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Tutorial: Grey Skies to Blue with Pixlr
Tutorial: Taking The Years Off with Photoshop
Thanks to Chris Haught for forwarding this to me. This Google Presentation highlights 75 different Google Play & Chrome Web Store apps. The slides are organized into student tools, teacher tools and language & literacy apps sections. The majority of tools highlighted are for Android tablets, but many are available for Chromebooks.
It’s certainly worth a look!
When one hears “Flipped Instruction” one typically thinks about students watching videos. And you’d be right! Videos are typically a large component of the flipped classroom pedagogy. When instructional video is used in the classroom, students retain more information, visually understand concepts more readily and are more passionate about what they are learning.
Video reaches students from a variety of learning styles, provides common experiences for discussions, and illustrates complex concepts that engage students. Read more about “Using Education Video in the Classroom” from Safari Montage (a leading provider of video for the classroom) for theory, research and helpful tips. When choosing videos for classroom use,
the most important thing to remember is to keep them short!
Here’s a quote from Jonathon Bergman, one of the originators of Flipped Learning. This is from “9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom” by David Raths.
“Make videos short and interactive. Bergmann says he and Sams initially took their standard lectures and made videos that contained multiple objectives and pieces of content that were way too long. Gradually they learned to make them much shorter, with one video per discrete objective. “My rule of thumb is one to 1½ minutes per grade level,” he says. “That means for a fourth-grader, your videos should be no longer than four to six minutes; and for a 10th-grader, that means 10- to 15-minute videos.”
Students need more than just exposure to video, more than just consumption of video in the learning process. They also need to be taught how to evaluate and use information. They need to learn strategies for analyzing media and understand point of view. While information literacy and media literacy are not the primary focus when thinking about flipped classroom pedagogy, it is important to discuss these elements every time a video is used in the classroom. You can learn more at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills website.
Let’s take a look at what the Flipped Classroom is, and what it is not…
Articles about the Flipped Classroom Model
Many technology tools exist to make flipped classroom learning easier for both the teacher and the student. My favorite tools are those tools which make the video watching process more engaging. We will take a look at few of those tools: Screencast-O-Matic, TED-ED, and EdPuzzle.
The Power of Project Learning, Scholastic Administrator
This article highlights how project-based learning helps to prepare students for their future in the workforce by allowing them to focus on real world issues while working collaboratively and using available technology to generate answers and solutions while still addressing curricular goals.
Start With the Pyramid: Real World Issues Motivate Students, Edutopia
This article illustrates the benefits of engaging students by using hands-on, real-world problems to achieve learning goals. Watch the video, “Project Learning: An Overview” embedded in the article which shows examples of some authentic projects that students are working on around the country.
What is PBL, Buck Institute for Education
Why is Project-Based Learning Important, Edutopia
Videos that show project-based learning in action in Elementary and Middle Schools:
How Does Project-Based Learning Work?, Edutopia
This reading will walk you through the steps required to implement meaningful, project-based learning experiences.
What Makes a Good Project?, Gary Stager
In this article, the author highlights eight characteristics of a good project and then gives you questions to ask yourself as you begin to formulate your ideas to ensure a meaningful project design.
What is it?
What can it do?
Take a look at Google Classroom in action.
A few things to know first…
How do I get started?
Where do I go from here?
Complete step-by-step instructions are here.
Welcome to Beaver County School District! I don’t have a set agenda for today, so we’ll let your questions guide where we go and what we do. Below are links to other posts and presentations from my site that will help after and go beyond what we cover today:
This is an exciting time in Beaver County. It will be amazing to see just what you, your teachers and students can accomplish with 24/7 access to Chromebooks, Google Drive, the Internet, and the World. We have a LOT to cover today – here’s our ambitious agenda. All of the information and resources we will cover today are accessible from the presentation below: