Flipping the iPad Enabled Classroom (Part 1 of 2) The Flipped Classroom doesn't necessarily require any special technology in the classroom – but it does require students to be able to consume digital learning content outside of class. One of the factors that propelled the iPad to the level of popularity it enjoys today is that it is a fantastic content consumption device, so it clearly lends itself to flipped learning. But there is so much more that the iPad can do, making it a powerful partner in the flipped classroom. In this article we begin to explore applications and ideas for ways in which the iPad can play a role in flipped teaching and learning. I hope that you – the reader – will offer up some of your ideas (in comments) about the intersection of flipped instruction and the iPad equipped student and teacher.
Finding and Creating Digital Learning Content An essential aspect of the flipped classroom is digital learning content. Screencasting is the most common content creation approach for flipped teaching. How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia. Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an Assignment Wizard.
The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed. Knowmia's new support blog outlines each step of the process of creating and distributing assignments through the Assignment Wizard. Click here for an introduction to using the Knowmia Assignment Wizard and click here for advanced instructions on using the Assignment Wizard. Applications for Education If you're thinking about trying some "flipped" lessons this year, take a look at Knowmia's Assignment Wizard and the Knowmia iPad app. 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.
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.
Essentially, it could be a never-ending class filled with a seemingly infinite number of lessons. While I don’t think any modern online learning platform fits the bill for this, it might happen soon. Labour Lords | A question of class | IWC2. A question of class Jim Knight on why it’s time to lengthen the learning day not the school day Michael Gove managed to gather plenty of coverage for himself with his speech last Thursday at The Spectator education conference.
As ever, the Education Secretary asks the right questions but comes up with the wrong answers. He advocated a lengthening of the school day to keep up with Asian competitors, which is not newsworthy in itself given that his Labour opposite number Stephen Twigg called for same over a year ago. Typically however, Gove has maximised the coverage. He is a much better politician than he is an education minister, and he is a better journalist than he is a politician. This time he managed to get more coverage because he antagonised the teacher unions. Of course it is true that lengthening the learning day is a good idea, as long as learning is engaging pupils and teaching quality is sustained. First is the one raised by the teaching unions. Why are they doing this? Flipping my classroom to Office365 | Making Windows 8 and Office365 work for MEE. As I prepare for my move to Havant Academy I am looking to transfer my day to day learning and teaching edtech (educational technology) tools to a form that can be integrated into Office365, which will be in place for the entire school.
So far I have found work-a-rounds in order to integrate effective edtech in my lessons in-spite of the technology available. I will be in a school which has integrated technology so it will be important that I utilise this under one login and embrace the opportunity for the students to all experience effective use of technology. Some of my current day to day tools: Wikispaces for sharing topics/homework and support resources with students.Google Forms for lesson feedback. What does Office 365 have to offer? Wikispaces to Onenote: I have started to play around with onenote, which is a collaborative notebook which can be used quite powerfully in windows 8. Google forms to Excel survey: I use a google form to collect student feedback after lessons. Next Steps. Ask3 – An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To.
Ask3 is a free iPad app from TechSmith. TechSmith is probably best known as being the company that produces Jing and Camtasia screen capture software. Ask3 is a tool that teachers can use to create short instructional videos that are shared directly to their students’ iPads. Students can use Ask3 to ask questions about the video, mark the video with drawing tools, and create their own audio comments about the video.
You share Ask3 videos to your students through a virtual workspace room. When you register as a teacher you are given a room number to share with your students. Students then open the Ask3 app on their iPads, enter their names, create a password for themselves, and enter the room number that you gave them. Ask3 could be a great app to use to develop and share short tutorials with your students. 17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates Last week I spent a day working with teachers at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.
May 22, 2013 In "College" Gathering Evidence that Flipping the Classroom can Enhance Learning Outcomes. As an advocate of the potential of the flipped classroom, it’s rewarding and encouraging when student and teacher feedback supports the benefits of this approach, and this happens quite often. However, a wealth of measurable evidence that the technique can improve learning outcomes would go a long way towards convincing educators everywhere that this is an important technique to consider leveraging further in our schools. Not long ago I stumbled across an article about San Jose State University that discusses measurable improvements in test scores in a course in which some students used a flipped model. This weekend I went in search of more such examples, and share these findings here. (If you know of any other examples like these, please comment and tell us about them.) “San Jose State U.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 17, 2012 The result: Midterm exam scores for students in the flipped section were higher than those in the traditional sections. “Flipping the Classroom” 7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - classrooms, EdTech, flipped classroom. By: Erin Palmer The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education.
It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging. Google Docs Google Docs have many advantages over traditional word processing programs, including real-time automatic updates visible to all users, a feature that enables robust discussion and sharing. YouTube Ideal for first-time flippers, YouTube offers a user-friendly, universally understood platform for taped lectures and other educational videos. Teachem The Flipped Learning Network Camtasia Studio Edmodo or Schoology This guest post was provided by Erin Palmer. Mastering the Flipped Class-ICE13.
Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat | syded. Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses. Students are happy with this solution as it is cross platform and supports learning with library and backpack resources.Set specific deadlines for your students. If they are given a date then unfortunately that can be construed as midnight!! The old hand-in mantra of next lesson doesn’t fit the ‘flipped‘ class idea and as such can present a problem.Provide access for students who aren’t connected to the internet at home.
Whether it be provision after school or via downloaded material, there will still be issues for home learning.Write to parents to explain the new style of learning and be prepared for questions. Expect students to watch/read your material just because you tell them to. Like this: Like Loading... How a flipped classroom flipped a student's perspective.
By Kylie McAuley Read more by Contributor February 15th, 2013 A flipped classroom changed one student’s outlook. The idea of graduating high school is supposed to be exciting: the beginning of a brand new life filled with experience and opportunity. But, when I thought about graduating from high school, I wasn’t excited; I was terrified. While my friends were talking about what colleges they wanted to apply to and their plans for life after high school, I sat in silence, wondering what I would do. You see, I wasn’t a great student. On the first day of classes in my junior year, the principal explained to us that school would no longer be as it once was: our teachers would “flip” the way that they taught. (Next page: How the new format worked in practice) 1st semester student feedback and suggestions (links to all responses)
Khan Academy. Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet. Greetings from Boston and BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ). If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post.
Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place. Quick Note – I have been getting a lot of request asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. Introduction To The Flip Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. Resources To Better Understand Flipping the Classroom Resources Research. Flipped Learning | Turning Learning on Its Head!
What's A Flipped Classroom? 16 Flipped Classrooms In Action Right Now. Flipped classrooms require educators to reconstruct traditional classrooms by sending lectures home and providing more face-to-face time at school, but elementary- through university-level instructors are finding good reasons to try them out. Frequently traced back to Colorado teachers Aaron Sams and JonathanBergmann, who were quick to experiment with posting videos online in 2008, the flipped classroom concept is small, simple and has shown positive results.
The general idea is that students work at their own pace, receiving lectures at home via online video or podcasts and then devoting class time to more in-depth discussion and traditional “homework.” Where: Clear Brook High School, Harris County, Texas At the beginning of the school year, geometry teacher Leticia Allred told her Pre-AP Geometry class at Texas’ Clear Brook High School that their only homework would be watching 15-minute YouTube videos and taking notes. Where: Wausau West High School, Wasau, Wis.
10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles. I was perusing my morning Twitter stream and came across a few friends discussing the current state of course titles. Long story short, most are still stuck in the dark ages. Biology 101? World History 1812-Present? These titles may seem like they’re accurate and fit but… they’re boring. In this day and age of short attention spans, flipping of classrooms, and rethinking of education… it’s time to rethink course titles. While some schools admittedly are starting to do a better job of making course titles a bit more attractive, most are not up to par. In an effort to give school administrators and teachers a guidepost with which they can rethink current course titles (what better time than in July, right?)
In other words, make the course titles sexier, the descriptions more attractive, and get students excited to attend a class before they even step foot in the classroom for the first time. Inventions That Shape History (Could be a course on world history or even engineering / physics.) Three Questions to Consider Before Flipping Your Classroom. This week I'm taking a few days off to ski, play with my dogs, visit with friends and family, and generally recharge my batteries. If you're on vacation this week too, I hope that you're having a great vacation.
While I'm away I'm rerunning the most popular posts of the year. The selections are based on pageviews during 2012. It seems like you can't open an education periodical these days without finding an article espousing the wonders of flipping the classroom. 1. 2. 3. For the record, I'm not against flipping the classroom in the right situation.
What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad. Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? As a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad? So last week, in preparing for the New England Reading Association Conference and the NYSCATE Mobile Learning Summit , I decided to change my approach. Rather than structure my presentations by tool, or by app, or even by project, I organized myself around desired student outcomes – aka. what students can actually do. However, before addressing that question, I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology ? Because…. I want my students to communicate in complex and modern ways. What does this tangibly look like in the classroom?
I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of a story. Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn… Project: Book Posters – students create a movie-style poster to advertise their book. Top 3 Ways to Interact with Students Outside the Classroom. Who Would Choose A Lecture As Their Primary Mode Of Learning? The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con. The iPad and ‘Flipping’ – Reflections of a concerned teacher. Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay.
Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom. Flipped Learning is the HOW of Educational Reform.