Instructional Videos for Blended Learning

posted Jan 11, 2014, 10:11 AM by Kevin Brookhouser   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 2:15 PM ]

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Flipping the classroom is great. Flipping with interactive videos is even better.

You will need your favorite screencasting software. If you're using a Mac, Quicktime works. Both Macs and PCs can use TechSmith's software, Snagit. There is a 30-day free trial. 

An iPad is NOT going to cut it for this session. You CAN use a Chromebook with Snagit for Chrome. If you're using an iPad, check out explain everything

EdPuzzle is so much easier than how I used to make interactive videos. If you're interested in the older way, check this out.

Here's a video. Written instructions below. 

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Instructions for creating an interactive YouTube video for more engaging flipped instructional videos.  
  1. Decide what you want to teach.
  2. Make some slides to create the visuals of the video.
  3. Make sure the slides feature at least one multiple choice question to test audience retention. The following slide should show the answer.
  4. Record your screen with your voice narrating. After introducing the questions, give at least three seconds pause before moving on to the next slide. The answer slide should congratulate the student for answering correctly.
  5. Upload that video to YouTube.
  6. Create another YouTube video that tells them that they are wrong. Give them a slide that says, "Click here to review and try again."
  7. Go to the "add annotation" screen.
  8. Add an annotation for each of the possible answers in your question. The annotation belongs in the BEGINNING of the three seconds of silence. 
  9. Each annotation should be a "link."
  10. The "correct" annotation should link to the same video, but at the END of the three seconds of silence. 
  11. The "incorrect" annotations should link to your "WRONG" video.
  12. The wrong video should have an annotation at the end of it that links back to the instruction in the first video.
  13. Now blow us away with your videos!
We made this video in about 20 minutes!