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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy
Teacher Shelley Wright is on leave from her classroom, working with teachers in a half-dozen high schools to promote inquiry and connected learning. I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. Hear me out. I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. Old-school Blooms: Arduous climb for learners Conceived in 1956 by a group of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom, the taxonomy classifies skills from least to most complex. Many teachers in many classrooms spend the majority of their time in the basement of the taxonomy, never really addressing or developing the higher order thinking skills that kids need to develop. Here’s what I propose. Blooms 21: Let’s put Creating at the forefront

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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.

School Models Models to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teaching, Within Budget This page contains links to school models that use job redesign and technology to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students, for more pay, within budget. The models are part of a larger set of 20+ model summaries. It's Time for a New Kind of High School Published Online: May 8, 2012 Published in Print: May 9, 2012, as Commentary By Jerry Y. Diakiw 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.

This is not optional anymore… Spending the last four days at a national leadership conference (CASA 11) in Niagara Falls on 21st Century Learning and Innovation (which had no Twitter hashtag until a few of us got together to start one), and then spending the week prior at ISTE, the conversation about technology in schools is a major theme. Although technology is dominant in the conversations, I keep hearing the following phrase: “You can be an effective teacher without technology.”

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.

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