Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series) Sal Khan: What Khan Academy is most known for is there's a library for about 2,500 videos. Right now they're all made by me in English, although we are translating them, and they're everything from basic addition all the way to vector calculus and the French Revolution. And there's a video on the debt ceiling, [ laughs ] so a very comprehensive set of videos, and we keep add -- I keep adding more right now. But we've augmented it now that we've gotten funding this past year with an exercise platform, and it's an exercise platform that -- I'd actually written a primitive version of it for my cousins many of years ago, actually before I'd even made the first video, but I didn't have the bandwidth nor the talent to properly do that justice. And so when we got funding, I said, "This is where I think a lot of the meat is is actually giving people exercises and feedback and letting the videos complement that". Sal Khan: We don't want to force a role out to every school in the country.
Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons Illustration by Brian Stauffer Back in 2007, two high school science teachers in Woodland Park, CO, decided to try a “crazy idea.” “We said, ‘What if we stopped lecturing and committed all our lectures to videos?’” Flipping the classroom lets school become a place for talking, doing group projects, and getting individual help from teachers—and lets home become a place for watching instructional videos. Aside from the technology involved, it’s not necessarily a new idea. Ideally, flipping the classroom gives kids “a personalized learning experience,” says Wade Roberts, CEO of Educreations, which makes a free iPad app that more than 150,000 teachers are using to make interactive video lessons. Making class time count Librarians help teachers flip the classroom—and the media center. “The idea is to use technology to make sure that the time in the classroom isn’t spent on lecturing. Of course, just because a librarian or teacher posts a video doesn’t mean students will watch it.
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. And voila: a movement began. A 2014 survey from the Flipped Learning network found that 78% of teachers said they’d flipped a lesson, and 96% of those that tried it said they’d recommend it. What is a flipped classroom? Once a new idea becomes a buzzword, pinning down the definition can become a tad more challenging. That gets the idea across, but it’s a bit of a mouthful. The Benefits of Flipping Your Classroom 1. 2. 3. The Backwards Classroom 1.
5 Digital Tools For The Flipped Classroom Hafsa Wajeeh, dtopgadgets Have you “Flipped your classroom” yet? The flipped classroom is a useful technique that has moved lectures out of the class, and onto digital media. A number of tools are available that can be used to record lectures, including YouTube, Edmodo, Schoology, and Moodle. 1. The first tool is Panopto. If you are a teacher and you are using Panopto, you don’t have to worry about uploading your lectures because it is integrated to a Course Management System, Canvas. Panopto is as useful for students as it is for teachers. 2. Tegrity is another great tool that is used for flipping the class. To use Tegrity, you don’t have to change your teaching style. As a student, you have freedom to find a specific portion of a lesson, bookmark it, and you can also send electronic questions to your teachers. 3. Screencast-o-matic is a tool that helps a teacher in recording everything they do does on their computer. 4. 5. Image attribution flickr user flickeringbrad
¿Le damos la vuelta al aula…? The Flipped Classroom Seguro que has leído en algún artículo, o en algún tweet, la expresión Flipped Classroom, que atendiendo a la traducción literal sería algo así como la clase del revés. Bueno, lo que nos faltaba …poner a los alumnos boca abajo y que en ese momento llegara el mismísimo Inspector Zito The Flipped Classroom es un modelo de trabajo en el aula con el que están experimentando algunos docentes. Si bajo la estructura tradicional el tiempo que estamos en el aula, especialmente en los niveles superiores de secundaria y en enseñanza superior, se dedica a explicar la materia y acercar al alumnado a las ideas fundamentales de cada unidad didáctica, mientras que las tareas se hacen en casa, bajo la estructura que propone la ‘clase del revés’, es precisamente al contrario: en casa los estudiantes acceden a los contenidos mientras que las tareas se desarrollan en el aula. Los docentes tienen más tiempo en el aula para trabajar con cada estudiante, conocer mejor sus necesidades y sus avances. 1. 2. 3. 4.
5 Flipped Classroom Issues (And Solutions) For Teachers Have you been thinking about flipping your classroom this fall? Flipping can let you make the most of face-to-face time with your students. Rather than taking class time to introduce content and using homework to review concepts, flip the process so that students gain basic knowledge at home and then create, collaborate, and make connections in school. Creating video used to be out of reach for most teachers. 1. Flipping is not an all or nothing deal. Tip: With elementary students, and even middle school, begin by creating centers in your classroom where students can experience the process of learning by video with your support. 2. There really is a difference between talking at your students and talking to them. Tip: When using video and screencasts, think about the modalities that they afford – moving pictures, drawing, type, audio, and your own persona. 3. Pay attention to import and export issues with your video creation tools. 4. Tip: Don’t be afraid to abort mission! 5.
Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating Teaching Strategies Chris Davis, Powerful Learning Practice LLC By Shelley Wright I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. Conceived in 1956 by a group of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom, the taxonomy classifies skills from least to most complex. Many teachers in many classrooms spend the majority of their time in the basement of the taxonomy, never really addressing or developing the higher order thinking skills that kids need to develop. Rather than starting with knowledge, we start with creating, and eventually discern the knowledge that we need from it. The pyramid creates the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity — only those who can traverse the bottom levels and reach the summit can be creative. Here’s what I propose: we flip Bloom’s taxonomy. Creating at the Forefront Related
Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom The flipped classroom has been gathering steam for a few years now. The premise: watch videos of instruction or lecture at home, and do the “homework” with the teacher in class. The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not In reality, there isn’t a whole lot of philosophical or theoretical information that I believe I can personally share that will be cutting edge, or not met with a new debate. The Flipped Class: What Does a Good One Look Like? So instead of telling you what a flipped classroom is and what a flipped classroom is not, I decided to go to the specialists, the teachers in my district, to find out how the flipped classroom is, or is not, working for them in their actual classroom. A simple note sent to the staff began a wave of information that I’m excited to share. Classroom management tips to get parents more involved in your classroom. Today we honor the unsung heroes of the teaching profession, the fleet of... Tips to help you discover how to motivate students. Positives:
How Flipping The Classroom Is Working In Turkey I’ve seen flipped classrooms in many countries. It’s one of the biggest trends in education right now. Flipping the classroom and making the teacher more of a moderator than a lecturer has proven to be an exciting new way to get schools and students excited about learning. In a rare look, we now have a glimpse at how flipping the classroom is working in Turkey. The video details how students felt about homework prior to flipping, what happened when the classrooms were flipped, and if it all worked out. There is also a feature of the flipped classrooms in Turkey where students have a formal role as leaders.
The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down" In the past few months, the flipped-learning model has hit mainstream media with articles appearing in the New York Times and even Southwest Airlines' Spirit magazine. Traditionally, students learn new information through lecture or direct instruction while in school. Conversely, in a flipped class, students gain content knowledge at home through audio, video and text, so that more class time can be devoted to discussion, exploration and experimentation. By using a flipped model, teachers provide content through a variety of modalities, giving students not only the ability to learn at their own pace but also in the way that best suits their learning needs. However, if we take the time to make our content available outside of class, what does learning look in school? Flipped benefits students in two ways: It provides multiple pathways to gain knowledge and understanding. Flipping Macbeth What if class time had been used to read out loud and experience the reading instead of analyzing it?
The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works. Others wanted to sing its praises and often included a vignette about how it works in their classroom and how it transformed learning for their students. Still others railed that the model is nothing transformative at all and that it still emphasizes sage-on-the-stage direct instruction rather than student-centered learning. What It Is The authors go on to explain that the model is a mixture of direct instruction and constructivism, that it makes it easier for students who may have missed class to keep up because they can watch the videos at any time. What It Isn't Why It Works
This is new! Record a video of iPad’s screen in any app « Douchy's Blog There are numerous options for recording a video of one’s computer screen, from the free and simple, but limited Jing to more powerful, and correspondingly expensive offerings like Camtasia or Adobe Captivate. There are also a number of free Web 2.0 options such as Screenr. On a Mac you can even use the built-in QuickTime player that ships free on every machine! But until recently recording the screen of my iPad was limited to within an individual app. Apps like ShowMe and LivePaper have been around for a while and the excellent ExplainEverything is far and away my favourite for recording a screencast from my iPad. But even using these tools, one is restricted to recording the screen within that one app itself. Enter* Disp Recorder. The Good: Disp Recorder lets you easily record anything that happens on the screen of your iPad: navigating through the Home screens, changing options in the Settings app or working in another app such as GarageBand or Google Earth. The Not-Quite-So-Good:
PISA 2012 - Digital problemlösningsförmåga hos 15-åringar i ett int... The Flipped Class as a Way TO the Answers One common criticism of the the Flipped Class is that it really isn’t that big of a change. A recorded lecture is still just a lecture. Instead of students sitting in a room and hearing a “boring” lecture we bore them at home. There really isn’t anything revolutionary about a video lecture. If all the flipped classroom is lectures at home and homework in class, then yes–I agree with the pundits: The Flipped Class is just window dressing on a broken system. I believe that the flipped class is NOT the answer to today’s educational problems. However: I do believe that: The Flipped Class is a way TO the answers. I have seen countless teachers who have STARTED with the traditional flipped class. Aaron Sams and I only spent one year flipping our class in a traditional manner. For those teachers who are already using one or more of these deeper teaching pedagogies, you should not flip your class. For these teachers, we want to help them move to deeper learning strategies. I hope all is well.