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Sherman Middle School: Flipping Classrooms

Think about...

What is the best use of your face-to-face class time?

Options for Sharing Videos


...number your videos.

...assume that students know how to watch a video. You need to teach students how to watch and take notes, pause and repeat.

What is the real equity issue?

The often heard question - what if students don't have the technology for the Flipped Classrooms model? That is an issue that we can work around. We can't work around students having access to an adult that has in-depth knowledge about what they are learning. Most students do not have access to someone at home  who can help them with their homework. How do we make that equitable?

Information Source

This page was created by Kelli Ballwahn, LMTS in the Madison Metropolitain School District, based on a day-long workshop by Jonathon Bergmann on October 14, 2013. Updated 11/2018.

Creating Videos

On the Computer                    

On the iPad
Screencast-o-matic Explain Everything     


Snagit Educreations
Educreations Replay Note
Adobe Presenter Screen Chomp

Screencasting Software Feature Comparisons


Use file type mp4.


Tellagami app - create avatar that import into your videos

Using Tellagami in Schools

Examples of Videos Used in Flipped Classrooms

13 Laws of Video

  • Keep it short (no more than 1-1.5 minutes per grade level)
  • Animate your voice
  • Work with a partner
  • Add humor 
  • Audio matters
  • Don't waste your students' time
  • Less text more pics
  • Annotations - write on the screen
  • Video clips (You Tube can caption video if you want it too)
  • PIP - picture in picture
  • Callouts/Zooms
  • Interactive buttons
  • Copyright friendly