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16 Flipped Classrooms In Action Right Now

16 Flipped Classrooms In Action Right Now
Flipped classrooms require educators to reconstruct traditional classrooms by sending lectures home and providing more face-to-face time at school, but elementary- through university-level instructors are finding good reasons to try them out. Frequently traced back to Colorado teachers Aaron Sams and JonathanBergmann, who were quick to experiment with posting videos online in 2008, the flipped classroom concept is small, simple and has shown positive results. The general idea is that students work at their own pace, receiving lectures at home via online video or podcasts and then devoting class time to more in-depth discussion and traditional “homework.” Where: Clear Brook High School, Harris County, Texas At the beginning of the school year, geometry teacher Leticia Allred told her Pre-AP Geometry class at Texas’ Clear Brook High School that their only homework would be watching 15-minute YouTube videos and taking notes. Where: Wausau West High School, Wasau, Wis. Related:  Intercultural education (lower secondary students)

Critical thinking Critical thinking is a type of clear, reasoned thinking. According to Beyer (1995) Critical thinking means making clear, reasoned judgements. While in the process of critical thinking, ideas should be reasoned and well thought out/judged.[1] The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action Etymology[edit] In the term critical thinking, the word critical, (Grk. κριτικός = kritikos = "critic") derives from the word critic, and identifies the intellectual capacity and the means "of judging", "of judgement", "for judging", and of being "able to discern".[3] Definitions[edit] According to the field of inquiry [weasel words], critical thinking is defined as: Skills[edit] Procedure[edit]

Web 2.0 Flipping the classroom Op middelbare school UniC in Utrecht wordt enthousiast gewerkt met online gereedschappen om lesstof en opdrachten, die normaal in de klas behandeld worden, buiten de les beschikbaar te maken. Voortrekker hierin is Jelmer Evers, die al jaren ervaring heeft met Web 2.0 toepassingen. Als geschiedenisdocent weet hij deze nu in zijn onderwijs te integreren onder het mom van ‘flipping the classroom’, dit houdt in dat leerlingen thuis luisteren en kijken naar de uitleg van de lesstof. Hij gebruikt hiervoor het gratis online toegankelijke Screenr, waarmee in een handomdraai zgn. screencasts zijn op te nemen. Door deze ‘thuiscolleges’ komt er in de les tijd vrij voor dingen die normaal als huiswerk worden opgegeven: opdrachten maken, met digitaal lesmateriaal werken, onderzoek doen, in groepjes werken, etc. Vandaar de term ‘flipping the classroom’.

Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks Creating your PLN is easier than you might even thought. Most of you are already familiar with some social media platforms such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Diigo, LinkedIn, but do you really know how to use them to create a personal learning network ? We have several guides to walk you through all the tips and tricks you need to know to start a powerful PLN. Check them out and share with us your feedback. The Importancre of PLNs in Education Watch this excellent video to learn about the importance of creating a PLN Guides Check out these guides to find out how other educators have used social media and other tools to grow their personal learning networks. Want to really make the most of your PLN?

A proposed framework for teaching and evaluating critical thinking ... Flipping This Class: A Journey from Professor to Popularizer Prof. Ainissa Ramirez on the set of Material Marvels Prof. Ainissa Ramirez I was an unusual little girl. Since I was four, I wanted to be a scientist. I got the idea from a television show called 3-2-1 Contact. From my experience, I learned that exposure to fun science is the best pathway to encourage children to learn. Since 2004, hundreds of children from as far away as New Jersey and Boston have visited; the only cost is an inquisitive mind. If you aren't near New Haven, fear not. Capturing a New Audience After eight years of directing Science Saturdays, I made the leap to become a science evangelist and follow in the footsteps of Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Bill Nye and Neil Tyson to get the general public excited about science. Credit: Prof. I learned a lot in creating these videos during my transformation from professor to popularizer. Fortunately, materials science is engaging in nature because many demonstrations require a blowtorch. Framing the Lesson

5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration Culture Teaching Strategies Flickr:rwkvisual The Internet has made the world smaller. Teachers can now collaborate with classrooms around the world to expose different culture to students. Working with students from a different culture motivates students. International pen pals may be the most straightforward global collaboration available. Epals is a free resource that allows educators to easily find other classrooms interested in collaborations. Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom's Taxonomy What are critical thinking and creative thinking? What's Bloom's taxonomy and how is it helpful in project planning? How are the domains of learning reflected in technology-rich projects? Benjamin Bloom (1956) developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior in learning. Critical Thinking Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. Knowledge Examples: dates, events, places, vocabulary, key ideas, parts of diagram, 5Ws Comprehension Examples: find meaning, transfer, interpret facts, infer cause & consequence, examples Application Examples: use information in new situations, solve problems Analysis Examples: recognize and explain patterns and meaning, see parts and wholes Synthesis Evaluation Affective Domain

Flipped classroom: wat ervaringen ons leren Pros and Cons of the Flipped Classroom bevat bruikbare geleerde lessen ten aanzien van de toepassing van het concept van de flipped classroom. Don Goble heeft een aantal docenten in zijn schooldistrict bevraagd naar hun ervaringen met dit concept. Dit leidt tot de volgende conclusies: Er gebeurt vaak meer dan je denkt. Diverse docenten zijn bezig hun onderwijs met behulp van technologie te vernieuwen, zonder dat dit breed bekend is.De flipped classroom heeft potentie voor het onderwijs.

Заметки про e-learning: Электронный курс об электронных курсах Все. Больше мы не можем держать это в себе. Богатый опыт, накопленный нами за долгие годы упорного курсопроизводства, рвется на волю и не дает нам покоя. Собравшись с духом, «Лаборатория мультимедиа» со скромной гордостью представляет уникальный авторский продукт, созданный в содружестве с нашими партнерами и товарищами из компании WebSoft. Выстраданный бессонными ночами и залитый трудовым потом, он наконец выходит в большой мир, робко щурясь от света софитов. Наверняка вы уже сгораете от любопытства. Дело в том, что, несмотря на безусловную популярность CourseLab как средства корпоративного обучения, никто до сих пор не догадался сделать легкое, понятное, красивое (это немаловажно, да) и эффективное руководство по его использованию. Так на свет появился «Самоучитель по созданию электронных курсов в CourseLab» — интерактивный электронный курс с блэк-джеком и вовлекающими играми и эффектным персонажем.

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? They can be used for curriculum mapping, assessment design, lesson planning, personalizing and differentiating learning, and almost any other “thing” a teacher–or student–has to do. For example, if a standard asks students to infer and demonstrate an author’s position using evidence from the text, there’s a lot built into that kind of task. Though the chart below reads left to right, it’s ideal to imagine it as a kind of incline, with Knowledge at the bottom, and Create at the top. 249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

Leren Ontrafeld » Flipping the Classroom bij #edu12 door @AaronMullally De laatste sessie van vandaag gaat over Flipping the Classroom. Een zeer populair onderwerp op het internet de laatste maanden, maar ook duidelijk doordat de zaal bomvol zit. In de introductie schetst de spreker (@AaronMullally) een beeld van het traditionele klaslokaal: de docent zendt en de studenten luisteren. Vervolgens gaan de studenten naar huis en maken huiswerk. Flipping the Classroom is focus on the application of knowledge Bij Flipped Teaching gebruik je technologie, zoals Skype, smart boards, video, etc. om het leren van kennis thuis te laten doen. Het klaslokaal van de spreker bestaat uit Facebook. De spreker deelt vervolgens een aantal ervaringen: de video’s starten met lesson objectivessommige onderwerpen moet je niet in je les willen behandelenontwerp je lessen achterstevoren, oftewel: toetsing stuurt instructiezorg dat je lessen aandacht besteden aan hetgeen je toetstniet ieder onderwerp hoef je te flippenvoeg een instructie toe bij de video’stest je technologie

Understanding Multimedia For Rapid E-Learning We’ve looked at understanding the customer’s perspective, how to jump start you project, what you should know about designing a course, how to build a project plan, and working with your subject matter experts. Today’s rapid elearning tools make creating elearning courses so much easier. It’s possible to build good elearning courses with a limited understanding of the technology. However, you can really leverage the rapid elearning tool’s capabilities and make more engaging content if you have a basic understanding of the multimedia technology. In this post, we’ll take a quick peek at graphic, audio, and video technology. What Should I Know About Graphics When using images in your rapid elearning courses you want to maintain the best quality possible. This is article from Wikipedia does a great job explaining image formats and their differences. Typically, you’ll find the best success if you can stick with vector-based images because they scale better. What Should I Know About Audio

Vialogues, a Web 2.0 tool supporting 21st Century learning skills Address: Vialogues is a Web 2.0 tool providing a platform for asynychronous discussions centered around videos. While videos can engage students, the addition of meaningful commentaries increases student learning. This Web 2.0 teaching tool is easy to integrate into the curriculum. The video is seen on the left side of the page and comments appear on the right side. The "Q&A" tool lets you add a poll to the discussion - an easy way to assess student learning. 21st Century Skills This Web 2.0 teaching tool allows asynchronous discussion that develops viewers' communication skills. In the Classroom What makes video effective for learning? Ways to Use Vialogues in the Classroom This lesson is an excellent example of using this Web 2.0 tool in the classroom. In-Class Activity for High Schoolers: 9/11 Ten Years Later Tutorial NOTE: Videos that you upload to the site can be up to 1GB in these formats: .mov .flv .mp4 .mpeg .avl Video Tutorial Safety Concerns

Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos Last week, I read an interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled “The Problem with TED ed.” It got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined. As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. However, I am disheartened to hear so many people describe the flipped classroom as a model where teachers must record videos or podcasts for students to view at home. There are many teachers who do not want to record videos either because they don’t have the necessary skills or equipment, their classes don’t include a lot of lecture that can be captured in recordings, or they are camera shy. Too often the conversation surrounding the flipped classroom focuses on the videos- creating them, hosting them, and assessing student understanding of the content via simple questions or summary assignments. 1. 2.