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

As an instructional tech facilitator my goal is to help teachers progress through the stages of technology adoption to get to the point at which they are using technology as a tool for learning, rather than using it as an add on to supplement traditional learning activities. 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

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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!

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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

One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) 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.

LearnZillion - Help Students Avoid the Summer Slide

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This learning loss is commonly referred to as "the summer slide". Teachers hope that students will continue to read, write and participate in real world learning experiences that they can bring with them to the classrooms in the fall to help them be successful. LearnZillion is a Cool Tool that can provide parents and students with opportunities to retain math skills and perhaps even make gains during the summer months.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Below is a sample from some of the portfolios: Math teacher Kanchan Chellani has been using her PGP time to create engaging learning activities with Adobe Captivate to flip her classroom. Throughout the year they met to develop extensive binders to compile resources related to text complexity as outlined by the Common Core Standards.

TeachEm: Create Guided YouTube Lessons

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

TeachEm is a free and user friendly digital tool that allows users to capture YouTube content, organize it, and add time stamped flashcards to guide the learning. It''s simple, smart and efficient which makes it a good tool for busy teachers interested in implementing a Flipped Classroom instructional model. The TeachEm site hosts a very nice set of TeachEm FAQs , created with their own tool, to help users learn to use it.

Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

Turn to Your Neighbor

In this inaugural post of The Neighborhood, five classroom teachers from across grade levels discuss what happens when students teach each other using video. Turn to Your Neighbor Asks: As the flipped classroom becomes more and more prevalent in education, teachers are finding new ways to use video and screencasts to spark learning. It has been great to see students figuring out how to use different tools that best suit their needs and their styles.

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YouTube for Teachers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The site offers 10 ways to use YouTube in the classroom and they have hit upon many of the things I believe we should be doing to provide digital content to help all students succeed. My favorites include suggestions for differentiation, an example demonstrating how to solve math problems online to help students and their parents at home, and of course using video to facilitate The Flipped Classroom model.

Next Door Innovator: One Math Teacher Working to Help Thousands Learn Better

Turn to Your Neighbor

The compelling thing about Slack is that he did not stop with his own classroom. The site is well organized, and even tags worksheets with Common Core State Standards domains and clusters. Students can use the worksheets to study on their own and get immediate feedback through the video solutions and teachers can use the worksheets in any number of ways, including to flip their class or prepare students for Peer Instruction. slackmath.com videos on functions.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

With Common Core’s emphasis on understanding and explaining tasks, screencasts are a great way for both students and teachers to share the required steps in completing a math problem, collaborate on close reading, or pursue any other literacy activity. Screencast tools may be web-based, software, or a browser add-on and include some or all of the following: a spotlight for the mouse. ability to upload to YouTube, the Cloud, or another common file sharing location.

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

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

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We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. Among the Common Core Standards addressing media understanding are: CC.11-12.R.I.7 While the tool was designed for sports and your coaches will love it, consider its use for recording and analyzing: chemical reactions in the lab, musical performances, children working on projects, directorial approaches and staging in theater, student speeches or presentations.

Not Yet Blended Learning

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

However: “Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology — such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school computer lab, and computers using digital curriculum in the classroom – are all steps in the right direction, but don’t meet the full potential of blended learning. Blended learning is not about ‘adding’ digital media and digital tools. Tools that aren’t add-ons, but are truly enhancers to the program.).

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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. assessing flipped classroom learning management system mobile learning

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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. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile learning

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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. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom mobile based learning

Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today, done well, they become real teaching tools that use optics to communicate ideas, unpack granular concepts, and connect students to information. For many teachers, though, there’s the rub: How do they use this tool to agilely and effectively deliver content? Let’s start with five clever video edit/format tools: EdPuzzle. Merge any videos on your YouTube channel either created by you or offered under the Creative Commons license.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Quickly, it is becoming the close reading tool of choice for teachers because of its ease of use, differentiation of needs, depth of tools, and variety of resources. 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. in the library as a research tool .

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5 Great Apps to Create Content

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Image by M.MehmetCAVUS at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons I believe content-creation is one of the highest forms of learning. But for now, I''d like to list what I believe are the 5 best technological tools for content-creation. There are also copyright and creative commons aspects they need to consider which guide them to become better digital citizens. Students can show what they''ve learned with these tools.

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

From there, it’s intuitive to use with many of the same browsing tools students are used to from other programs. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. This web tool applies well to space units as well as research requirements addressing outer space. Space units are always exciting.

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Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements? Chances are, you entered a classroom using a discussion method known as Socratic Debate , aka Socratic Method, Socratic Circle, or Socratic Inquiry. In a traditional classroom, asking and answering questions is stressful to many students who are afraid their answer will be wrong.

Flip Your Back-to-School Night

Catlin Tucker

So, three years ago I began flipping my Back-to-School Night presentation in the hopes of reaching more of my parents. This is how I flip my Back-to-School Night. I explain why I believe it’s important to place students at the center of learning in the classroom and how I use blended learning strategies and technology to create a student-centered learning experience. Virtual Tour of Our Classroom Resources.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. This 18-hour course provides students with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. 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.

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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. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. 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.

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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. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. 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.

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3D science product offers immersive learning

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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. With Gale Interactive: Science, users can review concepts with tools to zoom, rotate and explore models. Digital Learning and Tools STEM

How to Find Great Learning Resources for Your Students During School Closures

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While you're ultimately going to know which tools are best for you and your students, we're here to provide inspiration and support. Best Classroom Tools for Presentations and Slideshows : Slideshow apps and websites that let students' work shine.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

Its intuitive options, step-by-step guidance, and commitment to making the experience positive for both teachers and students helps to not only bridge the gap between classroom and career as students meet those who have applied school knowledge authentically to their jobs, it levels the education playing field across rural and urban landscapes, between schools with vast resource budgets and those who struggle to stay out of the red year-to-year. This is great for flipped classrooms.

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. In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. For youngers who need to learn Dolch Words (those 200+ words they will most commonly run across in their grade-level study), this is a fun way to gamify the process. There are a wide variety of teacher resources available once you create an account including articles, how to adapt the app to a flipped classroom, and printables.

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.