I think that Wix is the best website builder, but if I haven't convinced you yet, check out this article that explains why exactly Wix is the best! I really appreciate this article, because I like to back up my classroom choices with sound facts, and I know a lot of other teachers do too.
If you would also like to use Wix for your classroom website, I highly advise watching this video first. I wish I had seen this video before creating my first website, because it would have saved me so much time! This video offers a lot of helpful tips and explanations that will give you a hassle free experience using Wix.
I chose wix.com as my platform of choice, and I think it is amazing! I have created several websites using Wix, and I am amazed by their professional quality. I am no tech expert, and I can figure it out, so I know that you can too! The website is free to use, and there are already many free custom templates put together for your use.
I recommend purchasing this book before you start flipping your classroom, because I think it will save you a lot of headache and answer the questions you have about implementing it successfully. When I began brainstorming how I would use this model for my students, I wasn't sure how I would monitor if they were actually watching the movies, and that was my biggest hesitation for not using the model at the start of the year. Since finishing the book, I now have the answers!
One of my biggest concerns with the Flipped Classroom Method was if it would meet my state standards. As teachers, we have a lot of pressure to meet the demands and pressures of state standards which often prevents us from getting to try out innovative learning methods with our students. However, this video eased my worries, and showed me that this method was the answer! Jon Bergmann's website also has a lot of other videos, lesson plans, and resources about the Flipped model. Check it out!
This video is short, sweet and to the point, but sometimes that's all we need or all we have time for after a long day of teaching. This video is very motivational, and I was finally ready to take the Flipped Classroom plunge after viewing it. If you are on the fence about this method, check out this video and see if it changes your mind!
Knowing that the Flipped Classroom was for me, I wanted to see how other teachers were using this method and if it was successful. Of course I turned to YouTube to, and I found this amazing video! This is a perfect example of what we should be delivering to our students in a flipped environment. He provides numerous ideas of how to make this method work, and he helped me figure out IMovie. This video is helpful, but it is fun and engaging to watch.