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The Flipped Classroom Defined

The Flipped Classroom Defined
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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. 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. Since the role of the teacher has changed, to more of a tutor than a deliverer of content, we have the privilege of observing students interact with each other.

To Flip or Not to Flip: That Is NOT the Question! By NCTM President Linda M. GojakNCTM Summing Up, October 3, 2012 Over the last three decades a variety of instructional strategies have been introduced with a goal of increasing student achievement in mathematics. Such strategies include individualized instruction, cooperative learning, direct instruction, inquiry, scaffolding, computer-assisted instruction, and problem solving. I am often asked what I think of the flipped classroom. Teaching is a complex activity. • engage students with the mathematics content; • create an environment conducive to learning; • ensure access for all students; • use questioning to monitor and promote understanding; and • help students make sense of the mathematics content. I believe that we need to go further. Considering some questions about process can be helpful when deciding how you will structure and present a lesson: Is this instructional approach appropriate for the grade level of students at this time?

11 Free Tools for Creating Websites and Simple Webpages Last week I wrote about Codecademy's new programs for teaching basic HTML, CSS, and other fundamentals for building websites. But if you don't have the time or desire to build webpages from scratch there are plenty of free online tools that will do the heavy lifting for you so that you can concentrate on just adding useful content to your course webpages. Here are eleven free services for creating websites and simple webpages. Wix is a free service for creating and hosting beautiful websites. Wix recently announced that their templates and the websites you build with them are now available in HTML5. That means that sites created in Wix are visible on all devices including iPads. Whatfolio is a free service for creating online displays of your digital works. Weebly was one of the first website building tools that I played around with when I got started on my technology integration journey. Yola is the tool that I used a few years ago to build websites for my department at school.

Présentation | Classe Inversée Ce site a pour but d’expliquer le concept de classe inversée à tous les professeurs qui souhaitent avoir un réel impact auprès de leurs élèves et qui veulent connaitre les meilleures méthodes pour développer une ambiance de classe motivante et décontractée. Exemple de classe inversée Ce concept connait un succès grandissant : de plus en plus de professeurs à travers le monde modifient leur façon de “faire la classe” pour passer à un modèle plus pratique et plus humain. Ce modèle part d’une idée très simple : le précieux temps de classe serait mieux utilisé si on s’en servait pour interagir et travailler ensemble plutôt que de laisser une seule personne parler. La classe inversée : plus qu’une méthode, une philosophie Professeur guidant un groupe de travail Il s’agit donc davantage d’une philosophie que d’une méthode à proprement parler. Un modèle plus humain Les interactions deviennent plus conviviales Les avantages de ce modèle sont multiples, mais le principal est la liberté qu’il procure.

untitled » The New Doceri: Flip Your Classroom with a Flip of Your iPad Freedom to Teach The Doceri team is at ISTE this week, meeting teachers and ed tech specialists from all over the country and showing off the NEW Doceri. We’ve listened intently to you all since we introduced Doceri in February of 2011 – the very first iPad-based interactive whiteboard with remote desktop control. Now, we’re unveiling Version 2 of Doceri, with professional screencasting so you can create lessons and turn them into great looking videos to archive your lessons or create instructional resources for your Flipped Classroom We’ve submitted the new Doceri app to the Apple App store this week, and we expect it to be available in the iTunes App Store very soon. In the mean time, here’s a preview: Create First, Then Record Using Doceri’s exclusive Timeline-based lesson authoring platform on the iPad, you can create and perfect your lesson in advance before adding an audio voice over to create a video screencast. Share on Your Own Terms Create Anywhere How will You Use the NEW Doceri in Your Classroom?

Free Technology for Teachers 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." 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.

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society by Maria Popova “It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.” Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and celebrated the human spirit itself (he even wrote young Carl Sagan fan mail). The conversation begins with a discussion of Asimov’s passionate belief that when given the right tools, we can accomplish far more than what we can with the typical offerings of formal education: MOYERS: Do you think we can educate ourselves, that any one of us, at any time, can be educated in any subject that strikes our fancy? Page from 'Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life' MOYERS: Is it possible that this passion for learning can be spread to ordinary folks out there? Painting by Rowena Morrill

Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom In July 2011, I wrote a blog post called "The Flip: Why I Love It — How I Use It." At the time, I argued that "the flip is only as good as the teacher who performs it," and that it's used successfully if done "in bite-sized chunks." When I wrote that post, I ­imagined the flip as a stepping stone to a fully realized inquiry- or project-based learning environment. Essentially, the flip reverses traditional teaching. Instead of ­lectures occurring in the classroom and ­assignments being done at home, the opposite occurs: Lectures are viewed at home by students, via videos or podcasts, and class time is devoted to assignments or projects based on this knowledge. For the next six months, we used the flipped approach sparingly and successfully in my classroom in Canada's Prairie South School Division 210. But less than a year and a half later, the flip was no longer part of my classroom. What are you going to learn? These days, I'm no longer an ­information-giver and gatekeeper.

My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students I've recently posted lists of the most popular posts for past weeks and for the life of this blog, but I thought I'd post a list of my favorite resources too. Click the links for more detailed information and discussion about each resource. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. And here's an article I wrote detailing all of the resources I use on a daily basis.My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

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