Flipped Classroom Successes in Higher Education Last year I took my advocacy of the flipped classroom ‘on tour’ with presentations at colleges and conferences across the U.S. I also developed and delivered an online workshop about how to get started with ‘the flip’, which seemed to be a great learning experience for all involved (including me!). I believe that this is one of the most powerful approaches to leveraging technology in an instructional context to come along since the world started “going digital”. This year I will continue this focus, with an expanded online work shop (to be offered several times over the year) and an ebook on the topic that I hope to publish by March. Today I kick off the new year by sharing a number of stories about higher education institutions and professors leveraging this technology successfully. Shoreline Community College Improving Grades with ‘the Flip’ Guy Hamilton heads the biotechnology program at Shoreline community college.
The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving.
untitled Login to Powtoon New to Powtoon? Create an account Stephen Krashen on language acquisition In my experience modern language teachers are not terribly interested in theories of language acquisition; they prefer practical ideas and solutions for the classroom. They eagerly grab the latest games, realia, worksheets or lesson plans to stimulate their classes and/or themselves. This is entirely understandable, because teachers are pragmatic and, in any case, aren't too sure about how second languages are acquired. Who can be sure what works best? So the best solution is to use, from experience, what you think works. I believe, however, that language teachers should have some theoretical underpinnings to their practice, even if there is no certainty about what happens in the brain.
Infographic Flipped Classroom » Education Journey There is been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom since it started 5 years ago. Unfortunately there seems to be quite a bit of mis-information and mis-understanding about the Flipped Classroom. There is also quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology. Thus the purpose of this infographic is to simply explain what I believe the Flipped Classroom it is. This infographic I created below, is meant for teachers and parentswho are new to this methodology. Feel free to use it and to share with others.
The flipped classroom: six myths – Kris Shaffer What is the flipped classroom? According to many in the educational technology business, it’s using online video to deliver lectures to students and personalize the learning process. However, if you read the work of education researchers, the flipped class model is more about promoting active learning in class, in pursuit of higher-level, critical thinking skills. So which is it? I’d rather not get into the business of erecting fences and proclaiming who is in and who is out. However, it is important to correct misinformation and expose marketing claims masquerading as pedagogical philosophy, so that thoughtful teachers can make wise choices as we plan for the upcoming academic year.
Manage Quiz These questions only allow a respondent to choose one answer from the answer choices These questions allow respondents to choose as many answers as they want from the answer choices. Perfect for those "Choose all that apply" questions. 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.