During the course of the session, several questions and comments arose. A few of them, along with responses, are listed here:
"What if students are not attending to the videos?"
As a first step, have students watch videos, during class time, while their peers are engaged in collaborating in extending their learning and/or consolidating their learning.
"If one of my students does not have Internet access at home, what might I do to help them?"
As one suggestion, load pre-recorded videos on a memory stick to send home with the student.
"My school doesn't have clickers."
Perhaps, online polling tools paired with students' smartphones could be a solution to conduct this process.
"Where did you post your videos and how do I get started with this?"
My videos were posted to YouTube. To get started, all one needs is a Google account. They're free to establish, and once done, the video manage in YouTube is easy to navigate and to use in uploading your videos. When posting you'll need to decide if you'd like to make your videos public or to keep them private (personal choice). It's also a good idea to provide your students with video-specific links in your daily, electronic outlines (webpages) for easy navigating.
"Does it need to be your voice in the videos?"
Guaranteeing the quality of explanation and presentation is difficult to do (unless you're previewing every video recommended to students). Creating your own podcasts can be much more effective, as you can be much more intentional with respect to the learning goals you're setting before your students. Students also appreciate the time, effort, and most importantly, humour their teachers put into their videos.
In the coming days, I hope to share with you specific details regarding your perspectives that were listed in the end-of-session survey along with some information regarding choice of "voice" in videos in the second post to this blog.
Post #3 will most likely concern itself with providing details regarding use of other videos and/or video tutorial services.
Until then, I invite you to comment to this post regarding your own thoughts about using the flipped model of instruction in your own class and/or topics of discussion you'd like to see moderated on this site.