youtube video lesson.  This is a shame, especially for English teachers, who like to set initial comprehension questions.
  • If you create an account, you can click on Recent Activity and find your lessons in progress, flips in progress, etc.
  • The videos are private except to those who you share them with.  Once you publish your video you can email it or share it on your blog, wiki, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Once the video is published, you can't edit them again - but it's easy enough to re-flip the video
Although the idea behind this is for flipping the classroom, there's no reason why you can't create the lessons to use in class.

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