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Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms

Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms
I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform. I've rounded up this list of videos so you can learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms. Video Playlist: Flipping the Classroom Keep watching the player below to see the entire playlist, or view this playlist on YouTube. More Flipped Class Resources Flipping the Classroom Guides and PD

Social Media For Administrators (Blog Posts) cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Ken Whytock I recently decided to compile some of the blog posts that I have written regarding social media and administrators on my own blog site. I have created a “page” for these articles that I will continue to update as I write posts that may be helpful, but I just wanted to share this as a blog post to those people who may subscribe to this through an RSS feed or email subscription. There are so many good articles out there but I wanted to compile the ones I have written to help to continuously develop my own portfolio of work. Please see the articles with brief descriptions below: As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together that will help schools/organizations move forward. The Why The How What Should A Networked Educational Leader Tweet About?

The Flipped Classroom | Quiet Working Mouse No. 79 Long sleeve structured blazer in baby blue. Stand collar. Open front with single post stud closure at waistband. Lightly padded shoulders. Fully lined. Tonal stitching. The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works. What It Is According to the description on ASCD's page for the newly released book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, by flipped-classroom pioneers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, "In this model of instruction, students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs, and tests in class." The authors go on to explain that the model is a mixture of direct instruction and constructivism, that it makes it easier for students who may have missed class to keep up because they can watch the videos at any time. What It Isn't

ICT in the Early Years The Flipped Classroom is not… | Quiet Working Mouse No. 79 Long sleeve structured blazer in baby blue. Stand collar. Open front with single post stud closure at waistband. Lightly padded shoulders. Fully lined. Flipped Class Helpful Documents After the #flipchat at the beginning of July, I wanted to have a single place where I could add documents that I talk about in my blog. Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone to find what they are looking for. I am putting all of the docs on through Google Docs. Please feel free to use them and modify them for your own uses. Parent/Student Flipped Class Intro Letter - I sent this letter to all my parents and students prior to the first day of class last year so that they would have an idea of what the new class structure would be. Flipped Parent Video - This video is new for this year. Class Outline (given to students on 1st day) - This is what I used last year. Unit Assignment Sheet - Here is a copy of a unit assignment sheet. New Unit Assignment Sheet - I have updated this to be easier to read for the students. Performance Assessment Rubric - This is the best rubric for performance assessment I have ever seen.

Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art  Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. The modern meaning of the term combines literacy with the prefix trans-, which means “across; through”, so a transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media. Ryan Nadel, in an interview on Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, defines transliteracy even further: “The most fundamental notion of transliteracy is the ability to adapt. It’s creating a literacy and fluidity between mediums that’s not tied to space or modality.” I agree with Ryan: Transliteracy is closely related to “fluency“: Let me share a transliterate learning opportunity with you that I created (Art, iPads, QR codes, Language Arts and Digital Storytelling) in collaboration with our Art teacher, Mrs. Related My World of Reading- Part I 9. In "Books" Designing New Literacies 17. 18.

The Flipped Classroom - FacultyRow Faculty Row The Official Home Of America's Top Faculty™ The Flipped Classroom With the teacher at the front and seats in rows, the classroom has barely changed in the last century. But, we now know that there's no "one size fits all" a... Rating: Share Twitter Facebook Views: 100 Get Embed Code Tags: animation, classroom, faculty, flipped, professors, More… Related Videos Comment You need to be a member of Faculty Row to add comments! Join Faculty Row Welcome toFaculty Row Quick Sign Upor Sign In Or sign in with: NYTimes Higher Ed (CLICK) Badge Get Badge Top Content Chair/Reader/Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management - (Associate Professor) Professor and Executive Director Research Professor and Executive Director Professor and Head of the Claude Littner Business School Chair of Neurosurgery, Head of the Division of Neurosurgery and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon Professor and Head, School of Arts and Social Sciences Associate Professor and Director of the MA Social Work (55126-044) More…

Flipteaching Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology There is a buzz around me these days about how EdTech is failing to live up to its promise fueled primarily by the In Classrooms of Future, Stagnant Scores. What is surprising to most when they share this piece with me or ask me my opinion about the failures of EdTech is my response. For the most part, I agree that it is failing but that failure has more to do with us than with the technology. Why? We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what the teachers do with it NOT what the students do with it.We continue to focus on the value of EdTech by what happens to high stakes, standardized test scores. Teacher-Centered Classrooms/Technology When the focus of technology is on the teacher and teaching not learners and learning, it is easy to see EdTech as a failure: a waste of time, money, and resources. Is it any wonder we find ourselves unable to fulfill the promise we’ve preached about EdTech? Look at the front of the classroom from the students’ perspective. Now flip it. Paper. Really?

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