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Do you use the WSQ? If so, share your ideas here! Do you need ideas on WSQing? Check out what's been shared by others here! A "WSQ" [wisk] is what we call "homework" in my Flipped Class. It is a way I have found to help my students TWRLS in math class in a way I've never seen before. My previous posts on WSQs (read these first if you don't know what a WSQ is!) Other posts about the WSQ that might interest you: My weekly reflection posts generally include an update on the WSQ process in class as well. I don't believe a "flipped classroom" should become something where students receive direct instruction at home and then work on worksheets in class. (1) make meaning of the material and make connections to other content in an environment with the support of the teacher and other classmates, (2) understand the concepts at a deeper level through practice, answering and posing questions, or explaining problems/solutions to others, and Ways to have students "WSQ" at home Open vs. Handwritten vs.

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Flipped dilemma: What to do when kids don’t have internet In my previous post on flipping my classroom I talked about how much it has changed my entire view of education. I know what some of you were probably thinking when you read it: “Well all of his students have devices” or, “They all have internet at home, so that makes it easy.” The truth is that 50 percent of my students do not have internet access at home. The Digital Trojan Horse: Changing the Classroom through Technology Psst. This Blog post is a secret. Don't tell anyone. My Flipping Failure I run a reasonably successful YouTube channel that contains videos for Higher Level International Baccalaureate Chemistry that are used by thousands of kids each day. The head of science, Brian Kahn, even managed to get some of us time off during the week to make them. I put the favorable reception down to the fact that the course is complete, I have experience actually teaching the material for years, and I have made extensive use of video games to teach with. Zombies, explosions and aliens have all made appearances. There are even some 3D videos and augmented reality. Chemistry students have flocked to Richard Thornley’s YouTube videos, but trying to use them to implement a flipped classroom was harder than he expected!

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.

Criticism and Creation This is a new type of blog post that I am working on, a variation on the #FLIPCLASS DIARY theme where I am attempting to give some technology integration lessons in a simple format, focusing on the overview, applications used, and impact on the lesson. In all honesty, i am also trying to avoid doing taxes so I am guaranteed to accomplish that goal at least. As always, love the feedback (here or on social networks) and the Retweets. I am beginning to gauge which blogs are working (Flipclass and BYOT commentary) and which ones don't (3 rants in a week cannibalize on themselves). Flipped Learning, Competency & Mastery Research | News New Report Shares Global Practices for Competency-Based Ed By Dian Schaffhauser10/14/14 Finland chooses its teachers from the top 10 percent of high school graduates and requires them to attain a research-based master's degree at state expense. Swedish students learn according to clearly articulated national standards, and can break down and express the standards for each week, such as, "During this week my goal will be to understand and be able to..."

Announcing: The Flipped Learning Network As Aaron and I have been all over training teachers we have come to the realization that the key to making flipped class movement grow is the need to train teachers in this new methodology. We realize that we could go on the lecture-consulting circuit and become experts, but we realize that flipping is much bigger than the two of us. We have always had the heart to simply help teachers do what is best for their students. To that end we recently launched the Flipped Learning Network ( a nonprofit organization that has the vision and goals listed below. VIsion and goals of the Flipped Learning Network:

Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction A little over a year ago I wrote a post about the flipped classroom, why I loved it, and how I used it. I have to admit, the flip wasn’t the same economic and political entity then that it is now. And in some ways, I think that matters. Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- with a slight twist, flipping might be possible for you after all.