Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary , writing, and grammar instruction online. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. I authored a resource for MindShift titled “ Teachers’ Guide to Using Videos ,” which includes a section describing a range of strategies a teacher can employ to flip and engage.

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

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The Flipped Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

J onathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams are a couple of innovative teachers who have developed an approach to teaching and learning known as The Flipped Classroom, which certainly supports the idea of teachers as learning coaches. At it''s most basic level, The Flipped Classroom approach means front loading the learning and assigning the prep work as homework in order for students to come to class prepared to use it.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

CUE

Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha. In a previous blog , San Gabriel Valley CUE Board Member Valerie Sun discussed Iron Chef lesson design where she wrote about the process and how to introduce it in the classroom. David Platt ( @herrplatt ) is a seventeen-year educator in the middle and high school classroom.

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PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!

Edsurge

While the focus is on educational technology and lesson design as opposed to just writing instruction, I have always discovered innovative applications in my English classroom of tools and ideas gleaned from CUE Lead Learners. Multimedia production with apps such as Screencastify and GreenScreen by Do Ink, for demonstrating student learning and flipping my classroom. Formative assessment tools like Padlet , Socrative , Quizizz , and Kahoot!

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation.

The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

Fractus Learning

Do I think, as it is stated in corestandards.org that it is possible to create a system which ensures “all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade”. curriculum, or feel about the American Core curriclium and methodology?

Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

The Khan Academy site now contains over 3000 videos mapped to the Common Core and associated assessments that allow learners to practice and reinforce skills acquired through the videos. It has its merits, as does the flipped learning approach that his videos are generally associate with, but more as an instructional supplement to enhance the teaching and learning process. Change education reform educational technology Flipped Classroom Khan Academy Opinion

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To assess understanding of media or simply to ensure the assigned media was actually watched. To collaboratively judge/assess/add comments to an assignment or a contest with media products. Among the Common Core Standards addressing media understanding are: CC.11-12.R.I.7 flipped classroom note-taking online learning video videonot.es

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. Once teachers create an account, they set up their classrooms either by importing student lists from Google Classroom, Microsoft, Clever, or Edmodo, or by providing the class join code to students.

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’. The classroom is a wiki.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment. The classroom is a wiki.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment. The classroom is a wiki.

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3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

This wide variety of games and assessments allow for differentiation in learning styles and is helpful for children who do better with alternative methods. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. I love that I can offer unique word lists that are easily accessed, studied, and assessed in a fun gamified way. All books are aligned with Common Core ELA standards.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Tech-infused Classroom. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. It was run like a flipped classroom where class members read, tested and experimented from resources available in the weekly syllabus.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Check out these class blogs: Mrs. Maddox’s Classroom.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. It is regularly called the “present and future of education”, “one of the central features of modern school reform”, and “the newest way to personalize education” For many teachers, it’s fundamental to a style of teaching called “blended learning” (sometimes referred to as “hybrid learning” or even “flipped classroom”).

3D science product offers immersive learning

eSchool News

Gale Interactive: Science makes it easy for instructors to integrate 3D, digital content into the classroom that’s contextualized and mapped to the national science curriculum. It can be used for test prep, research or homework assignments (with flipped classrooms), or for in-class demonstrations. Each session closes with a short assessment to help build foundational knowledge. Gale Interactive: Science’s 3D content aims to bring science to life.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. ELA AND ELL A+ Tools for K-5 Common Core Reading Comprehension. MATH Awesome Digital Tools for K-8 Common Core Math.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The posts generate ideas on how these concepts just might fit in the classroom and/or provide some driving/guiding questions. While it was created to allow for family interaction, it is also figures into the Math PBL classroom. Lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards and explore real life questions. TedEd – The makers of TED… these really are some wonderful flipped lessons with formative tools built in. Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom?

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Reflecting on 2015… Ten Resources I Found Valuable

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This is a must have tool for those educators trying to bring differentiated instruction into their classroom. A great resource for the digital classroom! The people at Common Sense Media (makers of Graphite) bring a collection of educator vetted apps. While exploring Graphite, be sure to check out the collection of Common Core Apps, rich with possibilities. Enjoy all the possibilities that web technology can bring to the classroom.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Educators can manage/create student accounts, take attendance, grade, and assess students in real-time, and much much more. Stick Around - A great iPad app that can be used for Project Based Learning or Flipping a Lesson by creating puzzles/diagrams and having students label them. Booktrack Classroom - A excellent site/app for adding a soundtrack to student''s writing.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Challenge-Based Learning is a learning model pushed by Apple that promotes the academic classroom as a think tank to solve authentic problems.

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Google Classroom.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. What's more, many of these reviews also include a link to our privacy evaluations -- before choosing any tool for your classroom, be sure to check them out. Since we have over 3,000 apps, websites, and games reviewed for classroom potential, chances are we've already got a listing for it. Google Classroom.

Reflections on CUE14 annual conference – part 1

Kairos EdTech

The true beauty of the model that he was explaining, which we all know as the flipped classroom, is how it allows for differentiation to take place. Classroom time can be used differently and more wisely, helping kids where they’re at, and even allowing them to coach each other along the way. The other truly powerful point he made is how the assessment of the mastery of skills takes place.

Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

There are already many articles detailing the educational benefits of Minecraft, and though I believe the advantages of using it the classroom far outweigh the disadvantages, the roadblocks can be very real. Issues with styles of facilitation and classroom management, as well as technical problems, can be difficult to figure out. They will cover different types of lessons, classroom-management suggestions, and tech set­up. Does not assess Level 3 and 4 DoK skills.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Taylor, Director, Education and Engagement Using Local Resources to Teach Globally - Gregory Adler 8:00pm (ACSA) Closing the Secondary Achievement Gap Using Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtI2) - Erik Burmeister Flipped or Flipped Out? Manager of Professional Development Retention via Virtual Classroom Enhancement - Nancy A.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response and Assessment System that uses an innovative graphical interface to help turn a teacher''s classroom paperless (by doing testing on mobile devices) and assess students on any number of subjects in real-time using a free mobile app w/ digital portfolio capabilities. Guided Instruction, Blended/Flipped Learning, etc.) Educators also have the ability to embed a quiz into the video for assessment and Flipped Learning.

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2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Stella Maris Berdaxagar Connecting Students to Language and Culture through a Culture Cafe - Dr. Thomas Moncrief Flipped Classroom para la asignatura Informática - Mrs Silvana Salica ¿Informática sin computadoras? El Baida Marouane, EFL and ACCESS Program Teacher Going Global: Facilitating and Designing Collaborative Classroom Projects at Home and Abroad - Lindsey Myers, Library Media Specialist Increasing Student Achievement Through Nonlinguistic Teaching Strategies - Patricia J.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Updates "Reinventing the Classroom" Starts Wednesday Evening! Reinventing the Classroom" Call for Volunteers. We''ve got an amazing, and FULL, schedule for this week''s Reinventing the Classroom event - all about how ed tech is reshaping the classroom experience. Saturday, May 3rd at 12pm Classroom 2.0 LIVE Weekly Show , Classroom 2.0

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