The 8-Bit Instructor: Flipping Your Classroom (EP021)

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Episode 21

In this week’s episode, we take a look at flipped classrooms. Plus, updates from Formative, Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Microsoft, and Google; this week’s treasure chest; and, of course, your question of the week.

News & Updates

Treasure Chest: Canva for Educators

  • Apply for a Canva for Education to get access to more features
  • Create classes for student projects

Boss Battle: Flipping Your Classroom

  • Why flip?
    • High-level students get bored
    • Struggling students get lost
    • Flipped classes allow more 1:1 time
    • More time to apply learning
  • Easy to implement in all content areas
  • Common Hurdles
    • Limited access
    • Students not completing videos
  • Tools to get you started
    • Edpuzzle – Add multiple choice and written response questions to videos
    • Screencastify – record your own screencasts
    • Flipgrid – Upload video responses to a grid
    • Google Forms
    • Pear Deck – Create interactive student Slides for Google Slides
  • Think about flipping the instructor as well

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: What’s your favorite way to rest and recharge on breaks?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter, tag me @comicsocks, or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.


Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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