I have been gathering information about the Flipped model to try with my fourth grade students for the 2012-13 school year. A problem that I have been trying to solve is the best way to build a repository of the videos that I am producing or going to produce. 

Are there systems out there that people are currently using or have heard of that organize your videos in an easy manner for your students to access from both home and at school? I would use Youtube, but then my students don't have access at school. I guess I could also do something like Teachertube, but I don't find that to be as user friendly for myself or my students. Is there anything that you've found really successful for your classroom? 

Another piece to this discussion would have to be tagging. What have people found to be the best way to tag and label their data, so that it is easy to find for students and yourself? 

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Comment by Matt Allen on March 10, 2012 at 6:10pm

Ryan,

A fellow teacher and I have been slowly building a website to hold all of our flipped materials. This way, our students will have the videos, activities, and assessments in one location. We do keep the videos on YouTube, but we embed them into the website to help students find them more easily. Using a TeacherTube account could solve the problem for your kids, if you figure out a way to share them in a way that will allow your students to have success. (This is another reason we chose to create a website.)

Here's the link to my site: https://sites.google.com/a/fcsuvt.org/flipped-writing/home. It's still progressing, but it is an example. I'm currently looking to make this website a collaborative effort with other 4-6 writing teachers to create a large repository of videos and activities, so feel free to spread the word. We are aligning the videos with the Common Core, so teachers around the country would be able to use the material. We create activities and quizzes using Google Apps, and we're in the process of integrating VoiceThread into the experience.

All of our material is Creative Commons licensed. We ask only that no money is made from their use.

Comment by Ryan Timothy Donnelly on March 19, 2012 at 3:28pm

This is a great resource. I really appreciate you offer the help. I'll be sure to use this as a resource when I start to build my content over the summer. 
 

Do you find that the Google Site builder is pretty easy to use for this project? I have never built a site before but am pretty tech. literate. 

Again thanks for the help. 

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