The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning May 10, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you this excellent visual featuring the four pillars of flipped classroom, but before that here is a reminder of what flipped classroom is all about: Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction. I learned about this visual from our colleagues in Teachthought.
Cuisenaire Rods A few weeks ago, I was reading a post on Ceri’s blog and stumbled across a picture of some Cuisenaire rods. I made a quick comment on the post, and Ceri asked me if I would like to write a joint post on how we use them. Ceri is a respected ELT writer and inspirational teacher and it’s an honour to be able to blog with her for a newbie like me. It’s the first attempt at cross-posting and blogging together for either of us: hope you like the results! Ceri’s story I bought my box of cuisenaire rods in 1989 when I was doing my induction to the Dip TEFLA (as it was known then) at IH Hastings. Recently I dusted them off and used them in class. Inspired by her enthusiastic response , I took them into my adult class the next day. In the second lesson I introduced them to the rods for language practice using an activity I’d seen modelled back in that lesson in Hastings. After this, everyone of us made a figure and we explained how to make it and the other classmates tried to find out .” Hi Ceri!
A New Awesome Visual on Flipped Classroom A few days ago I published here a post featuring a host of interesting video clips explaining the concept of flipped classroom together with providing some examples on how others have been employing it in their classrooms. Today, I come across this awesome graphic entitled " What Is A Flipped Classroom " and thought it might be a good addition to the flipped learning resource page here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. Check it out the full visual from this page.
Ilman kirjautumista somettelua (päivitetty taas!) EDIT 21.3.12 koottu dia-esitykseen alla olevat, esitystä voi vapaasti muokata. Linkeistä luotu Pearltree-jäsennys. Aina ei tarvitse luoda käyttäjätunnuksia vaan somepalvelun saa käyttöön noin vain. Kidblog tarjoaa 1- ja 2-aseteen opetukseen maksutta Wordpress-pohjalla toimivan luokkablogin, jossa vain opettaja kirjautuu ja luo luokkablogin (maksuton versio sallii kaksi opettajaa samalle luokalle). Socrative mahdollistaa luokkatilanteessa yhteistyön niin, että opettaja luo yhteistyötilan (kysymyksiä, äänestyksiä, monivalintoja) ja jakaa linkin ja avaimen, jolla oppijat pääsevät yhteistyötilaan joko tietokoneilla tai mobiililaitteilla (katso esittelyvideo). Jussi Linkola oli löytänyt kätevän tlk.io-chatin, jota heti kokeiltiin. Kalastelin tähän listaukseen apua Google+:ssa (ja sitä kautta Twitterissä). EDIT 2.9.2013: Matleena Laakson diasarja samasta aiheesta eli Somettelua ilman kirjautumista.
Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom July, 2014 Unlike the numerous graphics I shared here on the topic of flipped learning which were substantially theoretically based, the one I have for you today provides a practical demonstration of how Dr.Russell flipped his classroom . The graphic also features some of the activities and procedures he drew in his flipped instruction. Another section of this graphic highlights some of the bearings of this flipped methodology on students performance particularly in terms of the enhanced test scores. The purpose behind sharing this visual is to provide you with a concrete example of how you can go about integrating a flipped learning methodology in your instruction. Here are the three easy steps Dr. 1- Record 25 lectures were recorded with Echo 360, each just 35 minutes long 2- Watch Students tune in and watch video the night before class 3- Active Learning Students arrive to class ready to engage and participate Read on to learn more about the whole procedure Dr. Source: Echo 360
Useful links for CELTA Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year (2014), and will continue to dominate until the same time this year (2015). I’ve been building this list in my head for a while, and it’s finally time to get it onto the blog. It’s arranged into categories, with subtitles and topics in bold to help you navigate. There’s a lot here, so just use the bits you need as you need them rather than trying to look at all of them – if not, you’ll end up being overwhelmed! A quick way to find what you need it to press CTRL + F (CMD + F on a Mac) and type a key word connected to what you’re struggling with, like ‘TTT’, ‘instructions’ or ‘writing’ – this will take you straight to the relevant section. Please let me know if any of the links are broken so I can update them, and feel free to add suggestions to the comments. Before the course CELTA is a very intensive experience, and it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Is the CELTA worth it? Top Reading
This is Why Flipped Learning is Important for your Students I just came across this great video ( less than 3 minutes long ) about flipped learning. This is basically a successful case in which flipped classroom helped students learn better. I am really amazed at how the teacher in the video managed to shift direct instruction out of his class and turn his class time with students into work time, engaging them in some higher order thinking . He records his lessons and tutorials and share them with students online. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has also featured some previous posts and guides on how teachers can apply the concept of flipped classroom in their teaching, check out this resource to learn more.
Free Technology for Teachers Flipped Learning Pilot Radically Reduces DFW Grade Rates in Two Courses Have you been struggling at your school with finding a way to encourage faculty to give flipped classroom techniques a try? At The College of Westchester, we found an approach that worked, and the results so far have been very encouraging. With the growing body of data supporting the effectiveness of the technique, I was eager to see faculty at my institution consider a structured approach to trying flipped teaching and learning techniques. Various instructors had been experimenting with the idea, but there was still a tentative nature to what had been done thus far. Working with CW Provost Warren Rosenberg, a small Competitive Grant was endowed, to enhance interest. Several CW Instructors submitted proposals for the “Flipped Class Competitive Grant”, which was a targeted to those who would be teaching courses in the Winter Day 2014 Term. The Academic Approach Instructors were required to define and document their approach, and to flip at least 30% of their lessons. Summarizing Findings
Classroom Activities for 1:1 & BYOT | Talk Tech With Me In February, our district will begin state testing. Once testing begins, there will be at least one grade level in at least one school in our district testing every single school day until May. This big span of time marks the third round of testing this year. We are not alone. Toss that around in your head for a minute or two. I’ll spare you my soap box about too much testing and where the focus has gone in education; you likely feel the same way (if you’ve got some time, or you’re just as passionate as I am about these issues, I do suggest you head on over to Nancy Chewning’s blog response to TIME Magazine’s Rotten Apples article that was featured in the Washington Post). Teachers are working so hard not to teach to the test, while at the same time making sure students are as prepared as possible for the tests- the scores of which will directly impact their own livelihoods. Take the following example. We learn through experience. So what do you think? Tech To You Later! Like this:
A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom For those of you intent on employing the flipped learning model in their instruction, we have curated a set of important web tools to help you create the appropriate flipped classroom environment for your students. Check them out below and as always let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. 2- Knowmia Knowmia is a great website that offers thousands of video lessons from great teachers around the world. 3- Edmodo Edmodo is another great web tool you can use to flip your classroom. 4- Screencasting tools Here is a host of some great web tools to create screencasts and video tutorials. For more tools to flip your classroom , here is a great list from Ducman . check it out