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19 places to find the best OERs

19 places to find the best OERs

09/17/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Online learning, Project-based learning, Tools

The arguments for jumping on the open educational resource (OER) bandwagon are convincing.

For one, they bring down the high cost of textbooks, from as much as $150 per book per student to $0. Consider this impact in specialty subjects like music and art, where you could access…

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Use mind maps to reinforce flipped learning

Use mind maps to reinforce flipped learning

08/19/2015

Topics: Flipped learning

The flipped classroom, where students are expected to watch a video at home and do the “homework” assignment in class, can be as nonproductive as an assignment to read Chapter 5 at home if a student is not engaged with the video, interacting with it and learning from it.

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Flip your science classroom!

Flip your science classroom!

05/21/2015

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

Now that the flipped classroom approach, and its logical next step, flipped learning, have become widely accepted, leaders in the field are examining how to best apply the model to specific subjects.

By definition,…

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Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

04/15/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video

" "Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they forgot," " said one veteran teacher I know with an exasperated sigh. She was looking for a way to provide small-group remediation while teaching new…

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Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

03/13/2015

Topics: Augmented reality, Essential Conditions, Flipped learning, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

The grassroots effort that is Digital Learning Day started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all students have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, no matter where they live.…

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Put student passions at center of learning

Put student passions at center of learning

03/09/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

The key to engaging students in authentic, engaging and meaningful project-based learning is making projects relevant to students. As educators, we've been taught that project-based learning starts with a well-defined driving question. However, when a challenge question is firmly written…

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Flipped classroom 101

Flipped classroom 101

02/05/2015

Topics: Flipped learning

There's a lot of talk about the flipped classroom in education circles these days, but what it boils down to is this: Flipped learning is a teaching technique that uses video assets as the primary means of delivering direct instruction to an individual — rather than lecturing to a group — so you…

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If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

05/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

The term flipped classroom is on the tip of many educators' tongues these days as more K-12 schools and districts embrace this blended form of learning and teaching. In the flipped classroom model, educators deliver their instruction online for students to access outside of class,…

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Flipped dilemma: What to do when kids don' 't have internet

Flipped dilemma: What to do when kids don't have internet

05/20/2014

Topics: Flipped learning

In my previous post on flipping my classroom I talked about how much it has changed my entire view of education. I know what some of you…

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A flipped journey: How PBL rescued my classroom

A flipped journey: How PBL rescued my classroom

04/11/2014

Topics: Flipped learning, Project-based learning

When I first started flipping my classroom, I hated it.

I was baffled, because I remember hearing about flipped learning and immediately thinking, "This is brilliant! I want to do this!" Flipping was…

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