Flip teaching or a flipped classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, flipped classroom, reverse teaching, and the Thayer Method." Traditional vs flipped teaching The traditional pattern of teaching has been to assign students to read textbooks and work on problem sets outside school, while listening to lectures and taking tests in class. "My AP Calculus class was a really anxious environment, it was weird trying to get through way too much material with not enough time. In flip teaching, the students first study the topic by themselves, typically using video lessons prepared by the teacher or third parties. Flipped classrooms free class time for hands-on work. Math
Flipping the ClassroomPrintable 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. What is it? What is it? Flipped Classroom Inverted Classroom Peer Instruction
Semantic WebThe Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by international standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web, dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a "web of data". The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF). According to the W3C, "The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries". The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee for a web of data that can be processed by machines. While its critics have questioned its feasibility, proponents argue that applications in industry, biology and human sciences research have already proven the validity of the original concept. History Purpose Limitations of HTML Semantic Web solutions
Flip Your ClassroomHow flipping works for you Save time; stop repeating yourself Record re-usable video lessons, so you don't have to do it again next year. It's easy to make minor updates to perfect lessons over time once the initial recording is done. Let students take control of their learning Not all students learn at the same pace. Spend more time with students Build stronger student-teacher relationships, and promote higher level thinking. Other teachers are doing it, you can too Stacey Roshan found that the traditional classroom model wasn't cutting it for her AP students, so she flipped her class. Watch Stacey's Story Crystal Kirch started using videos as instructional tools in her class but soon realized the real value of flipping lectures was being able to spend more face-to-face time with students. Read Crystal's Story Tools You Can Use
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Touch Textiles | open09 turtleDuring their first semester BA Hons Textiles students at Uclan undertake a series of workshops designed to raise their sensory awareness. The first exercise relates to touch. This workshop involves each participant in an investigation of an unseen, mystery object, while blindfolded. Working in pairs, the non blindfolded, ’sighted’ partner observes, and writes down the descriptive narrative spoken by the ‘touching’ partner, who is asked to memorise the experience as much as possible. In some instances the blindfolded students instantly recognised the name of the object they were feeling and later were able to draw it as an integrated form. Several students thought they had an idea about what colour the object might have, or gave it a stereotypical ‘right way up’ in their drawing, or in one case, a drawing appeared to relate to the ‘fit’ of the object when it was held in her hand. Touch has been called ‘the mother of the senses’. For more about perception: