How To Screen Record On A Chromebook – What Screen Recorders Are Available?

How To Screen Record On A Chromebook – What Screen Recorders Are Available?

Teachers and students use class videos as a tool for lectures and homework assignments. Flipped classrooms student video projects, and lecture recording for virtual learning are essential to the blended learning model.  With over 40 million Chromebooks used in education, it’s vital to know the apps available and how to record your screen. Which Chrome…

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. The right learning platform apps and tools can produce engaging content ranging from science videos to English lessons. These tools…

Flip It! The Flipped Classroom Model is for Everyone. Here’s Why.

Flip It! The Flipped Classroom Model is for Everyone. Here’s Why.

“Will a flipped classroom work in your subject and grade level? We think the answer is yes. Here’s why.”   In The Flipped Class: Is Flipping for Everyone?, hosts Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams demonstrate basic ways subject-area educators can apply the flipped classroom model to their teaching practice. Bergmann and Sams are veteran educators…

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Most don’t have informed opinions (so I’m happy to share mine with them). Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Sadly, I’ve even had educators argue this point with me…

The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

When I was seven-years-old we moved from the United States to Switzerland because of my father’s job. I was born in Brazil, but having left it just two years old, I didn’t really know anything other than the U.S. I didn’t even realize I was Italian, not American. From the moment we stepped off that…

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

The Process Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? This article examines four steps I undertook when  teaching a first year undergraduate accounting course. First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with…

Change Leadership: Introducing One-to-One Devices into Our School

Change Leadership: Introducing One-to-One Devices into Our School

Whether Darwin said it or he was paraphrased, this clichéd quote still has merit: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change. Tweet What the author of this quote left out was that “change is defeated by anxiety almost every time.” Then,…

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped Classroom Environment

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped Classroom Environment

In a flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with team-based learning it is important to consider the formation of students teams. For students who are first year undergraduate students, freshmen, it can be a much longer and more difficult task to form teams of their own. First year students do not tend to know other students well…

Setting Homework for Today’s Students – 3 Ways to Create Effective Assignments

Setting Homework for Today’s Students – 3 Ways to Create Effective Assignments

Before the internet, it took work to avoid school work. If you didn’t want to read the assigned book for your homework, you had to buy a CliffsNotes book. You had to do the reading anyway if CliffsNotes didn’t cover the assigned text. If you had a report to write, you hand copied the material…

To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Canadian philosopher and author Marshall McLuhan introduced the popular phrase “the medium is the message” in his groundbreaking book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man in 1964. McLuhan suggested that mediums carry more than just a message, but can also contain unintended consequences. For example, SmartPhones are a powerful communication tool, but it can also make…

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

“Students forced to take major responsibility for their own learning go through some or all of the steps psychologists associated with trauma and grief: Shock, denial, strong emotion, resistance and withdrawal, struggle and exploration, return of confidence, and integration and success.” (Felder & Brent, 1996, p. 43) Active learning environments cause disruption. They cause disruption…

Flip Your Classroom Just in Time – A Beginner’s Guide

Flip Your Classroom Just in Time – A Beginner’s Guide

Too many educators seem to think that flipped classrooms merely replace the classroom lecture with an online video lecture. For instance, in her post for gradhacker, Andrea Zellner writes that “lectures can be captured on video for students to watch [at] home, freeing up class time for hands-on learning activities and discussion.” This observation is…

How to Choose the Right Tools for your Flipped Classroom

How to Choose the Right Tools for your Flipped Classroom

Why are there so many conflicting messages when it comes to the flipped classroom? Well, being a flexible pedagogy, the flipped classroom can and should be adapted and moulded to meet individual classroom needs. Got a student who doesn’t have access to the Internet? Try putting video onto a USB drive. Don’t have enough in the budget for Camtasia? Try Screencast-O-Matic. The options really…

The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time

The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time

There is a common misconception that flipping the classroom simply means replacing class lectures with recorded video. While this can, and often does, form an element of the flipped pedagogical model, there is a LOT more to it. And in turn, a LOT more opportunities to mould and adapt the flipped learning model to your teaching style, to…

Harnessing the Power of Google Forms for Just-in-Time Teaching

Harnessing the Power of Google Forms for Just-in-Time Teaching

Not long after I began flipping my writing and literature classes—delivering the course content remotely mostly through outside readings and online videos, readings, and exercises and then practicing the content in the face-to-face classroom—I quickly discovered a serious drawback: my students were not likely to do the outside, online work without serious motivation. Busy, non-traditional…

5 of the Best YouTube Channels for Sourcing High Quality Learning Material

5 of the Best YouTube Channels for Sourcing High Quality Learning Material

Overview YouTube has always been a huge. But as the years have gone by this enormous platform continues to redefine exactly what huge is. With more than 1 billion users uploading more than 300 hours of video every minute, this online video behemoth is an evolving resource that should, nay must, be taken advantage of. Finding the balance between entertainment…

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