Have you ever sat through a series of book reports or student presentations and watched the clock tick away as one student after another comes to the front of the room to give their report? Have you ever longed for a more efficient way to allow students to present their work? With flipped book reports, students simply record and post their presentations online, which can then be easily shared with family members and classmates.
For this activity, students will develop a book report based on the guidelines provided by the teacher and use the free Chrome app Screencastify to record their voice and screen as they deliver their presentation. It may be best to assign the recording as a homework assignment to minimize background noise and distractions.
Students make their recordings available to the rest of the class. Posting videos to Google Classroom is a simple way to exchange video links! Then, each student watches and peer edits several videos created by classmates. A rubric for evaluating should be used to help guide the peer editing process.
Lesson submitted by Jim Kelly, Director of Curriculum and Technology, Stockbridge, Michigan
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