ThomsonScience | Ramblings about my life as a chemistry teacher In my MYP Chemistry 10 class, we’re currently in a unit on states of matter and phase changes. Before the unit started, I put some time into making it more rigorous and decided to go down the modeling chemistry pathway. (Blogged about here.) ThomsonScience | Ramblings about my life as a chemistry teacher
The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

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.

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How the Flipped Class Was Born Tomorrow I am skyping into the Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders Conference in Chicago. Scott Meech and Dan Rezac are leading a session entitled Flipping the Classroom. Dan has been asking me via email today about where the whole idea of the flipped classroom came from. I enjoyed sharing with him where all of this came from and realized many of my readers have not heard the story and the chronology before. So if you are interested on where the Flipped Classroom came from, here is my attempt at the history of it. The Flipped Class Blog

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Flipping with Kirch

Flipping with Kirch This has turned into a much longer post than I had planned...I always remind myself that I blog for myself and to reflect on my practice, and if others want to read, then good for them :) I have also come to realize how wonderful having blogging as an outlet is. I am not blessed, as many are, to have a collaborative partner or a like-minded colleague in person and thus my online community has become that PLC and sounding board that every teacher needs...Thanks for being a part!~~~~~~ I've never really been that happy with how I've assessed my students on trig identities. The last three years I've just resorted to a take home test where students had a lot of time as well as all their resources. And, even though I've gone over what is allowed (basically everything on our class website) and not allowed (google and friends), I have come to realize, unfortunately, that expectations of integrity and character just cannot be followed by most teenagers these days.
Can I be honest? I wrote and passed notes in class my entire high school career. I even collected said notes and displayed them in shoe box with pride. I spy with my #flipclass eye…Is texting the problem? | flipperteach I spy with my #flipclass eye…Is texting the problem? | flipperteach
Inverting the classroom, improving student learning Inverting the classroom, improving student learning 43,338 views The traditional classroom model has the transmission of information done in the class and the assimilation of that info done outside the class. But does that make sense?
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Are we about to see organisations slipping in the word “flipped” when describing their learning and devlopment activities? The concept is gaining ground in the education sector, so what exactly is it and what does it mean for learning and development (L&D)? The main thrust of flipped learning is that the learner is given materials (online video, for example) to look at outside of the classroom so that those materials can then be discussed back in the classroom. What is flipped learning? Quick-fire links What is flipped learning? Quick-fire links
Supporting Students in a #Flipclass « Educator Supporting Students in a #Flipclass « Educator I saw a tweet come through the feed this morning from Brad Campbell and Vanessa Alander regarding the practice of “implementing” a flipped classroom without appropriate support for students. [blackbirdpie id="186084660743380992"] [blackbirdpie id="186085691363561473"]
Flip your classroom through reverse instruction Flip your classroom through reverse instruction Have you ever experienced the unique and rare moment when, after doing something the same way for year and years, you have an epiphany and wonder, "why am I doing it this way?" Most of the time the answer is tradition, that's the way we've always done it. At one time, there probably was a sound, logical, reasonable explanation for the decision to do it that way. Take, for example, the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It is one of the world's literary repositories and one of the largest libraries in the world. It has within its vaults every book published in the English language after 1911, and a lot of those published before that time.
It seemed like a good idea. It worked for a while. How do I know? Because in class, more kids would take the initiative to come to me with questions regarding understanding rather than procedure. Because kids were getting group practice on sophisticated (more or less) questions done in class. Flipped classroom - no more
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For years I've been talking about how online learning creates a "reversal of fortune," because in a classroom the student is entirely on the teacher's turf, but as soon as you put learning online it's the opposite. It's the teacher and the learning that has to adapt to the student's personal environment. This reversal has enormous ramifications, the top of the heap being that online learning must now be considered a product in ways the classroom does not. Flipping the classroom. It's time.
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