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Getting started with flipped professional learning

Getting started with flipped professional learning | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it

As educators, we constantly strive to motivate, inspire, enthuse and expose
our students to big ideas. We look for opportunities to give our students a
voice, choice and a degree of ownership of the learning process. We
personalise, group and create opportunities for self paced and self
directed learning and we work with technology to connect, extend, mobilise,
broaden and deepen the experience of every learner. Yet when faced with the
challenge of moving our colleagues forward we often resort to ultra
traditional forms of professional learning where one size is expected to
fit all and where learning is linear, top down, out of context and imposed.
Not only is this ineffective but it fails to model the potential learning
experiences that we want for our students.

“Soft brain activity is virtually non-existent during lectures... even
lower than when sleeping”

— Rosalind Picard, MIT

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Redesign my Brain

Redesign my Brain | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
REDESIGN MY BRAIN features Australian personality Todd Sampson put brain
training to the test as he undergoes a radical brain makeover to showcase
the revolutionary new science of brain plasticity.
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A must-watch for all educators, this 3 part series will put an end to fixed mindsets about talent, intelligence and the capacity to learn. With enormous implications for learning and teaching, this series demands that we all embrace an open mindset about our own intelligence and the intelligence of the students that we teach.

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Read before you create another piece of instructional content!

Read before you create another piece of instructional content! | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
This short video is a "must watch" for anybody interested in developing
instructional content for their students. When I watched, I was forced to
rethink the investment I have at times made in creating content to flip to
students.
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Derek Muller is the Creative Director of Veritasium, a science video blog with 90 films based on interviews with Australians about issues such as global warming, seasons and the scale of the universe.

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Verso and School Improvement

Verso and School Improvement | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
As part of our pilot process, we are collecting narratives from schools
focusing on ways that Verso is being deployed in classrooms.
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Lauren Sayer: Verso at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Lauren Sayer: Verso at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
At the Royal Children’s Hospital, we are about to join a small group of schools from around the world that have been selected to trial Verso, a mobile learning application designed to offer visibility on student learning and support teachers in...
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Why I Love Verso: Part 1

Why I Love Verso: Part 1 | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
In this series of podcasts I will be sharing some of the reasons why I
believe Verso brings unique value to the process of teaching and learning.
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Flipping provocations as lenses on learning: Modern languages

Flipping provocations as lenses on learning: Modern languages | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
Following on from our article on the use of provocations for inquiry based flipping, we have been asked about the use of provocations for modern foreign language learning.  Flipping challenging provocations is a strategy that allows teachers to...
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Data Dashboards: Informing teacher inquiry & knowledge building cycles

Data Dashboards: Informing teacher inquiry & knowledge building cycles | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
"Fundamental to teachers becoming responsive to student learning needs is
the availability of detailed information about what students know and can
do.
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What are our students' learning needs?

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Effective Provocations: Inquiry based flipping

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I have come to believe that flipped learning was born as a response to the
failings of traditional teaching in meeting the needs of every learner.
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Is the traditional lecture meeting the needs of connected learners?

Is the traditional lecture meeting the needs of connected learners? | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
Harvard Professor Eric Mazur developed the peer instruction approach to learning after realising that, despite achieving outstanding test scores and doing well on textbook-style problems, his applied physics students could not match their...
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Why I Love Verso: Part 2

Why I Love Verso: Part 2 | Flip Your Thinking Blog | Scoop.it
This second podcast in the "Why I Love Verso" series, looks at removing barriers to entry for teachers who feel overwhelmed by what they see as the technological barrier facing them in terms of learning to create video or podcasts and managing...
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