A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons One of the most frequent requests that I get is for suggestions on developing flipped classroom lessons. The first step is to decide if you want to create your own video lessons from scratch or if you want to develop lessons based on videos that others have produced. In this post we'll look at tools for doing both. Developing flipped lessons from scratch with your own videos. 4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game - Ditch That Textbook If you haven't been nailed by the "gotcha" game when you were a student, I'll bet you've seen it as a teacher. Here's how it works. Students studies diligently. Knows SO much about the topic of a quiz or a test.Student takes quiz/test.Quiz/test asks student for the one or two details that slipped through the cracks while studying.Student knows SO much about the topic. But that's the one detail the student didn't know.Gotcha. It's almost like the test -- or the teacher -- saying, "See?
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The Future of Facilitation Virtual Workshop Recap + Blog + Voltage Control Addressing the need for virtual facilitation amidst the coronavirus pandemic The unknowns of COVID-19 pose a concern for how to continue business as usual and many facilitators have found themselves wondering how to navigate this transition. So last week, Voltage Control hosted a virtual workshop to discuss the future of facilitation. 120 participants from coast to coast, as well as Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa, joined in a live Zoom gathering to explore what is possible and how together we can shape a new virtual space and learn from one another. NATO Phonetic Alphabet (Alpha, Bravo Charlie, Delta...) - Worldometer The NATO phonetic alphabet is a Spelling Alphabet, a set of words used instead of letters in oral communication (i.e. over the phone or military radio). Each word ("code word") stands for its initial letter (alphabetical "symbol"). The 26 code words in the NATO phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as follows:
edutopia Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups.
Tips to Craft Good Multiple-Choice Questions Assessments are an essential part of instruction. They are used by the instructor to test student’s understanding of the subject matter, to prompt learners to think more about course content before moving forward, and to identify the learning curve of the students in order to direct them towards remedial information (if required), in an online training. When it comes to designing assessments for online courses, multiple-choice questions are widely used because of their efficiency and rapidness. A trainer can easily test different stages of learning outcomes (recall, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis) with the help of well-crafted MCQ’s. The following five tips may be helpful as a guideline for writing better MCQ’s for your elearning courses:
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. Future Shock is Here: A Future Now Special Edition The far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are a stark reminder that global shocks will always be part of life. While shocks, by definition, are unpredictable, it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for them. In fact, the purpose of futures thinking (like the kind we do at IFTF) is to develop practical tools, skills, and other capacities to anticipate, survive, and even benefit from disruptions of all kinds.