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. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. It is important, though, not to be seduced by the messenger. The Flipped Classroom Model Experiential Engagement: The Activity Summary
Ten Ways to Remember Steve Jobs Steve Jobs shows off iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference. Photo Credit: WikiMedia Commons While many argue that the education system is too slow to change, Edutopia has documented schools around the country that have embraced Steve's passion and dedication to innovation. In honor of this American icon's passing, I'd like to suggest some ways that we can all remember -- and perhaps even continue Steve Job's legacy of passion and innovation. 1. Take Advantage of Apps for Learning Applications or "apps" can be very effective in engaging students. 2. Thanks to Apple, powerful new devices are available at lower cost, such as the iPod and iPod Touch. 3. More and more schools are investing in one-to-one programs. 4. This year, a new type of edcamp sprouted up called PadCamp, a free unconference all about the exploration of the use of tablets, e-readers & other handheld mobile devices in K-12 education. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners You may have a Twitter account that you don’t use very often. You may tweet once in blue moon. You may just use it to ‘lurk’ during hashtag chats you enjoy. ( Check out our list of Twitter hashtags for to get started with that!) But you may not be a full-fledged Twitter user … yet. This dense and highly visual approach to understanding Twitter is just great. The below infographic is basically a beginner’s guide to Twitter except it’s one easy-to-read format: infographics! Click the image below to enlarge it a bit – that’ll help view some of the smaller text. Instructional Strategies Online "What children learn depends not only on what they are taught but also how they are taught, their development level, and their interests and experiences.... These beliefs require that much closer attention be paid to the methods chosen for presenting material..." Understanding the Common Essential Learnings, Saskatchewan Education, 1988. (p.10) "The last decades of research in human learning have presented new insights into the ways that learners are active in constructing their own understanding.
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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage Photo by Beth Kanter, Net Funders Conference, October, 2011 A few days ago I opened the door on a new learning journey. I am very excited about upcoming peer learning projects that I’m working on in 2012, including several for Packard grantees in India, Pakistan, and Africa as well as the e-Mediat project in the Middle East. It is a great opportunity to ponder the question: How to design and deliver learning experiences for nonprofits that connect, inspire, and engage? Content Delivery Is Not Learning On New Year’s Day, I heard a story on NPR about some research on instructional techniques used by many college professors – the lecture and how it is less effective in an age information abundance. Illustration by Beth Kanter I’ve known this for years, ever since I read Richard Mayer‘s educational research in his book, The Handbook of Multi-Media Learning. The NPR story was part of a series called “Don’t Lecture Me“. Before he class, he assigns a pre-reading from the textbook. Techniques 1.
A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools As a consequence of society’s digitization it becomes increasingly important to use technology in education, in primary as well as in secondary education. Students must achieve a number of digital literacies and competences that can enable them to succeed in a world where digital tools are a natural part of everyday life. In order to ensure that students acquire the necessary digital literacies and competences, and to ensure that they can critically think, it is important that they are presented with a range of digital tools and gain an understanding of the tools’ capabilities. This places high demands on the teacher. As a teacher it can be difficult to keep up with the new digital opportunities, and it can be hard to assess which digital tools students should be presented to, and in which contexts it is appropriate to use them in education. The framework is based on a distinction between a monological , a dialogical , and a polyphonic form of teaching. The monological form of teaching
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Drama Strategies to Use With Any Day's Times (Part 1) Can school performance be measured fairly? The Room for Debate blog asks nine experts this question, and we’ve suggested ways students can engage with it through role-playing. Go to related Room for Debate post » We’re declaring this week Drama Week on the Learning Network, and each day we’ll show you some easy ways that teachers across subject areas can use simple theater exercises to spur discussion and thinking about current events. We’ve asked David Kener, a teacher and former executive director of the American Place Theater Literature to Life Program, to help, and together we’ll bring you a technique or resource every day this week. The two exercises we’ve chosen first are related to a technique we often use in lessons on this blog — “four corners” strategy. Come back every day this week to find even more — and, as always, let us know what you think. Cross the Room Directions: For example: …if you live more than a half-hour from school. How Could I Use It? Times Example: Spectrogram
Atlantis Remixed In the Drakos Unit, players are tasked with breeding a species of dragonfly that is unique to Atlantis. To do this, they must understand genetics and how traits are passed from parents to offspring. Players also confront their own sense of morality as they determine whether gene splicing to produce a particular type of drakos is ethical. Click here to read more. Based on Ayn Rand's, The Fountainhead, the Architecture/Media Unit allows students to interact with characters at an architecture firm that match the names, physical characteristics, motivations and points of view of characters from Rand's classic novel, putting users in the middle of the same conflicts and themes from the story; however, unlike Rand's story, Questers are presented with the perspectives of characters on both sides of the conflict—eventually forcing the player to align themselves with a particular architectural firm. The fish population is declining in Taiga National Park, and Ranger Bartle wants to know why!
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