My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching — Emerging Education Technologies

The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching — Emerging Education Technologies | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Tyler DeWitt’s FlipCon 2016 Keynote Speech was Inspiring and Fun, and Full of Truths we Need Embrace When asked what he does for a living, Tyler likes to introduce himself to new people by saying, “I make YouTube videos” …
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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Into a Flipped Class

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Into a Flipped Class | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Are flipped classrooms generally easier, harder, different than what you’re used to, or just a trend? I am sure the short of what you are wondering is: “I’m used to lecture, should I run for the hills?” Here are 10 reasons why students should actually be excited if they get a professor who is using flipped methods and how learners might even benefit by seeking those classes, and teachers, out.

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100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom

100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
After making 100 videos, a veteran flipped learning educator reflects on what he's learned: keep it simple, employ differentiated instruction tools, and respect students' schedules.
Deb Gardner's insight:

Probably one of the best "lessons learned" articles about flipping the classroom I've read.  Answers the question, "What the digital sweet spot regarding the length of a flipped classroom.?" Also, "How far ahead should the videos be provided?". Joe also emphasizes the most important aspect of a flipped classroom.... it's not about the videos and what happens outside the classroom, but rather what happens INSIDE the classroom as a result of viewing the videos prior to class.

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You Can Be in Five Places at Once – Differentiation Made Easy

You Can Be in Five Places at Once – Differentiation Made Easy | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

My modified flipped classroom model benefits me, my student, and parents by creating a connection between school and home. My administration is completely on board and has encouraged me from my initial proposal throughout. There are many methods to create recording and deliver them to students, I have just kept it very simple. I am currently using a free App and my IPad which takes minimal time and keeps it easy for students to access and utilize through any computer, laptop, smartphone, or even gaming systems.

Deb Gardner's insight:

A modified flip... so many opportunities for teachers to innovate using technology to help students learn.

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Taking a Page From Humanities, College Engineering Gets Flipped

Taking a Page From Humanities, College Engineering Gets Flipped | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

"If you're just going to get up there and do a traditional lecture, that's going to work for some people, but if that's the only way they can get the information, the people it doesn't work for are not really getting anything productive out of the class," says Randy Weinstein, associate dean for academic affairs for Villanova University's College of Engineering. "When they're going to be able to focus on your material is not always going to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m."

 

At Villanova, Weinstein helped lead a pilot program for flipping engineering courses. New data from the program given to U.S. News shows the bottom third of students' grades were more than 10 percent higher than in a traditional classroom (the difference between a D+ and a C) and more than 3 percent higher for the class as a whole (moving from a C+ to a B-). 

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Flipping your classroom to meet the common core and other standards

Flipping your classroom to meet the common core and other standards | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

As the new school year commences, most K-12 teachers are faced with the reality ofstandards-based grading and the hurdle of having to cover ridiculous amounts of material in what feels like a nanosecond.   While standards-based grading is primarily a phenomena in the K-12 realm, college and university teachers are moving toward similar curricular approaches, such as outcomes-based learning, and so to face coverage dilemmas.  Flipping the classroom is a proven method for taming that vexing beast my colleague, James Fraser calls the coverage monster whether you are teaching an in outcomes-based or standard-based classroom.

Deb Gardner's insight:

Concrete example of how appropriate and intentional use of ed tech can raise student achievement.

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7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended the ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference I was scheduled to facilitate an all-day professional development for our district. I was excited to share as much of the conference as possible in a day without overwhelming everyone. I wanted to present the information in an engaging way by modeling the use of technology instead of just handing everyone a sheet of paper with some links. I knew where those papers would end up! With this in mind I started working on a new professional development model that made sense to me and would hopefully make sense to others.

Deb Gardner's insight:

Innovative and effective. Laura Conley provides step-by-step instructions, the rationale and outcomes for "flipped" PD

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What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical

What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Dear Principals, I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year. 


What's beautiful about flipping your faculty meetings is you are modeling an instructional practice that you'd like to see spreading in your classrooms

Deb Gardner's insight:

Interesting that the most widely read post this year on The Tempered Radical was Bill Ferriter's "flipping the faculty meeting" post.  


Worth a look - and be sure to take a look at the Q chart matrix with question stems that increase in difficulty. This would also serve well as a scaffold for students in helping them begin to ask more complex questions.

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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students -

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after its introduction, speaking to its flexible nature, and to the need for a real change in thinking in how we think of time and space in education. 

Teachers have taken advantage of not just video channels like YouTube but a collective video literacy to realize the potential of flipping the classroom. Students are comfortable viewing videos, and teachers are more and more able to quickly create, edit, and distribute video content.

Below is a list 54 flipped classrooms tools for teachers and students–both equally important because in a flipped classroom, both teachers and students are consistently interacting with technology, often independently and asynchronously. Let us know in the comments if there’s a great tool you think that needs added to the list.
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Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible

Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

What's the difference between the "flipped model" and "flipped master model" of teaching and how does it relate to competency based education? I want to learn more!

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Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Discover how some teachers have creatively applied the flipped learning model to increase quality class time in PE, woodworking, dance education, and elementary classrooms.
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The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools

The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Blended and Flipped Classrooms can give students more control over their learning path. Added to that, the teachers get more insight into the learning of the class and can intervene as required. Technology plays an important role in blending the classrooms. User-friendly technology ensures that the student has more control over the time, place and pace of the curriculum. It also ensures that the teacher has the necessary visibility and tools to intervene effectively.

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Why I spent 10th grade online

Why I spent 10th grade online | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Last year, while my classmates at Washington International School sat at their desks by day and did their homework by night, I skipped school. And not just once. I didn’t attend a single day of 10th grade.


In ninth grade, I was frustrated. In school, I marched to other people’s orders, leaving little time to complete projects I was really interested in. So I arranged with my parents and my school to take a year off — my own sabbatical.

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In Indiana, Tech Training for Teachers 'Flipped,' With a Twist

In Indiana, Tech Training for Teachers 'Flipped,' With a Twist | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
At Cathedral High School, a private school in Indianapolis, a student tech-support team is creating an online library of video tutorials to help teachers implement a 1:1 iPad initiative.
Deb Gardner's insight:

A great high school in my home town and an example of collaborative learning at its best! Go Irish!

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Online Guides Help Teachers Flip Their Classrooms -- THE Journal

Online Guides Help Teachers Flip Their Classrooms -- THE Journal | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

The flipped classroom (see Flipped Learning Founders Set the Record Straight) is getting national attention from esteemed sources including National Public Radio. Online commenters on that program discussed the merits of having students watch videos and use other materials to learn lesson objectives at home and then spend class time with the teacher doing hands-on project work. This reversal of the traditional learning sequence led to the term “flipped classroom,” and has also had led to a slew of questions among teachers who are flipping or have flipped their classrooms.

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10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013

10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
In the year ahead we will see more public schools adopt blended learning, meaning online learning in physical schools. Blended learning is no longer entirely new or untried, and school leaders are hungry for a way to do more with less. Below are 10 predictions for blended learning in 2013.
Deb Gardner's insight:

In the spirit of the Common Core State Standards and the shifts they are bringing to our classrooms, think depth not breadth. Are there any of these approaches with regard to blended learning that will enhance your students' achievement? What one or two will enhance and expedite your students' achievement?

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