What is a flipped classroom? (in 60 seconds) Last week, I plopped down for Sunday brunch in New York City with some non-edu obsessed friends and acquaintances I had not seen in a long time. About 10 seconds after our formal greetings, the person sitting across from me leaned forward and said, “So…not to be too business like, but what is a flipped classroom?” Surprised, I tilted my head and narrowed my eyes quizzically, the person sitting two seats over followed up with a smile and explanation: “We follow you on LinkedIn.” Not wanting to bore my friends with a long dissertation on the flipped class, I tried to explain the basics in an elevator speech. Important note: I do not provide a comprehensive definition of or address the many issues of definitional clarity with the term flipped classroom (that would take longer than 60 seconds). <a href=" Our Poll</a> Like this: Like Loading...
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.
Flipped Classrooms: Annotated list of resources -e-Literate I was recently asked by a colleague if I knew of a useful article or two on flipped classrooms – what they are, what they aren’t, and when did they start. I was not looking for any simple advocacy or rejection posts, but explainers that can allow other people to understand the subject and make up their own mind on the value of flipping. While I had a few in mind, I put out a bleg on Google+ and got some great responses from Laura Gibbs, George Station, and Bryan Alexander. Once mentioned, Robert Talbert and Michelle Pacansky-Brock jumped into the conversation with additional material. ELI’s “7 Things You Should Know About … Flipped Classrooms”: This 2-page PDF from 2012 might be the best first article on the subject. There are other useful article out there, but this list is a good starting place for balanced, non-hyped descriptions of the flipped classroom concept. Let me know in the comments if there are others to include in this list. Google+ Comments
Comparing Blended and Flipped Learning [INFOGRAPHIC] | Actualization This infographic, from the Innovative Learning Institute, offers an excellent analysis of the value blended learning can bring to a classroom, as well as why every flipped classroom is a blended learning environment, but every blended learning environment isn’t necessarily a flipped classroom. Be sure to click the infographic for the full version. Like this: Like Loading... 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 robztraining.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
s Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods. While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year. Read this brief guide to learn why flipped learning is an increasingly popular choice, and review a few steps for teachers wanting to try it out. What Is a Flipped Classroom? Image via Flickr by flickingerbrad Studies have found that students K-12 are assigned an average of three hours of homework a day, but many parents question whether the quantity of work matches the quality of learning. Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. The Benefits of a Flipped Classroom How Can You Implement It?
How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking. Flipped learning is a hot trend in most stages of education right now – and for good reason. See Also: 10 barriers to creating flipped classroom video content … and how to overcome them Since some teachers are already incorporating the flipped model but many others are still unsure about the specifics, it might be a good time to research the basics. The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. The PDF (linked above) walks through the pros and cons of flipping so be sure to review it prior to getting started on your journey. Flipped Learning Enables: Flipped Learning in the Classroom: Flipped Learning with Homework: