Tuesday Interview - Student Entrepreneurship and the Real Flipped Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You’re Using the Wrong Flip." He writes: Yes, [flipping the classroom is] innovative – “featuring new methods” – or at least it used to be. The flip was an innovative Band-Aid for the wrong problem.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures.

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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This week I’ll be on a panel discussing the Future Classroom at this year’s STEM Summit hosted by Towson University. As technology becomes a larger part of the classroom, I hope GPA becomes a thing of the past.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc.,

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

A recent Deloitte study found that digital content in a blended or flipped classroom allows for improved class management, more personalized learning for struggling students, and an increase in student engagement and grades. Some companies have elected to offer new subscription options much like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. Running a successful academic publishing company is more challenging than ever. In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg did what no one had done before.

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. You recently offered some advice for entrepreneurs starting an edtech company in today’s landscape. Even with that, 20 years later, in 1998, we talked about the flipped classroom. At the first ASU+GSV Summit, though, coincidentally, I came across a company that eventually became the basis of Parchment. You mentioned Parchment, your new company.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Edsurge

It became know as the flipped classroom—a modern, video-based version of a model pioneered by a handful of higher ed professors during the 1990s. Of course, the flipped movement still has its critics. But notably, a cohesive opposition movement has failed to materialize, in part because research on its impact in the classroom has generally been positive (or at least neutral ). The promise of more time for active learning is key to the flipped appeal, its fans say.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Education Digital Learning Flipped Classroom The Wire k12 education

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

Edsurge

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. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. Learn More About Kiddom Academy For Schools: 3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

Boyer uses a “flipped syllabus” in which students' final grades are based on the points they've earned—not lost—throughout the semester. Boyer uses a “flipped syllabus” in which students' final grades are based on the points they've earned—not lost—throughout the semester. He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Does a flipped syllabus lead to a lot of A’s?

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

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.

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

Edsurge

So he struck up a partnership with Cengage Learning, a Boston-based education technology and information company. For introducing a flipped-classroom chemistry curriculum that has cut student costs and boosted student success with online instruction and homework Oregon State University. Education Technology Competitions Community Open Education Resources Personalized Learning Adaptive Learning Flipped Classroom Video Instruction STEM Education

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

Edsurge

Certain invisible privileges often come to students from more affluent backgrounds—from parents who can help their children put together compelling resumes, to a sibling who’s gone through the interview process just a few years before, to a family friend who works at a thriving company and will make a connection. Flip the Classroom Aimee Eubanks Davis’s favorite resources on developing and spotting talent Whistling Vivaldi , by Claude M.

Lynda.com’s free offerings

NeverEndingSearch

Lynda.com Youtube channel features 10 percent of the online learning company’s course content–heavy on software and technology, design, and business skills. flipped classroom instruction video flipping Lynda.com

Been for Education

Technology Tidbits

sites/companies that is perfect for Social Learning. Been is a great tool for Project Based or Guide Learning, and even for Flipping a classroom. collaboration flipped classroom project based learning social learning Web 2.0

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

Learning outside your primary area of study can help you make connections that may be useful when trying to help your own students see relevance beyond the classroom. If you spend hours flipping through albums at the local record shop for fun, I suggest you check out Pinterest for Teachers or Facebook for Educators ; the variety of quotes and visuals is infinite. Designing for the 21st Century Classroom. Classroom Device Management. Flippin g the Classroom.

Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

They have produced some great software titles, are strong supporters of education and teachers, and are a Michigan company! The Flipped Classroom was a very popular movement in 2012. Many teachers have flipped their classrooms already. I''m a big TechSmith fan.

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Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

When in the classroom Sams and Bergsma spent their time interacting with the students individually on "homework" assignments. They flipped the classroom to make it more flexible and dynamic, matching it with the needs of the students. flipped classroom reverse instruction

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. But I’ve had several big problems with flipped classroom techniques: Just as some students “tune out” a teacher, some would fast forward or skip parts of the videos. Why Edpuzzle Is an Essential Classroom Tool.

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Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc Seigel, a contributing author to Flipping 2.0 , talks about an innovative flipped science classroom. Flipping Awesome Science. Vicki: Hey, let’s do some flipping awesome science with Marc Seigel @DaretoChem. Marc: So I run a flipped classroom.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. In lieu of several such factual findings, educators have begun implementing a novel methodology, such as using blended learning software , that has transformed the rather archaic and mundane ‘classroom teaching’ into a revolutionary educational experience; enter the world of Blended learning.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom.” In schools all over the nation, “technology coaches” are being hired, “technology workshops” are being held, and classrooms are getting “flipped” and “blended.”

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS?

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GoEdOnline

The Electric Educator

You may not have heard of this company, but many teachers will be familiar with the parent company, Teachers Discovery. My first two posts comprise an overview of the Flipped classroom. I was recently asked to be a guest blogger for GoEdOnline.com. GoEdOnline is the digital version of Teachers Discovery, offering educational games, videos, projectabables, and mobile apps for technology using teachers. You can check them out here. Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

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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Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set up your class (optional, but this allows you to share out archived Nepris sessions with students, say, for a flipped classroom activity). Select the type of expert you’d like based on occupation, company, or industry (optional if you don’t have a preference).

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks. You know, Timothy Betts @MrBettsClass is in the classroom, but he has more than 200 videos for American History.

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Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly clear that 3D printing is not just a passing fad, but already is making a huge impact inside the classroom. For an education-focused 3D printing company, check out Printrbot, which wants to bring an affordable 3D printer to every school.

Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today teachers are investigating a variety of interest-based professional learning topics, including essential questions in the classroom, rethinking grading in math class, flipped classrooms, screencasting, and gamification.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

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Innovators Worth Watching: Minerva

The Christensen Institute

Minerva Schools at KGI , a degree program in collaboration with the Keck Graduate Institute, designed its curriculum so that all class time is entirely online, consisting of live, flipped classroom seminars, supplemented by location-based assignments in whichever city the cohort is based that semester. This entity could build a sustainable business model if it is successful in its endeavors to license out different elements of the company’s IP.

Virtual Reality and Primary Education

Fractus Learning

Although the scenario is as unlikely as any virtual primary school teacher has so far proven to be, we have seen the benefits of utilising virtual learning environments such as YouTube, Minecraft , the Flipped Classroom and so on to compliment what is already happening in schools.

Chinese English-Language Learning Platform Gets Boost from Kobe Bryant

Marketplace K-12

A venture capital firm backed in part by retired NBA basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is making its first-ever education investment in an online tutoring company for Chinese children who want to learn English. VIPKID , a digital learning platform that teaches English to Chinese youngsters, will receive a $100 million investment from Bryant Stibel, the company that Bryant created with entrepreneur Jeff Stibel in 2013.

Make School Looks to Add New York City Campus After $15M Series B Fundraise

Edsurge

One example would be relying more on a flipped classroom model where learning material is delivered digitally and students later work through lessons with their instructors face-to-face. The company is currently not profitable.

The latest in K-12 learning trends

eSchool News

This week, we’re taking you on a virtual tour of some of the latest developments and trends in K-12 learning, including flipped and blended learning, marketplace updates, and flexible learning spaces and their influence on active learning.