Flipped learning has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations. Here are our responses to five major criticisms.
Thought provoking. The flipped classroom uses technology but is not solely dependent on technology. Getting the students to think about and question the material to be discussed in class can be done in a variety of ways. So many people think they can't "flip" if everyone doesn't have technology but that's simply not true. Great article and worth the read.
High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. L. Todd Rose is co-founder and pr...
Jan MacWatters's insight:
This is so true. We are trying to make a system work for everyone..... but the end result is that no-one really gets the education that we need them to get... Today's technology should allow us to find the answer...
How much is a T-shirt or a tweet worth? Two copyright cases, separated by nearly 30 years, should reinforce our need as educators to teach copyright as a practical matter as much as a conceptual one.
Jan MacWatters's insight:
Copyright should be an integral part of teacher education as well. Teachers should be modeling the ethical behavior we expect from students but copyright is often not addressed during teacher training.
I'm on my eay to a google forms class today, so this is very relevant for me. Forms does give you additional ways of gathering and sharing information... Whether it's for a survey or a quick formative assessment, it's a good tool to master.
I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.
Lego Therapy – Autism Daily Newscast often report about the benefits of Lego therapy for children with Autism. In May we reported about Tri-Cities Lego Club who are based in Northeast Tennessee. They offer Lego based therapy for children with autism.
Did you know that you can access Google services—including Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube—from one account? Creating a Google account simply allows you to manage and customize settings for the Google apps and services you use.
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …
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