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Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook

SSTechbook

Discovery Education has a new Social Studies Techbook, which is like an online interactive textbook!

It covers US History from the Civil War to the present. There are great reference materials, an atlas, and clickable interactive components. It really rocks!

Discovery Education is offering a free webinar on March 20. You can check it out and sign up by clicking here.

This would be a great way to begin a flipped SS class for sure!

If you use it, I’d love to hear from you!

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21st Century Education, Web 2.0, and Flipping My Classroom-Feedback Wanted!

Big news! I’m applying for a grant to Flip my classroom next year! I’m very excited!

I’ve been reading so much about Flipped Classrooms and cannot wait to try it out! I believe it will help increase student engagement and motivation, allow me to differentiate more effectively, and allow me to go full force with the Common Core!

Here’s the shortlist of what I’ve been reading (mainly from http://www.flippedclassroom.com/)

The Flipped Class Manifesto by Brian E. Bennett, Dan Spencer, Jon Bergmann, Troy Cockrum,
Ramsey Musallam, Aaron Sams, Karl Fisch, Jerry Overmyer,

How the Flipped Classroom is Radically Transforming Learning by Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams

The Flipped Class: Shedding light on the confusion, critique and hype by Aaron Sams

Are you Ready to Flip? by Dan Spencer, Deb Wolf, and Aaron Sams

“The Flipped Class:  Myths vs. Reality” by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie

“The Flipped Class: What Does a Good One Look Like?” by Brian Bennett, Jason Kern, April Gudenrath and Philip McIntosh

Private School Math Teacher Flips Learning by Stacey Roshan

The Flipped Class:  Show Me the Data! by Stacey Roshan

Teachers “Doing the Flip” to Help Students Become Learners

This infographic from http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/ is AWESOME!!

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Now I’m trying to figure out just what technology to include in the grant. I know that I want the following:

  • Document Camera
  • Digital Video Camera
  • Photoshop Elements and Premier Software
  • Glogster and Storybird subscriptions for my students
  • Headsets with microphones
  • SnapScan Mobile Scanner
  • Webcam (that will move with me/the students)

I’d love to hear your feedback on both technology & your experiences!

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Awesome Flipped Classroom Infographic from @Knewton!

Love this Flipped Classroom Infographic The site has some interesting comments and conversations going on, too!

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

 

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A Flipped Classroom in Action!

I am so intrigued by the idea of the Flipped Classroom!

Here’s an awesome article & link about how one school is making it happen!

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/09/a-first-hand-look-inside-a-flipped-classroom/

Here’s a link to a cool Flipped Classroom how-to guide from TechSmith: http://www.techsmith.com/flipped-classroom.html?utm_source=bit.ly&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tsce

What do you think about the Flipped Classroom? Something you’d try?

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Flipped Classroom Follow-Up!

I really like the Flipped Classroom idea!

I wrote about Greg Green’s Flipped School successes here:  http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/18/my-view-flipped-classrooms-give-every-student-a-chance-to-succeed/

He’s back today with a follow-up to answer the most common questions about the Flipped Classroom/School concept.

Check it out here: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/30/answers-to-your-flipped-school-questions/

You can see my original post by clicking here.

What are your thoughts on the Flipped Classroom?

I’d love to hear from you!

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