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7 free flipped classroom creation apps you might not know

Stephen Noonoo, Editor, @stephenoonoo
December 2nd, 2014

You might not know these apps for creating lessons, video, and more—perfect for the flipped classroom

flipped-appsThe flipped classroom gives students more time in class to do, not just listen,  and gives teachers new opportunities to revamp their lessons in creative, multimedia ways for at-home consumption. But for all that you need the right tools.

Here, we’ve gathered a handful of apps for content creation, from video to podcasting to slideshows, summarized on APPitic.com, an app resource site with more than 6,000 apps in more than 300 subcategories. And this time, we’ve selected apps that don’t typically crop up on flipped classroom lists, so you and your students can try something new.

[Editor’s note: eSchool News has selected these apps, which were originally curated by Apple Distinguished Educators, that may help you meet your instructional needs.]

1. StoryKit, Free

Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life – on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train – to do something creative together. The app lets students stitch together text, photos, drawings, sounds, and more, and constantly saves work via the cloud.

2. Ask3, Free

Based on the popular “ask three before me” concept, this app allows teachers and students to quickly ask and answer each other’s questions with text and their own videos. This free app turns each iPad into a whiteboard that can record voice and visuals for instant classroom sharing.

(Next page: free apps for podcasting, slideshows, and more)