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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. 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 (

What Is A Flipped Classroom? In the traditional classroom model, teachers first explain each topic, and then assign homework. In the flipped classroom model, students first view the topics outside of class, and then use class time for inquiry-based learning, which in some ways resembles traditional homework assignments. A flipped or reversed classroom uses educational technologies to leverage valuable classroom time.

32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom Google Plus’s Hangout feature, launched in late 2011, has fast become an essential tool in a wide range of fields, from business to technology, and especially in education. Integrated scratchpads, screen sharing, instant uploads, chat services, and direct links to nearly all of Google’s other services make Hangouts the perfect tool for teachers who want to reach out to students outside of the classroom, making it simple to connect, share, and learn as a group. While much of the Hangout system is fairly intuitive, there are things that educators need to know before diving in to ensure that the experience is both fun and productive for all involved. The following can act as a great primer for Hangouts newbies, offering up tips that address everything from tech problems to proper Hangouts preparation.

Top 10 Alternatives to YouTube 0 Comments March 13, 2011 By: Guest Blogger Mar 13 Student Question: Is your Flipped Classroom time productive & useful for your learning? This week I asked my students for some feedback on our flipped class via Edmodo. I am trying to use the phrase "our" flipped class because I want the students to have full ownership of what is going on in the classroom and their learning.I spent some time today in Algebra 1 going over what it means to be an active listener and modeled for them what they look like right now when they watch videos based on my conversations with them vs. how they need to be watching the videos. I'd have to say my acting skills got better as the day went on :). The students really related to my examples of "bad" watching habits and found them humorous, but admitted that is what they do when they watch the videos. 2. Would you prefer that we do more "activities" (Su-hu-pu, conga line, problem solving "games", whole-class review, etc) rather than you being independent and working on problems, quizzes, questions, discussions, etc?

iPad Tips for Teachers Using iBooks for Education I’ve been spending a lot of time in iBooks recently, and have showed teachers a whole slew of features that are new, or not as well known, in Apple’s default e-reader. So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorites tips for teachers using iBooks in education. 1. Find Free Books The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers As technology becomes increasingly common in instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to college, the modern classroom is changing. The traditional teacher-centered classroom is falling away to give students a student-centered classroom where collaborative learning is stressed. One way educators are effectively utilizing online learning and changing the way they teach is by flipping their classrooms. What is a Flipped Classroom? High school teachers Aaron Sanns and Jonathan Bergman were the first to flip their classrooms.

10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using Editor's note: A version of this article previously appeared at Social media is everywhere. It's in our homes, places of worship, schools and, of course, our businesses. Everywhere you look, people are using social media and are talking about it. And it seems that every week a new type of social site pops up. 6 Types of Blended Learning Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity. That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning. 6 Types of Blended Learning Face-to-face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver

Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams – Jon Bergmann is a pioneer of the Flipped Class movement, Chief Learning Officer of, and co-founder of The Flipped Learning Network. He co-wrote the books, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement. Throughout Jon's twenty-four years as a high school science teacher, he guided his teaching with one overriding concern: what is the best use of face-to-face class time? As a result of Jon's innovation and tenacity, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010.

How To Flip An Entire School I’m the Principal at Clintondale High School – a financially disadvantaged high school located outside of Detroit. Our school has been in debt for the past decade, and during the recession our area suffered immensely. 74 percent of our 570 students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, 38 percent receive special education services and 70 percent are a racial minority. Like many schools around the country, our students were not doing well in class, and many were failing – two years ago our failure rate was 61 percent. We decided that a change had to be made in order to put our students in a position to succeed in high school and beyond. 10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom 10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom by Mike Acedo Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, eyes glazed over, half listening to our teacher as they lectured in front of the room. These scenes are all too familiar in today’s schools, as the traditional model of learning has primarily revolved around a teacher-centered classroom, where instructors focus on conveying information, assigning work, and leaving it to the students to master the material.

2012 Learning 2.0 Virtual Conference - August 20 - 24 We are pleased to announce the Learning 2.0 Conference, a worldwide virtual event, August 20 - 24, 2012 (until the 25th in some parts of Asia and the Pacific). This free conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is being held in conjunction with Connected Educator Month, and will include an all-day virtual unconference on Monday (SocialEdCon online!) as well as a special educational start-up "pitchfire" event Wednesday evening (US Time). To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join the Classroom 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.

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