Class Time:

Flipping the Classroom

We’ll begin our face-to-face class time exploring Multimedia Learning Theory, instructional videos, screencasting, and flipped learning.

Slides from today’s class

Hands-on Lab Time:

Now we will get hands-on and you will make your own Screencast tutorial, edit your Screencast and then make your Screencast interactive using the H5P plugin on your WordPress blog. Let’s dive in!

Step 1 – Screencast recording:

  • Note: You will need to use the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser as Screencastify is a Chrome plugin. If you don’t have one of these browsers, either talk to your instructor about your options or download and install either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on your laptop.
  • Select a website or web game that you are familiar with that you can demonstrate how to use in your screencast tutorial. For example, I’m a fan so I’d open up Unsplash in preparation for making a screencast of how to use it.
  • Work through this screencasting with ScreenCastify workshop activity, and create a 1-2 minute tutorial video for how to use the website you chose to demonstrate (25 min)

Step 2 – Edit your Screencast:

  • I want everyone to develop at least a basic competency in Video editing as video editing is an important tool for creating multimedia learning objects. Here is an example of the screencast style of video I would like you to create, using your own screencast recording, right after you finish watching it (2 min):

  • Edit the screencast video you just created using either the Mac or Windows tutorials depending on your laptop (please use the screencast video you just created and not the “miniature goat” video linked to in the tutorial).
  • Following the instructions in the tutorial, either upload your screencast video to YouTube (and then embed it in your Blog), or upload your video directly to your Blog (note that there is a file size limit of 250MB for uploads directly to your blog. For longer videos you will need to host them elsewhere, like on YouTube for example). You will eventually include your video as part of your weekly reflection.

Step 3 – OPTIONAL -> Make your Screencast Interactive with H5P:


  1. Weekly blog post to document your learning in class and to document progress on your inquiries (incorporate audio, video, and screen video capture into your blog posts this week).
    • Review the 336 Blog Post Rubrics to make sure you’re including all the minimally required elements for your weekly blog posts.
    • Here is a sample high-quality weekly blog post on the topic and/or technology of the week.
    • Include your H5P tutorial video and then use two or more blog prompts that follow it:
      • Include the screencast tutorial video you created in your blog post, including H5P interactivity.
      • Reflections on whether you think including H5P tools would potentially be a useful tool at the grade level you hope to teach (or not).
      • Describe how you could use video or audio editing as the assignment medium for the subject and grade level you will be teaching (if at all), and what you could do to make the assignment as engaging as possible.
      • Describe how Multi-media Learning Theory can help us create more effective instructional videos and tutorials.
      • Describe what a flipped Flipped Classroom teaching model could look like at the grade level you’d like to teach along with some of the strengths and weaknesses of this approach for your grade level.
      • Use the category, “weekly-reflection“.
      • Share your post with your learning pod at your next meeting (usually at the end of class time).
  2. Weekly Free Inquiry blog post:
    • Document your free inquiry progress, reflecting on your progress, as well as identifying and evaluating helpful resources you found. Provide details on your learning progress (through success or failure).
    • Employ a multimedia strategy in your post to help document your inquiry by using text and one or more other media to help make it more engaging (e.g., image, screencast, video, or other formats).
    • Utilize social writing strategies such as hyperlinks to blog posts (e.g., trackbacks) or to articles/resources consulted, including web pages, images, videos, etc.
    • Use the category, “free-inquiry”.
    • Share your post with your learning pod at your next meeting (usually at the end of class time).