I'm going to put the cards on the table and be completely honest. Yes, it is time consuming. To create the Spanish 4 tutorial that I, hopefully, will post here, it took me 3 hours, start to finish. I first created the power point. I then created the google form that I would use as a guided practice/application sheet. Lastly, I recorded my voice over the presentation. Is it perfect? Absolutely not! While speaking, I made some grammar mistakes, (it's in Spanish), which I corrected, but then again, this might happen in class as well. In another tutorial, my son walked in screaming. I had to delete that one because I am not quite that adept at editing my recordings yet.
It takes a little time to post them to the Sophia.org website where I have chosen to upload all of my content. (No more than 20 minutes.) I am also able to upload the google form that I want them to fill out to ensure they have viewed the tutorial. (This is their homework.)
I have also used the google form as a survey to see what problems there were with my tutorial or anything else. I have received some great comments! One in particular was that students needed more than just one day advance to view the tutorial because they might not be near a computer to watch the tutorial within that time period.
Which brings me back to why I have been creating them so quickly. I want to upload as many as I can so that students can work at their own pace, but within the contents of the unit. I would like to be able to give them a 3 day period of time to view the tutorials. So far, this has been the case due to days off and weekends.
The issue I am still tackling is what to do when the students don't view the tutorial for the day it's due. I welcome any and all suggestions!!!
Here is the video that I created for my Spanish 4 class. It's all in Spanish with some English mixed in judiciously. Enjoy!