In previous semesters, I would start the class with a PowerPoint presentation where I would introduce students to the content of the course. In the Active Learning Classroom, one simple shift I made was using a free online video tool called Animoto to create a video introduction (using some of the same PowerPoint slides as still images in the video). When students walked into the classroom, this video was playing on all screens. Thus began my obsession with video anticipatory sets.
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.