(* Our middle school has about 180 students per grade, divided in two clusters for core classes. Some other middle schools in our district have 3 or 4 content teachers per grade, but we're just two.)
ONE TEACHER makes the video script (like a PowerPoint)
THE OTHER actually produces/records/edits the video
This way you are both familiar with the content, and probably spending equal time.
Between me and my colleague, I'm more comfortable recording my voice and gorgeous face...
Also, I'm more familiar with iMovie and video-recording.
ONE TEACHER finds several useful videos from other sources (Schooltube, Discovery, etc.)
THE OTHER narrows down the list to just 1 or 2, and makes the related assignments.
If you are not making your own videos yet, then it might take hours to find the just-right clip(s).
This way you can choose a Designated Downloader to go down that rabbit hole...
... and the colleague can sift through the short list!
ONE TEACHER tries post-video activity X
THE OTHER uses post-video activity Y
Jean and I apply this strategy at least once a month, either accidentally or on purpose....
Teacher absences, different student populations/attitudes, and other factors can require a change.
The flipped video & assessment are constant factors; 1 or 2 class periods might look different.
It's a cool thing to do when we can't decide on the best video-related activity to do...
... let's try both! Then next year we can both use the activity that worked best.
This whole flipping thing was Jean's idea back in spring of 2013, so she deserves the most credit and/or blame for everything we've done the past two years. I can't understand how anybody travels this road solo....