This Blog post is a secret. Don't tell anyone. I just finished reading John Scalzi's Agent to the Stars (ok, listening to the @wilw narration -- he is good!). In this sci-fi book, a Hollywood agent must devise a way to introduce an alien race to humanity. One of the concepts that comes up early in the book (trying to avoid spoilers) is the "Trojan Horse" -- Get people thinking about one thing, and give them something even bigger at the same time. I think that is what technology is doing to education. One of the common questions that we get as we have announced and begun implementing the 1:1 BYOT model for Brebeuf Jesuit has been more-or-less the "Why didn't you just get them all iPads?
" Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day (9781564843159): Jonathan Bergmann, Aaron Sams. Lessons Worth Sharing. Confessions of a Jesuit School CIO. Criticism and Creation. This is a new type of blog post that I am working on, a variation on the #FLIPCLASS DIARY theme where I am attempting to give some technology integration lessons in a simple format, focusing on the overview, applications used, and impact on the lesson.
In all honesty, i am also trying to avoid doing taxes so I am guaranteed to accomplish that goal at least. As always, love the feedback (here or on social networks) and the Retweets. I am beginning to gauge which blogs are working (Flipclass and BYOT commentary) and which ones don't (3 rants in a week cannibalize on themselves).
Creating a Multimedia Presentation - Part I Objective: Students will create a multimedia presentation that includes narration, text, photographs with the option of adding video and secondary audio. Primary Tools: Multimedia creation: iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, PowerPoint, weVideo Classroom Applications and tools: Todaysmeet.com - Backchannel Google forms - Group assignment and prelection Post-it paper and markers. Announcing: The Flipped Learning Network. As Aaron and I have been all over training teachers we have come to the realization that the key to making flipped class movement grow is the need to train teachers in this new methodology.
We realize that we could go on the lecture-consulting circuit and become experts, but we realize that flipping is much bigger than the two of us. We have always had the heart to simply help teachers do what is best for their students. Flipped classroom - no more. It seemed like a good idea.
It worked for a while. Flipped Textbook. TitanPad. Interact with your audience. Adding a little BYOT Goodness. A form-follows-function story. Abstract: Flipped Classrooms rock.Been taking a week or so off of the blog to finish a #BYOT book chapter with @40ishoracle, get the debate tournament season started and teach a class.
It is that class that i wanted to write about today...more of a gush than a rant, so pull out the handkerchiefs, i may get sappy...nah. Have you had the student who sits in your class bored over the lecture because they already know the material (and you know that they know)? Have you, at the same time, attempted to teach other students who struggle with the material because they have no frame of reference in which it makes sense? Felt hampered by the sheer amount of material you had to cover to get students ready to do an activity? Flipping the Classroom - Dean's Training Resources. The software I would like to use for my Flipped Class. Inspired by JD Ferries-Rowe's (@jdferries) recent blog post on the software he would like to use in his Flipped Class, I decided to take a shot at throwing out some things I would like to see.
It is Christmas after all. JD wrote his ideal software from the prospective of the average user. I certainly understand that perspective. The Software I need for my "flipping" classroom. This one has been brewing in my head for awhile which means that it will probably go long, but i think the time has come for educators to start laying out what is necessary to take classrooms from analog to digital...the legislators had their chance and they give us contradictions like creativity-through-standardized-testing.
In the spirit of the season, Bah Humbug.Context: One of the best presentations I saw this year at ICE (Indiana Computer Educators) was a session on FLIPPED CLASSROOMS put on byTroy Cockrum (@tcockrum), Brian Bennett, and Brett Clark (@Mr_Brett_Clark). In this session, they outlined a simple method of teaching that could be considered innovative in some ways and a refinement of good teaching practices in others. The Flipped Class Blog. The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture. Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles.
Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating.
Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved (