Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

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A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

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The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. Tools for the modern classroom have significantly developed and expanded in recent years. In short, the modern classroom requires students to have access to connectivity through technology.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

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Here we go… Cloud classroom In 2015, cloud integration was the norm and most learning resources were already starting to be cloud-integrated. Cloud classrooms will become the norm. Students will be able to access their classroom on the cloud through a unified learning platform system where, if the school is willing, students are not required to be in the class physically. But more importantly, IoT will connect the classroom to the cloud.

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Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

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At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We feel that most students and kids don’t get this opportunity because most companies do not see the potential in kids.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

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Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. When they talk next steps for their company, who is there to represent and protect our students? By embracing esports, we can provide a level of protection for our students and hold these companies accountable since schools will be part of the scene.

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Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

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Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. We need to become the COO of our classrooms, the Chief Opportunity Orchestrator. I first heard ‘sage on the stage’ and ‘guide on the side’ early in my teaching career when I decided to try The Flipped Classroom™.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. With an increased presence of BYOD and 1:1 programs in classrooms, schools today are faced with the challenge of transforming traditional learning spaces to seamlessly connect pedagogy, technology, and space. Web-based classroom solutions also offer apps in most cases. We will see more and more educational MOOC platforms to replace classroom training, as they afford users universal access to knowledge.

It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

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Data is automatically written to servers that are physically locked away in a protected network operations center and in the hands of very skilled and well-staffed companies, and typically offered to schools at no cost. Blended learning, hybrid learning, digital learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based learning -- jargon overload! This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From Twitter to Facebook and Pinterest to Vine (hey--what about Classroom 2.0 ?!), Online social learning empowers teachers of all styles and levels of classroom experience, providing real professional development created by educators for educators, and an increasing number of teachers are embracing the approach. During its inaugural year last year, more than170 education organizations, companies, and communities came together, offering 450+ events and activities.

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My favorite company to come out of Start Up Bus was Course Align. I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools. She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference. And, while we’re at it, if I got to an education conference, why can’t at least one of the keynotes be an actual classroom teacher?

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What Student Passion Looks Like

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In its second full year, student passion is on full display as I’ve given up even more control of the classroom to students as I’ve asked them to grow a business around what they care about with whomever they want. I have also learned how make a product and grow a company. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.