Creating resources (or finding them if you have to) is the first step to getting your classroom blended, and integrating creativity on a regular basis. On this page are tools to help you find resources, and make your own.
"Perfection is the enemy of done"
Creating resources can seem daunting when you first start to flip/blend a classroom. Try a few different methods and see what works best for you.
- Record on iPad
- Clips (iPad app)
No matter what method you choose, be sure to find the hardware to support you. For me, that meant getting an iPad stand that I could set up permanently in my classroom to record art demos. Others swear by lapel microphones and/or external mics. Just remember, you don't need special equipment to get started, but it may be useful down the line.
Don't worry about making it perfect. I received this advice at a conference years ago and it changed the way I approach video in my classroom. If you spend hours editing your videos to make them perfect, you'll never have enough time to create the resources your students need. Let go of perfection and get creating, you'll be grateful you did!
Here are a few resources to help you
get started creating your content.
Create a Screen Recording on a Mac
How To Screenshot on an iPad
Create a Screen Recording on iPad
Create videos using Clips app (iPad)
While some sources say that blended learning is best when the teacher creates their own resources, sometimes it is necessary to find outside resources rather than creating your own. Here are a few of our favorite places to find resources: