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How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works [Interview]

How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works [Interview]
What happens when the students have more control in the classroom? Flipped classrooms are being tested out around the world and we’ve featured a few examples in case you wanted to see who is flippin’ out. Until now, we didn’t have an in-depth look at the effects of a flipped classroom or answers to the big questions it raises. Thanks to Susan Murphy of Algonquin College (check out her awesome blog !), we have our answers. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions about her experiences flipping her classroom. She used the flipped classroom model for her First Year Video and Audio Production class which is part of the Interactive Multimedia Developer program. What inspired you to use the flipped classroom model? One of the big challenges I was having in my video production class was teaching the required software (Adobe Premiere Pro). I wasn’t sure if it was going to work – but I had to give it a shot! I have had a lot of great feedback on the class.

Flipped: Why It Has to Be A Conversation by John T. Spencer I know that "flipped" is a trendy idea right now. While I am intrigued by the idea of video tutorials to help guide students in learning, it is absurd to suggest that a video can replace a human in creating the ultimate customized learning experience. Teaching is a relational endeavor. I'm a proponent of the flipped approach. If it's a multiple choice test, I can hope the answer matches the student's idea (rather than a simple guess). At this point, a graded paper doesn't make any difference. Teachers can do this with small group pullouts and with student-teacher conferences. Google Docs: I can highlight text, add comments and start a conversation that will last anytime anywhere. So, when I think about the concept of "flipped," I wonder if the real flipping is allowing students to use the tools to demonstrate what they know, figure out what they don't know and engage in a process where they can fix their misconceptions.

5 Reasons Not to Ban Social Networking in Schools With an understandable concern about preventing cyber-bullying some schools and local authorities take the nuclear option when it comes to social networking and ban those sites wholesale. I’m tweeting to the choir here – but here are 5 reasons why social networking sites, whether they be open or closed, have a valid and important contribution to make to teaching. 1) Banning Social Networking At School Won’t Stop Cyber-Bullying If anything it will move it from an environment which you at least some control and visibility to one where you have none whatsoever. 2) Children Need to Learn How to Use Social Media Safely Just as importantly, children need to be taught how to use social media safely and securely, and they can’t do this in a vacuum. 3) Anyway, What is a Social Networking Site These Days? If a social networking site is one where you have a profile, can mark a social connection and communicate with those people – well it seems like half the web is covered.

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Part 1: Flipping The Classroom? … 12 Resources To Keep You On Your Feet Welcome to another post rich in resources. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom that is coming in a future post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place. I have researched and tried to find you the very best resources to get educators in all positions thinking about what a Flipped Classroom” really is”? I know that if you take a look at the resources provided you will walk away with a better understanding, and a well thought out implementation. Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. You see, at first this definition does make a lot of sense, and like so many “best practices” I see great value in the idea. Like this: Like Loading...

10 Schools Encouraging Smartphones in the Classroom They’re not just for texting. Smartphones are quickly becoming a must-have addition to many lessons and classrooms. 10 innovative schools are already encouraging their use in creative ways. Thanks to the following article from , we have a fresh look at 10 classrooms currently using smartphones in the classroom. Cell phones have long been a serious no-no in the classroom, and many schools, stating that they are a serious distraction for students , have banned them from campuses altogether. Yet there is a growing trend that is lifting the ban on smartphones and instead asking kids to use their phones and mobile devices as learning tools. While some have responded critically to this movement, others have found that it helps students to become engaged and interested in lessons, and in some districts has even resulted in a marked increase in performance levels.

instaGrok | A new way to learn 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 Pros Advocates of the flipped classroom point to its potential as a time-shifting tool. And Cons Flipped Classroom in Perspective Reflection Step 1: Identify your current or desired teaching style.

15 Schools Using Flipped Classrooms Right Now Classroom time is then used for answering student questions, helping with homework, and other activities that help students apply what they’ve learned. While there are some obvious drawbacks to this method, more and more teachers are trying it out. Many have found it to be quite successful in improving student grades and comprehension, though many caution it’s not right for every teacher or every classroom. Whether you love the idea or think it’s crazy, it’s definitely worth learning more about. Highland Village Elementary School This innovative school district is trying a lot of new things when it comes to helping young people learn. This article was written by the folks over at If you’re wondering what a Flipped Classroom entails, look no further than this fantastic new infographic from Knewton .

techntuit / SMART Board Resources Getting Started, Working with Ink Aware Applications, and Notebook Software Basics SMART Board interactive whiteboard will give you an understanding of the basic functions of the SMART Board. Controlling the application with your finger and writing notes in digital ink to save and share later. You will be able to insert notes as graphics or text into Microsoft Word and Excel documents. PowerPoint presentations will be used on the interactive whiteboard and you will be able to save notes in your presentation as well. Notebook software basics will give you an understanding of the menus, side tabs, and navigating through the Notebook Gallery collections. You Tube Notebook Basics Video Tutorials by Marcia Jeans SMART Exchange Quickly find more than 29,000 free, high-quality, educational resources on the SMART Exchange. About the SMART Video Player SMART Video Player software is a tool for viewing and writing over videos. Best Resources Objects in Notebook software Interactive Games

Flipteaching Duck and Cover Drills Bring the Cold War Home Duck & Cover After the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb in 1949, the American public was understandably nervous. They were aware of the destruction that individual atomic bombs did to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But the general public did not know a lot yet about the dangers of radiation and fallout. So, a new Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) was set up in 1951 to educate – and reassure – the country that there were ways to survive an atomic attack from the Soviet Union. They commissioned a university study on how to achieve "emotion management" during the early days of the Cold War. One of their approaches was to involve schools. The next logical step was to promote these "preparedness" measures around the country, and the FCDA decided the best way to do that was to commission an educational film that would appeal to children. Archer called in teachers to meet with them and got the endorsement of the National Education Association.

Khan and Beyond: The Many Faces of the Flipped Classroom - Education Community Blog Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage." It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. 3) Technology What technology do you have to support the flipped classroom? 4) Reflection 5) Time and Place Do you have structures to support this? I know I may have "upset the apple cart" for those who love the flipped classroom.