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Should You Flip Your Classroom?

Should You Flip Your Classroom?
At its core, "flipped instruction" refers to moving aspects of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space. With the advent of new technologies, specifically the ability to record digitally annotated and narrated screencasts, instructional videos have become a common medium in the flipped classroom. Although not limited to videos, a flipped classroom most often harnesses different forms of instructional video published online for students. Despite recent buzz, catalyzed primarily by Salman Khan's TED talk, flipped instruction is by no means a new methodology. In the early 19th century, General Sylvanus Thayer created a system at West Point where engineering students, given a set of materials, were responsible for obtaining core content prior to coming to class. The classroom space was then used for critical thinking and group problem solving. The Pros Advocates of the flipped classroom point to its potential as a time-shifting tool. And Cons Flipped Classroom in Perspective

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit Thinking about flipping your classroom? Flipped-learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams walk you through the steps you need to take to make blended learning a reality. Read More About Flipped Learning Video lectures at home? Homework in class? Welcome to a new world of active learning, where teachers can be there when students need them.

Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools Welcome to The Xerte Project! The Xerte Project is an initiative to provide high quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around our tools. The project began in 2004 at the University of Nottingham, when work began to create a Flash-based runtime engine that would help the in-house multimedia development team speed up the development of interactive learning materials, and provide a platform for re-using good solutions to common problems that developers were typically solving every time they began a new project. Accessibility, in particular, can be a difficult issue for content developers, and an early goal was to provide the very best support for high levels of native accessibility. To begin with, the tools were aimed at technical users: essentially the engine provided a library of useful classes that developers could access by writing XML to structure content, and writing code to develop interactivity. Core Values

The Quality Standards The eToolkit illustrates the updated Essential Quality Standards within seven clusters of related standards. It also includes Helpful Resources to further support designers and developers, as well as an overview of the Quality Review Process used by eCampusAlberta. For each of the Essential Quality Standards, the eToolkit provides a full description of the standard, examples of how it is demonstrated in online courses, and supporting research drawn from the literature review.

- YouTube launches YouTube for Schools 0 Comments December 14, 2011 By: Dec 13 3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product. Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible only a few months or weeks ago. The final product involved in app-smashing often lends itself to video, so to kick off the school year, here are a few app-smashing video projects. Animated Paper Videos This video process involves creating drawings offline with paper that will later become animated, include voice-overs, and can be published to the web. Begin the project by creating a set of drawings of either characters, icons or ideas.

Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software. Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them. OER Open Educational Resources – OER At present, our biggest OER endeavour is the Open Textbook project, Canada’s first government-funded open textbook project, announced October 2012. In this section you will find a collection of resources and updates about the Open Textbook project and OER in general. What are OER? OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

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Flipped Staff Meetings: Why Didn't We Do This A Long Time Ago? How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings by Amy Arbogash Staff Meeting. There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than those. Blogging Resources for Classroom Teachers I’ve spent the better part of the past weekend working up a presentation on how to incorporate blogging into the classroom and thought y’all might find some of the resources that I plan to share helpful. Blogging Ideas and Examples to Explore Looking for examples of how blogging is being used by classroom teachers and/or suggestions about how to make classroom blogging doable? These resources will help. Annotated List of Classroom Blogs to Explore – For many teachers, imagining the role that blogging can play in their instruction is difficult simply because they haven’t seen enough samples of what classroom blogs look like in action.

5 Curriculum Components Ten Bodybrain-Compatible Elements of the HET Model The Highly Effective Teaching (HET) Model provides a way of conceptualizing the orchestration of a Bodybrain-Compatible learning environment by implementing the science of learning (how the brain learns) and its implications within the classroom for schoolwide improvement. Originally developed by Susan J. Kovalik as the ITI (Integrated Thematic Instruction) Model and continually updated, the Highly Effective Teaching Model is currently used in hundreds of school districts across the United States and locations throughout the world. Printable Hundreds Charts STW Filing Cabinet Logged in members can use the Super Teacher Worksheets filing cabinet to save their favorite worksheets. Quickly access your most commonly used files AND your custom generated worksheets! Please login to your account or become a member today to utilize this helpful new feature. :) [x] close This document has been saved in your Super Teacher Worksheets filing cabinet. Here you can quickly access all of your favorite worksheets and custom generated files in one place!

edutopia Seventeen months ago, I made my first flipped learning video. And then, unexpectedly, it happened: I crossed the century mark. That is to say, I made my hundredth video.

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