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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip: Setting Up a Flipped Classroom

Published on 1 Aug 2013

So you want to flip your class?  In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to getting your first lecture video up on the internets.  Special thanks to Ken Halla for the idea.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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24 minutes of high-paced video

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gabe grant's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:26 AM

For those who want to flip a classroom

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:16 AM

How to set up a flipped classroom

Tova Taragin's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:57 AM

Thank you Rabbi David Etengoff. 

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Discovery School | Welcome

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"Discovery School is one of a new generation of industry-friendly, technical schools for 14-19 year olds, with an engineering focussed curriculum underpinned with science, technology and mathematics".

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The first of its kind in the North East and, I am sure, a magnet for employers looking for students with good practical experience.
See the Principal's latest newsletter.

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Energy Literacy Essential Principle #1 - YouTube

Energy Literacy Essential Principle #1: Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
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Nice clean simple presentations - Well Done!

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Catch Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM?

Catch Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM? | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students, we are experiencing a surge in the STEM movement to (at least) encourage children to develop the basic skills involved in engineering and science, so they can decide for themselves if it’s more of a future than an interest.
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Looks like a good forum to sign up to!

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Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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All the 'IN' boxes should be ticked for a forward-looking school.

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Infografía sobre el aprendizaje en clase

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Qué interesante sería que esto lo vieran los corruptos grupos de poder enquistados en la Universidad Peruana. Pero no lo verán, están ocupados tratando de ser Presidentes de la República.

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Educational Leadership:Talking and Listening:Now Presenting …

Educational Leadership:Talking and Listening:Now Presenting … | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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A long but very helpful article for all teachers and communicators.

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How to get students to own their learning.

How to get students to own their learning. | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

In previous years we have started school with a week of orientation. We did team building activities, had a huge, crazy scavenger hunt, and had students on a high ropes course. Although we felt those were successful approaches to the start of a new year we decided to do something different this year. So we started by continuing the Water Project that we ended with last year.

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Eleven schools achieve the STFC Space Education Quality Mark - ESERO UK

Eleven schools achieve the STFC Space Education Quality Mark - ESERO UK | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
Eleven schools achieve the STFC Space Education Quality Mark
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See what a STEM approach can do for your institution!

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers’ classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific subjects. But for students to benefit from project-based learning, ideally it’s part of a school’s infrastructure — a way to approach learning holistically.

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Some good common sense in this article!

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.
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Five important questions to be adopted - if you are not already using them!

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A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery

A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
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This is what STEM is all about - a must viewing for all students!

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Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report

Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to belong to a different universe. Here, educated professionals shop the boutiques along Germantown Avenue and return home to gracious stone and brick houses, the average price of which hovers above $400,000.

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Not STEM nor PBL but I include this as an important document for all teachers using ICTs.  It has an important message for all teachers of underprivileged students, particularly at Primary School levels. 

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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Teaching is about the students, but guess what? If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t help the students–not in a way that’s sustainable. We’ve talked before about surviving teaching. But what about setting the bar higher? What about thriving as a teacher? What about being happy? And further, can you be happy and be a good teacher at the same time?

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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college.

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Yes!  When all staff and all students are united in the PBL culture and are using the same processes there is less confusion and work gets on at a better pace.

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
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Something for everybody here!

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Why I Teach.... Project Based Learning

Why I Teach.... Project Based Learning | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
When I tell colleagues that I teach using Project Based Learning, often you can hear in their voice that they think you just give the kids a project to do and let them go for it. However, sometimes,...
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PBL is alive and kicking in Australia!  But it should be noted that aspirations for Leadership are not an excuse to get out of the classroom!

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Making School About Connection

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To create meaningful experiences and possibilities for students, let's begin by recognizing them as people and remaking schools and classrooms to value the human experience.
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Nice one Joshua! It's all about bringing humanity into the classroom.

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Schools Should Take Place in the Real World | New Tech Network

Schools Should Take Place in the Real World | New Tech Network | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Published on 10 Nov 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
        Many kids hate school. There is little captivating about writing a paper that will be thrown in the garbage after a grade is written on it with a red pen. There is not much real-world application found by sitting in rows in complete silence, being released from class by a factory bell, and listening to someone talk for an hour about topics that have no relevance to your current and future life.

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A very challenging talk, typical of TED, which will make many teachers think twice about what they are inflicting upon their students.

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The Teachers Are Watching (or should be)

The Teachers Are Watching (or should be) | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Wow! Who knew that the answer to the question of what to do with our schools lies with our students’ experience of those schools? Last week Grant Wiggins posted a blog written by an Instructional Coach who followed two students for two days and then wrote about it.

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A good thoughtful paper!

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The Value of a Robust Core Curriculum, with Bill Nye | Big Think

The Value of a Robust Core Curriculum, with Bill Nye | Big Think | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

In his recent Big Think interview, Bill Nye proposed his version of an ideal core curriculum. Spoiler Alert: there's science involved.
As Bill explains, incorporating science and math into the elementary core curriculum is vitally important because future scientists develop their passion for those subjects during the 8-10 age range. It's much rarer for doctors or astronauts to be late converts. For this reason, Bill stresses the need to invest in a strong elementary core curriculum.

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Good as far as he goes, but Engineering and Design Technology add the real flesh and practical reality to what could otherwise be only partially delivered.  It's the PBL that enhances the delivery of the real and personal learning experience.

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Why projects are the best way to learn.

Why projects are the best way to learn. | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

I finished reading Daisy Christodoulou’s ‘Seven Myths About Education’ a few weeks back now. This is a book that can appear controversial and is possibly a little bit provocative for the sake of publicity. However, it was a good read and has made me think about my practice somewhat.

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Yes, PBL is all about the ownership of the learning process and not a simple project foisted upon a whole class.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.
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Five important questions which should be a part of every teacher's vocabulary.

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
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Admittedly based on the American scene - but no reason why UK teachers should not follow!

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National STEM Centre Enews July 2014

National STEM Centre Enews July 2014 | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Specialist advice and hand-picked resources for Triple Science:
Struggling to find the time to update and resource your Triple Science scheme of work?  To help, the Triple Science Support Programme has launched a new webpage with 35 quality assured resource packages for GCSE physics, chemistry and biology.

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Much useful stuff here in all subject areas, particularly for the UK scene.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning - YouTube

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL in this video, then get more resources at Edutopia:

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A nice video worth sharing with *ALL* staff.

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7 steps to authentic learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

7 steps to authentic learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

Why authentic learning? There are so many reasons to choose from, some of the most important being: providing deep purpose for learning, empowering students, providing differentiation and choice options in learning, connecting students to others locally and globally, and allowing opportunities to develop empathy, creativity, and innovation skills.

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Teaching Kids To Learn: Stay Curious

Teaching Kids To Learn: Stay Curious | Whole-school STEM & PBL | Scoop.it

“I love learning, and when I get the opportunity to learn I’m stimulated and I’m happy…Curiosity is my prime mover, not an effect of something that happens to me.” Wouldn’t your heart leap if you heard a 12-year-old describe their love of learning in this way? Sure, it might take an exceptionally articulate 12-year-old to use a sophisticated term like “prime mover”, but the invigorating thrill of curiosity and simple unadulterated delight in learning are clear.

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Not only true of 'a 12-year-old'  -  We should be encouraging this at all ages - even into adulthood.

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