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Daniel Pink's Think Tank: Flip-thinking – the new buzz word sweeping the US

Daniel Pink's Think Tank: Flip-thinking – the new buzz word sweeping the US
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Khan Academy The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. It is important, though, not to be seduced by the messenger. The problem is that educators, as a group, know how to do and use the lecture. The Flipped Classroom Model Experiential Engagement: The Activity Summary

Flipped classroom Khan Academy Trains Teachers to Use Its Videos and Tools Khan Academy, best known for its free online library of math video tutorials, is using the summer months to offer in-person teacher trainings in places like Chicago, New Orleans and Redwood City, California. That might seem strange for an organization whose mission is to leverage the Internet to offer high quality learning to anyone, but Khan Academy has been piloting ways to integrate their videos into classrooms are ready to share what they’ve learned. Continue Reading Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first. Continue Reading Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos Continue Reading What Will Work in New Blended Learning Experiment? Continue Reading Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School Continue Reading Continue Reading

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model Ten months ago I published a Digital Differentiation model on this blog. I've been using the model to guide the work I do each day and I've been sharing it via webinars and hands-on training sessions.Of course, ten months is a long time in the world of edtech, and I've added some new tools and resources to my personal teaching toolkit, so I decided it was time to update the model and tweak it just a bit. The original article and interactive graphic can still be found on this blog. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills, an idea supported by the Common Core. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. 3 Components: Essential Questions Student-driven learning experiences should be driven by standards-based Essential Questions. Flexible Learning Paths Teacher as Facilitator

Students use StudentChomps How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning Editor's Note:Posts about the flipped class on The Daily Riff beginning in January 2011 have generated over 240,000 views to-date - thanks contributors and readers . . . See our other links related to the flipped class below this guest post. Since this post was written, Bergmann and Sams have released their book, Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Do check it out. - C.J. How the Flipped Classroom was Born by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams In 2004, we both started teaching at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colorado. "And how the Flipped Classroom changes the way teachers talk with parents And then one day our world changed. Flipping Increases Student Interaction One of the greatest benefits of flipping is that overall interaction increases: Teacher to student and student to student. Since the role of the teacher has changed, to more of a tutor than a deliverer of content, we have the privilege of observing students interact with each other.

Marketing - Western Michigan Personal narrative plays an important role in Mike Garver’s teaching style. Garver, a professor of marketing at Central Michigan University, often uses anecdotes from his own life in his lectures, according to one of his students. “It’s a good way to, in his words, ‘Put a movie in your mind,’ ” says Mike Hoover, a senior at Central Michigan, who is currently taking Garver’s course in market research. So when I ask Garver about his efforts to excise the lecture from the classroom and blow it to smithereens, he naturally begins telling me a story. In this one, it’s 1998, and Garver is fresh out of grad school and into his first teaching job, at Western Carolina University. He’s giving a lecture on “the principles of marketing” to 100 students. “I gave one of the best lectures I had ever given,” Garver says. After class, Garver remembers his supervisor affirming the young lecturer’s confidence -- before blowing it apart. I tell Garver it’s obvious that he is in marketing.

Tips for Teachers Who Wish to Use YouTube in Classroom About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 12 Resources_Michael Gorman Welcome to another post rich in resources. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom that is coming in a future post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. You see, at first this definition does make a lot of sense, and like so many “best practices” I see great value in the idea. Yes, I am a proponent of incorporating various multimedia and online learning in a blended environment. The Twelve Resources To Better Understand Flipping the Classroom Blend My Learning (The Envision Experiment) - Oakland, California high school students who had failed algebra were randomly assigned to one of two summer school classes. Learning About The Khan Academy - You have heard about Khan and have possible even used the tutorials. Like this: Like Loading...

Three (Common Core) Justifications for Binge Listening To Serial Posted by Jessica Keigan on Tuesday, 12/30/2014 A teacher friend asked me this weekend if I had started planning for next semester, which totally interrupted my fantasy of being a woman of leisure. Truth be told, though, January 5th is fast approaching. The teenagers will expect me to be well rested and prepared for our second semester adventures in learning. It’s a good thing that I, like most teachers, never really stop planning. Take for instance my current obsession with the NPR podcast, Serial. Here’s a very generic synopsis: Serial is twelve part series from the creators of This American Life. I have binge-listened to all twelve episodes in the past few weeks and am incredibly excited for all the ways this podcast could be used in my classroom. I will not get into all the details of Koenig’s investigations and hypothesis because I do not want to steal the joy of those who haven’t yet begun listening. Skill one: Analysis The Common Core standards are filled with analysis tasks.

15 Schools Using Flipped Classrooms Right Now Classroom time is then used for answering student questions, helping with homework, and other activities that help students apply what they’ve learned. While there are some obvious drawbacks to this method, more and more teachers are trying it out. Many have found it to be quite successful in improving student grades and comprehension, though many caution it’s not right for every teacher or every classroom. Whether you love the idea or think it’s crazy, it’s definitely worth learning more about. Check out these stories of schools, from elementary to college , who have given flipped classrooms a go, often with amazing results. Highland Village Elementary School This innovative school district is trying a lot of new things when it comes to helping young people learn. This article was written by the folks over at OnlineCollege.org. If you’re wondering what a Flipped Classroom entails, look no further than this fantastic new infographic from Knewton .

High Tech High - Project Based Learning Today's Machines Author: Aaron Commerson, Nicole Tempel Grade level, subjects: 9th grade humanities and math/science Essential questions: Are we and our technologies a product of our ancestors? How did ancient technologies shape and change cultures? Duration: Approximately 3 months Description: Working from a machine or invention in present-day use, each student chooses and researches one integral part that existed before 1400 C.E. CA standards/domains: Physics, history, language arts Assessments: Checklists to monitor progress; rubrics to assess rough cuts and finished videos. About the Authors Aaron Commerson has taought for six years in four high schools varying from small private schools, with 15-18 students per class, to large public schools, with upwards of 30 students per class. Nicole Tempel, who is originally from Germany, taught in five different countries, including Germany, Brazil and Mexico, before finding her way to High Tech High.

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