12 Ways to Create Flipped Learning Content – No. 4: The FIZZ Method

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The FIZZ Method is a Straightforward, Low Tech Method for Creating Quality Flipped Content

Welcome our 4th installment in this series examining different approaches to creating flipped or blended lessons. So far we’ve taken a look at screencasting, narrating over Powerpoint slides, and using ed.ted.com. Today we explore the “FIZZ Method”.  

Dr. Lodge McCammon developed this “low-barrier” approach to creating flipped content. All a teacher needs to use this technique is some sheets of white cardboard to write on, one or more markers, a place to record, and a camera on a tripod (a smart phone can work, and you can even use a simple clamp in place of a tripod … you can probably borrow one from your school’s chemistry teachers!).  

In the video below, we see the FIZZ method in action while Dr. McCammon explains 5 reasons why this method makes a lot of sense:

  1. It’s “Low Barrier”: it’s simple and very low-tech
  2. It requires a deeper level of thinking/planning (and this is a good thing!)
  3. It utilizes the power of note taking (for better learning)
  4. Video Quality: it’s easy to make high quality, yet very personalized videos that focus on the teacher teaching
  5. We’re modeling a simple creative process for our students, focused on the content, not the technology

Explore it for yourself:

So there you have it … the FIZZ Method. Explore it further in this post from Dr. McCammon.

We’ll be back next week with the 5th entry in this series. See you then!

 

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