Oct 02

5 Tips for Flipping the Elementary Classroom

By: Rachel Lynette

flipp2“Sally from Teaching Redefined is sharing her top five tips for turning your elementary classroom into a flipped one! She’s come to love having a flipped classroom, and she wants to help more educators do this in their own classrooms.

A “flipped classroom” has become another trendy phrase in the education world. What does it actually mean? A flipped classroom means that students get their instruction in the form of videos that they watch for homework. Then, in class they practice the skill with the help of the teacher. This is flipped from the traditional model of in-class lectures followed by homework practice.
Flipped classrooms have become increasingly popular for math teachers, especially in the older grades. I’ve fallen in love with my own variation of a flipped classroom that fits perfectly with my elementary math students. These are my top tips for anyone interested in flipping the upper elementary math classroom. ” To read further please click here:http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2015/09/5-tips-for-flipping-elementary-classroom.html
Aug 29

Think Before You Flip Your Classroom This Year

By: Steven Anderson

flipped learn“For a while now I’ve been saying something provocative about Flipped Learning.
“It’s the worst idea in the history of teaching.”
I own that.
I’ve said it.
I say it that way to get educators attention. Because I like to have a conversation about it. While I am not going to walk that statement back like a disgraced politician I am going to do a little explaining (finally) why we need to think before we “flip” learnin.First a little knowledge leveling.

When I am talking about Flipped Learning in this post I am referring to the method by which teachers create videos (or find other videos online) and assign students to watch them at home, thereby freeing up time in the classroom to go deeper with the content because the students have the content knowledge from the videos. I am sure there are multiple different variations of Flipped Learning but for this post, this is the definition I am working off of.  It’s an idea thats been around for a while and some teachers have said they’ve found success with it” . To read further please click here:


Jul 02

Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

By: Catlin Tucker

EDpuzzle“The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary, writing, and grammar instruction online. Students watch videos at home where they can control the pace of their learning, then they come to class prepared to apply that information in collaborative student-centered activities.

One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. Instead of simply consuming information, I want students to think critically about that information. This requires that I design flipped lessons that encourage students to ask questions, analyze the information, and discuss concepts with peers asynchronously online to begin making sense of the information they are receiving at home. There are a variety of ways to do this. 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.

A newer tool I’m excited to use with students come fall is EDpuzzle. Here’s how it works!” To read further please click here:http://catlintucker.com/2015/06/flipped-classroom-engaging-students-with-edpuzzle/

May 05

6 Great Blogs to Get Insights into Flipped Learning

By: Prasanna Bharti

flipping“Web has become pervasive, it influences people’s lives and facilitates partnerships. The process of writing blog posts and commenting is the fine example by which the Internet has allowed people to participate and share their ideas in the marketplace.

Educators have also made the best use of web technologies in form of blogging, to share their ideas, experience and connect with the educators across the world. In fact the educational blogs have become one of the most powerful and effective tool for teacher professional development.

Since the idea of the flipping classroom has gained popularity, a lot of educators have become flipped learning practitioners and they also share their views and insights through blogs with others to help them learn more and avoid mistakes. In this article, you will find six great blogs that you must follow if you a teacher flipping your classroom.” To read further please click here:  http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/1921-blogs-to-get-insights-into-flipped-learning

Apr 25

Six Ways to Create Flipped Video Lessons

flippingBy: Richard Byrne

“A few months ago I created and posted a video about making flipped video lessons onVideoNot.es. Since then I’ve made videos about more tools for creating flipped video lessons. The most recent video is about Vialogues which allows you to build online discussions around videos hosted online and videos that you have saved on your computer. The video about using Vialogues and the video about VideoNot.es have been added to a new YouTube playlist that I’ve titled Creating Flipped Lessons. Six videos are currently in the playlist and I’ll be adding more as I produce new screencasts. The playlist is embedded below.”To read further please click here:http://practicaledtech.com/2015/04/19/practical-ed-tech-tip-of-the-week-six-ways-to-create-flipped-video-lessons/

Mar 22

Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources

By:  Michael Gorman

flippbl“Have you ever considered flipping your classroom and engaging students in Project Based Learning at the same time? As I study these learning processes I see possibilities that allow the two to not only coexist, but also complement each other. How might this work? They do share similar emphasis on higher order thinking skills. Another not so obvious way the two can complement each other is based on productivity and time. Let’s take a closer look.

As you might know Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic process that allows students to learn and understand content at Bloom’s highest level while taking an active part in their learning. PBL provides for deep inquiry, which leads to rich and powerful understanding. Through authentic experiences, and a driving question that engages students with content standards, PBL has the ability to be a delivery method for the student centered classroom. In PBL, formative learning activities are scaffolded throughout the project. This allows for productivity between content delivery, facilitation, and student production.  Let’s consider a way to allow for even more student productivity in PBL, which can  exponentially spiral learning,  How can this increased productivity for both teacher and learner take place? A flipped infusion just might  be the answer.”To read further please click here:

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Nov 07

Easy Flipped Learning with Office Mix

By: Pip Cleaves

flippingFlipped Learning is becoming a popular strategy in many classrooms. When we flip our classroom, we make way for face-to-face time to be about deep discussion, questioning and thinking.

Did you know that Microsoft Office has the perfect tool for creating flipped content for your classroom that can feed back analytics and student understanding? To add to this it’s all part of Office PowerPoint 2013, it’s free and is really easy to use.

What is Office Mix?

Office Mix offers a free solution to the creation of flipped learning tutorials and content. The whole workflow from creation to assessment can be achieved through this one tool. Below is an example workflow that educators may use.” To read further please click here:

Sep 02

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways?

By:Emily Ko

flipped-classroom1 (1)“The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they?

Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often run against the wall of school-day ennui. So, here’s the concept that’s been making a buzz all through the education world these days: Why not flip it?

Put control over the classroom on the hands of the students, not the teachers. Utilize a variety of online teacher resources (many of which are free!) instead of paper printouts and repetitive lectures. The flipped classroom or sideways classroom promises to make the experience far less tiresome for both teachers and students.” To read further please click here:  http://www.edudemic.com/flipped-classroom-or-sideways/

Aug 28

Using flipped learning to boost engagement

By:Laura Devaney

flipping“I believe we need to move from the teacher-centered classroom and move to classrooms that are project-based and inquiry-driven,” Bergmann said.Educators can think of flipped learning as a reevaluation of Bloom’s Taxonomy in which the focus lies more on creating, evaluating, and analyzing.“You, as a teacher, get the attention away from yourself and away from content delivery—you leverage technology of a teacher-created video to deliver content,” Sams said.Top educator concerns about moving to flipped learning are so common that Bergmann and Sams created the Four Ts to help educators realize that a flipped classroom can become a reality.

Thinking: Flip teachers’ thinking and help them re-imagine what the classroom looks like, Bergmann said. It’s not about content dissemination—it’s about deeper thinking.” To read further please click here:  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/08/27/flipped-learning-engagement-734/2/

Aug 20

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

By:Dian Schaffhauser

flipping“Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that’s the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

The project is part of a larger research endeavor at the university to explore the design of instructional labs for science and engineering courses that can be delivered in a blended or online format. The goal of a research is to develop e-learning models to redesign traditional lab courses to work in a hybrid format and to create a handbook for use by instructors that explains how to apply the new models.

“We’re working with different lab courses on campus that use blended or online learning and plan to come up with an instructional model that could be reproduced anywhere,” said Manager of Educational Technology Angela Hammons.” To read further please click here: