I plan to use this blog to chronicle and reflect upon my first year using the flipped classroom model. I welcome constructive commentary, as I strive to be a better teacher. This blog is really an exploration for me. I hope to meet many new people and learn many things on this journey.
Peggy George's insight:
Follow this 10th grade English teacher, Mrs. Dawes, on her journey implementing the flipped classroom.
Yesterday, Office Mix was a private preview. Today, it's public. For now, however, the two pieces of software work on different platforms. So far, Office Mix runs only on platforms that also run Office 2013 or Office 365—the PC, basically. (Office for iPad does not allow plug-ins, yet.) Adobe Voice is confined to the iPad. Neither tool does exactly the same thing, it's worth noting.
Blended learning is putting students in the driver’s seat of their own education. By leveraging the power of technology, teachers are finding new ways to differentiate instruction and pacing, moving students from passive recipients to active participants in their education.
The promise of blended learning models is that they have the potential to integrate online instruction with face-to-face learning in ways that enable personalized learning for each student.
But fully delivering on this promise is a tall order. Two of the more popular blended learning models each have their own key shortcomings that prevent them from enabling the deeply student-centered learning that blended models have the potential to deliver.
Windows: There's no shortage of good screen capture tools for Windows and we previously covered some of the best ones. TinyTake is another good option, particularly if you also need screencasting features.
Detroit Lakes, MN - Many fabled excuses for missed or delayed classroom assignments are becoming a thing of the past in some Detroit Lakes classrooms, due to a relatively new method of instruction known as “flipped teaching.”
The concept of a flipped classroom is becoming quite the buzz word in schools this year, and after talking to several teachers, we can see why. Teachers are finding that sending students home with a videotaped (or audiotaped) at-home "lecture" that explains a difficult concept reserves valuable class time for guided practice. And while the idea of flipping your classroom sounds complicated, it can be really simple with the help of a flipped classroom app.
WSQingI am very excited to release my updated WSQing page. I hope that the descriptions, details, resources, and links are all helpful to you on your journey to Flipped Learning.To go directly to the Google Document for easier viewing and the ability to leave questions/comments on specific places, please use this link
Peggy George's insight:
A fantastic teacher to follow if you are flipping your classroom!
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.
A screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer screen. Screencasts, which often contain voice-over narration, are useful for demonstrating how to use specific operating systems, software applications or website features. Screencast software captures and synchronizes the video and audio files and compresses the completed movie into a format that can be shared. Screencast software applications for Mac include QuickTime10 Player, Ambrosia’s Snapz Pro X and Telestream’s Screenflow.
We will keep a (clearly very incomplete) list of tools and resources we use and/or discover relative to flipped teaching here. Help us grow this list using the form at the bottom of the page. We try to emphasize free tools on this page. There are many paid, inexpensive tools that we are big fans of including Screenflow (screencasting software) and Learning Catalytics (classroom response and assessment system)
Beyond the reduction of standardized testing under House Bill 5, the House Committee on Public Education is also looking at using more of an innovative approach to teaching.
"Five percent of your knowledge is retained due to lecture; only 5 percent," Hooker said.. "And if you think about that, when you become a more active participatory member of learning -- like when you actually collaborate, and share, and create and teach -- you’re actually learning a lot more and remembering a lot more.”
Personally, I use Camtasia Studio (PC only) to record, edit, and produce my videos. In the editor, I can add interactive elements like quizzes, hotspots/pauses, and callout boxes. Here is an article I wrote talking about how I use embedded quizzes (also includes a video tutorial + walkthrough of analytics). (Note: Camtasia Mac does not allow for the embedded quizzes. For a full comparison: Camtasia Studio vs Camtasia Mac)
"Coaches, this is a great way to flip your film reviews or scouting reports and save more valuable practice time. Just make sure they watch it by requiring them to text you back what they learned or maybe include a hidden password you put into the video that they need to text back to you as well. When you ask questions about what they learned they all should know or they all may need some gassers for reminders!"