5 Flipped Classroom Activities for High School Students

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The flipped classroom approach is emerging as a popular option within academic institutions, but many high school teachers remain unaware of the best flipped classroom activities to turn to for the in-person lesson component.

The Flipped Classroom: Response Tools

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This post is the second in a series on flipping your classroom. A large part of "flipping your classroom" involves giving students multiple opportunities to respond and interact with content that is being delivered to them. I personally like to use Recap if it is just going to be a question that I want to keep in the classroom, no outside sharing. Conversations that start in one classroom can quickly get traction from all over the world.

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Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint

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That is why the highest form of gamification, what I call stage 3 , is using video game techniques to create experiences for students. When I started to think about how to package and explain all of this to students, I went back to gamification as I always do. The Innovation Lab presents the world’s most popular classroom game show: The Constraint! edtech TL Advisor Blog Gamification GamesMy father got a job with AT&T after the military.

12 Ways to Use Videos for Learning in the Classroom

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Using video for learning in the classroom has been around for decades, but with the growth of digital technology in recent years, the range of opportunities is now greater than ever before. Variety in Learning Materials. Videos Allow for Different Rates of Learning.

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Meaningful Gamification and Student’s motivation by Lynette Tan (NUS)

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A research paper authored by Dr. Lynette Tan of NUS was published in the Online Learning Journal VOL 22, NO 2 (2018) [ISSN: 2472-5730]. The results point to the potential that meaningful gamification has in motivating and helping students in scaffolding reading material before their classes, and shows it to be not only a viable but also a worthwhile facility to invest in and develop—particularly for facilitating a flipped-classroom environment.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

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Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification. Students like a gamified learning environment, no matter their age. Personalized learning.

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

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They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. They need to be aware of the options and solutions available to them to ensure teaching and learning can continue as seamlessly as possible, whatever the future holds.

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Interactive presentations: a round-up

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When you look at the faces around you, in your audience or your classroom, or increasingly, in remote spaces with folks you cannot see, you just don’t really know if anyone is with you. If you are flipping, did they watch your lesson? Have they learned? The platform should work as well for student presentations as professional presentations and flipped instruction. flipped classroom presentation technology flipped instruction interactive presentations

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. For Loudoun County Superintendent Eric Williams, what makes such authentic learning experiences worthwhile is how they prepare students “to make meaningful contributions to the world.” Although some educators have grown weary of the term “21st century learning,” the drive to transform education “matters more today—a lot more—than when we started the conversation.”

SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

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Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. When I designed the gamification unit, I had no idea the effect it would have. What did you learn? Social and emotional learning is a process.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

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It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. Second, the introduction of gamification. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. Cloud classrooms will become the norm.

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

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Blended Learning.

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

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Edtech is being used in classrooms more than ever before. Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom! It is also often referred to as “hybrid learning” and can incorporate many different types of education technology.

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. All the social/emotional learning and soft skills I developed in football, wrestling, track, and rugby can be developed through esports. The research is clear that involvement in extracurriculars at school lead to better student development and learning. Gamification TL Advisor Blog Esports

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A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

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If you’re like me, Fortnite mania has taken over your classroom. I can’t take attendance in my classroom without a kid doing the Jubilation Dance in my direction. And while the pathway to being a pro streamer, progamer, and even earning a college scholarship for eSports is getting easier, it is getting harder to teach in a post-Fortnite classroom. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.

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The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

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With personalized learning at the forefront of many school initiatives, the use of learning management systems has become a hot commodity among schools. With so many choices on where to build your digital classroom, the questions often arise: “Why do I need a learning management system? Let’s examine three learning management systems aimed at personalizing learning and blended instruction. Google Classroom. Why consider Google Classroom?

Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

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It just needed to put some new structures in place to get there… Teacher learning. Many organizations have ‘20 percent time’ initiatives, which give employees time and permission to learn and work on new topics of their choosing as long as they have potential benefit to the organization. All of these filter back into educators’ classrooms and improve student learning experiences. Student learning. Project-based learning in Northwest Iowa.

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

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Edtech is being used in classrooms more than ever before. Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom! It is also often referred to as “hybrid learning” and can incorporate many different types of education technology.

CrazyIdeas.Doc

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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. What if the next keynote we went to was a hands on activity where we tried some best practices that improve learning for our kids and helped make teachers’ lives easier? She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference.

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“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

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Microsoft Innovative Educator Oscar Herrero says his favorite classroom activities involve gamification, using virtual reality, and collaborative questionnaires to inspire his students. They adapt learning to today’s society.”. Herrero’s teaching style has evolved as new approaches like gamification, the flipped classroom, and project-based learning have gained traction. He even works to involve students’ families in the classroom.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. In the background knowledge-building phase of learning, for example. Learning Models. Self-directed learning. Learning through play. Scenario-based learning. Game-based learning. Project-based learning.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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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). Participants–like students–learned in different ways.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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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.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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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. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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This method of using Google Forms is meant as a companion piece to this article I wrote about how I improved my rubrics by turning them into 1-column, hyperdoc-ish rubrics that students use as part of their everyday learning. Also, feel free to join GEG:NJ and learn with us even if you’re not from Jersey because not everyone is perfect. A few weeks ago, I was on our New Jersey Google Educator’s Group (GEG:NJ) show called The Suite Talk hosted by Kim Mattina.

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Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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Students have access to new technology which helps them learn and retain information in a far better manner. This leaves little or no room for active interaction in the classroom. Online education, on the other hand, encourages participation in classroom activities and peer-to-peer collaboration. Here are few ways how online education impacts traditional education: Students Can Learn at Their Own Pace: Students have complete control over their lessons.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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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. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 25th Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. Kennedy The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? On Classroom 2.0 Classroom 2.0

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

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Here are five major trends we’ve discovered on Daily Edventures over the last five years: 1) 1:1 learning. In Greece , California , Australia , Spain and all across the world, 1:1 learning has passionate supporters. It bridges the digital divide, the economic divide, the language divide and the learning divide,” says Dr. Manuel Isquierdo. 2) Gamification. Read more stories about gamification from Bernardo Letayf , Stephen Jacobs , Garry Kasparov , and Ollie Bray.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. Mobile learning.

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™.

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates

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A week later I flew cross country to Seattle to help run Picademy for over a hundred educators and in two days, I’ll by flying to Moscow for the EdCrunch forum where I’ll talk about Gamification and Fair Haven Innovates. The video introduces my program and what students will be learning while the letter lets parents know why I made Fair Haven Innovates and how I run the program. People can’t always imagine learning in a classroom that they didn’t grow up in.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. I started embracing student voice by asking them “how do you want to show me what you learned?” At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn. From soldiers seeing their first born over Skype to kids talking with grandparents to teachers using Skype to connect classrooms.

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 are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

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5 Ways I’ve Redesigned My Rubric and You Should Too

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If you’ve never heard of design, I’ll give you the simplest, best definition as created by my good friend and design mentor Kevin Jarret : Project-Based Learning + Empathy = Design. I can go on and on about how design-based learning should replace problem, project, and passion-based learning (this -based learning stuff is getting out of control), but what I wanted to share today was how I redesigned my design rubric a few months ago and have been thrilled with the results.

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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’ve asked them to share their team name, what they’re making, why they’re making it, and what they’ve learned so far, and why they like class. What you’ve learned: How to use gravit so we can make models of our frames. We learned how to make a website.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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“In time of trouble, I had been trained since childhood, read, learn, work it up, go to the literature. About learning? But despite the settlement and despite what science journalist Ed Yong politely calls “ The Weak Evidence Behind Brain Training Games ,” “brain training” remains quite a popular product in education technology, with the phrase “brain-based” used to “scientize” all sorts of classroom practices.