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Flipped classroom 2.0

Flipped classroom 2.0
Learning Published on May 24th, 2014 | by Mark Anderson I’ve been a big fan and supporter of flipped learning for a long time. I wrote about it at length in Perfect ICT and whilst most evidence is anecdotal, in my experience, it works. For those of you who don’t know, flipped learning is the attempt to take much of the instructional element out of the classroom in to the home via homework so that support of more difficult concepts and reinforcement can take place in the classroom. Jon Tait ran a small action research trial in his school which you can read about here – you can find it reblogged and written about in a number of places elsewhere too. For me, I like to include accountability and tracking with things that I do. With that in mind, when Michael Ha recently showed me in our AppSmashLive a tool he found called EduCanon I have to admit, I got somewhat excited. The interface is really very simple to use. This in my mind would work like this. Here’s what it looks like when being used… Related:  Flipped Learningsocial media - tell me about it..

Screen Capture Software for Windows, Mac, and Chrome | Snagit Context is everything. Recording a video lets the person on the other end actually hear your voice. So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a video instead. With Snagit, there’s no waiting. Webcam recording - Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video to add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are.

One size does not fit all, CPD in a modern school Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson One of great things about teaching is that each year the page resets itself. Children come back from their summer holidays that little bit different. A little taller, new experiences, maybe with a tan, a little more street-wise, complaining their wrists hurt because their writing practice has fallen by the wayside over the last few weeks. The reset happens every day as do the developments to children’s learning and for us with our practice as teachers too. You may notice that I am making parallels between teachers and students above. Some readers will not see far beyond the point above and think that I treat teachers like children. Let’s take delivery (be it as lesson or an INSET session) as an example. How many of us are or have been subject to an INSET day where the whole teaching body are required to sit in rows or at tables? I have seen similar impacts in some lessons I observe too, particularly in secondary. – questioning?

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. The greatest benefit of flipped learning is the restructuring of class time, which is more of a pedagogical solution than a technological solution. However, the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilization of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom? Content Creation Tools One of the most difficult challenges for some teachers to overcome is the mastery of a content creation tool. Screencasting A popular software category for flipped learning is screencasting tools. Tablet Software Many teachers seek a tablet solution. Document Camera-Based Solutions Many teachers have document cameras in their rooms. Camera-Based Solutions Some teachers choose to forego software-based solutions and opt for the video camera. Record in a quiet room with a decent microphone. Distribution Tools These are only a few solutions.

Free Technology for Teachers What is Blended Learning? A quote from the former US Secretary of Education The goal of blended courses is to join the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active independent learning. Blended courses are courses in which a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the face-to face (FTF) classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Using computer-based technologies, instructors use the blended model to redesign some lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, and online collaborations. There is no one model for blended learning. Blended Learning in Plain English Blended Learning by Curtis Bonk In "Blended Learning - General," Dr. Related Literature Du, C. (2011, September). Blended course improves the student final examination/course performance. Melton, B., Graf, H., & Chopak-Foss, J. (2009, January). Resources

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? - Stephen Marche Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate and B-movie star, best known for her role in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, would have been 83 last August, but nobody knows exactly how old she was when she died. According to the Los Angeles coroner’s report, she lay dead for the better part of a year before a neighbor and fellow actress, a woman named Susan Savage, noticed cobwebs and yellowing letters in her mailbox, reached through a broken window to unlock the door, and pushed her way through the piles of junk mail and mounds of clothing that barricaded the house. Upstairs, she found Vickers’s body, mummified, near a heater that was still running. Her computer was on too, its glow permeating the empty space. The Los Angeles Times posted a story headlined “Mummified Body of Former Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers Found in Her Benedict Canyon Home,” which quickly went viral. Also see: Live Chat With Stephen Marche The author will be online at 3 p.m.

Tornado in the Library: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker The weather was bad on the way to school. On the car radio the announcer said the conditions were right for a tornado. In the middle of math class the tornado sirens sounded. “Students thankfully most of the school was left untouched by the tornado, except the library. On Chat vs In Person 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Help With the "Hard Stuff" An integral part of the learning process is when we are stretched outside of our comfort zone -- without being stretched too far that we are incapable of succeeding. Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly.

Digital Literacy: Professional Development Resource This resource is designed to support primary and secondary teachers to integrate the development of students’ digital literacy into everyday learning. The activities cover the following areas: Developing practitioners’ understanding of digital literacy and its relevance to their own contexts.Planning activities that can be integrated into everyday teaching to support students to develop both subject knowledge and digital literacy.Practical ideas for the classroom, including explorations of free web-based tools and activities. The materials, developed with primary and secondary school teachers as part of Futurelab’s digital participation project, can be downloaded from our website.

edutopia Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Help With the "Hard Stuff" An integral part of the learning process is when we are stretched outside of our comfort zone -- without being stretched too far that we are incapable of succeeding. Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly.

Classroom Aid | Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy Search Tools Search is the essential 21st century skill. Developing search literacy in students should be the priority of our education. Teachers and students need the ability, search tools and strategies to effectively mine for information, evaluate and validate information. FindingEducation, it’s for teachers to find best education resources on the web , backed by FindingDulcinea’s hand-selected and professionally edited education resource library. Check out this Web search tutorial called “Ten Steps to Better Web Research” by SweetSearch, this presentation provides background, reference material: Teaching the Ten Steps to Better Web Research. WolframAlpha, it’s a real know-it-all, instead of sending users to another source for information, this “computational knowledge engine” answers questions as completely as it knows how. Twoogle lets you search multiple social sites and search engines from one page. The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Bookmark :

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