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 . Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world.
The Flipped Classroom: Explanation & Resources The flipped classroom model, in which traditional teaching methods and the order of a student’s day are basically reversed to make use of resources online and/or outside of class while moving what we know as traditional “homework” into actual classroom time, has been slowly gaining steam around the country since its unofficial inception in 2004, but the recent onslaught of high quality educational resources being released from the likes of Khan Academy, MIT, and others has really kicked the movement into high gear. What is the flipped classroom model? Does it work? Ask3 – An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To Ask3 is a free iPad app from TechSmith. TechSmith is probably best known as being the company that produces Jing and Camtasia screen capture software. Ask3 is a tool that teachers can use to create short instructional videos that are shared directly to their students’ iPads. Students can use Ask3 to ask questions about the video, mark the video with drawing tools, and create their own audio comments about the video. You share Ask3 videos to your students through a virtual workspace room. When you register as a teacher you are given a room number to share with your students.
UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture In response to all of the attention given to the flipped classroom, I proposed The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education in which the viewing of videos (often discussed on the primary focus of the flipped classroom) becomes a part of a larger cycle of learning based on an experiential cycle of learning. Universal Design for Learning has also been in the news lately as a new report Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initiatives on the Move was released by the National Center on UDL, May, 2012. This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process. Universal Design for Learning The UDL framework:
Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom July, 2014 Unlike the numerous graphics I shared here on the topic of flipped learning which were substantially theoretically based, the one I have for you today provides a practical demonstration of how Dr.Russell flipped his classroom . The graphic also features some of the activities and procedures he drew in his flipped instruction. Another section of this graphic highlights some of the bearings of this flipped methodology on students performance particularly in terms of the enhanced test scores. The purpose behind sharing this visual is to provide you with a concrete example of how you can go about integrating a flipped learning methodology in your instruction. This is only a paradigmatic example which you can adapt with due modifications to your own teaching situation. Here are the three easy steps Dr.
A New Awesome Visual on Flipped Classroom A few days ago I published here a post featuring a host of interesting video clips explaining the concept of flipped classroom together with providing some examples on how others have been employing it in their classrooms. Today, I come across this awesome graphic entitled " What Is A Flipped Classroom " and thought it might be a good addition to the flipped learning resource page here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction. Check it out the full visual from this page.
This is Why Flipped Learning is Important for your Students I just came across this great video ( less than 3 minutes long ) about flipped learning. This is basically a successful case in which flipped classroom helped students learn better. I am really amazed at how the teacher in the video managed to shift direct instruction out of his class and turn his class time with students into work time, engaging them in some higher order thinking . He records his lessons and tutorials and share them with students online. Students then watch them at home at their own learning pace and come to school for more directions and help. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has also featured some previous posts and guides on how teachers can apply the concept of flipped classroom in their teaching, check out this resource to learn more.
A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom For those of you intent on employing the flipped learning model in their instruction, we have curated a set of important web tools to help you create the appropriate flipped classroom environment for your students. Check them out below and as always let us know what you think of them. Enjoy
Making the Flipped Classroom a Reality [Infographic] Flipping the classroom isn’t just popular among students; professors love it too. The “sage of the stage” model is becoming outdated as technology makes it as easy for professors to record lectures as it is for students to watch them. Reserving classroom time for interactive and collaborative learning is a refreshing approach to pedagogy and a remarkable use of technology. "Students don't want us to be teaching the same way we did 10 years ago," [Cheryl Aschenbach] says. "Technology is always changing, so teaching has to be innovative and constantly evolving." Read more about how Lassen Community College is implementing a flipped-classroom model. The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J.