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Edutopia. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Jennifer Williams, co-founder of and lead program developer for Calliope Global.


In order to prepare students for effective learning in an increasingly global and digital society, educators are seeking innovative communication tools that inspire student curiosity through investigation and reflection. Periscope is a powerful new tool that is inspiring teachers and students to create content together and share their worlds in impactful ways. As a free smartphone app, Periscope allows users to broadcast a live video stream to public or private audiences. Edutopia. Seventeen months ago, I made my first flipped learning video.


And then, unexpectedly, it happened: I crossed the century mark. Flipped Staff Meetings: Why Didn't We Do This A Long Time Ago? How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings by Amy Arbogash Staff Meeting.

Flipped Staff Meetings: Why Didn't We Do This A Long Time Ago?

There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than those. The time we all get together to hear the principal talk about due dates, important initiatives, and the increasing workload on our plate. The place where teachers show up with papers to grade, emails to send, and conversations to catch up on. So if staff meetings tend to be ineffective, boring, and repetitive, why do we continue to run them the way they have always been run? What if teachers could go to staff meetings and be actively collaborating? Our schools, and education in general, are being met with transformative times. Should You Flip Your Classroom? At its core, "flipped instruction" refers to moving aspects of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space.

Should You Flip Your Classroom?

With the advent of new technologies, specifically the ability to record digitally annotated and narrated screencasts, instructional videos have become a common medium in the flipped classroom. Although not limited to videos, a flipped classroom most often harnesses different forms of instructional video published online for students. Despite recent buzz, catalyzed primarily by Salman Khan's TED talk, flipped instruction is by no means a new methodology. In the early 19th century, General Sylvanus Thayer created a system at West Point where engineering students, given a set of materials, were responsible for obtaining core content prior to coming to class.

The classroom space was then used for critical thinking and group problem solving. Flipped-Learning Toolkit. Thinking about flipping your classroom?

Flipped-Learning Toolkit

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students. When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product.

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students

Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible only a few months or weeks ago. The final product involved in app-smashing often lends itself to video, so to kick off the school year, here are a few app-smashing video projects.

Animated Paper Videos This video process involves creating drawings offline with paper that will later become animated, include voice-overs, and can be published to the web. Begin the project by creating a set of drawings of either characters, icons or ideas. After completing the editing process, share the creations by publishing the video via YouTube or Vimeo RSA Animate Style Videos Picture-in-Picture Reports Video Lab Reports. 5 things you should know about flipped learning. Upside Down Roller Coaster by Austin Kirk on Flickr Flipped learning — the name says it all.

5 things you should know about flipped learning

It’s a 180-degree shift in how we approach learning and teaching. Our past way of thinking gets turned on its head as down becomes up and we reorient ourselves to a new model for student growth. Many teachers around the globe report smashing success with the flipped model. Becoming Invisible In My Classroom. Becoming Invisible In My Classroom by Jane Healey, Increasingly Invisible Teacher “She doesn’t do anything.

Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

She gets paid to babysit us while we do all the work.” I overheard the middle school students in the orthodontist’s office describing their teacher who “flipped” the classroom, and they were quite salty. “She walks around watching us, and she won’t even answer our questions. What If We Flipped Online Learning? If you’re an online student, taking an online course (perhaps at Modern Lessons or Khan Academy or Coursera or, well, the list goes on…), or simply looking into putting your lectures online, there’s something you should know.

What If We Flipped Online Learning?

People are already considering what flipped online learning might look like. It’s a thought that’s being passed around some social media circles that I follow and illustrated in the below infographic. In short, flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that. What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013)

Flipped learning has been around for awhile.

What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013)

It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. In fact, it’s one of the hottest education trends we’ve been monitoring on Edudemic for the past 4 years. We published a useful guide to flipped classrooms many moons ago but were excited to see an updated visual guide to flipped classrooms from the fine folks at We Are Teachers .

Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom. 4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used In Education. What is screencasting? Why would you want to record your computer screen, anyway? Well, I’m glad you asked! Recording what is happening on your screen can be a pretty useful tool for teachers who want to create video tutorials or presentations for their classrooms, and many teachers are using screencasting tools in their flipped classroom models . 27 Simple Ways To Flip The Classroom. 7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom 14.67K Views 0 Likes There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers. The Present And Future Plans Of Khan Academy (Video) In a recent visit (2/26/13) to Charlie Rose, Sal Khan shared some insight into the current state of Khan Academy.

According to his interview, the site is now reaching about 6 million students. The Khan Academy team is comprised of 40 people. Khan is no longer the only person making the videos, and he says it’s about “ten times bigger” than when he last spoke to Rose roughly 18 months ago. Khan goes on to discuss the self-paced model and how it is effective for certain learners. He also talks about the problems surrounding passive lectures: “whether you have 10 students in the room, 20 students in the room, or 2,000 students in the room, if you’re having a passive lecture … it doesn’t matter.”

How To Create An Effective Classroom Website. No doubt you have already have a classroom website or will be required to create one in the very near future. Virtually every classroom teacher around the globe is being caught up in the development of this essential communication tool. The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms. While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools.

In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers . Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world. “Flipped classrooms”: You keep using that word... SmartBlogs. … but I do not think it means what you think it means. Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons. Flipped Learning: A response to 5 Criticisms -What’s Flipped Learning? Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir.