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Flipping with MoveNote For Micro-Learning

29 Jan

movenoteIncreasingly teachers need to be able to rapidly post content online for students to review or revise. Video is usually fairly cross-compatible, but creating a video can be a daunting task for any teacher. MoveNote is now available as a Google add-on, and that simplifies things a great deal. If you have a web camera installed, creating video content for the flipped classroom becomes ludicrously easy.

Many teachers already have content on PowerPoint, or you can quickly put a PowerPoint together on the topic you want to present. You launch the app, or access the website, and enable the web camera. You can then add slides, or a single image. When you click record, you can talk into the web camera and advance slides in the app. When you’ve finished it saves as a video format, which you can download and store on your LMS.

The format of visual and talking head is an easy way of replicating the in-class “lecture”, and can be used to create very short chunks of byte-sized micro-learning. I really think that a limit of 60 seconds should be set. 60 seconds to explain an idea or concept. These micro-learning moments allow students to quickly access ideas they need when they need them. These quick videos can be downloaded as mp4s or viewed in a web browser, making them very versatile. If you don’t have a web camera, you can upload a video you have filmed separately.

The talking head can be replaced simply with audio, but I believe personalizing the videos really helps make them more accessible for students. The content can be … literally anything!

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Flipping with MoveNote For Micro-Learning

  1. Dorian Love

    January 30, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I can try! 🙂

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  2. TatyGoRaELT

    January 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Reblogged this on TatyGoRa's ELT Think Tank and commented:
    I am starting to explore different online ways to teach English, and I consider myself quite tech friendly, but I want to be able to break it down so that other (not so tech-friendly) teachers can get on board and apply these 21st century skills in the classes. Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of this tool before.

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    • Dorian Love

      January 30, 2016 at 11:47 am

      What I like about it is that it works entirely from your browser, so all you need is a web camera, and most laptops these days have those!

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      • TatyGoRaELT

        January 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Great to know. Thanks! I’m going to be giving it a try,so if I have any questions, can I ask you?

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