I've written before about how I love to use infographic creators to flip lessons. Because you can embed interactive content, such as videos, audio, or forms into an infographic, they're awesome for helping you create an interactive flipped lesson with formative assessment built in.
Recently, I discovered Genially, and it has quickly become my go-to infographic tool. Genially is similar to other infographic tools in that it offers a variety of other projects for you to create: presentations, timelines, posters, etc. However, what I love about Genially over other infographic creators is that, firstly, it allows you to make as many projects as you want (unlike the unfortunate creation limits of Visme or Infogram), and most importantly, it allows users to embed pretty much any html/iframe content into the infographic (Genially claims up it allows up to 400 embeddable tools, but I've been able to embed tools that weren't even on their list).
In addition, Genially has several interactive elements built into their editor. Users can add pop-up elements, which can contain any type of content: text, videos, links, iframes, etc. The interactive elements end up looking very similar to the tags on ThingLink.
In my lesson below, I was able to create pop-up definitions along with video explanations to explain each legal term relevant to our reading of 12 Angry Men . In addition, I embedded both Google Slides to review more content and Quizlet to allow the students to study the new terms.
In my second example, I created a two-page lesson where on the first page, students learn the content - types of dramatic speech - using pop-up definitions and examples from movies and televisions.
Then on the second page, I embedded an H5P memory game for my students to practice their knowledge of dramatic speech. After they are finished practicing, they can then take the quiz through the Edpuzzle video I embedded. With this embedded assessment, I will able to see if my students understood the types of dramatic speech, which means in class I will only need to focus on the content they are struggling with, leaving us more time to analyze Romeo and Juliet.
In contrast, when I created a screencast of this same lesson, which I traditionally presented in a PowerPoint, the video was very long and dry. Using Genially will make this lesson much more interactive and will help keep my students' focus.
I'm excited to create more flipped lessons using Genially. In my opinion, it offers the biggest bang for your (free) buck.