10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons. For one thing, students can learn at their own pace when they’re watching lectures at home. Students who watch lessons at home, then come to class prepared to do creative work. Sounds amazing, right? 10 Resources for Your Flipped Classroom Content Banks: The quickest and easiest way to begin flipping your classroom is to use prerecorded videos that someone else has already made. Crash Course: This series of videos created by Hank and John Green is published by PBS Digital Studios. Screencast-o-matic: This free screen-recording program requires no install. In Short
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Boynton's Buzz: Digital Workflow: How are we using iPads to increase rigor and deepen learning? Knowing that no one app does it all, one of my goals this school year was to create a system of digital workflow that allows for layering of apps in order to squeeze out the most learning and productivity from our 1:1 digital classroom. It is fairly simple to use the iPad and its apps to substitute or supplement learning activities in order to enhance the learning experience. It is more challenging to use the iPad and its apps to modify or redefine tasks essentially transforming learning and bumping into the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy. Creating, analyzing and applying knowledge has a significant impact on student outcomes. Although we've been layering apps, or 'app smashing' for some time, my first attempts at thoughtful 'digital workflow' began last week. I broke the work down into 3 categories: Information GatheringInformation ProcessingInformation Sharing I intentionally chose apps that would enhance the learning I had in mind for my students.
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There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”“What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?” In a recent article, titled ” How the iPad Can Transform Classrooms” by Ben Johnson on Edutopia, raises awareness of the difference between using the iPad as a way to teach students versus the iPad as a tool to learn for students. The lesson planning questions I hope my teachers will learn to ask will change from “How can I teach this content?” He calls for the paradigm shift in seeing the iPad as a TOOL TO THINK WITH: images used with permission from Andrea Hernandez @edtechworkshop You can download all four images as a pdf. iPad apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy iPad apps and The Digital Learning Farm Related 27. 15. 20.
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