I have, on and off, been looking for a platform to create clean, crisp, flipped lessons to cover the first three levels of Bloom’s taxonomy (know, understand, apply) without having to create a entire website. It hasn’t been an easy search, but, I think I may have finally found something I can use this year.
Versal is an all in one platform that allows you to create and build multi lesson courses, share them publicly or privately (for an annual fee). It has various gadgets (as opposed to just quizzes) for application of learning, an important component missing in a lot of platforms. For all you Google Classroom fans (you know who you are!) Versal is one of the first platforms to provide a link to your GClassroom so you can drop the lessons directly in your classes! It can be linked or embedded in a website (I will be embedding my lessons in my Weebly this fall; the parents can access it that way) and as part of that annual fee ($50) you can set up rosters so the quizzes and other applications of learning you add can be graded.
You can lock out individual lessons so work is completed in chronological order, or leave it all open for those who work faster through the assignments. Very easy to use, I think I’ll be piloting this one this fall, get a feel from the students whether they find it easy to navigate and get back to you.
I’ve begun putting together my Science Review lessons. Check out Chapter 1 below.