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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia

Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an Assignment Wizard. The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed.

Knowmia's new support blog outlines each step of the process of creating and distributing assignments through the Assignment Wizard. Click here for an introduction to using the Knowmia Assignment Wizard and click here for advanced instructions on using the Assignment Wizard.

Applications for Education
If you're thinking about trying some "flipped" lessons this year, take a look at Knowmia's Assignment Wizard and the Knowmia iPad app. The free iPad app allows you to make your own instructional videos to use in the Assignment Wizard. If you don't have time to create your own videos to use in your lessons the Assignment Wizard will let you import videos from YouTube.

And if you're not using the flipped model, Knowmia can be a good place to find educational videos that your students can use to review or get "on demand" help when they cannot connect with you.