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. 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. 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. A question of class. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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. Mastering the Flipped Class-ICE13. Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat. 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.
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. 1st semester student feedback and suggestions (links to all responses) Flipped Learning Network Ning - A professional learning community for teachers using screencasting in education.
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. 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. 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. Like most initiatives in schools, flipping the classroom does have merit in the right situation. 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 ? 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. In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event.
The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. The iPad and ‘Flipping’ – Reflections of a concerned teacher. Reflection 1 – This is the most stimulating year I have spent in teaching. Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay. Published Online: June 12, 2012 First Person By Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams Premium article access courtesy of TeacherMagazine.org. Through much of our respective teaching careers, we had often been frustrated with students not being able to apply the content from our lectures to their work and daily lives. Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom.
Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. Flipped Learning is the HOW of Educational Reform.