For my technology integration activity project, the learning outcomes are to provide effective speaking activities and more practices outside the class. After learning some asynchronous teaching and learning tools this week, especially the flipped classroom, it seems promising to achieve them through the appropriate integration of digital tools.
Initial Tool Choices
Text-Based Asynchronous Tools
I might explore some online teaching platforms that have forum and discussion function. Nevertheless, social media platforms that offer group chat function would also be taken into account.
- – Google classroom
- – Edmodo
- – Telegram
- – Facebook group
The use of a could-based application is to share learning material and collect assignments. In this case, using a G suite might have advantages because all activities could be running based on one Gmail account. Some online teaching management tools also have file-sharing functions.
- – Google drive
- – Dropbox
- – Edmodo
I would use videos as a preview lesson, following the flipped classroom concept to enhance speaking activities in class. The are many videos editing and making tools available for choice.
- -Adobe Premiere Pro
I will generally try to find one or two digital tools and applications that fit most of my needs. Once the tools have been decided, I will use Bate’s (2015) SECTIONS model to evaluate the digital media and applications, focusing on the criteria of the students, ease of use, costs, teaching function, and security and privacy.
The tool I started to explore is the animation video maker Powtoon. Engaging instructional videos are essential in flipped classroom settings. Powtoon is a powerful tool that creates animation videos. Additionally, it allows users to create their characters in any race, with any haircut and styles. Instead of learning by watching a presentation videos, watching an animation video would be more enjoyable.
Do you have any recommendations for digital tools to help develop a flipped classroom？
Bates, A. W. (2015). Chapter 8: Choosing and using media in education: The SECTIONS model. In Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning. Vancouver, BC: Tony Bates Associates Ltd. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/part/9-pedagogical-differences-between-media/
EDUCAUSE. (2012). 7 things you should know about flipped classrooms. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2012/2/eli7081-pdf.pdf