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."
Flip Classroom Instruction: How to Guide Part 1
Flip Classroom Instruction, Reverse Instruction, Flipped Instruction, and Flipped Classroom are all names for the same instructional method. To receive upcoming segments of A Guide on How to Flip Classroom Instruction Subscribe to our Newsletter. A flipped classroom is where students receive the key instructional elements at home. Then in the classroom, they apply the knowledge. Instruction can be provided through videos, podcasts, websites, DVDs, CDs, or any other form that provides a clear instructional message. In the classroom, students work together under the guidance of the teacher in applying the instruction to complex problems.
The Art of a Flipped Classroom – Turning Learning on its Head
Read more by smurik March 19th, 2012 Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012Time: 3:00pm ET / 12:00 noon PTDuration: 1 hourSponsors: TechSmith & EduVision by JDL Horizons The Flipped-Mastery Classroom Sign up for this free webinar to learn more about Flipped Learning and how to reach all of your students in every class every day.
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The Role of Truth, Trust and Context in Online Learning
By Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach I have been thinking today about truth, trust, and learning. I am going to try and weave them together in a post that makes some logical sense but if I fail, I ask your forgiveness in advance. Maybe hear this post as sound bites rather than a narrative as I try to find my way. Context I was listening to Dr. Ravi Zacharias and heard him say, “Intent is prior to content” and my mind exploded.
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.
FLIPPING YOUR FACULTY MEETINGS
2/5/2013 By: Nancy Caramanico Do you wish your faculty meetings could be more engaging? A recent study by MCI Conferencing revealed the following statistics: Most professionals who meet on a regular basis admit to daydreaming (91%), missing meetings (96%), or missing parts of meetings (95%). A large percentage (73%) said they have brought other work to meetings and some (39%) said they have dozed during meetings. Though this study was done in a business setting, similar percentages may well be found at faculty meetings in many schools.
Dry Erase Surfaces @ School
There are no little ideas, only little places to put them. IdeaPaint transforms virtually any classroom surface into a boundless dry erase canvas, giving teachers and students the space they need to collaborate, connect and accelerate learning. Turn walls, desks and even old chalkboards into more functional and fun spaces.
10 Reasons Every District Should Open a Flex School
Flex is category of blended learning. Innosight Institute in their recently updated classifications of blended learning defined a flex model as “a program in which content and instruction are delivered primarily by the Internet, students move on an individually customized, fluid schedule among learning modalities, and the teacher-of-record is on-site.” While most instruction is online, “The teacher-of-record or other adults provide face-to-face support on a flexible and adaptive as-needed basis through activities such as small-group instruction, group projects, and individual tutoring.” In schools using rotation models, student spent 20 to 50 percent of their time online.
I used to think…
I used to think that giving homework the first day of school set the “tone” for our classroom, that this was an academic class that had rigor and demanded their best. Now I realize that I was trying to intimidate my students so that they would work hard and know that I was the one in charge. I used to think that compliant, well-behaved students were the ideal; now I’m afraid for them.
Flipped Classrooms — Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
by guest writer Karen Brinkley If asked to describe a traditional college classroom and style of pedagogy, most people would probably think of students who come to a classroom of chairs in rows to listen to a professor deliver a lecture, and who then did textbook readings and assignments at home. Yet those who have experienced a flipped classroom would describe something completely different. Flipping classrooms is a fairly recent and growing trend sweeping through classrooms across the country. And the name is pretty fitting.
How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia
Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an Assignment Wizard. The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed. Knowmia's new support blog outlines each step of the process of creating and distributing assignments through the Assignment Wizard. Click here for an introduction to using the Knowmia Assignment Wizard and click here for advanced instructions on using the Assignment Wizard.
Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels?
We all know what a traditional college classroom looks like: students in rows stare glassy-eyed at the professor who drones on, paying more attention to the equations he’s writing on the board than the students he’s supposed to be teaching. No wonder many are proposing using digital technology to “flip” the classroom. In flipping, students do the homework before class, typically reading course materials or watching videos of lectures online. Class time is spent on individual or small group tutoring, with the lesson plan set by the student, concentrating on areas he didn’t understand. In some ways, the flipped model is an improvement.