Monday, September 12, 2011

Flipped Classroom?...Use a LiveBinder

Out of the gate this year, I was thinking of doing everything...Flipped Presentations, E-books, Webinars, and definitely..NO PAPER!!!

But then I was explaining Twitter Chats to some people and they looked at me like I was him...

Then, I knew, I had to slowwwwwwwwwwww down.

So while, I am doing things differently this year. I am not using up all my felts the first week... (Have no idea what that means...)

I have decided that access to materials and information is always a plus. How can I make this easier...

Did you say

I think you did....10 points to your team!

I am in the midst of creating 4 Livebinders for 4 separate presentations...

What was I thinking?

I wasn't...that was June talkin'...

Anyway, I am foregoing the usual PowerPoint..even the new age Prezi, in favor of a LiveBinder. Here's my thinking...

1. Perhaps presenting with a LiveBinder will encourage a climate of sharing...

2. Perhaps those attending the presentation will be more engaged because they know they will have access to everything during and after the presentation.

3. Perhaps I will ignite a firestorm of LiveBinders so that new shelving will have to be ordered! (Shelfari...still around?)

At any has to be better than..."Can I have the handout?"

Flipped Classroom Applications

My hope is that if I create these for all my presentations...I can send them in advance. That teachers will appreciate the "heads up" in way of the content. Also, that authentic discussion and collaboration will start the minute they sit down.

Other posts on this topic:
Building a LiveBinder...Include Tagxedo
Digital Textbooks...Like Putting Lipstick on a Pig
Digital Textbooks...It's a Matter of Definition
Building a Textbook From Scratch...5 Reasons to Try LiveBinder
5 Tips for Starting Your Own LiveBinder
Need Videos for Your LiveBinder...Top 5 Sources
Need Images for Your LiveBinder...Top 5 Sources
Building a LiveBinder...Brick by Brick
Building a LiveBinder...Let it Bloom With These Tools

I will let you know later this week how it all goes down...

Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!


  1. We are so excited that you are using LiveBinders in this way! We look forward to hearing how this works for you. Also, we are always improving the product, so let us know if there is something that we can do better for you.

    Thanks so much for this fun write-up!

  2. Hi Barbara. Thanks for the comments. I had a blast using the LiveBinders for my sessions. One question that I have...I set the settings to private view and sent the link to the teachers along with the access key. Is there any way for the teachers to find my LiveBinder through the search engine, or do they have to keep the link? Thanks in advance,

  3. They do need to bookmark the link if it is private. Or you could embed it on a blog or wiki. If you are using multiple binders you could create a shelf, but they would still need a link to that shelf or it could be embedded in the blog or wiki.

    Thanks again for all your enthusiasm for LiveBinders. We have really enjoyed your blog posts!


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