"PETER Smythe has often been accused of being a little back to front. The year 11 mathematics teacher at Canberra's Gungahlin College has reversed the concept of 'class work'' and 'homework'. Every day he sends his students a series of YouTube links to self-recorded videos of himself lecturing and asks them to study the clips at home. Then in class, he asks them to pull out their homework and work through all the exercises associated with last night's 'lesson'. It may sound a little strange, but the concept of the 'flipped classroom' is being celebrated as a eureka moment by educators."
If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teaching and learning based on experiential education.
Primary Sources - Fantastic digitised primary source objects from Alexander Turnbull, curated and packaged for educators to use in the library or classroom. Includes thematic galleries, video clips of curators from the Turnbull, educators resources. More content will be added regularly.
"The importance and prevalence of text messaging is certainly undeniable. This 2008 study placed the monthly volume at over 75 billion. But where does it fit into academia? This Spring 2011 study, 'Using Text-Messaging in the Secondary Classroom', conducted by two professors at Bellarmine University, found text-messaging to be beneficial for increasing course-related interaction. Students liked the versatility that mobile phones and text-messaging provide, enabling them to access course materials and communicate with peers and teachers while riding on the bus, waiting to be picked up, or during other ‘down’ time."