I just finished my presentation at Vermont Fest and it seemed to go very well. I owe a great deal of gratitude to my students from last year -it was their work that made the presentation effective. Below is the presentation I gave with some student videos embedded…Read More
Some Common Concerns
- Doesn’t the ‘Flipped’ model rest on the assumption that homework will be given? What if I don’t believe in giving homework?
- What about the digital divide? How can students without internet watch these videos?
- Is this really anything new? Haven’t teachers been doing this for years?
- Is this really realistic for an average teacher? Won’t it take an impossible amount of time to create these videos?
“To flip or not to flip. That is the question.”
- Who am I?
- Quick Poll
- Funny Hook
- What is a Flipped Classroom
- Re-thinking the Flipped Classroom – Pro/Con Discussion
- The Tools You’ll Need
- Quick Poll – What are you taking away from this presentation?
Full-Time Social Studies/Civics Teacher at Harwood Union High School – Former Tech Integrationist
Currently on parental leave with my 4-month old son, Mason James
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- Respond to the Polls
Can students really learn from screens?
Teachers already use Skype to connect with other classrooms around the globe, bring in guest speakers without asking them to travel, and take virtual field trips. Now, Skype is making it easier for them to do so.
The company launched Skype in the Classroom, a dedicated teacher network, on Tuesday. Using the platform, teachers can create profiles that describe their classes and teaching interests. They can also search a directory of teachers from all over the world by student age range, language and subject.
Since the beta version launched in December, about 4,000 teachers have signed up. Many of them have used the network to coordinate Skype projects with other schools. Teacher Kara Cornejo, for instance, used the directory to find five partner classes for a “weather around the world” unit she was coordinating for her fifth-grade class in Missouri.
“We use Skype all the time in my classroom. … I always had to find teachers over Twitter or some other resources,” she said in a video about her experience. “Now to know that Skype has their own directory is awesome.”
A “project” tab in the new version of Skype in the Classroom allows users to post and search for projects that, like Cornejo’s weather project, require collaboration. A map that shows teachers by location is also a new addition to the site.Read More
Interested in ‘flipping’ your classroom or creating a quick and easy how-to tutorial? If so, then Screencast-o-matic is the right tool for you! Click ‘Read More’ to watch a quick tutorial on how you can use Screencast-O-Matic to record your computer’s screen, audio, and even your webcam. Screencast-o-matic is easy to use, functional, and free. We cannot recommend it highly enough.Read More
Learn how to replicate a rubirc on Google Forms, save it as a Google Template, and use it over and over again for peer assessment. The beauty of this set-up is the rich data that the student being assessed automatically receives after the particular performance.Read More