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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"
In the past few months, the flipped-learning model has hit mainstream media with articles appearing in the New York Times and even Southwest Airlines' Spirit magazine. Traditionally, students learn new information through lecture or direct instruction while in school. Conversely, in a flipped class, students gain content knowledge at home through audio, video and text, so that more class time can be devoted to discussion, exploration and experimentation. By using a flipped model, teachers provide content through a variety of modalities, giving students not only the ability to learn at their own pace but also in the way that best suits their learning needs. It provides multiple pathways to gain knowledge and understanding. Flipping Macbeth As a ninth grade English teacher, I struggled to find the balance between helping my students learn active reading strategies and literary conventions while still enjoying the text. Flipping Science Labs Spinning the Class Flipped Learning Related:  Flipped Classroom/ Classe inverséeintermediate blended learningWhy should we integrate technology in classrooms?

Sail the Book PISA 2012 - Digital problemlösningsförmåga hos 15-åringar i ett int... Literature Circles Made Easy - New Resources New Book Recommendations and More! The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a challenge for you and your students. Everyone is excited about the upcoming winter holidays, and it’s hard to keep kids focused on their work. This is especially true in reading, because when students are reading or working quietly on assignments, their minds can easily wander. Literature Circles to the rescue! If you've never tried Literature Circles, you might be wondering what this strategy is all about. Literature Circles Freebies on Teaching Resources About 15 years ago when I first started my Teaching Resources website, I created a page to gather and share free Literature Circle resources. Classroom Book Clubs Teachers used to assign roles in Literature Circles, but that’s no longer the norm. New! A few months ago, I embarked on a major undertaking – to create a huge collection of Literature Circle books recommended by teachers for teachers. Good luck with Literature Circles!

Learning Inside an Out-of-School Newsroom | Edutopia Editor's Note: Our guest blogger this week is Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep, PhD, research director and senior producer at Youth Radio, a Peabody Award-winning, youth-driven production company in Oakland, California, with bureaus across the country and partners around the world. Lissa's new book with Vivian Chavez, Drop That Knowledge: Youth Radio Stories, takes you behind-the-scenes to give you concrete strategies for engaging and collaborating with diverse groups of young people on real-world initiatives. This week, she's sharing the how-tos (and the valuable lessons) of writing a radio commentary. Whenever I give a talk about my work with Youth Radio -- where teenagers collaborate with adult media-makers to produce audio, video, text and photo-based stories for broadcast and digital outlets -- invariably one of the first questions I get asked is some version of, "How can the activities and outcomes you describe happen inside schools?" I never know how to answer that question. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Today’s Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: The underlying theme of all of my ideas, of all of my blog posts is about setting up the conditions where learners’ choice and voice flourish. I have come to believe that the only real education is one that fully embraces learner choice and voice. All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice: Education works when people have opportunities to find and develop unaccessed or unknown voices and skills. Internet accessibility, technologies that permit the user-generated media, and social media allow for unlimited potential for learner choice and voice. Learner Choice can be facilitated through: Learner Voice can be facilitated by: Giving learners an opportunity to use their unique voices to show what they know-what they learned (see UDL’s multiple means of action and expression).Giving learners options to use their voice in a way that works best for them.

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving. And voila: a movement began. A 2014 survey from the Flipped Learning network found that 78% of teachers said they’d flipped a lesson, and 96% of those that tried it said they’d recommend it. What is a flipped classroom? 1. 2. 3. 1.

Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning Is School Enough? Video Series Edutopia's new video series profiles young people who are pursuing their passions and making their learning more authentic by taking it into their own hands, on their own time. Watch preview of Is School Enough? Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices (2013) High school student Shayanna develops her talents at Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that creates a safe space for young people to explore writing and performance skills in the service of bettering their communities. Major funding for the PBS show and video series was provided by the MacArthur Foundation and the Pearson Foundation. Back to Top Lessons From Informal Learning Dive into the Maker Movement, by Adam Provost (2013) Blogger Adam Provost visits the Fab Lab at NYC's Marymount School for a view from the front lines of the Maker movement. Big Thinkers on Learning Outside of School How Parents and Families Can Get Started

Vocabulary Lessons: Flipped, Collaborative & Student Centered Students who are avid readers have better vocabularies. This is a fact that most teachers are well aware of. However, many students do not fit this description and even those who read regularly are unlikely to encounter high level vocabulary in the novels they select. The Common Core Standards require students expand their vocabularies, use context clues to uncover the meaning of unfamiliar words, understand word relationships and word patterns. In addition to the various texts we read in class, I include SAT vocabulary in my curriculum. This year I changed my approach and began using the following approach to teaching vocabulary. Making Prediction Based on Context Clues I begin by presenting students, in small groups of 3-4, with 15 sentences. This activity requires that they analyze the sentences, how the word is used, the part of speech to “determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases” using context clues. Flip Vocabulary Instruction Presenting

27 Simple Ways To Flip The Classroom 7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom 14.67K Views 0 Likes There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers. Teach with Picture Books What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. Defining Technology Integration Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms