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Turning the tables on flipped classrooms

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Sitting in lectures has never been a favourite pastime of mine. The scenery of the room rarely has more than 3 colours, and that’s including the door and the doorknob. … Continue readi...

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How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News

How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How three different educators are going beyond basic flips with innovative strategies for flipped learning.

 

his is not your mother’s Flipped Learning.

 

Often thought of as an instructional method whereby students watch online instructional videos at home and come to class prepared to do “homework,” Flipped Learning has come a long way since its origins in 2007. The concept has since evolved to include myriad instructional methods that take the basic concept and go further in method to turn traditional higher educational learning models on their heads.

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MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos -- Campus Technology

MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

The outlines can work as navigation tools, so that "viewers already familiar with some of a video's content can skip ahead, while others can backtrack to review content they missed the first time around," according to a news release from MIT.

"That addresses one of the fundamental problems with videos," said Juho Kim, an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science and one of the paper's co-authors, in a prepared statement. "It's really hard to find the exact spots that you want to watch. You end up scrubbing on the timeline carefully and looking at thumbnails. And with educational videos, especially, it's really hard, because it's not that visually dynamic. So we thought that having this semantic information about the video really helps."
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Outrageous Acts of Science

Outrageous Acts of Science | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The internet is an extensive archive of people doing downright amazing things. Outrageous Acts of Science highlights the cream of the crop.
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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 2014 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 29, 2014 4:50 PM

Great list!

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

 

"When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.

"To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time. The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination. Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs. And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:10 PM

This article and video help instructors figure out how to best "flip" their course, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Any flippers out there care to share their experiences?

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Designed to Engage (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Designed to Engage (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The future of higher education is more than a digital replica of yesterday's campus or even today's classroom. The building blocks of our future higher education institutions are physical and virtual; they are human and technological. By combining these capabilities—the best of both the traditional (the campus) and the digital (computing), we can build colleges and universities that are designed to engage, thus bringing us closer to achieving the mission and goals of higher education.
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How to Create Interactive YouTube Videos - YouTube

A quick overview on how to create an interactive video for you classroom. A great way to boost classroom engagement and rigor through YouTube.

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Suzanne Ryan's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:26 PM

Can't wait to have a play with this...

MarkCapecchi's curator insight, October 26, 2014 8:27 PM

This can greatly enhance the music classroom!

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Over the next twenty years the earth is predicted to add another two billion people. Having nearly exhausted nature’s ability to feed the planet, we now need to discover a new food system. The global climate will continue to change. To save our coastlines, and maintain acceptable living conditions for more than a billion people, we need to discover new science, engineering, design, and architectural methods, and pioneer economic models that sustain their implementation and maintenance. Microbiological threats will increase as our traditional techniques of anti-microbial defense lead to greater and greater resistances, and to thwart these we must discover new approaches to medical treatment, which we can afford, and implement in ways that incite compliance and good health. The many rich and varied human cultures of the earth will continue to mix, more rapidly than they ever have, through mass population movements and unprecedented information exchange, and to preserve social harmony we need to discover new cultural referents, practices, and environments of cultural exchange. In such conditions the futures of law, medicine, philosophy, engineering, and agriculture – with just about every other field – are to be rediscovered.

Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster. The good news is, some people are working on it.

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This ceraiinly seems to be a rationale for investigating more effective ways of fostering learning.  It could be suggested that the only core skills we all need are:

 

- the capacity to learn and relearn,

- the capacity to determine what learning is required,

- the ability to assist others with learning and

-  resilience to see that through the inevitable challenges that arise when we breach the limits of our comfort zone.

One wonders if national education policies and national curricula are fully supportive of this requisite shift in focus?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2014 10:03 PM

This is an interesting article which points out that School is not meeting the needs today and is not likely to meet the needs of tomorrow without substantial change.

 

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 18, 2014 3:35 AM

Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a global disaster.

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, ExamTime Quizzes, Socrative | Student Response System, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere
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A useful list of free tools available for polling activities.

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The sideways classroom utilizes online interactive teacher resources like a flipped classroom, but melds group tutoring and typical classroom discussion with after-school learning. Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 5, 2014 12:26 PM

Do new digital technologies mitigate teacher exhaustion? Are they even contributing to that exhaustion. Or is it the constant barrage of something new that an external expert orders be done?

 

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Dr. Eric Mazur - Turning Lectures Into Learning - Keynote - University Surrey - YouTube

"Dr. Mazur's teaching method has a large national and international following, and has been adapted to teaching many disciplines. He is author or co-author of over 200 publications and 12 patents, and helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.

"Almost 20 years ago, Harvard physicist Eric Mazur had an "aha" moment about his teaching practice that forced him to rethink the traditional unidirectional teaching model. He described his early approach to courses as "not how you teach it, but what you cover. [Then] I realized education was not merely a transfer of information. It was about how well students could assimilate information and transfer it to their own experience." So Dr. Mazur radically changed his approach. He developed a strategy that incorporates "just-in-time" teaching with short lectures punctuated by conceptual questions posed to the students, using classroom response technology. Dr. Mazur asks his students to think about and respond to these questions, and to attempt to convince each other of their positions.

 

"This is the basis of what he calls the Peer Instruction method, which
engages students, provides continuous assessment and feedback, and allows students to learn from each other."

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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:17 AM

Not new. Mostly interesting because of the Learning Catalytics product Mazur built and subsequently sold to Pearson.

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Journalism Class and the Value of Project-Based Learning

Journalism Class and the Value of Project-Based Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Journalism students know that what they do is important. But according to Jim Streisel, the 2013 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, a student newspaper is really just a byproduct of the learning process.
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How to flip classroom - the University of Queensland, Australia

How to flip classroom - the University of Queensland, Australia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Some excellent tips and resource for getting started with flipped classroom activities.

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Tech Tools of the Flipped Classroom

Tech Tools of the Flipped Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
To flip your class, there are certain technology tools teachers need to master.  These fit into the following four categories Video Creation Tools:  There are a variety of Video Creation ...

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 18, 7:30 PM

I like the list of Windows/Mac and apps for creating videos and adding interactivity to videos

mediafrance's curator insight, February 21, 11:03 AM

Infos über alle Tools, die es zur Realisierung eines Flipped Classrooms braucht!

 

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How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News ~ by Bridget McCrea

How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News ~ by Bridget McCrea | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Often thought of as an instructional method whereby students watch online instructional videos at home and come to class prepared to do “homework,” Flipped Learning has come a long way since its origins in 2007. The concept has since evolved to include myriad instructional methods that take the basic concept and go further in method to turn traditional higher educational learning models on their heads.

“Professors are starting out with basic classroom ‘flips,’ and then moving into deeper learning pedagogies,” said Jon Bergmann, chief learning officer at FlippedClass.com and a pioneer of the innovative teaching concept, “including deeper project-based learning and flipped mastery models (i.e., where students prove that they learned a specific concept and then independently move onto a new module).”

"While Bergmann still sees the original “view video at home, do homework in class” model as a good starting point for new Flipped Learning adopters, he says educators are helping students interact with those videos and gain understanding from them. “It’s not just about assigning a video and hoping that the class watches it,” says Bergmann. “It’s about getting to the next level and truly engaging students in class, and in a way that positively impacts the learning experience.”

"Here’s how three different professors have used Flipped Learning to achieve that goal:"

 

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Good descriptions of what the professors are doing as well as a number of helpful videos.


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Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science

Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Hundreds of students fill the seats, but the lecture hall stays quiet enough for everyone to hear each cough and crumpling piece of paper. The instructor speaks from a podium for nearly the entire 80 minutes. Most students take notes. Some scan the Internet. A few doze.

In a nearby hall, an instructor, Catherine Uvarov, peppers students with questions and presses them to explain and expand on their answers. Every few minutes, she has them solve problems in small groups. Running up and down the aisles, she sticks a microphone in front of a startled face, looking for an answer. Students dare not nod off or show up without doing the reading.

Both are introductory chemistry classes at the University of California campus here in Davis, but they present a sharp contrast — the traditional and orderly but dull versus the experimental and engaging but noisy. Breaking from practices that many educators say have proved ineffectual, Dr. Uvarov’s class is part of an effort at a small but growing number of colleges to transform the way science is taught.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.


"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.


"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) -

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based learning is not a new pedagogy, but it has come back into fashion in progressive education circles recently because of new emphasis on the power of students’ innate curiosity to drive learning. Inquiry-based learning asks students to discover knowledge on their own with guidance from their teachers. Rather than receiving information up front through lectures, students research guiding questions, ask their own follow-ups and get help along the way.
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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies) ~ Education Week

Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies) ~ Education Week | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Karla Duff

description by MiddleWed SmartBrief

 

"Incorporating student choice and project-based learning into the curriculum better engages students and helps them take ownership of their learning, middle-grades educator Karla Duff writes. In this commentary, she shares six tips for developing student-driven projects, as well as online resources and ideas from her zombie-based geography unit."


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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching

Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Check out these important strategies for creating an inclusive learning space that also challenges students with rigorous thinking and projects.
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ASound advice for teachers at at levels - K-20...

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Development Impact and You | Toolkit

Development Impact and You | Toolkit | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Development Impact and You — Practical tools to trigger & support social innovation

 

The tools are not coming out of thin air. It draws on a study of many hundreds of tools currently being used – here we have included only the ones which practitioners found most useful. Many of them are well documented and have been widely used in other sectors. In that sense this toolkit is standing on the shoulders of giants, and we are happy to acknowledge that. All the tool descriptions include a key reference, so it is easy to trace back their origins and dive deeper into other publications about their application.

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The tools on this site can easily be applied to challenge-based learning contexts, collaborative learning, and other active learning contexts.

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Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning

Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Linda Yaron's students traveled to the Department of Education in Washington D.C. to answer one fundamental question: "What does it mean to be a learner?"
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Flipped Classroom - The University of Queensland, Australia

Flipped Classroom - The University of Queensland, Australia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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About flipped classrooms, active learning, online engagement - a great set of online resources from UQ. 

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