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The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement

The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."


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A different view of the usefulness of the flipped classroom. Something to think about!

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iPamba's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:22 PM

It's neither the delivery model nor the tools that enable learning. It's the experience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:24 PM

Mark Page-Botello makes a good point about the need for student motivation. I think teachers have to be as active, but in different and, perhaps new ways. I think of Whitehead's phrase about learning being about the character of the pupils and the genius of the teacher.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:42 AM

For my teaching friends out there;

I must agree this is a problem as the classroom becomes a place of "easier and easier learning" the work place becomes a place of "continuously more difficult working demands". If we tie together the flipped classroom with a schedule of the time in the classroom it may be a way to address this valid issue. 

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Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom

Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

As our classroom shifted from teacher- to student-centered, my students began to do the majority of their own research. Sometimes, this means they teach each other. Sometimes, they create a project around the knowledge they are ­acquiring. Sometimes, they create their own driving questions. Sometimes, they create their own units.


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Good post on the ultimate aim of flipping the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:15 AM

Interesting article on moving beyond the flipped classroom.

Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:42 PM

If flipping is lecture-based, creating student-centered learning environments supercedes the flip...

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A Step By Step Guide on How to Locate and Add Add-ons to Your Google Drive

A Step By Step Guide on How to Locate and Add Add-ons to Your Google Drive | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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Great selection of cheat sheets for teachers and students. Thanks to @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)

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Technology Replacing Social and Professional Relationships - Guardian Liberty Voice

Technology Replacing Social and Professional Relationships - Guardian Liberty Voice | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
It cannot be denied that technology has had an impact upon the amount of physical interaction within human relationships on both social and professional levels.
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Interesting read on the impact of technology on how we communicate.

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CristinaSkyBox: Documentaries for Learning

CristinaSkyBox: Documentaries for Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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These look like they might be worth investigating.

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Subjunctive subtleties

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READING a story on the fate of European newspapers, your columnist was drowning in bad news—newsrooms decimated, advertisers fleeing—but then a strange sentence...
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Interesting article from The Economist showing the importance of grammar in ensuring understanding.

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Toward a Luddite Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy

Toward a Luddite Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The time has come to take a stand against this thoughtless use of “Luddite” in the pejorative. The historical record needs to be set straight, and it needs to be set straight as a prelude to defending a Luddite approach to education.
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A long read but fascinating article.

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Miro Video Converter FREE - Convert any video to MP4, WebM (vp8), iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad, and more.

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This looks like a good all round solution for incompatible videos. This should ensure all your class has access on any device. It also rips the audio if you need that. 

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Addressing "The War on Learning" | DMLcentral

Addressing "The War on Learning" | DMLcentral | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
I’m always interested in technology critics who are accomplished users of the tools they criticize.
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An interesting view of technology and education.
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New- Receive Notifications for Audio Comments on Google Docs and Presentations

New- Receive Notifications for Audio Comments on Google Docs and Presentations | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
August 8, 2014
Kaizena is one of the best tools that you can use to add audio comments to students work on both Google Documents and Google Presentations. To use Kaizena , you need to be...
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This now adds notification to the app. When comments are made you receive a notification. 

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“"What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education" by @imjuhokim et al http://t.co/uWqs17MVBO via @MIT_CSAIL/@aconnersimons”
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Could this help us all understand how students use video online? I think everyone who is using video as part of their teaching should take a close look at this.
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Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education

Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternativ...
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This is an area I need all the help I can get and these tools look as if even I might be able to use them.

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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people …
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For those who want to expand their PLN beyond the USA this is a good list of UK educators and institutions that might be worth following and connecting.

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Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom

Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
If you've read my thoughts about the Flipped Classroom in USA Today this week, you probably are either in agreement with my caution over the excitement around the flipped classroom made popular by Sal Kahn or you are a flipped...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Interesting thoughts on why the flipped classroom may not be the answer.

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Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:46 PM

Considerations for best practice - lecture is still lecture

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.

Via Patty Ball, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Evdokia Roka
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Great post for all those using Google.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, October 11, 2014 11:40 PM

good google tools for learning

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Free Images for Your Projects

Free Images for Your Projects | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #29 tells you about three websites that are great for
finding clipart, photos, symbols, and icons. These sites feature images
that you already have permission to use on your website, blog, poster,
slideshow, video, animation, etc., etc. Also, get tips on how to download
these images and advice for finding images to illustrate your ideas.

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Good selection of sites to get free to use images for slides or blogging.

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Oral correction- insensitive or vital?

Oral correction- insensitive or vital? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“ It's a cliche, but there's also some truth in this video. As Mark Bartram and Richard Walton point out in their seminal book, Correction, 'You don't correct a mistake, you correct a person.' If te...”
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Interesting views of a tricky decision in class.
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The Vocabulary - Grammar Continuum: A third approach to activity design

The Vocabulary - Grammar Continuum: A third approach to activity design | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Alice Savage and Colin Ward are professors of ESOL at Lone Star College - North Harris in Houston, USA. This article is adapted from their presentation 'Beginning Writing Students and the Vocabula...
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Interesting article on vocabulary and learning.
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Knewton CEO and Founder Jose Ferreira talking about Knewton's Big Step into Personalized Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Knewton CEO and Founder Jose Ferreira talking about Knewton's Big Step into Personalized Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Knewton’s state-of-the-art platform understands students’ needs at a granular level and provides personalized learning opportunities in a manner new to the market.
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Big business and education - a good mix?
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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they? Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often …
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This is much more how I see the future of classroom education.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School

Free Technology for Teachers: Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those thinking of using blogging in the Classroom this guide should make life a little easier.
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Teacherless Education? | TEFL Ideas

Teacherless Education? | TEFL Ideas | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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My thoughts on the future of education, technology and the role of the teacher. 

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Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple

Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work in iPad classrooms.
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Although there are a lot of these kinds of apps around I have net found the one for me yet but this looks very promising.

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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From "Learner to Leader"! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based
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Not had time to try this out yet but it might be fun and useful for students.

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