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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. I think it is a step forward. 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. Experiential Engagement: The Activity Part One

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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.

QR Coded Student Videos: Classifying Activity This is part of my continuing series of blogs about how I am integrating mobile learning into my undergraduate course on interpersonal relations. There are a dozen students in the class. Ten of them are in the 17 to 21 year old age range. The other two are over 35 years old. All of them own mobile devices – four of them being Smart Devices (iPhone, Android). Three of them bring their personal laptops to class. 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.

PBL – the best teaching method in the 21st century instruction Let me start this article with what Obama says in a speech at the Center for American Progress : “ Let’s be clear — we are failing too many of our children. We’re sending them out into a 21st century economy by sending them through the doors of 20th century schools.” This is a true statement issued from the lips of a political person rather than an educator. 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

The Right Technology May Be a Pencil As a tech integration specialist and a computer lab teacher, one can imagine that I have a special place in my heart for bringing current technologies into the classroom. At the same time, I find that sometimes pencil and paper do just as good of a job. It's important to remember that sometimes just because we have access to new technologies does not mean that older technologies won't suffice. 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.

Future of Teaching: Writer Stresses that Teaching Focus should be on Knowledge not Mechanisms A Time.com piece titled “Digital Literacy Will Never Replace the Traditional Kind” says that despite a current emphasis on 21st century skills, content remains more important than the delivery mechanism. The author, Annie Murphy Paul, examines the findings of a study that brought into question students’ Internet savvy and claims the real issue is helping them gain real knowledge. Below is a segment of the article. There is no doubt that the students of today, and the workers of tomorrow, will need to innovate, collaborate and evaluate, to name three of the “21st century skills” so dear to digital literacy enthusiasts.

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 - Ideas for Bringing Your Own Device (BYOD) Even If You Are Poor 0 Comments December 6, 2011 By: Lisa Nielsen Dec 5 Written by: 12/5/2011 7:27 PM ShareThis When the topic of bring your own device comes up, one of the first complaints we often hear, is "What about the have nots." The 60-Second Guide To Online vs Classroom Learning 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 9.25K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts.

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