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Implementing the Blended Model Using Videos Created With Screencast-o-Matic/EDpuzzle

Location: W192b

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD


Monday, June 25, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: W192b

Brandon Williams  
Learn how to record presentations or lectures using free screen-recording software and how to upload these into EDpuzzle.com to embed formative questions throughout content presentation. Discover how to use these tools to implement the blended/rotational model.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will download needed in-bowser version of screencast-o-matic.com, it only takes a few seconds. Participants should have a Google Gmail/YouTube account.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online blended and flipped learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Math, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: (1) To empower teachers to flip their lessons and/or blend their instruction so that they can make the most of their face-to-face time with students. (2) To help teachers use these digital tools to implement the rotational model and differentiate instruction for all students.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will know the advantages of the flipped/blended model and how it supports the rotational model and differentiated instruction.
Participants will be able to record their computer screen to record presentations by using an online program called screencast-o-matic.com.

Participants will be able to upload their content presentations to EDpuzzle.com, a video lesson website, and insert formative questions throughout their custom-recorded presentation.
Participants will know how to use the data gathered from EDpuzzle to support the rotational model and differentiated instruction.

Participants will know how to use the data gathered from EDpuzzle in order to reflect on how they present key concepts to their students.

Educational or infrastructure challenge/situation.
Increased accountability and state testing has narrowed the amount of contact time we have with our students, and we are expected to get them to master more rigorous standards with less time.

Our students are diverse and learn at different paces. Blended video lessons allow students to continuously master new standards and concepts without interruption. There is no need to wait on the teacher to move onto the next lesson.
Using the rotational model can be quite burdensome when there is only one teacher, blended video lessons provide you the ability to “multiply” yourself and to teach multiple lessons all at once.
Blended video lessons allow the teacher for more one-on-one student contact time in order to address their misconceptions and what they do not understand about the content.

Differentiating instruction can be quite difficult to do when their is only one teacher. Blended lessons allow teachers to scaffold instruction more for just the students that need it, and it equally allows for increasing the rigor of lessons for students that are far ahead most in the class.

Many times YouTube videos or other online videos that touch on the content we are teaching do not reach the needed level or rigor that the standard calls for. Having teachers create custom-recorded videos empowers teachers to teach to the level of rigor that the standard requires.

Technology intervention. Include specific names/titles and descriptions if tools are not widely known and available.
Screencast-o-matic.com - a computer screen recording website/program. It allows you to record your screen along with your voice. You can even record your screen and your face with your webcam, personalizing your video for your students as if you’re right there with them teaching and helping them learn.
EDpuzzle.com - A video lesson website that allows you to use YouTube videos, other content websites, and your own videos as a lesson. EDpuzzle allows you to insert formative questions throughout your video in order to check for students’ understand and to help them practice skills.

Models employed. Include a brief description.
Presentation follows the gradual release model, i.e. “I do, we do, you do.”
Presentation also follows the flipped/blended model. Participants are provided with a step-by-step video on how to flip their lessons using screencast-o-matic.com and EDpuzzle.com. They can take this information back to their districts/schools to show to teachers. Teachers/educators can watch it before attending school-based professional development.

Lesson plans or instructional activities/strategies employed. Include a brief description of your instructional electronic resources or tools used.

“I do, we do, you” do model/gradual release model
For this presentation I will model how I would record a video lesson using screencast-o-matic.com, how I would edit the video, how I would upload it into EDpuzzle.com, how I would insert formative questions into my video using EDpuzzle.com, and how I would assign the video to my students.

I would stop at strategic points and have participants mirror my steps in order to create their own mini-lesson.
Take-Away Resources Available to Participants:
Teachers will walk away with a link to my own website which will contain the following items:
A video going through the steps on how to create a custom-recorded video lesson using screencast-o-matic.com and how to upload/assign this custom video via EDpuzzle.com
Information about using the flipped/blended model to support the implementation of the rotational model/differentiated instruction.

I will present using my Mac and will control it using my iPad using a program called “Doceri.” This will allow me to walk around the room while presenting so that I can help participants as needed. Additionally, I can use Airplay and my Apple TV in order to walk around with my Mac.

Teachers will sit in pairs or small groups in order to support each other as I go through the steps.
Evidence of success.

Participants will record a mini lesson/presentation pertaining to science, mathematics, or another subject area and upload that video to EDpuzzle.com and insert formative questions into their custom-made video.

Outline

Bring your own device (BYOD) Outline: 1 Hour

Participant sign-in with Google Form/Presenter introduction - 5 minutes
The Big Picture: Overview of the flipped/blended model and its advantages, and how it can support the rotational model - 8 minutes
Padlet discussion posting for participants: What are your concerns/worries about flipping your classroom?
Have participants turn to their shoulder partners to share. Call on participants to share out to the whole group.
Screencast-o-matic.com: Review how to access screencast-o-matic.com, how to download it, and how to start recording one’s screen. - 10 minutes
Have participants record a mini-lesson of a pre-existing PowerPoint/Google Slides Presentation that they have on-hand. - 10 minutes
Circulate to help participants.
Show participants how to edit and save their videos - 5 minutes
Circulate to help participants.
Show participants how to upload video to EDpuzzle.com and how to insert formative assessment questions throughout the video - 10 minutes
Model for participants how to assign videos to students and how to use collected data. - 5 minutes
Conclusion: Overview how the flipped/blended model can aid the rotational model, reteaching, and mastery-based learning. - 5 minutes
Take any remaining participant questions. - 2 minutes

Extended bring your own device (BYODex): 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Participant sign-in with Google Form/Presenter introduction - 5 minutes
The Big Picture: Overview of the flipped/blended model and its advantages, and how it can support the rotational model - 8 minutes
Padlet discussion posting for participants: What are your concerns/worries about flipping your classroom?
Have participants turn to their shoulder partners to share. Call on participants to share out to the whole group.
Screencast-o-matic.com: Review how to access screencast-o-matic.com, how to download it, and how to start recording one’s screen. - 10 minutes
Have participants record a mini-lesson of a pre-existing PowerPoint/Google Slides Presentation that they have on-hand. - 20 minutes
Circulate to help participants.
Show participants how to edit and save their videos - 10 minutes
Circulate to help participants.
Show participants how to upload video to EDpuzzle.com and how to insert formative assessment questions throughout the video - 20 minutes
Model for participants how to assign videos to students and how to use collected data. - 5 minutes
Show participants how to upload their videos to YouTube so that students can view their lessons long into the future. - 5 minutes
Conclusion: Overview how the flipped/blended model can aid the rotational model, reteaching, and mastery-based learning. - 5 minutes
Take any remaining participant questions. - 2 minutes

Supporting research

Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams
Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners by Carol Ann Tomlinson

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Presenters

Brandon Williams, Jones High School

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