Like the flipped classroom, a sideways classroom leverages technology to deliver instruction outside of the classroom, but does so via. Students still consume video-based lectures, but in a controlled environment that provides all the necessary tools and supervision.
This sideways setup still frees teachers from giving the same lectures repeatedly to multiple classes, and opens up classroom time for more applied, interactive lessons.
An alternative model is the face/flip, which is a blended approach that gives teachers more flexibility in using screencasts as a supplemental resource in their face-to-face classroom.
A screencast is a digital video and audio recording of what occurs on a presenter's computer screen, and can also be used to create sophisticated, information-rich multimedia presentations . Screencasts can be used as learning resources, learning tasks and learning support
Using screencasting in the classroom has many advantages for both the teacher and the student.
(i)Teachers can publish their own screencasts online for digital storytelling, describe a step-by-step process in a tutorial, explain a particular concept or present a lesson using a PowerPoint presentation with narration and other multimedia elements such as video, sound effects and music.
(ii)Teachers can also use screencasting software to conference with students on their work without having to have a face-to-face meeting with each student.
Mar 17th, 2015
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