A district built a learning network for teachers and saw PD participation increase 600 percent. Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education. With MLN (Montour Learning Network), the district has created the same sort of learning environment for its teachers that it delivers to its students. Flipping our professional development gives our valued educators the freedom to learn on their own time and review material as often as they need. Having so much information at their fingertips also makes their interactions with school and district leaders more productive. Now that their PD has moved into the 21st century, all of our teachers are better prepared to pass along those 21st-century skills to their students.
Whenever I train teachers on the Flipped Classroom Model, I’m always asked the same questions. “What do you do if your students do not complete the homework?” or “What do you do if students do not have access to the internet and/or devices at home?” These are valid questions and concerns. Homework completion and online access must be a consideration when teachers decide whether or not the flipped classroom is a viable model.
With the news released this morning by TechSmith that they will no longer be supporting the versatile SnagIt Chrome extension, educators (especially those teaching with Chromebooks) are scrambling to find a suitable replacement. Here are a few that can fill the void.
The use of the "flipped" model of instruction for English-as-a-second-language (ESL) college students can improve their autonomous learning skills, according to the results of a small research project that took place in Tomsk, Russia. In the flipped classroom, the instructor asks the student to watch a recorded video lecture or talk, listen to a podcast, read an article or access other online resources prior to coming to class. Then class time is used, as the paper explained, "to focus more intensely on higher cognitive, group-based, project-based learning," including discussions for solving challenges and sharing their ideas.
The Flipped Classroom is definitely a subset of Blended Learning, but with a different focus. Blended Learning: The focus is on engaging the learner. As designers we experimented with pre-work, classroom instruction, eLearning before or during class, videos, etc. The focus is on keeping the learner interested and engaged with different media. The Flipped Classroom: The focus here is on the type of learning and how it is addressed.
Teacher training videos that provide help in using Camtasia. Including downloading, editing, building content and even buying the product. It is a complete introduction to the tool. It will take you through all the basics of using Camtasia and get you up and running with screen capture. This is a Camtasia 101 course which will help you to get up and running with all the key elements of Camtasia. It also includes a set of training videos that take you through some key editing features in Camtasia 8. It covers callouts, tranistions, library content and the basic working of the timeline including how to create menus. All the basics of editing with Techsmith Camtasia.
Peggy George's insight:
This is a fantastic training resource for Camtasia created by Russell Stannard!
Snagit is a screen capture and screencasting app. It allows users to capture images and video off their own screen, just as they view it on their own devices. Users can then add text, lines and shapes to images and save everything to their devices or upload them to Google Drive, YouTube and other locations. You don’t need the paid version, though. Snagit is available in a free Google Chrome extension. If you have the Google Chrome web browser, it can be installed and found as a little icon in the top right corner of the browser.
This past Spring, I saw something new. I visited Kirk Humphries’ 7th grade Flipped Math class in Deerfield, Illinois and I was blown away with how he started his flipped class. Most flipped class teachers start out class by either answering questions from the flipped video, or by having students do a short quiz. Kirk did neither of those. Instead, Kirk asked students to summarize the video. He sat in the back of the class and let the students take charge.
Flipped classrooms are often met with some skepticism by parents. It seems like a new way to for students to learn and they have many questions. Jon created a short video for parents explaining explaining what the flipped class is and five reasons they should be thrilled their child is in a flipped class.
This post continues the series by providing an overview of The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture using mobile devices. Each phase of the model has suggestions and ideas for mobile-driven learning activities which can be implemented on most devices. This supports Bring Your Own Devices programs and increases the chances students will use similar learning activities on their own devices outside of the classroom environment.
Screencasts—digital video recordings of computer screens, often with audio narration or added video of an instructor—have been a staple for teaching developers and software users. But many screencasts are ineffective or even counterproductive because of poor planning and execution. Here are eight common faults of screencasts, with ways to improve the quality of your productions.
Students in our classrooms are highly variable in the way they learn and interact in learning environments. Many of our students love the power of images and video to learn. With this in mind, we will investigate the question: How do you make your pictures speak a thousand words? Every classroom contains students who need a little extra help, have frequently asked questions, or need the ability to rewind and listen to content again. Screencasting offers a great solution to address these questions or offer brief tutorials for students.
54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff. 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. Technology has been, more than anything else, the catalyst for the flipped movement. With YouTube now nearly as ubiquitous as the television in many homes, access to video content is more seamless than ever. 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.
In this episode of The TEFL Show podcasts we chat with Russell Stannard of http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com about the whole idea of the flipped classroom. We start off by talking about using technology to give students feedback through audios and videos. We then discuss how ‘flipping the classroom’ through technology can be used to minimise the ‘lecturing’ aspects of the ELT class, and enhance learning and promote learner autonomy.
As school kicks off for another year, an increasing number of teachers are ditching traditional teaching models for "flipped" classroom programs, which rely on engagement with online learning content at home.
In this episode I talk to an award winning elementary teacher who walks us through a flipped social studies lesson. Raised in Lawrence Kansas, Diana Bailey has taught elementary students for 12 years. Four years ago she began to utilize the Flipped Classroom model . During this time she has won the Unusually Excellent Educator Award and the Lawrence School District Teacher of the Year for 2014. As regional semi-finalist for the state of Kansas teacher of the year, her peers seek her out as a role model, for collaboration, and Flipped Classroom practices to implement in their own classrooms.
I remember in grad school one of my professors telling me, “You don’t really know a concept well until you teach it to others.” This is an idea that stuck with me throughout my teaching career. It is the whole notion of making the students the teachers – pushing kids into the creating phase of Bloom’s taxonomy, and also kicking it up a notch when they are teaching an audience the concept. Above all, equipping the students with the tech tools of Doceri and screencasting, the students are given a venue to teach others as well. It has given the opportunity for all students to become a reviewable, rewindable, and some-what anonymous teacher for both their classmates and a larger audience as well.
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