Flipping The Classroom (Reverse Instruction) The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site January 30, 2014 Have you wished you had a web site to share assignments, links, discussions, and more, but always thought it would be too difficult to create one? It absolutely doesn’t have to be. Educators are increasingly turning to technology to improve their teaching, communication and organization skills. Read the full article → Flipped Classroom – The (1 Minute) Movie January 12, 2014 The Flipped Classroom was a Hot Topic in 2013, for Good Reason The Flipped Classroom got a lot of attention in the media during 2013, and this shows no sign of abating as we move into 2014. Read the full article →
12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials Ever wondered how people show you so clearly what is happening on their computer, like in the Photoshop Video Tutorials we shared with you? Thanks to screencasting software, anyone can do it. So what's stopping you now from making your own how-to videos? Try out one of these 12 tools and get to making your first video! Free AviScreen - As the name would imply, this capture program records the video into AVI files, but can also do BMP photos. CamStudio.org - An open source program for capturing your on-screen video and audio as AVI files. Copernicus - A free program for Macs that focuses heavily on making quick and speedy films by recording the video to your RAM for quicker access. JingProject.com - Beyond recording video, Jing allows you to take a picture of any portion fo your desktop, draw on it, add a message, and immediately upload your media to a free hosting account. Wink - Screencasting software that focuses on making tutorials with audio and text annotation abilities. Commercial
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7 Unique Flipped Classroom Models: Which is Right for You? Share lectures with video before class, and dedicate class time to activity and discussion. At first, the flipped classroom sounds fairly straightforward. Looking closer, however, it soon becomes clear that from this basic premise springs many unique and interesting forms. EducationDive.com has highlighted 16 examples of flipped classrooms in action, teaching students ranging from elementary scholars to doctoral candidates. Most surprising in all those examples? Many of the examples EducationDive shares illustrate unique models of how a teacher can invert their class. The Standard Inverted Classroom: Students are assigned the “homework” of watching video lectures and reading any materials relevant to the next day’s class. As Mark Frydenberg of the Huffington Post notes, “It is not a ‘one size fits all’ model.” However, whenever the shift does occur, many experts believe the benefits are well worth the effort. The Practical Guide to Flipping Your Classroom Download your free copy today!
barkersthlm 5 Best Practices for FC 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.
How to Start a Blog - Step by Step Guide What’s on the Internet for Flipping English Language Instruction? * * * On the Internet * * * Ilka Kostka Northeastern University Boston, MA, USA <i.kostka neu.edu> Robyn Brinks Lockwood Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA <rbrinks stanford.edu> Introduction In July 2015, the authors traveled to Michigan State University to attend FlipCon, the premiere conference for educators who are interested in and passionate about flipping their classes. In addition to the annual conference, educators can connect via The Flipped Network ( an organization whose mission is to provide flippers with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement flipped learning. The flipped approach is steadily gaining popularity in the field of TESOL (Teachers of English as a Second Language). What is flipping? One of the most common definitions we have heard about the flipped approach is “homework is done in class and class work is done at home.” Flipping ESL/EFL instruction What’s on the Internet for flipping instruction? Table 1.
Beyond the Basics of the Flipped Classroom E-Learning | Feature Beyond the Basics of the Flipped Classroom Flipped learning has been around long enough now for teachers to figure out their own variations. Here are seven tweaks to the flip worth trying in your classroom. By Dian Schaffhauser11/13/13 By now you know the basics of the flipped classroom. But teachers who have been practicing the flip have figured out new ways to tweak it to work for their students. Although Werner and Clarion use their techniques in science classes, the tweaks are relevant to just about any topic. 1. If you're using the mass of pre-recorded video content available through Teacher Tube, Khan Academy, or any of the other marvelous services, it's time to create your own. Werner keeps his videos to three to five minutes, which encourages students to watch it several times. 2. Werner and Clarion offered two routes for creating videos, the inexpensive one (preferred by Werner) and the high-quality one (preferred by Clarion).
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. I have also found some very helpful resources that I would like to share with you. 1. : The leading screen casting software title on the market. 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. 7. : the cousin of Camtasia Studio (see #1 above), Jing is a light-weight screencasting tool. Jing is not as full-featured as Camtasia or Snagit.
AJET 28(4) Kinash, S., Brand, J. & Mathew, T. (2012) - Challenging mobile learning discourse through research: Student perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads Challenging mobile learning discourse through research: Student perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads Shelley Kinash, Jeffrey Brand and Trishita MathewBond University Many university academics disagree with the rationale that we should pursue mobile learning because 21st century students are apparently demanding it. Introduction Tablets have arrived. The prevalent definition of mobile learning in scholarly literature is the use of portable devices with Internet connection capability in education contexts. Many educators indicate positive perceptions about the potential for mobile learning (Caverly, Ward & Caverly, 2009; Cobcroft, Towers, Smith & Bruns, 2006; Cochrane & Bateman, 2010; Cornelius & Marston, 2009; Demirbilek, 2010; Dyson, Litchfield, Lawrence, Raban & Leijdekkers, 2009; Guy, 2009; Kukulska-Hulme & Traxler, 2005; Mahmoud, 2008; Wang, Shen, Novak & Pan, 2009; Zawacki-Richter, Brown & Delport, 2009). Figure 1: Screenshot of Blackboard Mobile Learn on an iPad Method
"Flipping" a class | Faculty Innovation Center A flipped class (view image) is one that inverts the typical cycle of content acquisition and application so that students gain necessary knowledge before class, and instructors guide students to actively and interactively clarify and apply that knowledge during class. Like the best classes have always done, this approach supports instructors playing their most important role of guiding their students to deeper thinking and higher levels of application. A flipped class keeps student learning at the center of teaching. Learn More Why are instructors flipping their class? Students learn more deeply. As a result of students taking responsibility, interacting meaningfully and often with their instructor and peers, and getting and giving frequent feedback, they acquire a deeper understanding of the content and how to use it. Students are more active participants in learning. Interaction increases and students learn from one another. Instructors and students get more feedback. References