7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom Today, however, I am sharing with you a set of some wonderful apps that you can use to create short video lessons and tutorials to share with your students. You can also use them to : Easily explain a range of topics from math to chemistry to music theory to basket weaving.Attach a personal message to any travel photos you want to shareDiagram offensive and defensive strategies for sportsGrade student work with commentary explaining the reasoning behind their performanceImplement a “flipped classroom” Showcase your tutorials online and share your knowledge with your students, friends, family, or the world! I have meticulously handpicked the apps mentioned below and only included what I personally see as the best available out there. 1- Educreations This is my favourite of them all. 2- ShowMe ShowMe is similar to Educreations in that it also allows you to turn your iPad into a recordable iPad. 3- DoodleCast Pro 4- Explain Everything 5- Board Cam Pro 7- Knowmia
Jamie’s Flipped: (almost) a year with a flipped classroom There are lots of different ideas about Flipping your classroom, see this TED talk for more. But essentially you provide your learners with resources and videos to allow them to ‘learn’ the material as homework and then build on this with skills in your classroom. Starting in September 2013, and as part of my MSc research, I have implemented my own interpretation of a flipped classroom with really interesting results. Flipped learning? Flipped learning is “…a form of blended learning that encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing” where the instructor provides “an opportunity for academics to provide more personal feedback and assistance to students, but also to receive feedback from their students about the activities that they are undertaking and what they don’t yet understand.” The Power of Blogging Jamie’s Flipped… Flipping great! Let me know how you get on
The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers - eLearning Industry As technology becomes increasingly common in instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to college, the modern classroom is changing. The traditional teacher-centered classroom is falling away to give students a student-centered classroom where collaborative learning is stressed. One way educators are effectively utilizing online learning and changing the way they teach is by flipping their classrooms. What is a Flipped Classroom? High school teachers Aaron Sanns and Jonathan Bergman were the first to flip their classrooms. While a traditional classroom is teacher-centered, a Fipped Classroom is student-centered. The Flipped Classroom model might sound like new-age mumbo jumbo to you, but it has been proven to be effective even in the most difficult classrooms. Unlike the traditional classroom model, a Flipped Classroom puts students in charge of their own learning. This means all students are not working on the same area at the same time in and out of the classroom.
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.
7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - classrooms, EdTech, flipped classroom By: Erin Palmer The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging. Google Docs Google Docs have many advantages over traditional word processing programs, including real-time automatic updates visible to all users, a feature that enables robust discussion and sharing. YouTube Ideal for first-time flippers, YouTube offers a user-friendly, universally understood platform for taped lectures and other educational videos. Teachem The Flipped Learning Network Camtasia Studio Edmodo or Schoology This guest post was provided by Erin Palmer.
Flipping the Classroom - Center for Teaching Excellence What do you want students to do out of class, and what do you want to do when you're all face-to-face? These resources discuss some of the options. Two short videos (here and here) from UT Austin explain and demonstrate the flipped classroom model. Digital Learning Toolbox provides numerous tips and tools for Flipping Your Class. 5 Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom (from Edutopia) Flipped Classroom FAQ (from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning) First Day Questions discusses how to prepare your students for the flipped classroom experience, improving student evaluations as well as student performance (from the National Teaching & Learning Forum) Flipping the Classroom (Vanderbilt teaching center discusses theory behind flipping & evidence of improved learning) Exploding the Lecture (Inside Higher Ed report, including embedded sample video) Flipping Out? Hybrid Courses Master Class (multiple resources from the University of Utah's teaching center)
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How to Create Assessments for the Flipped Classroom October 4, 2013 By: Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti in Instructional Design, Teaching with Technology It seems like everyone is talking about the flipped classroom. “Flipping” involves turning Bloom’s Taxonomy on its head. Barbi Honeycutt, PhD, is the director of graduate teaching programs at North Carolina State University and the founder of Flip It Consulting. Imagine a course component for Healthy Cooking 101 that addresses childhood obesity. As the lesson progresses, the instructor can add what Honeycutt terms “layers” to take students deeper into their learning and higher in Bloom’s Taxonomy. Finally, students may be asked to create a healthy PB&J sandwich. Using this simple example, Honeycutt takes listeners through the process of creating formative and summative assessments from the flipped class. So, why go to all of this trouble to create robust lessons for the flipped classroom? View a brief clip from the seminar:
Create Icons Instantly with Iconion by AJ Walther Previously I shared some tips for creating your own great looking flat design eLearning. A recurring trend in flat design is the use of simplified icons in lieu of detailed drawings, images, or photos. Many icons can be found by inserting symbols or certain Clip Art images from within PowerPoint. Creating your own icons from scratch is also not terribly difficult. Iconion is a free download that is still currently in Beta. To create an icon, simply select an icon from the left of the Iconion window, preview it in the center panel, and then add a style from the right panel. Here's an example of how I incorporated some icons from Iconion into the slide deck for an online training course here at IconLogic:
Screen casting This is the second set of videos focusing on the superb tool SnagIT. This set shows you how to create a video using SnagIT and then distribute it on YouTube, Google Drive or via Screen Cast Camtasia Studio is a program which allows you to create video tutorials and presentations. These videos go through all the different parts of creating a presentation as well as how to publish it on the web. These videos have a more in depth look at Camtasia Studio. This set of videos takes you through Camtasia 8. These videos give you a basic introduction into using the image and screen capture tool SnagIT. These videos cover all the updates and new features of JING. This includes lots of practical ideas and covers the key ways that JING can be used in teaching including giving feedback and talking about a picture. Screencast is a website where videos that you have created on Jing are saved. This is a free screen casting tool that works from the internet.