6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom Tech-Enabled Learning | Feature 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom Three leaders in flipped classroom instruction share their best practices for creating a classroom experience guaranteed to inspire lifelong learning. By Jennifer Demski01/23/13 "If you were to step into one of my classrooms, you'd think I was teaching a kindergarten class, not a physics class," laughs Harvard University (MA) professor Eric Mazur. Such pandemonium is a good thing, insists Mazur, an early adopter of the flipped classroom model that has become all the rage at colleges and universities across the country. In a flipped classroom, professors assign pre-class homework consisting of brief, recorded lectures and presentations, digital readings with collaborative annotation capabilities, and discussion board participation. While technology facilitates flipped instruction, it takes both planning and experimentation to perfect the model. 2) Be up front with your expectations.
David Röthler » “Flipped Classroom” in Kombination mit “Lernen durch Lehren” Für meine Lehrveranstaltung an der Universität Klagenfurt zu Social-Media-Tools am Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft im laufenden Sommersemester erprobe ich eine Kombination unterschiedlicher Konzepte. Flipped ClassroomLernen durch LehrenBlended eLearning Der Flipped Classroom (auch Inverted Classroom genannt) beschreibt ein Konzept des Unterrichtens mit Hilfe Neuer Medien, bei dem die Inhaltserschließung zu Hause und das Üben, Experimentieren und Analysieren in der Präsenzphase stattfinden. Lernen durch Lehren ist eine handlungsorientierte Methode, in der SchülerInnen oder StudentInnen lernen, indem sie sich den Stoff gegenseitig vermitteln. Unter Blended eLearning verstehe ich, dass verschiedene Ansätze und Tools des eLearnings miteinander verknüpft werden. Alle drei methodischen Zugänge versuche ich nun zu einem Konzept zu verschmelzen. Da alle Studierenden Facebook nutzen, fiel die Wahl, Facebook als LMS einzusetzen nicht schwer.
Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing February 21, 2014 iPad is a great versatile device that can be utilized for a wide range of educational purposes in our classrooms. One of the best uses is to turn it into a whiteboard canvass to record and create tutorials and step by step guides to share with your students. There are in fact several apps that you can use for this purpose, here is a list of some I have reviewed in the past, however, today I am adding three great tittles to this collection: 1- Air Sketch Since my last review of Air Sketch a few weeks ago, the folks in Air Sketch have contacted me informing me about the new version they have released. Other features Air Sketch offers : Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Vittle is another great iPad app that lets you easily narrate and annotate your photos and PDF slide decks to create highly engaging videos. Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking.
Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Simply Reinforce Incorrect Information? Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students and heard one or more of them say, “I already know this stuff”? While the video plays, these students are likely to daydream, surf their phones, doodle, or otherwise fail to pay attention and learn. Worse yet, if they have a certain perception of how something works and this is corrected in the video, not only are they not too likely to pick up on it, but they may actually come away from the experience thinking their perception was validated. While preparing the first “Premium Members’ Video Round Up” (more on that below), one of the videos I selected offered powerful insights into who students learn, or don’t really learn, when watching some videos. In this video (embedded above, and available here on YouTube) Derek Muller discusses his doctoral thesis, bringing a fresh perspective to the hows and whys of videos as teaching and learning tool – what works and what doesn’t. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post
My Flipped Classroom – I Will Never Teach Another Way Again I saw Tom Mennella present on his flipped Genetics course at NERCOMP14 in March and was impressed with the clearly defined structure of his approach. I asked him to consider writing it up for EmergingEdTech, and I’m delighted that he did! Here’s Tom’s thorough overview of how he has successfully flipped BIO210 at Bay Path University. – K. Walsh In March of 2014, the Flipped Learning Network (www.flippedlearning.org) adopted and released a formal definition for flipped learning: “Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.” Prior to this, there was no consensus definition for flipped learning, flipped classrooms, flipped anything. My Flipped Course What Students Have to do Outside of the Classroom
2014 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Flipped Classroom Will See Widespread Adoption in Next 2 Years by admin on February 8, 2014 The annual Horizon report from EDUCAUSE and is one of the most respected and anticipated education technology publications of the year. Each year the Horizon Report identifies two technologies that are likely to see significant adoption in the “0 to 1 Year” time frame (i.e. the next 2 years), the top two technologies positioned well for adoption in the 2 to 3 year time frame, and the top two for the 4 to 5 year time frame. This year, the Flipped Classroom and Learning Analytics are the two technologies identified as being positioned to see high rates of adoption over the coming 2 years. Of course, anyone who has watched “Flipped Class – The (1 Min.) Congratulations flipped teachers everywhere. by
A Step by Step Guide on How to Record A Screencast on Chromebook Using Google Plus Hangout October 6 , 2014 In a post I shared a few days ago, I featured three web tools to use to create screencasts on Chromebook: These are Screencastify, Snagit for Chrome and Google Plus Hangout on Air. Following this post I received a couple of emails from some teachers inquiring about how to use the last option which is Hangout on Air. So I went ahead and created this visual step by step guide to help you create a screencast via Hangout on Air. This method works in all devices including Chromebook. 1- First, make sure you are logged in your Google account then head over to YouTube home page and click on the "upload" button. 2- Next, click on "broadcast" in Google+ Hangout On Air 3- Type in a name for your Hangout and then click on "share". 4- To start broadcasting and recording your Hangout click on "start". 5- Hover your mouse over the left side of the window until the task bar pops up then click on "Screenshare" 6- Choose the screen you want to share.
Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Help With the "Hard Stuff" An integral part of the learning process is when we are stretched outside of our comfort zone -- without being stretched too far that we are incapable of succeeding. Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly. Questioning Activities Many teachers who utilize flipped learning check that students have interacted with the required video material by asking individual students a series of questions about the content.
Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Let's look at a few examples of teachers who use the flipped learning model in what many have considered non-flippable courses. Physical Education Woodworking Dance Education Elementary School
Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipping your classroom is a great way to move from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." But that shift can also bring about a number of other complications. For instance: What if students can't access the internet at home? What if students simply don't know how to watch an educational video? The answers to these questions are in the video above. Meanwhile, the rest of this post will delve into one of these questions in more detail: What happens if students don't know how to watch an educational video? Watching vs. To answer this question, there is a word that I would like to take out of the vocabulary of flipped classroom teachers. Rather . . . We want them to interact with the video content. Low Tech 1. 2. High Tech 1. There has been an error with the video. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. If you flip your class, you might be able to rid yourself of the bane of many teachers: grading papers late at night. Since the flipped classroom model moves teachers away from the "front of the room," they have more time to interact with students and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies -- including formative assessment. 5 Steps to Check for Mastery One formative assessment strategy has the side benefit of not taking papers home to grade. 1. Assign students work to complete based on one specific objective. 2. Students are told to solve either the even or the odd problems, or perhaps some other combination. 3. Once a student has completed his work, he asks the teacher to complete a check for mastery. They get it. 4. 5. Watch this video clip of Aaron's classroom in action. Flexibility, Efficiency, and Accountability
5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions) Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, which is a huge concern for younger students in particular. Well I am here to provide a few approaches to solving that problem. You can use YouTube to host and deliver videos safely, without the distractions. This Image is Licensed CC BY SA 3.0 Concerns about this come up whenever I teach Flipped Class techniques. Another consideration that is also often voiced is privacy. The following tools and techniques offer a mix of privacy and safe delivery approaches that should help you meet your needs. Technique Number 1: Unlisted and Embedded One approach to providing some level of privacy and limiting distractions is to deliver a YouTube video in a private tool like an LMS or other member-based environment where you can embed YouTube code (if you aren’t sure how to use embed code, this video will help).
Gör en bra affär, växla lön till pension - Sparekonomerna Samtidigt som vi blivit medvetna om hur låg vår pension riskerar bli så försämras möjligheterna att själv sätta av till pensionen via privat pensionssparande. Den inte bara försämras, den försvinner om lite drygt ett år. Ska vi då spara av våra beskattade slantar så blir det antagligen inte avsatt så speciellt mycket. Det finns ett sätt att komma runt, det passar inte alla, men det passar många. Det hemliga receptet heter löneväxling, tyvärr är det inte speciellt utbrett – ännu. Bruttolönen torde aldrig vara så intressant som nu. Att växla lön till pension innebär att du skatteväxlar, oftast blir det en väldigt positiv skatteväxling. Vem får då största nyttan av en löneväxling? Kom ihåg att löneväxling inte ska reducera din tjänstepension och att den är en skattekredit. Har du funderingar på löneväxling (det borde du ha) så finns all anledning att göra en fördjupad pensionsutredning utifrån dessa kriterier.
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different. On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. The Interaction Between Video & Text Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). Below are a few possibilities, many of which you’ll notice apply to non-digital media as well. 1. 2.