Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses. Students are happy with this solution as it is cross platform and supports learning with library and backpack resources.Set specific deadlines for your students. If they are given a date then unfortunately that can be construed as midnight!! The old hand-in mantra of next lesson doesn’t fit the ‘flipped‘ class idea and as such can present a problem.Provide access for students who aren’t connected to the internet at home. Expect students to watch/read your material just because you tell them to. This post is in response to the success we have had with workflow and assessment for learning this academic year. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the ‘flipped’ class as I am very keen to hear any new ideas.
YA Books and More Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons Illustration by Brian Stauffer Back in 2007, two high school science teachers in Woodland Park, CO, decided to try a “crazy idea.” “We said, ‘What if we stopped lecturing and committed all our lectures to videos?’” says Jon Bergmann, now the lead technology facilitator at the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, IL. He and fellow educator Aaron Sams posted their short films—15 to 20 minutes long—for students to watch at home. (Parents could also look and say, “Oh, I see how the teacher wants it done!” Flipping the classroom lets school become a place for talking, doing group projects, and getting individual help from teachers—and lets home become a place for watching instructional videos. Aside from the technology involved, it’s not necessarily a new idea. Ideally, flipping the classroom gives kids “a personalized learning experience,” says Wade Roberts, CEO of Educreations, which makes a free iPad app that more than 150,000 teachers are using to make interactive video lessons.
flipped classroom repository - raccolta di unità di apprendimento liberamente condivise dagli insegnanti YALSA Book and Media Awards and Lists for Libraries *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Awards I Selected Lists I Teen Book Finder app & database I Additional Resources While these books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards Learn more about each award below and read speeches from winners. Selected Book & Media Lists Learn more about YALSA's Book and Media Lists, including:
Flipped Instruction or No Instruction? - Coach G's Teaching Tips One premise of the flipped classroom model is that students should spend most of their time in class interacting with content rather than listening to teachers present content. And I couldn't agree more, as I wrote in an earlier post on differentiated instruction : Improving at anything takes practice. And not just any practice, but productive practice. Another premise of the flipped classroom model is that in order for students to interact with content in class, they must watch a videotaped lecture on that content before class (courtesy of their teacher or a virtual teacher like Salman Khan ). But what if students don't need instruction? Granted, students can choose to not watch a video lesson if they already know the material. There's no way around it: one-size-fits-all direct instruction isn't conducive to differentiated instruction. And lectures aren't just unnecessary for material students have seen before. Brian Bennett, Flipped Classrooms: Let's Change the Discussion </i></b>*}
Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard sull'App Store 5 Reasons Why the Flipped Classroom Works in Higher Education Education research expert David Miller reveals 5 benefits flipped classrooms provide higher education. By David Miller February 10, 2015 The concept of “flipped classroom” is popular nowadays, and most people have learned that despite its name, the idea behind it is not very aerodynamic. However, it’s turning into a great movement. Instructors turn to flipped classrooms in several different combinations. Others begin a lesson by asking questions about the material students previously watched, and have students answer those questions via clicker technology. Flipped classroom also provides other benefits: 1. Although there are no studies to prove student engagement level in flipped classrooms, there’s plenty of other data that show students are more willing to use classroom time in a discussion-focused manner. Most professors who have already turned to flipping classes state that students are more willing to learn thanks to this new concept. 2. Page 1 of 2 12Next » Comments
Is It Really Hip to Flip? Flipped Classroom | Viewpoint Is It Really Hip to Flip? "Try it! You might like it!" is not a sufficient reason for initiating flipped instruction. By Patricia Deubel01/16/13 Hardly a week has gone by in the last year when educators have not been bombarded by news articles, blog posts, or invitations to attend webinars and conferences focused on the flipped classroom. A flipped lesson incorporates viewing instructional videos for homework. Although an instructional video can be a valuable tool, is this current focus on the flip being made at the expense of other technologies that should play a role in instruction? Initial QuestionsOver the last 30 years, many instructional strategies have been introduced aimed at increasing mathematics achievement. How does flipping work? A typical cycle might occur over two days. An initial question often surrounds access to appropriate technology for viewing video outside of class time.
Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom I didn't understand the pull of Instagram the first time I heard about it. To me, it sounded like a fancy app that would take regular pictures and make them look like they were crappy, old photographs. Eventually, though, I changed my mind. After spending a few months using it, I see a powerful element that I had failed to understand before. And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. So, with that in mind, I'm thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.Just Let Them Take Pictures: I'm thinking of letting kids take pictures for the sake of taking pictures.
A Thematic Approach to Planning Your Maker Space When schools talk about the Maker Movement and creating maker spaces, they often focus their initial thinking on purchasing the tools and materials. This resource-driven approach can create a buzz in your school for some time; however, that excitement will inevitably fade. While resources are an important part of any maker space, taking a thematic planning approach is much more effective. No two maker spaces are alike or should be alike. While maker spaces often have a STEM orientation, they most certainly do not have to be limited to just those disciplines. To select themes for your maker space, it is important first to understand your learners. The next thing you should do is take time to evaluate the programs, offerings, and curricula within your school. In developing themes, it is also important to consider global trends and best practices. A thematic approach to planning also helps streamline the ordering process.
In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video FETC 2013 | Profile In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video As many students can attest, video creation doesn't have to be difficult and it certainly doesn't have to be scary. One teacher shares how the flipped classroom can be a lesson in media literacy for students and teachers alike. By Kim Fortson11/13/12 New York technology teacher and trainer Rob Zdrojewski is flipping the flipped classroom--or, rather, his students are. Using a video technology known as screencasting, Zdrojewski, who will host two workshops at the upcoming FETC Conference in January, turns the popular phrase on its head by asking his students at Amherst Middle School to create instructional videos for their teachers. "The term 'flip your classroom' is really for the teachers to flip the classroom for the students, but this is like flipping the professional development for your staff--but having students teach the teachers," Zdrojewski says.