Eisoptrophobia... the fear of seeing one's own reflection. Nothing can instill more fear into a seasoned lecturer than the thought of seeing oneself in a video. If an educator can't find that perfect video to express that exact idea (which is rare), something may need created. Here are tools that you will find helpful. You don't have to make a video OF yourself, you just have to be able to do things like perhaps narrated screencasts, create digital assignments, edit YouTube Videos, etc.
Do you want to flip your classroom? Well this is a document you will want to print. This is a great summary of everything essential you need to know about the flipped classroom. A small history, tools, how it works, if it works, what you'll need, and a list a powerful media tools to brainwash your students with great content.
Creating a flipped classroom often includes more work, at least in the very first run. An additional responsibility becomes finding engaging online content to which students can be directed. This helpful video not only provides a list of valuable video resources, it is a fantastic introduction for how to make videos if you should need to. Keith Hughes notes that good videos embrace the audience. If you can get past his "cra, cra" (crazy) lingo, this is a great video tutorial.
This is a great short video of Sal Khan, founder of the "Khan Academy", outlining the logic that allows classroom time to be a time of engagement and clarification instead of content introduction. He explains how classroom time can be much more effective and rewarding if engaging means of learning can be enacted at home. The Khan Academy scares some teachers in that they see it as a threat to the education system, but in reality, it may be education's lifeboat to a new world.
This article presents a great introduction to the idea of the "Flipped Classroom". It is a growing concept being implemented in schools all over the United States, but it is not magically successful. This article explains in great detail several key observations about what you can expect if educators wish to transform their teaching style to a "flipped" learning system.
Engagement can be one of the largest hurdles in Title 1 schools.. Because technology seems to have an aura of wonder that surrounds it, this fascination can be used to corral students' attention and engage them both inside and outside the classroom. This article introduces the "flipped classroom" in which content is introduced outside of class via technology, and then can be clarified in class the following day. Education seems to be trending in this direction.