Do you use the WSQ?
Many of you will recall the wildly popular EdLingo Bingo from last year. As you gear up for a tech integration heavy summer of webinars, conferences, and personal reflection on curriculum while bon-bon eating (aren't you glad we get #summersoff), the @40ishoracle and I have you covered. Introducing our new-and-improved #Edtech Lingo Bingo (now supporting hashtags).
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 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.
It seemed like a good idea. It worked for a while. How do I know?
Someone on FB asked me about this line from the #flipclass diary blog, so i thought i would make it into an entry: “spent the next day refining skills and learning the practicalities of codecs and embedding video” I am not sure how to classify this one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 1: Classroom exploration. Step 2: Homework explanation (the flip). Step 3: Classroom application. Goal: Create a guided inquiry cycle where students construct knolwedge, while also off-loading any necessary direct instruction to the homework setting.