The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J. The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom. The traditional definition of a flipped class is: The Flipped Classroom is NOT: A synonym for online videos. Originally published The Daily Riff July 2011 Jon Bergmann is one of the first teachers to flip his classroom and has recently co-authored a book on the the Flipped Class which is to be published by ISTE press. Video Montage from Conference Below
10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class. Read my previous post for the full story. I learned by trial and error. 2. : from the makers of Camtasia ( TechSmith ), this screen capture tool allows you to quickly capture a still image of all or part of your screen. 3. : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. 4. : After creating your recorded lectures and hand-outs, you will want somewhere to post them sot that your students can access them. The commercial version of wikispaces includes advertising. 5. : The internet has enabled like-minded people, scattered across the globe, quick and easy access to each other. 6. : created by the fathers of flip, Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, the Flipped Class Network is a social community for teachers interested in and currently using the flipped classroom model. 7. : the cousin of Camtasia Studio (see #1 above), Jing is a light-weight screencasting tool.
FREE - Internet Safety Lesson Plans, Grades 3 - 12 Internet Safety - Grade Level 3 - 5 Grade Level: 3-5 Based on ISTE – NET – Performance Indicators for Technology – Literate Students Duration: One 45 minute session Description: This program is designed to help students who are using the Internet to identify and avoid situations that could threaten their safety. Goals: To increase student knowledge of Internet safety To aid the student in identifying dangers on the Internet To build critical-thinking and decision-making skills relating to computer usage To help students protect themselves from inappropriate behavior online Handouts Handouts with relevant web sites and links Parent or guardian/child agreement Objectives: By the end of this training, students will be able to 1. 2. 3. 4. Content Outline On the street Rules: Say ‘No’ Get away Tell someone At home Never open your door to strangers Same rules apply to Internet Tell a parent or adult if someone you don’t know, a stranger, tries to talk to you online B. Everyone’s face is hidden
How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning Editor's Note:Posts about the flipped class on The Daily Riff beginning in January 2011 have generated over 240,000 views to-date - thanks contributors and readers . . . See our other links related to the flipped class below this guest post. Since this post was written, Bergmann and Sams have released their book, Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Do check it out. - C.J. Westerberg How the Flipped Classroom was Born by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams In 2004, we both started teaching at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colorado. "And how the Flipped Classroom changes the way teachers talk with parents And then one day our world changed. Flipping Increases Student Interaction One of the greatest benefits of flipping is that overall interaction increases: Teacher to student and student to student. Some might ask how we developed a culture of learning. There are a myriad of reasons why a student is not learning well. Are you Ready to Flip?
Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform. I've rounded up this list of videos so you can learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms. Video Playlist: Flipping the Classroom Keep watching the player below to see the entire playlist, or view this playlist on YouTube. More Flipped Class Resources Flipping the Classroom Guides and PD
Quizizz - Note MAST - Math and Science Teaching Institute How to create a 'flipped' video lecture for at-home study Math teacher Stacey Roshan creates video lectures that her students watch at home or on mobile devices. Photo by Mike Fritz/ PBS NewsHour Stacey Roshan, a math teacher at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., does it at her dining room table and sometimes on the sofa. What are they doing? 49882Creating the flipped 'lecture' for at-home useAndy Kastl, a social studies teacher at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit, explains how he creates video lectures that his students watch at home or on their mobile device. Clintondale High School teacher Andy Kastl explains how he puts together his videos. Clintondale is believed to be the only high school in the nation to “flip” completely, meaning lectures are watched outside of regular class time and traditional homework is done during class with teachers available to help. “First when we did it, I was paranoid that it had to be perfect,” said Kastl, a social studies teacher. Read more:
33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. A few of Steven’s discoveries: Lino – A virtual corkboard of sticky-notes so students can provide questions or comments on their learning. Poll Everywhere – Teachers can create a feedback poll or ask questions. Socrative – Engaging exercises and games that engage students using smartphones, laptops and tablets. A recap of those we’ve previously blogged about: AnswerGarden – A tool for online brainstorming or polling, educators can use this real time tool to see student feedback on questions. Pick Me!
8 Observations on flipping the classroom One of the more unfortunate buzzwords to appear in online education circles and the press is “flipping the classroom”. This means that instead of lecturing students in lessons in school, the teacher records the lecture as a video and uploads it to YouTube – or recommends other people’s videos to the students. The students watch the videos for homework, freeing up the lesson for interactivity, project work and so on. Would you REALLY want to watch this every night?! It’s not actually new. In my opinion, the most brilliant thing about flipping the classroom is how well it illustrates that often when you examine in detail a so-called great idea you find that it’s not so wonderful after all.
How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education Every morning Khan Academy’s lead designer, Jason Rosoff, spends the first 15 minutes of his day reading over the constant flow of new feedback from Khan Academy’s 10 million monthly users, who hail from more than 200 countries. In the company’s airy offices on the second floor of a building that bumps up against Google’s sprawling Mountain View campus, Rosoff pours over these little details from sometimes frustrated users that collectively can overwhelm. Do algebra students like the new feature they added? Are students still having problems getting credit for their calculus exercises? Rosoff — who was one of the first employees hired at the non-profit over three years ago — calls the daily morning ritual his way of keeping a finger on the “pulse of what students are talking about.” Khan Academy’s lead designer Jason Rosoff, with two of the company’s designers Tabitha Yong and Marcos Ojeda. Designing software to get out of the way Using design to take the frustration out of learning