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Blog Posts - concerted chaos. Andrew Thomasson: Created Playlists. Concerted chaos - blog. Encouraging growth in the classroom and beyond. The Blended English/Ethics Classroom. Thu, Jun 7, 2012 - TMI Flips English. Eduflipping - home. My Flipped Classroom: Math Circles...Discussion Groups...Collaboration...You get the idea. UPDATE (4/9/13): For an update to my math circles, click here.

My Flipped Classroom: Math Circles...Discussion Groups...Collaboration...You get the idea

As you can see by the title of this post I am a bit conflicted on what I want to title my new math project...for now I'm going with Math Circles because the idea stemmed from Literature Circles. So here was/is my dilemma. I spend the majority of my time during math class having discussions about the videos the students watched the previous night.

I do think this is valuable, but I want my students to take more ownership in this part of their learning. That being said, if I just told my 5th graders to go off & start sharing, they would either: A - look at me like I'm nuts or B - head off to discuss many things (very few being math related) Since I want neither of those things, I needed to find a way to make their group work both meaningful and spelled out for them. What I came up with was Math Circles. Discussion Director - Leads the discussion and keeps everyone on track. Spokesperson - Is the voice of the group. Teachem Reviews. Simply put teachem allows anyone to create a class from YouTube videos by adding time stamped flashcards and review questions.

Teachem Reviews

Why did we create this? There is a lot of video on YouTube. To give you an idea of how fast it is growing in two days of uploads it would take more than a decade to view all the video. YouTube also boasts over 700,000 educational videos in its EDU channel. From a learning standpoint we estimate there is more knowledge on YouTube than has ever been in one location in human history.

While this leads to a lot of opportunity it can also be very overwhelming. We made creating a class on Teachem so simple it only take 30 seconds to get started. We believe teachem can do the same for teaching as blogging did for publishing. Best of all, it’s free. Explain Everything Reviews. Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.

Explain Everything Reviews

You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything’s flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad video display (via Airplay/cable). Insert a web browser for live annotations and basic recordings. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. Import Photos, PDF, PPT, XLS, RTF, Pages, Numbers and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Box, WebDAV, Email, iPad photo roll and the iPad camera. Check out our new Mac app – the Explain Everything Compressor available in the Mac App store.

For more precise writing – EE supports the Cregle iPen and the Smart Pen / A-pen active stylus. Explain Everything was designed for use in educational, business, and entertainment settings. ScreenFlow Reviews. Record your screen.

ScreenFlow Reviews

Edit your video. Share with the world. Get your video on the web with Telestream ScreenFlow award-winning screen recording and video editing software. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire computer screen while also capturing your video camera, microphone and (with optional components) your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video; add additional images, text, or music; and add transitions for a truly professional-looking video. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app demos, training, presentations and more! Highest quality screen recording. Clarisketch Reviews. Creating messages by combining speech, drawing and photos Take a picture.Talk and draw – your voice is recorded while drawing.Share it.

Clarisketch Reviews

The shared sketch can be played in any browser. Friends and colleagues do not need to install Clarisketch. See live examples at. TubeChop Reviews. Zaption Blog - Engage & Learn with Video - Zaption — New Feature: Upload Videos Directly to Zaption. Flipped Classroom. Hanging Out CREDIT: Marines (CC) The "flipped classroom" is an innovative teaching strategy that allows students to think on a deeper level.

Flipped Classroom

Rather than students listening to content instruction in the traditional classroom, they do so outside of class through a recorded online lecture. They then come back to class prepared to discuss and engage in activities concerning what they learned from the recording. For more information see What is the Flipped Classroom? Carnegie Council offers a twist on the traditional "flipped classroom.

" Lecture Clips, Transcripts and Questions: Are Nuclear Weapons Useful? Are We Becoming More Peaceful? Weighing Individual Versus Group RightsCan you justify killing five people in self-defense to save one person who is being attacked? Ethics of War & Conflict Does a soldier act permissibly if he fights in an unjustified war? The Ethics of Drones and Civilian Contractors Civilian contractors and drones are both present in United States military activities today.