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Connecting your Classroom to the Future

Connecting your Classroom to the Future
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Useful Infographic & Commentary On Flipped Classroom Michelle has written a useful post at her blog on Flippin’ for ESL. If you’re an ESL teacher, I’d suggest it’s a “must-read.” In her post, he shared this infographic from Daniel Grafton, which I think anyone exploring the idea of a Flipped Classroom would find helpful. I’m adding this info to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea. 5 (less traditional) ways to create and share knowledge online The communication of knowledge and ideas is intrinsic to the human condition. Our earliest ancestors had a rich oral tradition, through which they passed on what they knew about the world, often across great distances. Our systems of communication have evolved and matured, from those oral traditions to the earliest cuneiform writings and all the way up through books and newspapers, to radio and television. With the advent of the modern age and Al Gore’s gift of the Internet, we’re now able to share our knowledge, ideas, and lots and lots of cute pictures of cats, around the world in less time than it has taken me to write this sentence. Today, the avenues available to our quest to gain and share knowledge are boundless, but I’d like to share with you five of my own personal favorites. #5 — Reddit #4 — Scribd Scribd is an online repository of the written word. #3 — Scoop.it #2 — Yarny Yarny describes itself as “novel writing in the cloud,” but for many users it is so much more than that.

The idea of the flipped classroom, and how Doddle can make it a reality | Doddle If there's one buzz phrase that buzzed a little louder than all others in 2012, it was “flipping the classroom”. It’s a term I first heard in the US, but the idea is old – indeed many of us have used it in our own teaching to a greater or lesser extent. Inverting the traditional idea of setting tasks for homework, in the flipped classroom model, teachers assign introductory material like videos or presentations as homework. If put into practice effectively, it seems to me that the advantages of the model are clear: teachers spend less time presenting ideas and more time giving targeted feedback, while students spend more time actively learning and putting ideas into practice. But it also clearly has limitations. So while I very much believed in the concept, I found that the extent to which it was practical was held back by the resources and tools that I had. Or, (with apologies to the pun-phobic), as one of our Educational Consultants put it, “we make it a flippin’ Doddle”. Julie Doddle

Flipped Classroom | Technology in the classroom | | School Matters Funny how easily we get worked up over innovation. Frequently, we are so afraid of change that we stop thinking rationally the minute something new hits the classroom? I am talking about all those flipping out over the relatively new use of technology in the classroom. The general idea is to allow for each student, or groupings of students, to gain direct access to specific instruction at any place or any time. The advantages are obvious. Of course the critics were soon crying foul. As always, the debate gets loud and hides the simple truth; both sides are correct. To be clear, flipped learning is a tool that should be part of every teacher’s repertoire.

eduCanon 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools

Khan Academy 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.

Inclusive conversation series Resources from the inclusive conversations series workshops to promote ongoing discussion around what it means to be inclusive in teaching practice. Pirate pedagogy: Inclusive teaching project launch Professor James Arvanitakis (University of Western Sydney) talks about inclusion and exclusion and shares his personal perspectives on inclusive approaches as both a learner and teacher. Inclusive Teaching project launch Killing your PowerPoints and engaging students Professor James Arvanitakis (University of Western Sydney) challenges traditional pedagogies by teaching 'like a pirate'. Pirate Pedagogy: Killing your PowerPoints and engaging students Inclusive teaching strategies using social media Professor James Arvanitakis (University of Western Sydney) discusses innovative pedagogical approaches using social media as a means to include those most likely to be excluded, as well as encouraging already advanced students to thrive. Inclusive teaching: Strategies using social media Engaged pedagogies

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