Next Friday, I’ll be revisiting a topic that I wake up in the middle of the night about–Flipped Classroom Learning. It is such an obvious, straightforward approach that is controversial. To be blunt, I find Flipped Classroom Learning a simple innovation with profound implications for student engagement and learning. There’s no reason why we can’t be doing more blended learning in schools, of which flipped classroom is but one “handle” or way of looking at it.
That said, here are my workshop materials–copied from a Google Sites page–for my session next week. How would you do this differently for middle school teachers?
Description: In this session, participants will become familiar flipped classroom learning possibilities and iPad/computer apps that make video recording easy. They will also be introduced to Twitter hashtags that allow them to follow other Flipped educators (view example of a Twitter chat #flippedpd).
In a typical flipped classroom, students listen to pre-recorded video lectures before class and perform other learning activities in class. In this flipped structure, students are exposed to material before class via videos and readings, and they attain deeper knowledge in class via activities. We are doing the same in this workshop session.
ECTV as your video hosting location(Video – less than 5 minutes)– Creating videos but worried about placing them on YouTube because students can’t get to them? Use the ECISD’s ECTV web site, where you can login with your AD username/password.
Knowmia (free) – It’s a versatile tool like Explain Everything, although it does not allow you save your content as a video file, only host it on theknowmia.com web site. This is used by Domingo Martinez at ECHS!
EduCreations (free) – Try EduCreations. Works great, is free, and easy to share online through their web site. Drawbacks: Can’t export video and their web site is slow to load.