Teaching in a Flipped Classroom

What is the "flipped classroom" and how is it impacting teaching and learning? This week's newsletter explores how creative educators are making class time focused and engaging with "flipped" or "reverse" teaching, where students learn the content at home via videos and podcasts and then apply it in class.

The Flip: Why I Love It, How I Use It
Tina Barseghian explains her success in using flipped teaching methods in "bite-sized chunks" to help students develop inquiry learning skills and scaffold their knowledge.

The Flipped Classroom
Read instructional designer Chris Faulkner's concerns about the flipped classroom model.

The Flipped Class: Myths Vs. Reality
Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie clarify common misconceptions such as: flipped teaching replaces teachers with videos, and students work in isolation. The authors assert that flipped teaching increases and personalizes contact time between students and teachers.

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture
Jackie Gerstein provides a conceptual framework for the implementation of the flipped classroom model with an emphasis on experiential, hands-on learning activities.

Why I Flipped My Classroom (YouTube video; 2 min.15 sec.)
Aaron Sams, a high school math and science teacher, discusses how he successfully flipped his classroom to differentiate instruction and transform class time from passive lecturing to active problem-solving.


Meet Our Instructors - Kay Lehmann and Lisa Chamberlin

Kay Lehmann and Lisa Chamberlin

"What we like best about teaching Collaborative Communities in eLearning is seeing people evolve from being an online student to an eLearning professional. In this course learners get a chance to facilitate a small group discussion or activity. The one-week experience as the instructor/trainer creates a powerful shift in thinking.

In addition, we love team-teaching the course! We provide two different voices with similar perspectives about online learning. And last but never least is the opportunity to learn from our adult students as colleagues in this ever-changing and exciting field of eLearning!

Follow Lisa on Twitter @chambo_online and Kay @kay_lehmann and check our list of followers and followees with diverse interests in education, training, instructional design, open educational resources, mobile learning and more!"

Collaborative Communities in E-learning
This course is about facilitating and building an e-learning community and provides hands-on practice using asynchronous communication technologies. Improve your time/workload management techniques including organization of email, class environment and time-saving strategies for working with difficult students in the online classroom. You will actively facilitate and explore questioning skills, providing fair and effective feedback, conflict resolution, and collaborative learning through problem solving scenarios, simulations, and online discussions.


Tech Tip: Why Dropbox Is Better Than a Flash Drive

Tired of keeping track of numerous flash drives? Dropbox is an online site which provides free online storage and file synchronization so you can access your files on any computer connected to the Internet.

To get you started, here are 62 Things You Can Do With Dropbox from the staff at Macworld magazine.

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