The Art of a Flipped Classroom – Turning Learning on its Head Read more by smurik March 19th, 2012 Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012Time: 3:00pm ET / 12:00 noon PTDuration: 1 hourSponsors: TechSmith & EduVision by JDL Horizons The Flipped-Mastery Classroom Sign up for this free webinar to learn more about Flipped Learning and how to reach all of your students in every class every day. Whether you attended Part I or not, this webinar will discuss the Flipped-Mastery Classroom.
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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy Teacher Shelley Wright is on leave from her classroom, working with teachers in a half-dozen high schools to promote inquiry and connected learning. I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. Hear me out. 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. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels? We all know what a traditional college classroom looks like: students in rows stare glassy-eyed at the professor who drones on, paying more attention to the equations he’s writing on the board than the students he’s supposed to be teaching. No wonder many are proposing using digital technology to “flip” the classroom. In flipping, students do the homework before class, typically reading course materials or watching videos of lectures online. Class time is spent on individual or small group tutoring, with the lesson plan set by the student, concentrating on areas he didn’t understand. In some ways, the flipped model is an improvement. Research shows that tailored tutoring is more effective than lectures for understanding, mastery, and retention.
Moving the Flipped Class « Educator I have not written for almost two weeks now. Half of the reason is because of writer’s block, another half because school is crazy, and a third half because of some family issues that came up unexpectedly. I opened up my blog a few times with intention to write, but I could not get anything to form. But that’s okay. It gave me time to reflect on other’s posts and thoughts while trying to get all of mine to fit in my head. The Flipped Class Manifest Photo: Document with Red Line by Dukeii (Editor's Note: The conversation and interest in the flipped class continues . . . From our very first post about this topic in January 2011 to date (3/30/13), The Daily Riff has received 250,000+ views to related posts which are linked below - extending to over 100 countries. Today's post is authored by eight notable advocates for the flipped classroom. Thanks goes to our guest post contributors, and of course, our avid readers. Disclosure: The Daily Riff is not financially affiliated in any way with the flipped class. - C.J.
Dry Erase Surfaces @ School There are no little ideas, only little places to put them. IdeaPaint transforms virtually any classroom surface into a boundless dry erase canvas, giving teachers and students the space they need to collaborate, connect and accelerate learning. Turn walls, desks and even old chalkboards into more functional and fun spaces. No matter where you use it, minds will open up and fill with big ideas. Sophia upgrades its website with 25,000 free academic tutorials and more Sophia.org has enhanced its social teaching and learning platform to include more than 25,000 free tutorials on math, science, English, and more—all in an ad-free environment. What’s more, the site has become a key destination for teachers who are looking to “flip” their classrooms, its makers say. According to a survey of 400 teachers who use Sophia, 85 percent of teachers who have flipped their classroom have seen improved grades—and nearly all who have flipped would recommend it to others. In addition, more than 80 percent of teachers who hadn’t flipped their classroom are anxious to learn more about how to flip. Teachers who flip their classroom reverse the traditional homework model by developing and assigning multimedia tutorials that students watch as homework. Then, class time is used to complete assignments, projects, or discussions, when teachers can provide one-on-one assistance.