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Report: Interest in Flipped Classrooms Surpasses Other Digital Learning Trends -- THE Journal

Report: Interest in Flipped Classrooms Surpasses Other Digital Learning Trends -- THE Journal | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Flipped classrooms are having a significant effect on teaching and learning, according to a new white paper from Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network.

 

Key findings from the Speak Up 2013 survey include:

One in six math and science teachers surveyed said they use flipped learning;Sixteen percent of teachers who responded reported regularly recording lessons for students to watch online;Forty-five percent of librarians and media specialists surveyed told researchers they regularly create videos and other rich media as part of their jobs;Thirty-seven percent of librarians siad they help teachers use and create videos and rich media;Almost 20 percent of teachers told surveyors they want to learn how to flip their classrooms;Forty-one percent of administrators indicated that they think pre-service teachers should learn how to set up a flipped classroom before they earn their teaching credentials;Sixty-six percent of principals said they think teacher preparation programs should teach pre-service teachers how to use and create videos and other digital media for use in the classroom; andSeventy-five percent of middle and high school students said they think flipped classrooms would help them learn.

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Definition of Flipped Learning

Definition of Flipped Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"To counter some of the misconceptions about this term, the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN), all experienced Flipped Educators, have composed a formal definition of “Flipped Learning.” Explicitly defining the term may dispel some of the myths repeatedly promulgated by teachers, the media, and researchers.”

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.

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A useful checklist included for teachers to identify the degree of flip.

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Make'em Curious With Your Video Lessons

Make'em Curious With Your Video Lessons | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you want to grab the attention of the YouTube generation you better start sharing learning videos with your groups. To be able to personalize their learning, you might want to create and modify video lessons with embedded questions easily, and you might want to see how those lessons perform. Metta helps you with all that. Check it out now!
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Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning

Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pushing students to go beyond what they think they can do is at the core of good teaching. Challenging tasks keep students engaged and curious to learn more, driving their learning to new depths.
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What better opportunity than a rich authentic games-based experience? Eco Challenge 2.0
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The Voice of the Active Learner by Blackboard and JESS3

Education software titan Blackboard approached JESS3 to create a motion graphic depicting the changing state of education. The video was to focus on today's students…
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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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Channylt's curator insight, March 31, 10:09 AM

Kahoot! is a game-based pedagogy delivered online via mobile technologies to make learning at any level interactive and engaging for both the learner and educators. This is of interest to my work as we are always looking for technology that engages students in their learning in an interesting and easily accessible way. 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 27, 6:26 AM

thanks it's very useful and easy to manage!

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 12:56 PM

This looks interesting...may push the boundaries of some school districts with regard to their smartphone policies.

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Flipping the Classroom - LiveBinder

Flipping the Classroom - LiveBinder | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ideas, best practices, information, strategies, tools to flip the classroom

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 10:19 AM

Great set of resources and information!!

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 6, 4:14 AM

...a very nice collection about #flipclass - thanks!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 3:47 PM

Great ideas and a lot of useful links for flattening the classroom! Check out this Live Binder

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5 things you should know about flipped learning

5 things you should know about flipped learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The process of flipping a classroom comes with growing pains, and knowing the challenges in advance can help you through the transition.
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Meet KUBI | Revolve Robotics

Meet KUBI | Revolve Robotics | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Get the most out of existing technology with the desktop robot that instantly turns a tablet into an interactive conferencing experience. KUBI delivers the best in local meeting moderation and global collaboration easily, and cheaply without depleting IT resources.Take telepresence to the human level with always-on telecommuting portals, plug and play popup meeting rooms, and a more dynamic experience in every conference room.

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Active Learning and Technology: Designing Change for Faculty, Students, and Institutions (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Active Learning and Technology: Designing Change for Faculty, Students, and Institutions (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Daniel Pink argues that knowledge workers in an increasingly global economy will need "a very different kind of mind," one that combines critical analysis with the type of big-picture thinking that was previously associated with "creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers." Pink maintains that education will need to develop "high concept" and "high touch" skills in addition to the mastery of domain knowledge(s).16 A recent report on the state of graduate education agrees. According to the report, the economic competitiveness of the United States will depend on its ability to educationally foster the development of "knowledge workers who exhibit not just the mastery of a subject area, but the creative ability and drive to reshape the boundaries of knowledge and navigate between geocultural boundaries. As globalization makes geography matter less and technology matter more, those workers with 'high concept' and 'high touch' abilities will become increasingly valuable."17 For faculty to create and use teaching strategies that move in this direction, sustained faculty-development efforts are key. Developing, internalizing, and applying such local knowledge involves hands-on, minds-on creativity that is well worth the effort. Indeed, making the curricular changes required today is more than a reasonable institutional aim; it is a strategic, critical step toward meeting students' present and future needs.

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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review

CONVENE -- "Flipping" the Classroom For Meetings | International Meetings Review | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The essence of flipped learning is not its methodology, Education Consultant Jon Bergmann told Convene, but a question that's relevant to teachers and meeting planners everywhere: “What is the best use of face-to-face time?
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SAMR: Augmenting your Creativity and Amplifying your Curiosity

SAMR: Augmenting your Creativity and Amplifying your Curiosity | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.
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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom

7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipped learning or flipped classroom is a learning concept that has been making some huge uproar within educational circles for the last couple of years. Flipped classroom is not a new concept as...

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 6:10 PM

Several recommended apps that allow you to record, annotate, create animations and share your lessons online.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, March 28, 7:55 PM

7 iPad apps for your flipped classroom.

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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One step away from passive delivery and towards active engagement.

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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

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The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement

The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 1:24 PM

Mark Page-Botello makes a good point about the need for student motivation. I think teachers have to be as active, but in different and, perhaps new ways. I think of Whitehead's phrase about learning being about the character of the pupils and the genius of the teacher.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 23, 10:42 AM

For my teaching friends out there;

I must agree this is a problem as the classroom becomes a place of "easier and easier learning" the work place becomes a place of "continuously more difficult working demands". If we tie together the flipped classroom with a schedule of the time in the classroom it may be a way to address this valid issue. 

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 11:45 PM

A different view of the usefulness of the flipped classroom. Something to think about!

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Meet Today's Active Learner

A collaborative project by Blackboard and JESS3. To read more about the Active Learner visit: http://bit.ly/MZbYpD To watch the video: http://youtu.be/jxQYJJ...
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Reimagining Learning: Designing Experiences that Empower and Engage Inventive Learners

Reimagining Learning: Designing Experiences that Empower and Engage Inventive Learners | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The power of pen and pixel provide unprecedented experiences for learning and inventiveness limited only by our own curiosity, imagination, and wonder. But to create those opportunities, we need to design the learner experience around empowerment, engagement, and inventiveness. This means exploring and experimenting with these designs as we reimagine learning as moonshot thinkers, which became the focus of my recent keynote at the Northern Illinois Computing Educators MiniCon.

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Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The reason Flipped Learning makes teachers more valuable is that it changes the dynamic of the classroom.  No longer is content delivery the focus of the class, nor is the teacher’s main responsibility the dissemination of knowledge. Instead, teachers take on the role of a facilitator of learning.  They are able to work with students in small groups and have more one-on-one interactions.  The simple act of removing the direct instruction (lecture) from the whole group changes the dynamic of the room and allows the teacher to personalize and individualize the learning for each student. Each student gets his/her own education which is tailored to his/her needs.  Instead of a one size fits all education-each student gets just what they need when they need it."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 25, 6:15 AM

This is often something I am asked to explain when it comes to why i flipped my classroom - 'But doesn't it mean you have nothing to do?' Yes, it has meant a bit more preparation. Yes, I have to think carefully about how to differentiate, how to lead, how to learn with kids. Yes, it is tiring. 

 

But, I get to talk to every kid in every class, every day, This is why I love it - it lets me connect to all kids, not just the overly confident ones or the struggling ones. This is why it is one of the few teaching philosophies I have tried, and not dropped. Every child. Every day. In a secondary school, what can beat that?!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 5:26 PM

The teacher is important in every classroom setting.

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Engagement: not motivation, nor conformity - The Centre

Engagement: not motivation, nor conformity - The Centre | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
PRIME (PISA, reform, innovation, MOOC’s and engagement) figured strongly in our 2013 professional conversations about an education worth having.
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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Ask

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Ask | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 13, 7:21 AM

I'm running out of wall space. ;)

Ken Zimmerman's curator insight, January 13, 8:22 AM

A great info graphic that can be posted in the classroom.

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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is true that the work is subjective but at least it captures the essence  of the transformational change that has befell education in the 21st century . Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy

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Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom

Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
List of some of the best practices by teachers for the Flipped Classroom.

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Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 9, 1:32 AM

Love the idea of flipped learning - so much potential.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 20, 12:25 PM

The Flipped Classroom approach is been widely implemented in schools and colleges around the world. It is even considered as one of the greatest achievements of 21st century education.

The concept behind it is to reverse the traditional classroom practices with the aid of technology. Students access the already prepared lecture materials at home, in advance of the class and in the class they engage in structured class activities to work through problems with their teachers’ help, further their knowledge and learn through collaboration with fellow students. For the Flipped model to be successful, teachers before its implementation need to assess whether it is appropriate for their curriculum and students. They need to see if their students will be receptive to the new learning environment and upon implementation and use, teachers should employ effective practices to keep the model functioning successfully.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, January 28, 9:20 PM

Flipped classroom is a classroom in which students view the lecture components of the class at home, then work with the teacher in class on projects and what previously would have been called homework.


What a flipped classroom model does?
• Students watch lectures at home at their own pace, communicating with peers and teaching via online discussions.
• Concept engagement takes place in the classroom with the help of the instructor.

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Flipgrid.

Flipgrid. | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is simple: Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.
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