There are plenty of resources available to help teachers incorporate digital learning into their coursework. But sometimes the amount of information is overwhelming. I will try to post good, concise information on this blog, providing links to websites that can help teachers flip their classrooms.
There is no denying that iPads and other tech tools engage students of all ages. We just need to find a way to make them effective.
Below are highlights from a post by Kelly Walsh on his website Emerging EdTech. Its full of on-line workshops and links to sites designed to help teachers incorporate technology into their classroom and fully engage their students. (To read the whole post, just click on the title below.)
by K. WALSH on OCTOBER 6, 2013
Schools with iPad Programs are Flipping the Classroom too!
The Flipped Classroom doesn’t necessarily require any special technology in the classroom – but it does require students to be able to consume digital learning content outside of class. One of the factors that propelled the iPad to the level of popularity it enjoys today is that it is a fantastic content consumption device, so it clearly lends itself to flipped learning. But there is so much more that the iPad can do, making it a powerful partner in the flipped classroom.
In this article we begin to explore applications and ideas for ways in which the iPad can play a role in flipped teaching and learning. …
In my online flipped class workshops and the Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book, we learn about the things we need to do to flip lessons and course content and important considerations for succeeding in the flipped classroom. This week I will delve into a few of these key consideration and requirements, and next week I will follow up with some ways to use the iPad to facilitate other important aspects of flipped instruction, such as Using Class Time, Reinforcement and Assessment, and Organization and Productivity (this last topic being a big help in any classroom!).
Finding and Creating Digital Learning Content
An essential aspect of the flipped classroom is digital learning content. Students will consume content outside of the classroom, and class time will be used to review and reinforce learning (there are many ways to approach this – more on that next week). Teachers have the choice of taking advantage of the wealth of learning content available on the Internet today, creating their own content, or using a mix of both.
One of the best sources of a wide range of quality learning content on the Internet today is the Khan Academy. If you access the Khan Academy YouTube channel and search for the topic you are teaching, it is quite likely you will find some good material. When it comes to other sources of quality teaching content, it can be very helpful to use vetted reviews of sources such as those in this article, Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own.
…Apps like Educreations let you bring up a digital white board on the iPad, record whatever you do there, and save and distribute it for play back. Lots of teacher like to use this type of approach to illustrate things.There are three more whiteboard screencasting apps for the iPad discussed in this article.
Full blown, traditional screencasting is possible with the iPad, by combining a few apps and a PC or Mac to accomplish it. This video from Screencast-O-Matic explains how to do this.
There are also plenty of apps that let you approach the creation of content for the iPad in ways other than screencasting – this topic could easily be a series of articles in and of itself. Nearpod is one example of such an application – this free app enables you to create enriched multimedia presentations with interactive features. ….
Delivering & Consuming Learning Content
So once you found and/or created quality learning content, you need a way to deliver it so that your students can consume it outside of the classroom. … In K-12, more and more schools are starting to provide platforms for (storage and delivery of courses), such as learning portals or apps like Edmodo. Teachers can also take the initiative themselves if their schools do not provide such tools, and put up a Wiki (Wikispaces is very popular for this) or get their own Edmodo license.
Ensuring Content Consumption
I am often asked about approaches to ensuring that students consume learning content before they show up to class the next day. There are many techniques that can be helpful in this regard and I’ve included a chapter about this in the Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book. I also shared some of these in this recent guest post on TechinEDU.com.
Another application that I advocate in my flipped classroom workshop and presentations is the ed.ted.com tool set, which allow you to flip a YouTube video, and embed questions, related content, and opportunities for feedback. While this is not an iPad specific app, it is a powerful flipped teaching companion. …
I’ll also be exploring these tools and ideas and more in a breakout session in November’s Teaching and Learning with the iPad summit in North Carolina. …