Just because you use video doesn't mean you've flipped your class. And just because you don't like the "flipped classroom" doesn't mean you shouldn't use video. Long title. I know. It's late and I couldn't think of a shorter one. I am finding more and more that people in education use the word "flip" to refer to anytime students watch an instructional video. For me, flipping my classroom was aboutfinding a way to support my students more in their learning, and tobetter differentiate my instruction and time with them. Flipping my class gave me and my students more TIME to do what was more important, more valuable, and more challenging. I just happen to use video as an instructional tool to help free up that time. "Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter." Was my flipped classroom perfect? Direct Instruction --> OUT!
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Racial Primes and Black Misandry on Historically White Campuses: Toward Critical Race Accountability in Educational Administration | William A Smith, Tara J. Yosso, and Daniel Solorzano Indeed, to effectively challenge a negative campus racial climate, univer-sities must be deliberate in deconstructing the effects of racial priming, whichbegins well before students enroll in college. In an 11-month ethnographicstudy conducted in several multiethnic day care centers, Debra Van Ausdaleand Joe Feagin (2001) discovered that White children as young as 3 years of age are “engaged in a highly interactive, socially regulating process as theymonitor and shape their own behavior and that of other children and adults inregard to racial matters” (p. 33). The researchers further report that thesechildren “not only learn and use ideas about race and ethnicity but also embedin their everyday language and practice the understood identities of who isWhite, Black, Latino, and Asian. Smith et al. / RACIAL PRIMES AND BLACK MISANDRY561 use or unauthorized distribution. © 2007 University Council for Educational Administration.
Jamie’s Flipped: (almost) a year with a flipped classroom There are lots of different ideas about Flipping your classroom, see this TED talk for more. But essentially you provide your learners with resources and videos to allow them to ‘learn’ the material as homework and then build on this with skills in your classroom. Starting in September 2013, and as part of my MSc research, I have implemented my own interpretation of a flipped classroom with really interesting results. This post is a brief into to the research behind the flipped classroom and then I discuss how I have implemented it and the power of blogging to engage students outside of the classroom. Flipped learning? Several papers have reported on the impact of ‘flipped learning’ on undergraduate psychology courses and suggested that there is a positive impact of this on students’ attitudes toward the class and instructors as well as on students’ performance in the class (Wilson, 2013). The Power of Blogging Jamie’s Flipped… Flipping great! Let me know how you get on
Printable Bingo Cards Ready? Click here to begin Not sure how to play BINGO? Want to add some extra fun to the game? You can use spare coins or buttons for markers but if you would like to make your own click here. Are you using our custom bingo with a group of 15 or more? Note: Now you can replace some or all of the pictures in the picture bingo option with vocabulary words to help teach students vocabulary. We have three different types of picture bingo cards that you can make: 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 picture bingo using pictures from a theme that you select or substitute vocabulary words that you provide. We also have a traditional 5x5 number bingo card available to print. You may want to laminate the bingo cards after you print them. You'll notice that I've combined a few themes that I typically list separately (for example, I combined Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, Dragon Tales and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast to make the "Young Children Shows" bingo card). Have fun!
Glosor.eu Blogging: Writing in the Real World If you asked my students whether they do a research paper in my seventh grade English class, they would probably say “no”—not because they don't do research, but because they don't do research and write about it in the traditional manner. The same would probably be true if you asked them about informative, argumentative, or any other kind of writing. Why? The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) encourage students to incorporate technology into the writing process and call on teachers to have students write for a range of purposes, allowing them time for research, reflection, and revision. Getting to Know You A heart mapping activity prompts students to explore their personal interests as they prepare to blog. At the beginning of the year, I use Nancie Atwell's heart mapping activity (see her book, Lessons that Change Writers) to explore students' interests. We also look at blogs as mentor texts. This is a great time to use mini-lessons to focus on each of the writing types.
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English Language Listening Library Online: Learn from over 800 activities. OK, first one, in this picture we have a mother and her children and it looks like she is with her daughters. She has two children, two daughters and she is helping them most likely do their homework. OK, in the next picture, we have a picture of a baby, a very young baby, and the baby is with it's mother, and just it's mother. We can't see the father, and it looks like they are taking a nap. OK, in this next picture we have the whole family together, and we can see the father and the mother and there are two children. It looks like there are two boys. OK, in this next picture we have a father with his child and they are outside and the father is with the son, and it looks like they are playing a little golf and the father just gave the son a high five. OK, in this next picture we can see a family all together and they are taking it easy and just relaxing.
SAT Games The reading and writing sections of the SAT exam tests a student’s vocabulary and reading comprehension. About half of the questions in the writing section will be specifically to test vocabulary skills, but even the reading comprehension section depends heavily on the reader’s ability to figure out unfamiliar words in context. Colleges and universities take into account many factors when deciding who to admit to their student body, but the SAT can often be one of the key elements that make or break a student’s chances at higher education. The single best way to ensure your success in the entrance exam is to grow your vocabulary. This can be done by reading widely, studying Greek and Latin roots, taking high school courses that help you increase your vocabulary, and by spending 10-15 minutes a night working on word attack skills. Another, possibly even more entertaining way to prepare for the vocabulary portions of the SAT exam is by playing our SAT practice games.
Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up : NPR Ed At 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, you'll find Mark Gaither standing on Gough Street in southeast Baltimore. He's outside Wolfe Street Academy, the neighborhood elementary school where he's the principal. Gaither has a huge umbrella in case it rains, and thick gloves for when it snows. This daily greeting is one part of the school's strategy to fix chronic absence and turn around what was once a failing school. Absenteeism will be front and center today at the U.S. Chronic absence is defined as missing more than 10 percent of the school year — just two days a month. At Wolfe Street Academy, many of the families work at the nearby Port of Baltimore. Ten years ago, this school was in bad shape: Test scores were terrible, and the state was threatening to take over. He launched a kid-by-kid approach — heavily focused on data — to raise attendance. "If you can crack it, you're gonna get a lot of bang for your buck back, in terms of improvement," says Gaither. One major component: parents.
E-Learning Challenge #24: Create a Simple E-Learning Game View the e-learning game I know there are a lot of folks in the community who are looking to build games in Storyline, or who just want to know more about using games in e-learning. If either sounds like you, then you’ll love this week’s challenge. This week we’re going to look at transforming a quiz into a simple e-learning game. In reality, these types of games are more like glorified progress meters than high-production games. Choose a game theme What type of game do you want? Backgrounds create context Once you’ve found a theme, the next step is to head over to your favorite stock photo site for some background graphics that match your theme. Select the style of game How do you want your learners to move through the game? Linear: Learners follow a path of challenge questions. Non-linear: Learners move through the game by choosing one of the markers or buttons placed around the game board. Building the quiz Single slide Everything is built on a single slide. Separate slides Tools Note: