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Turning Learning on Its Head!

Turning Learning on Its Head!
Unplugged This past week I had a chance to unplug and disconnect. My college-aged son, Caleb, and I had a chance to go on a canoeing trip along the Wisconsin River for four days. We paddled 92 miles from Sauk City Flipping a High School Dropout Recovery Program I had a chance to sit down with Mary Tsadi at the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio a few weeks ago.

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Teach Up: Create a classroom that works for all students Teachers Helping Every Student Reach Their Potential: Teach Up I never get tired of reading the thoughts and ideas that Carol Ann Tomlinson shares with the educational community about how to meet students’ needs. Having seen her in action as a presenter, she is very captivating and convincing. Flipped class 9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom In 2007, when Colorado high school teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began experimenting with recording their lectures in order to spend class time on deeper face-to-face learning with students, they probably didnt foresee the major movement that would grow up around what came to be called the flipped classroom. But six years later, the […]

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." FLN Podcast Episode 1: Aaron Sams : Troy Cockrum <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature. </div>

THE FOUR SKILLS Thursday, March 22, 2012 Here are some tools that can help you build I. Listening activities Is It Really Hip to Flip? “Try it! You might like it!” is not a sufficient reason for initiating flipped instruction. What are the questions educators should be asking in order to ensure the best outcomes for students? Hardly a week has gone by in the last year when educators have not been bombarded by news articles, blog posts, or invitations to attend webinars and conferences focused on the flipped classroom. Best practices for the flipped classroom The flipped classroom is still in its early stages, with much experimentation left to figure out the best strategies and workflows. Fortunately for us, innovative teachers like Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams, Crystal Kirsch, Stacey Roshan, and many many more have been paving the way and documenting their successful practices. So, teachers, what are the best practices to flip?

Building Your Course First Things First The melding of the face-to-face and online environments in blended learning offers a unique set of opportunities and challenges in the course design process. Although many factors intervene in successfully building your blended course, defining your teaching, and learning philosophy at first lays a solid foundation for the development of a quality course. Knowing where you stand on what constitutes teaching and learning will help you envision the protocols and strategies throughout the life of a course from its creation to its delivery. Before delving into the type of content or technology to incorporate in your blended course, charting the direction to pursue is fundamental.

Beyond Substitution: The SAMR Model « 2011 Summer Tech Institute Think technology and education end with Word documents and Google Apps? Think again. SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning , was developed by Dr. Interesting Things for ESL Students- Site Map Interesting Things for ESL Students- Site Map A free website for people studying English. Note This is only a partial site map. It was last updated on November 17, 2003. (Approximately 700 pages listed -- We have more.) Anagrams Skipping Recess to Study More Math? Now, that’s Student Engagement! You read that headline right, kids at Pond Union Elementary in Pond, CA are actually choosing to skip recess to learn more math! This ‘math-crazy’ group of fourth and fifth grade students is taught by Shannon Zimmerman, one of our guest bloggers, and she notes that learning with Wowzers has excited her students so much that they want to learn all the time. 'Wowed by Wowzers' This learning phenomenon at Pond Union Elementary has even caused some neighborhood buzz, prompting local ABC affiliate KERO 23ABC News to conduct a feature story interviewing both Zimmerman and her students about the positive effects of learning with Wowzers. “Engagement is the number one obstacle that we face in education.

Flipping the Classroom Printable Version “Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates. Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised)In terms of Bloom’s revised taxonomy (2001), this means that students are doing the lower levels of cognitive work (gaining knowledge and comprehension) outside of class, and focusing on the higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, where they have the support of their peers and instructor.

Questions No One Knows the Answers To 1) Ask teachers for their favorite unanswered questions. Create a large display space in your school or in some other public area in your community where people can write down other big questions, and/or identify which of the already-posted questions seems especially intriguing to them. 2) Anderson asks, “Why do so many innocent people and animals suffer terrible things?”

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