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Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom

Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom | Flipping the English Classroom | Scoop.it
Educator, Don Goble, takes a look at the flipped classroom from a variety of perspectives. He shared his results with TeachHUB.
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This article on TeachHUB provides a more nuanced understanding of Flipped Learning than many of the other sources I have found.  Author Don Goble does not just present the positives of flipped learning, but the challenges of it as well.  The greatest of these is in preparing teachers to competently create Flipped Learning resources, and Goble believes that more profession development on this issue is required.  Goble also does not see Flipped Learning as a silver bullet, and concedes that it is not the future of every lesson of every classroom in America.  However, Flipped Learning can be a useful tool for teachers trying to meet the needs of as many of their diverse students as possible.

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English and Ladders

English and Ladders | Flipping the English Classroom | Scoop.it
No 1 App in Hungary, Lithuania, Belize and Azerbajain.
It’s level jumping English fun! Use your English to match the correct answer and climb up the ladders or fall down the snakes.

Ideal for ...
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This game would be a great resource for teachers trying to flip basic grammar instruction to outside of the classroom.  While the game is really aimed at younger students, the concepts it teaches are still applicable at all levels.  I could see this source being particularly helpful to ELL students who are trying to catch up to their native English speaking peers.  This would give those students additional learning opportunities and support outside the classroom to prevent them falling behind on other content.  The only major drawback to this source is that it is only available on a Macintosh platform and will not run on Windows.  Many schools have Mac labs though so this could also potentially be used to allow students to work on grammar at school, but at an individualized pace.

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Cogitations of Mr. Cockrum: Reading and Discussing is not a Flipped Classroom

Cogitations of Mr. Cockrum: Reading and Discussing is not a Flipped Classroom | Flipping the English Classroom | Scoop.it
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This very interesting blog post by Cockrum provides interesting commentary on the concept of flipping the English classroom.  Cockrum supports the idea of flipping, but rejects the idea that flipping is something English teachers have been doing for a long time by having students read to prepare for class and then discussing that reading.  His argument is essentially that without proper scaffolding to do this reading, this practice is not really flipping.  He makes a very strong point for the importance of this scaffolding and I must agree with him.  A helpful reminder of what flipping is not for the English teacher.

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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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This infographic is excellent in its basic and straightforward explanation of the Flipped Classroom.  It explains the theory behind flipping, provides background context about its creation and provides research statistics of the success of flipping.  I will say that the explanation is a bit one sided in favor of flipping and that it neglects to mention any of the challenges of flipping.  Overall a valuable source though for explaining flipping that could be printed out and posted in the classroom (Post-It shout out to Lemov).  The comments at the bottom of the page are also interesting to read through as teachers and students weigh in on flipping.

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Flipped Class 101

Learn more and print the Flipped Classroom white paper: http://bit.ly/STUnyI. Jon Bergmann, lead technology facilitator at the Joseph Sears School, Kenilwort...
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This is a filmed lesson on flipped learning, delivered by Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, creators of the flipped learning model.  In the lesson, Bergman and Sams address many of the frequently asked questions of flipped learning and explains that flipped learning is about a philosophy, not about the technology. They reminds his audience that good pedagogy comes first and that technology cannot make a bad teacher into a good one, but that it can make a good teacher into a better one.  The troubleshooting tips and other information given in the video are very helpful for those daunted by flipping their own classroom.  The video is a bit long, but well worth the time for those interested in the flipped learning model.

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How the Flipped Classroom works

Visit http://mediacore.com to learn more. With the teacher at the front and seats in rows, the classroom has barely changed in the last century. But, we now ...
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This video provides a concise, basic explanatino of the flipped classroom.  Essentially, the idea is that content is shifted to homework in the form of videos that students watch outside of class.  This allows students to learn at their own pace, while also freeing up class time for more practical application of the content and skills learned.  The teacher is also then free to work with individual students to meet their needs rather thean trying to simultaneously reach 30 different students.  This video explains the Flipped Learning Model in a way that is very accessible, with helpful annimations.  While the video has clear bias in favor of flipped learning, I could see this resource being very helpful to a teacher wanting to explain the use of the flipped model in their classroom to students, parents, administrators, and other education stakeholders.

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What is Flipping the English Class? - The Tech Classroom

This site is designed for English Language Arts teachers at the middle and high school levels. The content of this site is geared toward bringing 21st Century Learning Skills into the English classroom.
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This source is one of the more comprehensive ones I have found about flipping the English classroom.  The site specifically discusses flipping English and offers a variety of methods for doing so.  Additionally the site includes troubleshooting information for teachers who are having difficulties with getting their students to watch their videos.  There are also suggestions provided for different technologies to use for creating flipped lessons.  While I am primarily focused on Flipped Learning, this site also discusses bringing devices into the classroom and the idea of "20% projects."  With the rapid change occuring in education right now and the implementation of the Common Core, there are both likely to gain increasing attention in the coming years.

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Flipped Learning #55: Starting a Flipped Year with Nichole Carter | EdReach

Flipped Learning #55: Starting a Flipped Year with Nichole Carter | EdReach | Flipping the English Classroom | Scoop.it
Troy Cockrum interviewed Nichole Carter, a Middle School English teacher from Portland, Oregon.
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This Flipped Learning podcast features an interview with Nichole Carter, a Middle School English teacher who uses the flipped model in her classroom.  In this podcast, Carter talks about beginning the year and how to set up a flipped classroom to be as effective as possible.  This resource would be particularly helpful for new teachers or just new flippers.  As you can see, this is #55 in a series of weekly podcasts published by the Flipped Learning Network.  This group has many helpful videos that are aimed at all levels and concentrations.  Highly recommend it to other educators.

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grmr.me

Grmr.me is the simplest way to teach and learn tricky English rules. Each
topic has a video that explains how to identify and fix writing felonies
with interactive quizzes below.
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Very cool tool for addressing grammar instruction without using classtime.  This website includes links, videos, and exercises to help students with specific grammar concepts.  The resource is completely free and very userfriendly.  Could see it being very useful for individualizing grammar instruction to meet the needs of specific students.  Students could only be assigned sections for grammar problems that they are actually having.  Rather than write "comma splice" or "subject/verb agreement" in the margins of student papers, you can put urls to the specific item on grmr.me flipping grammar instruction to outside the classroom.  Students then actually have something to do with your feedback instead of just seeing comments they clearly do not understand.

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Conversations about Flipping English

Andrew Thomasson and Cheryl Morris discuss the use of video in their flipped English classrooms. They differentiate between content videos and process videos...
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This is video is a conversation between two English teachers who have flipped their classroom.  Flipping was originally used to provide direct content instruction and is still effective for doing so.  However, these teachers have found a way to use flipping for instruction of skills like writing, through creating process videos. To create these videos the teacher collaborates with another teacher or student to have someone playing the "student" and asking questions that demonstrate the process of thinking that they want viewers to practice.  This differentiation between content videos and process videos makes flipping far more applicable to the English classroom where we focus on teaching process.

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flipped_classroom_whitepaper.pdf

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This is a well written article about flipped learning and Cisco's efforts  to support the integration of that model into classrooms across the nation.  The article begins by providing background information about the creation of the flipped learning model by Jon Bergman.  Bergman had been recording his chemistry lectures for students who missed class, but realized that these recordings could help all students.  Bergman and his colleague Aaron Sams began recording their lectures for students to watch outside of class, allowing students to pause, rewind, and rewatch the lecture at their own pace to acheive understanding.  This also freed up class time for lab work and application and allowed the teachers to focus on meeting the needs of their individual students.  The rest of the article talks about the successes of flipped learning and Cisco's commitment to supporting the spread of the flipped learning model.

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