Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines We’ve seen a significant ramping up of interest in – and exposure to – the flipped/inverted classroom over the last few years, and it’s been nice to see an uptick in the amount of research being done into its effectiveness. But one thing that’s been lacking has been a consensus on what the flipped classroom actually is. If a professor assigns readings to do before class and then holds discussions in class, is that “the flipped classroom”? I’ve said in the past that it is not (necessarily), but that’s just me. Now, however, a group of educators and others interested in flipped learning are proposing a common definition of flipped learning, and it’s pretty interesting. Their definition of flipped learning goes like this:
A teacher’s complete guide to using Google Voice to collect classwork and homework This entry will guide you through the process of setting up and using a Google Voice account for the purpose of collecting spoken homework, such as for a language class. After reading this guide, you will be ready to configure your Google Voice account and collect your first round of homework. The focus of this entry is not to give an exhaustive list of all the contexts and ways in which Google Voice can be used in education, however! Use your creativity and share your ideas in the comments.
5 Less-Known iPad Apps For The Flipped Classroom Nothing can replace the physical presence of a teacher. But with so much technology available these days, some teachers and professors are choosing a different way to structure their classes by flipping them. A flipped classroom occurs when a teacher flips the traditional class method (lectures taught in class, homework done at home) to allow students to watch lectures at home and do homework and activities in class. This enables the teacher to assist in the application of the lessons instead of teaching the lesson in person. But this doesn’t mean the teacher abandons the student and says “you’re on your own from here.”
Using TeacherTube in the Flipped Classroom - TeacherTube Official Blog TeacherTube Official Blog Social media and online resources have become essential tools for the 21st century classroom. By engaging students through contemporary classroom resources, we not only provide them with career-readiness skills, but also with the opportunity for their voice(s) to be an invaluable part of the learning process. During last week’s #edchat, teachers and educators discussed the important role of student voice in the classroom, and how implementing educational technology can help. In 'Flipped' Classrooms, a Method for Mastery Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. In traditional schooling, time is a constant and understanding is a variable. A fifth-grade class will spend a set number of days on prime factorization and then move on to study greatest common factors — whether or not every student is ready.
Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible Culture Bao Tri Photography By Anne Collier Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning September 6, 2014 Flipped learning is a learning trend that is gaining in momentum within the education community. Whether this is a new trend or not does not matter here what matters is the fact that web technologies and digital media is increasing the potential of flipped learning beyond measures. 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.There are actually several pluses for using a flipped approach in your teaching: 1- The Flipped Classroom Model 2- Flipped Learning
Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo Guest post by 7th grade Social Studies teacher Tom Hopper Tom Hopper has been teaching 7th grade Social Studies in Okemos, Michigan for 13 years. He’s a big fan of Edmodo, the social learning platform that he found last year. It’s had a remarkable impact on his day-to-day teaching given the intuitive nature of the site. The Edmodo environment allows for safe and convenient delivery, facilitates discussion among all types of students, and is a motivator for kids hungry to learn more outside of the school day. His classes are more like learning communities now. How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around lessons, allowing students to use their cell phones to do research and participate in class, and developing their curriculum around projects to ground learning around an activity. These strategies are all part of a larger goal to help students connect to social and cultural spaces. And it’s part of what defines “participatory learning,” coined by University of Southern California Annenberg Professor Henry Jenkins, who published his first article on the topic “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture,” in 2006.
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.
A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. How can I use edmodo with my students ?