One of the difficulties skeptics have with blended/online learning is the fact that the learning takes place outside the walls of the traditional classroom. Traditional synchronous learning occurs when two or more people are communicating in real time (live). They could be sitting in the classroom, talking on…Continue
Added by Alisa R. Watman on February 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I have not tried podcasting yet, and truthfully it is on my “to do list.” I have been participating in a project through our local CJE of Baltimore, making professional development screencasts for teachers. They are being made on many topics and I have chosen to make screencasts about technology in the classroom, for teacher PD.
When asked to make a podcast or vodcast for my Edtech 102B course, I decided to use the knowledge of screencasting I received from this CJE project and make a…Continue
Added by Tova Taragin on January 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I recently viewed a colleague giving a lesson in a flipped model. He made a video of himself reading and explaining the Gemara. He then had a worksheet that the students needed to complete on the topic which was also done on computer. This was given first at home as homework and then reinforced the next day in class.
The lesson was absolutely remarkable and I thought the teacher did a masterful job. I have to say that I have never seen such diligence on the part of the students to…Continue
I've now expanded my research for this course assignment beyond Khan Academy, and have learned that the term "flipped classroom" is not original to Khan. It seems that around 2005 various people began advancing the notion of video lectures. Since every American educational idea gets product-branded before it gets a theory or articulated practice, it comes as no surprise that in those early days various names vied for preeminence, most notably "blended learning" and "reverse instruction."…Continue
Check out this blog post, entitled 4 Ways to Maximize Your Flipped Classroom Videos.
While some of the suggestions may seem obvious, I think it is important for us to recognize that the simple act of putting content in video form (or audio, for that matter), is not enough for it to be something that students will utilize and be excited…Continue
Added by Dov Emerson on December 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments