The idea of the flipped classroom, and how Doddle can make it a reality If there's one buzz phrase that buzzed a little louder than all others in 2012, it was “flipping the classroom”. It’s a term I first heard in the US, but the idea is old – indeed many of us have used it in our own teaching to a greater or lesser extent. Inverting the traditional idea of setting tasks for homework, in the flipped classroom model, teachers assign introductory material like videos or presentations as homework. This means that the teacher can spend more time in lessons overseeing group work and working with specific examples. If put into practice effectively, it seems to me that the advantages of the model are clear: teachers spend less time presenting ideas and more time giving targeted feedback, while students spend more time actively learning and putting ideas into practice. If done successfully, it leads to greater ownership, engagement and motivation – in short, it’s just better.
A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. 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.
ESL EFL Conversation worksheets This really only works under specific conditions though. You have to have a small class for this to work and the students have to be of a high enough level that they can maintain a conversation for let’s say 10 to 15 minutes. In larger classes the conversation might be going great but it will be really hard to monitor, to correct and to offer feedback for the different conversations that are going on. For lower-level students it’s sometimes hard for them to maintain the conversation so a lot more teacher intervention is required in order to help them make questions and continue talking. So the worksheets in this section are going to focus mostly on starting conversation techniques that can be used in classes of various sizes.
Mobile Learning and the Inverted Classroom (#EDUSprint) Number four on my list of five types of mobile learning is the use of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, and such) as platforms for delivery course content. Frankly, I find that educational technology people often focus too much on this type of mobile learning, and I’ve argued that mobile learning involves much more than just content delivery. So as I continue my #EDUSprint blog series on mobile learning, I’m hesitant to give too much attention to “mobile learning type 4.” Useful Infographic & Commentary On Flipped Classroom Michelle has written a useful post at her blog on Flippin’ for ESL. If you’re an ESL teacher, I’d suggest it’s a “must-read.” In her post, he shared this infographic from Daniel Grafton, which I think anyone exploring the idea of a Flipped Classroom would find helpful. I’m adding this info to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.
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The Flipped Classroom FAQ Twelve months ago, had I asked just about anyone on my campus about the idea of the “flipped classroom,” they would have looked at me wondering what I was talking about. A lot has changed in the last year, however, thanks in large part to stories in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the flipped classroom approach and related technologies. Now I regularly have faculty members bring up the idea and ask me what I think about it. However, there are many who haven’t heard about the flipped classroom, and many who have heard about it have a particular set of misconceptions about it.