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The Flipped Class Revealed Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of 3 of The Flipped Class Series at The Daily Riff. You can start here, by reading this post, and go backwards and still understand what's going on in the conversation. Links to Part 1, "The Flipped Class: What it Is and What it is Not," and Part 2 - "Are You Ready to Flip?," and other related links can be found below. - C.J. Westerberg The Flipped Class What Does a Good One Look Like? "The classroom environment and learning culture play a large role in determining the best pedagogical strategy." by Brian Bennett, Jason Kern, April Gudenrath and Philip McIntosh The idea of the flipped class started with lecture and direct instruction being done at home via video and/or audio, and what was once considered homework is done in class. Now, it is becoming much more than that. A lot of flipped class discussions focus on moving away from a traditional lecture format. Discussions are led by the students where outside content is brought in and expanded.

Are You Ready to Flip? " . . .not all material is suitable to be taught through a video lesson."Are You Ready to Flip?Part 2 of 3 of "The Flipped Class" by Dan Spencer, Deb Wolf and Aaron Sams Recently there has been increased interest in "best practices" of the flipped classroom in education. During the recent Flipped Class Conference at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park Colorado, a team of experienced "flipped teachers" collaborated to create a three-part series for The Daily Riff concerning the nature of the Flipped Class. Begin with the end in mind. After determining what you want your students to master and how that should look, begin creating (or collecting) quality learning resources. In this process, consider the idea of student choice when creating and collecting these learning resources. If content is delivered outside of class time, it is up to the teacher to provide the students with opportunities in class to place the content they learned into context.

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J. The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom. The traditional definition of a flipped class is: The Flipped Classroom is NOT: A synonym for online videos. Originally published The Daily Riff July 2011 Jon Bergmann is one of the first teachers to flip his classroom and has recently co-authored a book on the the Flipped Class which is to be published by ISTE press. Video Montage from Conference Below

How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News Online Social Networking for Educators By Cindy Long By now, you’ve heard the buzz about MySpace and Facebook, but you may still be wondering what all the fuss is about. Maybe you’re a little mystified by the whole social networking craze, or you’re a little wary about venturing into your students’ territory. But what if we told you it can actually be good for your career? Sure, some of you are skeptical, and with good reason. “There are lots of negative connotations surrounding social networking,” says Steve Hargadon, an educational technology expert and founder of Classroom 2.0, a popular social network for teachers. Coined by Australian professor J.A. On the Web, groups of like-minded people have formed networks around everything from language, religion, and geography to health condition, hobbies, or even arcane academic disciplines. “LinkedIn is where I post my work experience and join groups for professional affiliation,” he says. Below is a list of several social networks for educators.