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4 Things To Consider Before You Flip Your Classroom

4 Things To Consider Before You Flip Your Classroom
The Flipped Classroom model is gaining momentum in classrooms around the world. Much has been said and written about the benefits and advantages of the Flipped Classroom throughout the year, so during the last three weeks of school I decided to experiment with this model of instruction and I flipped my math classroom. Using Explain Everything on my iPad, I created a series of videos that my students watched prior to coming to school. Although the results were highly encouraging and made me a fervent proponent of the Flipped Classroom, there are four things that I think every classroom teacher should know before they start using the Flipped Classroom model. Some Students Will Take Longer To Adapt Than Others Teachers should keep in mind that many students will need a week or two to adjust to the new “homework reality” that the Flipped Classroom is based on. Teacher-Made Videos Must Be Engaging Recording Time Might Be Longer Than You Anticipate Video Formats Should Be Chosen Carefully Related:  Dalla teoria alla pratica

8 Great Videos About the Flipped Classroom Following is a selection of eight videos that discuss the flipped classroom and why it makes so much sense. Learn how the flip enables teachers to truly personalize the classroom and differentiate learning. Discover how flipping the classroom can go hand in hand with mastery learning. Take a deeper dive into flipped instruction and questions that many teachers raise when they first learn about it, in a flipped class panel discussion. 1. 8th grade math and Algebra 1 teacher Katie provides an excellent explanation of why she flipped her classroom in this 3 and a half minute video. 2. This video is from one of the leading proponents of the flipped classroom. 3. This video from “mathjohnson” clears up misconceptions about the flip by explaining a lot of what the flip classroom isn't (which interestingly gives a lot of perspective on what the flipped classroom is). 4. The Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book by Kelly Walsh, available now! 5. 6. 7. 8.

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.

Exit lorem ipsum, haere mai Pahu! By Design Daily team, Designers can Kiwi-fy their mock-ups with a new filler text launched as part of Maori Language Week. Called Pahu! the homegrown filler text comes from Maori legends Maui and the Giant Fish and Maui and the Sun, which can be used in English or Maori. The text generator was created by digital creative and communications company *experience, along with Maori language tutor Piripi Rangihaeata and designer Aaron Moore. CEO of *experience Miriame Barbarich wants to encourage local and international designers to use the text. “Pahu! Pahu is an onomatopoeic Maori noun, which means bang, boom or pop. Share this on Tagged as The Chilean muralists who defied Pinochet Media playback is unsupported on your device Walk around the side of the GAM, the main cultural centre in the Chilean capital Santiago, and you come across a striking mural, 25m (80ft) wide and 3m high, covering an entire wall. In bold, bright colours, it shows a copper miner, a student, a fisherman and a member of Chile's largest indigenous community, the Mapuche. Wander down the road to the headquarters of the CUT, the country's main trade union federation, and you find another mural overlooking a courtyard. Both walls are painted in the same distinctive style. The red, white and blue Chilean flag is used as a motif. Both murals, and many like them elsewhere in Chile, are the work of the Brigada Ramona Parra (BRP), one of Latin America's most remarkable and resilient artistic collectives. Founded in 1968 by a group of young Chilean communists, the BRP took its name from Ramona Parra, a 19-year-old woman shot dead by the police during a protest in Santiago in 1946. 'R' for resistance

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? I absolutely love Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. One of the most simple tools, lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers . POLL: What are your favorite apps and tools for flipped classrooms? — Edudemic (@Edudemic) April 5, 2013 Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world. One thing stood out to me: there were a lot of repeats! Below is a simple list designed to help get any educator, administrator, student, or parent a bit more familiar with some of the most popular web tools for flipped classrooms. Wikispaces About The Tool: Wikispaces is a free and useful web tool designed to give students (or ‘users’ of any kind, really) the ability to share their thoughts, reflect on the work of others, and edit a body of work together.

Flipped Learning How We Can Help Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold are two Maths teachers working in London schools. They have taught several of their maths classes using the flipped learning/blended learning model. This model involves getting students to watch and engage with tailored videos prior to the lesson in school and then, when in class, the students do maths for the entire lesson with virtually no teacher instruction to the class as a whole. One of the benefits we have experienced from the making of the videos for our classes, is that students from around the country have also used these videos for their independent maths study and revision for their maths exams. Colin Hegarty giving an introduction to the flipped learning model.

New te reo Maori App set to launch - Ratings12345 A new mobile phone application developed by Victoria University’s Faculty of Education, Te Kura Maori, looks set to change the way New Zealanders learn te reo Maori. The ‘Kura App’ includes a range of games modules that allow users to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Maori language. “There didn’t seem to be any applications that catered to people with some degree of proficiency in te reo. Mrs McKenzie says the team spent most of last year working with local app developers to create the concept. “Our primary audience is the teachers we work with at Kura Kaupapa (language immersion schools) and in the field, but we believe everyone should be able to learn te reo Maori, so we’ve decided to make it publicly available and free to download.” Mrs McKenzie says before users access the modules and games, they can create an Avatar, or alter ego, which involves choosing their hair, eyes, nose, mouth, clothes and even accessories.

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use . EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them. 1) Focusing on content apps The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. It simply didn’t occur to him use the VoiceThread app to record his students speaking Latin, or perhaps create a collaborative discussion of Cicero. And we don’t introduce a single subject app. 2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads It doesn’t.

Mailbox - First Look 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. Mehmet Ali Doğan sent the above video to us and it’s been a lot of fun to watch. The video is dubbed in English and very well done. 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.