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The Flipped Class: A New Paradigm in Education Jonathan Bergann and Aaron Sams are two science teachers from Woodland Park, South Dakota who are leading a revolution in instruction called “The Flipped Class.” Stated simply, their method involves flipping what happens in the classroom with what happens at home. Rather than lecture live, they make videos for their student to watch at home. Class time is spent working with students to better understand the material covered in the videos. Their motto is, “class is for conversation, not dissemination.” The method engages students to be independent learners. They make it clear that videos aren’t the “magic bullet.” About the Author: Ed Madison is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, where he is completing his Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Society.

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The Flipped Class Blog Educator Connection: Flipped Classroom Resources from the Teach 100 (by Jackie Gerstein) “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has increased my passion for doing so.” Dr. Jackie Gerstein believes that an important role and responsibility of the 21st century educator is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with others. She tweets @jackiegerstein and blogs at User Generated Education (Teach 100 blog, #29) The Flipped Classroom has jumped onto the education radar in recent years as a way to potentially alter pedagogical and instructional practices by utilizing emerging technologies. The time spent on lecturing and lessons is literally “flipped” with the time spent on homework and projects. A lot of discussions have occurred, presentations have been made, and blog posts have been written about the flipped classroom: how to implement it; its potential to change educational outcomes and/or why it may not; it’s “fad” status; how it favors students of privilege; and so on.

Webinar with Alan November and Dr. Eric Mazur This is a very special episode of our podcast series. It’s an archived recording of our first of what we hope will be many live webinars complete with audience Q&A at the end. In this conversation, Alan talks again to Dr. Eric Mazur, Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University and 2011 Building Learning Communities Conference keynote speaker. Alan and Dr. Dr. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% More Cases by Lantz and Walczak More Cases by Lantz and Walczak The Benign Hamburger | Hommers Mining Dilemma | A Case in Point The Bridge of Mandolin County |Well Wishes The Benign Hamburger by Graham Peaslee, Juliette Lantz and Mary Walczak J. Synopsis: Jill-at-the-Grill hamburger fast food chain must decide the future of their company. Case Objectives: Use of the Case: This case was developed for use as an introduction to nuclear applications aside from those involving nuclear power generation and weapons. Hommers Mining Dilemma by Juliette Lantz and Mary Walczak appears in: J. A mining company in northern Wisconsin is faced with a dilemma. Case Objectives: Use of the Case: This case was written for a second semester general chemistry . A Case in Point by Mary Walczak and Juliette Lantz J. Synopsis: A manager of a scientific consulting firm has approval to hire an entry level scientist. Use of the Case: This case was developed to motivate students to participate in active learning activities. Laboratory Experiments:

Flipped Classroom Harvard Education Letter Since she began ‘flipping’ lectures and homework assignments, high school science teacher Shelley Wright has noticed something: the number of students failing her course has dropped from the usual three to zero. Departmental exam scores are higher, too. Wright, who teaches grades 10, 11, and 12 at Cornerstone Christian School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is one of a growing number of converts to the practice of inverting—or flipping—the daytime class lecture, on the one hand, and nighttime reading and problem-solving homework, on the other. Because video lectures can be easily rewound for clarification, there’s a better chance that students will arrive the next morning at the same level of understanding, according to Wright and other teachers interviewed for this article. Flipping for Beginners Teacher pioneers in this new practice say that, when flipped, the standard instructional cycle looks something like this: Hooper, the calculus teacher, also creates his own media.

Off the Shelf Chemistry 1. The student will learn that chemicals are not something just found in laboratories. Our physical environment is composed of chemicals. Our bodies are composed of chemicals. Understanding the principles of chemistry helps us better understand our world. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. This chemistry lab manual is designed to use consumer products for student chemistry experiments. Safety: All standard chemistry lab safety procedures must be strictly followed. Obtaining the Chemicals: Here is a list of where the chemicals for the experiments may be purchased. No Lab Tables Required: These experiments are especially suited to schools that have intensive scheduling. Background Information: As in any scientific endeavor, the first step is to gather information about the subject. Language Skill Building: Clear precise communication is a key to good science. Students often tell the teacher that they "know" something but can't put it into words. 1. 2. 3. 4. PDF lab for What is the Pop in Popcorn? 5. 6. 7.

About About Jon Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching; and in 2010, he was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Jon is the father of three amazing young people and is happily married to the love of his life. What Jon is Doing Now Currently, Jon helps educators and corporations turn learning on its head by bringing flipped learning into schools and organizations. Jon also contributes to a popular YouTube channel, which contains videos he has used with his students in the flipped classroom. He has keynoted at many conferences and has gotten great feedback from participants about his engaging style and meaningful dialogue about how to transform schools and organizations. Like this: Like Loading...

PBL: Saving for a Rainy Day Saving for a Rainy DayWritten by Susan E. Groh You've been invited to spend the weekend at your cousin's new cabin in the Poconos. She and her husband, having decided to "live simply", have constructed their home far from the beaten path, with an eye to being as energy efficient as possible. They show you some tables that appeared in the article. Table 1. Table 2. The problem here is that neither your cousin nor her spouse have much of a background in science, and they don't know what to make of the data in these tables, and so can't proceed with their decision making. What advice would you give? Preliminary Questions: What do the data in these tables mean to you? CFCC Introductory and General Chemistry Chemistry may seem to be an intimidating subject. Although there is so much to learn, everyone must start somewhere. THE LONGEST JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP. This page is designed to help students who are learning beginning and general chemistry. Quiz Online and Download Resource Materials in the Chemistry Reserve Room Password Required (located on the CFCC WebCT server). If you have Questions, problems, concerns about entering the WebCT Account. Chemistry Learning Cyberspace CFCC Plato Learning System (requires userid and password) CHM 1025 Textbook publisher site (4th edition) This site contains the ACE practice tests, media activities and other resources. CHM 1025 Textbook publisher site (5th edition) This site contains the ACE practice tests, movies, flashcards, media activities and other resources.