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Flipped Classroom Full Picture: An Example Lesson

Flipped Classroom Full Picture: An Example Lesson
The flipped classroom, as it is currently being described and publicized, is simply recording the didactic content information via videos, having students view these as homework, and then using class time to further discuss these ideas. Harvard Professor Chris Dede stated in his Global Education 2011 keynote in response to a question directed about the flipped classroom . . . I think that the flipped classroom is an interesting idea if you want to do learning that is largely based on presentation. You use presentation outside of the classroom. Then you do your understanding of the presentation and further steps from the presentation inside the classroom. As I describe in The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, I believe, as Chris Dede does, that the problem with the flipped classroom is that the major focus is on the didactic presentation of information, that it is still at the center of the learning experience. The following lesson describes a type of flipped classroom. Part One Related:  21st Century Learning

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations. 1 – The cognitive : The intellectual or knowledge based domain consisted of 6 levels .

Online Course Lady: Writing with Aesop Fluid Interfaces Natan Linder, Pattie Maes and Rony Kubat LuminAR reinvents the traditional incandescent bulb and desk lamp, evolving them into a new category of robotic, digital information devices. The LuminAR Bulb combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer in a compact form factor. 10 Pinterest Boards Every Teacher Must Know about We are providing you with some great boards where you can have instant access to educational resources, links, and ideas you probably have never known before. Check out the boards below and share with us other boards you know of. 1- Free Technology for Educators This is our official Pinterest board where we have created 6 interesting pins. We pin every single post we publish here so if you want to stay updated about our work make sure you follow us. 2- My Future Classroom This is an awesome board full of teaching ideas and several other resources. 3- Teaching ...One Day Again This board is packed with creative and innovative ideas on how to organize your classroom and teaching materials. 4- Teaching This board is a real treasure trove of teaching resources . 5- Printable As its name indicates this board provides great printable materials for teachers. 6- Kid Blog Network Activities and CraftsThis is a collaborative board from amazing bloggers that focus on activities and crafts for kids.

"The world shapes and is to be shaped" I’ll be posting more of the models to this blog on Monday. I need to bring my camera into the office to take photos of your projects. As part of her final project, Lara made a pair of spidernet maps of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home . The one on the left traces formal patterns and the one on the right thematic patterns. Here’s the prompt for the assignment Choose the single most interesting panel from chapters 3-4 of Maus , then write a short paragraph explaining what’s interesting about it. Here’s another example of a visualization that probably does not really help you directly in thinking about how you can fulfill the assignment for Fun Home , but it’s a really fantastic lecture and an interesting example of visualizing an argument. If you like that, you may want to check out Robinson’s TED Talk from 2006, in which he argues that schools kill creativity and calls for a “new conception of human ecology.” Do y’all read xkcd ? In particular, you might want to check out these: Due Dec. 2

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons

» Assignments "The world shapes and is to be shaped" Due Dec. 2 For your final assignment of the semester, you will construct a map of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home , explain the process that leads you to create the sort of map that you do, and then begin to explain what your map allows us to see. First, a bit of background. What do literary maps do . . . Moretti is not implying “that the map is already an explanation” but that “at least it shows us that there is something that needs to be explained .” (84). Notice, then, that a “map” as I’m using the term here is not really a cartographic map–the last thing I want is a faithful map of all the “places” in the novel. There are a number of ways to approach this inquiry. Whatever form your “map” takes, be sure to include a legend or key that explains the information represented. Once your map and legend are complete, you can turn to the next part of the inquiry. 4 pages Due Monday, 11/14 Submit the file as a .pdf in your dropbox foler. For this essay, you do not need an introduction paragraph.

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution There has been a growing buzz around a recently coined phrase " Flipped Classroom". This term starts to take root in education as more and more educators are discovering it. So what is this all about and what are its advantages in learning and teaching? ( Awesome Infographic included below ) Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Flipped Classroom shifts the learning responsibility and ownership from the teacher's hands into the students'. Flipped Classroom depends a lot on educational technology and web 2.0 tools such as podcasting and screencasting applications. "In most Flipped Classrooms, there is an active and intentional transfer of some of the information delivery to outside of the classroom with the goal of freeing up time to make better use of the face-to-face interaction in school. Read the following inforgraphic for more details

BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Tales from the Digital Archive Session 83 - Theme: Mobile Devices and Apps in schools this week covered mobile and tablet learning. The following questions were discussed: Summary of Discussion: My poor writers record work with AUDIO APPS, audioboo, dragon and we work on handwriting to develop that as well as content ” @johnsayers The discussion this evening began with the aim of finding out how many students have mobile/tablet devices that they could use to aid their learning. The discussion had a number of people discussing their fears of using mobile devices and issues of e-safety and access as many schools don’t have wifi which can really impact on the effectiveness of many apps such as dragon etc that require it. The discussion tried in vane to carry on through the worry of many with examples of how learners have used various apps to engage and assist learning. Many tweeters then began to give subject and context specific references of apps they have used. Overall I felt very frustrated that many people have concerns with using mobile devices in the class.