barkersthlm The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. And voila: a movement began. A 2014 survey from the Flipped Learning network found that 78% of teachers said they’d flipped a lesson, and 96% of those that tried it said they’d recommend it. What is a flipped classroom? Once a new idea becomes a buzzword, pinning down the definition can become a tad more challenging. That gets the idea across, but it’s a bit of a mouthful. Most people hear “flipped learning” and picture kids watching videos at home, but proponents of it suggest that it doesn’t have to be exclusively about videos. The Benefits of Flipping Your Classroom 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
7 Unique Flipped Classroom Examples: Which Approach Is Best 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. Flipped Classroom Examples Many of the examples EducationDive shares illustrate unique models of how a teacher can invert their class. 1. Students are assigned the “homework” of watching video lectures and reading any materials relevant to the next day’s class. 2. Teachers assign lecture videos, as well as any other video or reading related to the day’s subject — think TED Talks, YouTube videos, and other resources. 3. 4. One great idea EducationDrive uncovered is perfect for younger students for whom actual homework might not yet be appropriate. 5. 6. 7.
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? 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 → A Way of Flipping a Mixed Ability Class Jan January 27, 2014 | 3 Comments “I have a mixed ability class and some of the students refuse to respond to the lessons whereas some are highly motivated and some of them join us when they feel they can do” Isn’t this a common problem for teachers? People learn better when they want to learn. However, a teacher’s task is to make every move to reach as many students as she has in the class. I love my job because it is a great way of keeping my mind active. I have a typical mixed ability class of 9th graders this year and they are forcing me to read and learn more. I told them from time to time, we would change the roles and they would be the teachers in the class in the next lesson but I also told them that they would come to the class prepared. -I created an online noticeboard on Blendspace and added a powerpoint presentation I created, a YouTube video, some exercises. -I gave the link of the noticeboard on their class blog. -I described their tasks. -They prepared a short exercise.
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
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).
Flip Your PD for Extra Flexibility & Support One of the most popular topics in education today is the Flipped Classroom, a model in which teachers send their students home with a lesson (usually in the form of a video) and then engage in exercises and practice in the classroom after the fact. It has many advantages, namely getting the basic nuances out of the way and working on projects and problems with the teacher in the room. This year at my school, I’ve been inspired by this model to flip our tech-related professional development. Videos usually work best When I flip my educational technology workshops and staff events, I use a variety of tools –primarily screencasts, instructional videos, and some step by step how-to lists. There are a myriad of tools available for recording video on screen (I love Camtasia and Snagit by Techsmith for capturing directly from the screen; if I want to do an iPad video I use them in conjunction with AirServer). Flipping in Advance Teachers are exceptionally busy, especially during the school year.
How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? In the education world, the term student-centered classroom is one we hear a lot. And many educators would agree that when it comes to 21st-century learning, having a student-centered classroom is certainly a best practice. Whether you instruct first grade or university students, take some time to think about where you are with creating a learning space where your students have ample voice, engage frequently with each other, and are given opportunities to make choices. Guiding Questions Use these questions to reflect on the learning environment you design for students: In what ways do students feel respected, feel valued, and feel part of the whole group? Balancing Teacher Roles So let's talk about that last question, and specifically, direct instruction versus facilitation. Facilitation: open-ended questioning, problem posing, Socratic seminar, and guided inquiry Direct instruction: demonstration, modeling, and lecturing Coaching: providing feedback, conferencing, and guided practice
9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom Flipped Classroom | November 2013 Digital Edition 9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons. In 2007, when Colorado high school teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began experimenting with recording their lectures in order to spend class time on deeper face-to-face learning with students, they probably didn't foresee the major movement that would grow up around what came to be called the flipped classroom. But six years later, the growth in interest remains exponential, suggesting this is far more than a fad. Just since January 2012, the number of active members on the Flipped Learning Network's Ning site has grown from 2,500 to more than 15,000. Today, it seems, there is no one correct way to flip the classroom, and approaches vary both by subject and educational philosophy. 1) Devise a flipped strategy.
5 things you should know about flipped learning Upside Down Roller Coaster by Austin Kirk on Flickr Flipped learning — the name says it all. It’s a 180-degree shift in how we approach learning and teaching. Many teachers around the globe report smashing success with the flipped model. Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, co-authors of Flip Your Classroom and instigators of the flipped revolution, encourage teachers to keep the following in mind as they embark upon their journey toward flipped learning. 1. A flipped classroom will look and feel different than what you’re used to, especially when you’re just getting started. “It will take time,” Sams said. 2. Many students who have struggled in traditional classrooms are able to thrive under the flipped model, largely because it gives students more control over the pace at which they learn. “When kids struggle in school, it’s often because they can’t keep up. 3. “Coordinating and making sure all students are learning — it’s very hard work,” Bergmann said. 4. 5. Thinking about flipping?
4 Unique Principles Of Student-Centered Learning - TeachThought by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure. Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the design of learning experiences for students. For example, arguing for a “student-centered approach” to creating curriculum frameworks that center the authentic knowledge needs of each student makes sense, while creating a “student-centered” classroom that gives students little choice in content, voice in product, or a human necessity for creative expression does not. Student-centeredness uses an actual person as an audience, and designs learning experiences backwards from that point. With that in mind, here are 4 principles of student-centered learning to consider as you design curriculum and instruction. 4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning
The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning May 10, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you this excellent visual featuring the four pillars of flipped classroom, but before that here is a reminder of what flipped classroom is all about: Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction. While the instructional or teachable content is still available in class, however this content is mainly designed in such a way to be accessed outside class which is a great way for struggling students to learn at their own pace. I learned about this visual from our colleagues in Teachthought.
Resources for Flipped Classroom After careful reflection on my predominantly direct instruction approach to teaching middle school math, I came to the realization that the majority of the students sitting in my classroom were maybe not listening to my lessons. Why? Well, this is not the way our students learn. When they want information, they Google it or look it up on YouTube. As a teacher depending predominately on direct instruction, I found I was repeating myself AFTER teaching the content to the class. It seem like around 30% didn’t need my instructions, 30% were so far behind that they didn’t understand what I taught and the other 40% learned from my instruction. My students’ standardized test scores continue to grow.