Engage Students with Flipped Video Tasks The concept of the flipped classroom seems to be gaining ever increasing momentum within the field of education generally. Much of this revolves around the use of video to deliver input / lectures to students who can then come to class and do the more engaging and practical part of their work with some teacher support. One of the major criticisms of this method though is that a dull unengaging content doesn't suddenly become engaging because it's on a video on the web, so how do we get students to engage with the content and make sure they watch it in a challenging and interactive way. Vialogues is a useful tool for attempting to do this (though dull content will always be dull) because it enables you to create interaction around the video that actually gets students to think about and engage with the content. Here's an example Vialogue I created around one of my own (rather old) short videos. I hope you enjoy it.Related links: Best Nik Peachey
10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, Online Learning, Teaching, the flipped classroom For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time addressing my earlier commitments to flipping at least some portion of my Language Arts classes. (You can learn about my ongoing saga at “4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change” and at “Why I Haven’t Flipped…Yet”). Reading FlipYour Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams provided practical advice and a justification for flipping, Learning about the Stanford studies that suggest better results from flipping your flipping (that is, doing hands-on work in the classroom first, reinforced by flipped lessons at night) But, ultimately, what I needed to do was to dive in and try out some tools with my kids and my curriculum in mind. C’mon, Everyone, Let’s Flip Stripping away all the hype and trendiness of “flipped classroom” movement, we must take a moment to acknowledge that it has brought two important changes to the way many of us think about education and instruction: Essentially, a “blended” teaching model is born. Testing the Tools
#michED Summer Chats Are Here! | #michED Eager for more of the same great positive collaboration and communication that the #michED chat gave educators and students across Michigan this last school year? Well we’re back! Starting Wednesday, June 25th we’re starting up the summer chat schedule. We’ve got a great list of moderators lined up from around the state, with more podcasts on the way as well. The #michED chat is an effort to share great ideas and create a positive environment for change, decoupled from the current politics surrounding the education reform movement in Michigan. All #michED chats are on Wednesdays @ 8 pm EST I hope everyone has been having a terrific summer, and is working hard to make next school year even better!
The Power of Imagery in Teaching and Writing 808 Flares Twitter 9 Facebook 783 Google+ 10 LinkedIn 6 inShare6 808 Flares × Once upon a time there was a girl who had great admiration for trees, paths, and open spaces. She often went on long, lonely walks accompanied by a willful imagination and a quest for ‘ahas’ m-attacks. Image credit: Joe Ormonde Imagery and inspiration. When I saw this photo by Joe Ormonde on Facebook, it reminded me of a story I once wrote for my advanced English students. What’s behind a picture? Most teachers use pictures to get their students to speak. a) They can remind us of things we don’t recall Images can elicit memories from the subconscious mind. b) Images are also primers. Priming is a psychological terms which refers to how an image can bring forth subconscious reactions. c) Social and emotional learning Which of these photos would you use in class to raise awareness about bullying? This one? Or this one? Image credit: make belief comix Why? How important are metaphors about teaching in light of the above? 1.
PixiClip- A Great Tool for Creating Screencasts and Tutorials for Your Students June 27, 2014PixiClip is a great web-based interactive whiteboard with huge potential for educational uses. PixiClip allows you to easily record your screen and share it with others.It provides an online canvas on which you can type, narrate, draw, sketch, and upload images to mark-up. You can record the whole process of your work on the canvas accompanied with your voice. Some of the key features that make PixiClip stand out from the rest are: Here is how you can use PixiClip to create a tutorial : 1- Click on "create a Pixiclip" 2- Click record as shown here 2- Use the tools to doodle on the canvas. 3- If you have an image in your computer that you want to mark up or write on, click on "upload image" button to upload it to your PixiClip canvas or drag and drop it there. 4- You can also add voice and video clips using the buttons below 5- When you finish creating your tutorial, you can save and share it with others.
edcampnomi - home What's Your Animal Personality Type A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons One of the most frequent requests that I get is for suggestions on developing flipped classroom lessons. The first step is to decide if you want to create your own video lessons from scratch or if you want to develop lessons based on videos that others have produced. In this post we'll look at tools for doing both. Developing flipped lessons from scratch with your own videos. The benefit of creating your own videos is that you can tailor them to exactly match your curriculum. Tools for creating your own flipped video lessons: The Knowmia Teach iPad app is an excellent app for creating your own whiteboard videos. Educreations is a free iPad app that turns your iPad into a whiteboard. In the free eduClipper iPad app you can create instructional videos on a whiteboard in the Khan Academy style. If you don't have an iPad, PixiClip is a good option for creating simple instructional videos. Clarisketch is a free Android app that has great potential for classroom use.
Commit to 14 Hours of PD As the summer draws to a close, your calendar is likely packed with Back-to-School events and classroom preparation. However, I’m going to challenge you to prioritize something else during this crazy time of year: YOUR PERSONALIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PLAN. And while other things might seem more important right now, the research proves otherwise. Just last month, the Center for American Progress released a report on the status of professional learning in U.S. Schools. That’s because the types of professional development offered to teachers are often poorly designed. Research shows that effective professional development must: 1) Identify a topic. 2) Find resources. 3) Actively commit to 14 hours of learning and on-the-job experimentation. Professional learning makes our classrooms better places for students. Photo Credit: by Terry McCombs
The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea Check out my two-part Education Week Teacher series on the flipped classroom here I’m a bit wary/skeptical about whole “Flipped Classroom” idea and how it works in practice. Diana Laufenberg spoke for me, also, in some of her tweets about the concept: But I’m still open to learning, and I invite your suggestions for additions to list. The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con is by Mary Beth Hertz and appeared in Edutopia. ‘Flipping’ classrooms: Does it make sense? Three Questions To Consider Before We All Flip is by Richard Byrne. Should You Flip Your Classroom? Flipping for the Flipped Classroom Seems To Be the Trend but Not for Me is by Pernille Ripp. I’ve Copyrighted “Flipped Classroom” is by Troy Cockrum. Flipped classrooms: Let’s change the discussion is by Brian Bennett. And here are some posts that appear to provide a fair amount of details on how to go about implementing it if you decide to do so: Flipped Classroom Resources is a Google Doc from Dan Spencer. Related In "teacher resources"