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Blended-classrooms - The Flipped Classroom

Blended-classrooms - The Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found. What is a Flipped Classroom? The information in this chart is my interpretation of a best-case scenario. Original photo of hourglass posted on Flickr by Jamiesrabbits Who is associated with this approach? What does the research say? What will help you do this?

Bienvenue dans le musée virtuel de Cyrano de Bergerac ! par Stéphanie Floriot, professeur au collège Jean Moulin de La Queue-en-Brie Déroulement de l’activité 1) Les élèves découvrent le document (cf annexe 1) directement sur leur session informatique via le réseau du collège. Par conséquent, ils pourront le renseigner directement sur leur poste informatique, l’enregistrer sur leur session et le renvoyer pour correction par la même voie. 2) La classe étant d’un bon niveau, j’ai laissé les groupes en autonomie sans aucune piste de recherche, je n’ai donné aucun nom de site particulier. 3) Mise en commun des recherches et conclusion. 4) En conclusion de la séance, on pourra insister sur la part de fiction et de réalité liée à Cyrano de Bergerac. Commentaires 1) Les élèves ont montré beaucoup d’intérêt pour cette activité plutôt difficile (surtout pour la salle n°2). 2) La mise en commun finale permet de recentrer la classe (forcément bruyante, il fallait s’y attendre !)

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. eduCanon is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachem is a service that uses the TED Ed model of creating lessons based on video. Knowmia is a website and a free iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons.

11 free tools for discovering research Finding research is often frustrating. You’re always running into paywalls and the interfaces to most library databases look like they were designed sometime back in 1980. To make it just a bit easier, we’ve assembled a collection of free tools to help you in your research. We discuss both databases and newer social tools for discovery. 6/7/2012 Updated to include Microsoft Academic Search ArXiv If your research involves Physics, Math, or Computer Science, you probably don’t need to be told about the awesomeness that is Arxiv (pronounced like the word “Archive”). Microsoft Academic Search Another great source for research, particularly in computer science, is Microsoft Academic Search. Google Scholar It’s like Google, but for academic papers. BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) This is a great alternative to the frustrating paywall-laden experience you may run into with other search engines. Mendeley PubMed Central Pubmed Central is a post-print repository for the Life Sciences. Scirus

Students as Screencasters: Flipping the Professional Development Model Tagged with: Flipped ClassroomMiddle SchoolProfessional Development This is a guest post from Rob Zdrojewski, Technology Education Teacher and Director of the Amherst Tech TV Program at Amherst Middle School. The post was originally published on his blog at If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to I love solving real-life technology problems with my students. One of those growing problems we examined recently is the issue of adults keeping pace with new digital tools while in the midst of so many unfunded mandates handed down from our state politicians. Unfortunately when it comes to learning new technologies our classroom teachers are commonly heard saying things like “we don’t have time to learn yet another new thing” (which I agree with completely). How can we teach people things anytime and anywhere? Students as Screencasters Our answer — screencasting! An Unexpected Surprise

5 Key Ways to Implement Technology In Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - DigLN, EdTech, engchat Charlie Brenda is a writer and artist who lives in New Orleans. He holds a masters in English Literature from Tulane University, and currently teaches English to high school seniors. Technology and the many advances it creates are here to stay. Social Media The use of social media to share news and information is growing at a rapid rate. Blog examples by teachers: Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a great way to teach students about technology, and surprisingly, it can be considered environmentally friendly because information is not printed, but rather sent and viewed virtually. Blogging It seems like everyone has a blog these days, so why not have a classroom blog? Blog examples by classrooms: Internet Search Engines Search engines are one of the newest ways to obtain information on any number of subjects. Online Tools and Services for Paper Writing Students now have more than word processing programs to rely on for writing papers and essays.

L'Agence nationale des Usages des TICE - Jeux sérieux : quels apprentissages ? par Sonia Mandin * Les jeux sérieux sont des jeux vidéo qui allient divertissement et apprentissage. Ils trouvent une place de plus en plus importante à l’école et les témoignages d’usages réussis se multiplient, à l’exemple de celui fournit par Florian Grenier, professeur de SVT et interlocuteur académique TICE dans l’académie de Grenoble, dans la revue Administration et Éducation. L’usage des jeux sérieux présente un intérêt avéré dans de nombreux domaines de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage. Dans notre article, nous nous sommes concentrés sur trois domaines pour lesquels des études scientifiques récentes montrent des résultats encourageants sur l’usage des jeux sérieux avec des objectifs précis. Acquisition d’une seconde langue L’auteur souligne deux résultats majeurs de ces études. Ces résultats furent répliqués dans une étude ultérieure auprès de 29 étudiants américains apprenant l’allemand. Prévention et santé Apprentissages profonds et émotions Conclusions Recommandations

How Wikis Can Help Schools Organise Their Content By Elly Faden. Students and teachers are embracing web 2.0 technologies with fervour but administrators are not, even though these remarkable tools can provide much needed cost-saving capabilities. This phenomenon is understandable,because older office tools, an already overburdened staff, and the reluctance to change the way of doing things all discourage jumping into untested waters. However, it is clear that administrative wikis can provide school administrations with radically improved documentation processes. In fact, they can begin to make schools the very platforms that students and teachers need to succeed in their technical endeavours. The school’s ‘content repository’ will contain all written content, including staff directories, newsletters, forms, templates, announcements, maps, instructions on using equipment, and more. Wikis are easy to procure, populate, and share. “Writing once, publishing in many places” is the technical writing term known as ‘single-sourcing’.