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  • 1. (http://edcetera.rafter.com) straight talk on ed tech ⌂ (http://edcetera.rafter.com//) About edCetera (http://edcetera.rafter.com/about/) Contributors (http://edcetera.rafter.com/contributors/) Contact Us (http://edcetera.rafter.com/contact/) follow:  (http://.com/edc_blog) subscribe:  (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Edcetera-Blog) ✉ (✉to:editor@edcetera.com) Articles EdTech Trending Teaching & Learning On Campus All Articles… (Http://Edcetera.Rafter.Com/All-Articles/) Search... 7 Steps + 33 Resources: Is the Flipped Class Right for You? ⏲ 5 comments  Tweet 60  Share 2 Jennifer Funk (http://edcetera.rafter.com/author/jenniferfunk/) Aug 29, 2012 digital content (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/digital- content/), educators (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/educators/), flipped classroom (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/flipped- classroom/), students and learning (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/students- and-learning/), tips & tricks (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/tips- tricks/) (http://edcetera.rafter.com/7- steps-33-resources- is-the-flipped-class- right-for- you/#comments) share: Licensed Under CCSA/ LeafLanguages Today’s post is a follow up to Monday’s “4 Lessons from the First Semester of the Flipped Class (http://edcetera.rafter.com/4-lessons-from-the-first-semester-of-the- flipped-classroom/).” As one of the year’s most-discussed teaching methods, we decided to further explore the hype behind the flip. The modern classroom is the result of brain-based research, long- accepted pedagogical practices and well-known learning theories. So, suggesting we “flip” all that causes a stir. The word itself is enough to excite the disruptors and incite the traditionalists creating a fault line between supporters and detractors. get headlines sent to your inbox  about edcetera We blog about education trends and technology for everyone on the college campus, including administrators, educators and campus bookstore managers. Come for the most recent findings in higher ed, stay for the insight and expert analysis. (http://www.rafter.com/home) categories By the Numbers (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category Campus Bookstore Management (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category bookstore-management/) Campus Tech Case Studies (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category tech-case-studies/) Course Materials (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category course-materials/) Interviews (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category Leadership (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category New Tech
  • 2.  Like 5  +1 ✉ Email But, what if you’re neither? You’re just trying to sort through the fuss, and maybe…if it seems right…experiment with your own classes. Sound like you? If so, explore, this step-by-step, clickable journey starting at the flipped classroom’s humble beginnings and ending, perhaps, with your own students. Step #1: Understand it. First, some history. In the words of flipped classroom pioneer and high school science teacher Jonathan Bergmann: “And then one day our world changed.” (http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/how- the-flipped-classroom-is-radically-transforming-learning-536.php) Wired’s Geekdad reports (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/04/flipping-the-classroom/) the flipped classroom is not as new as we think. “For as long as we’ve been trying to help students learn,” says Dr. Laura Berry, “we’ve wanted students to take responsibility for their learning, and we want to use our time with them to work on the meatier stuff and deepen the learning.” But, what is it, really? EDUCAUSE breaks it down into seven things you should know (http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/7- things-you-should-know-about-flipped-classrooms). Some people question the practice (http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-reasons- im-not-flipping-over.html). Others equate it with Khan Academy, but there is a difference (http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2012/07/03/the- trouble-with-khan-academy/). Author Cathy Davidson thinks that even though the flipped classroom is an improvement, it “…doesn’t come close to preparing students for the challenges of today’s world and workforce.” She suggests cartwheels instead. (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679807/why-flip-the-classroom-when- we-can-make-it-do-cartwheels) Many are still deciding what they think and they appreciate the full picture (http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/flipped- classroom-the-full-picture-for-higher-education/). In fact, if you’d like an actual picture, here you go (http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/). And, if you’re not satisfied with this pithy explanation, here’s a “goldmine of research” (http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/flipping-the- (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category tech/) News (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category Rafter (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category Resources (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category Students & Learning (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category learning/) Training (http://edcetera.rafter.com/category tweets What’s On the Horizon for Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges? edcetera.rafter.com/what-is-on-the #edtech #highered #edchat edCetera @edc_blog Expand Rise of the #MOOCs [Infographic] edcetera.rafter.com/rise-of-the-mo via @Getting_Smart #edtech #highered #edchat edCetera @edc_blog Expand Lifting All Boats: How #MOOCs Can Bring #HigherEd Together campustechnology.com/articles/2013/ #edtech #edchat via @Campus_Tech edCetera @edc_blog Google to offer #textbooks as #ebooks on Google Play edCetera @edc_blog 26 Jul 26 Jul 26 Jul 26 Jul Tweets FollowFollow Tweet to @edc_blog blogroll Academic Impressions (http://www.academicimpressions.co EdSurge (https://www.edsurge.com/)
  • 3. classroom-a-goldmine-of-research-and-resources-to-keep-you-on- your-feet/) to keep you busy. Step #2: Read others’ flipped class stories. Start with this marketing professor (http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/11/15/professor-tries- improving-lectures-removing-them-class) who “excises the lecture from the classroom and blows it to smithereens” — Bloom’s- Taxonomy-of-Learning style, of course. Then, for a slower approach, check out this chemistry instructor’s story (http://edcetera.rafter.com/4-lessons-from-the-first-semester- of-the-flipped-classroom/). If you’re more interested in procedure, math professor Robert Talbert shares his (http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2011/03/02/how- i-make-screencasts-the-planning-phase/). Step #3: View video examples. If you’re part of the science crowd, enjoy “How small is an atom?” (http://flippedclassroom.org/video/just-how-small-is-an-atom) More of a grammarian? Settle in for “Transitive and Intransitive Verbs.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mTL4h3eI7Q) Human who have emotions (or humans who are utterly befuddled by emotions) can learn something here (http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=l7AWnfFRc7g&feature=edu&list=PL39BF9545D740ECFF). These videos range from professionally produced to personally produced; both have a place in the flipped classroom. Step #4: Consult your PLN and a few others. Join (or lurk around) the Monday night Flip Class Chat (http://www.brianbennett.org/blog/flipclass-chat/) and discuss topics like, “What are some of the risks with flipping your class?” And, “What are some ways to implement a flip/mastery model with varied skill levels in one class?” According to a tweet from creator Brian Bennett (https://twitter.com/bennettscience), the August 27, 2012 chat generated 655 tweets from 80 individuals — the most yet. Monitor the #flippedclassroom (https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23flippedclassroom) or #flippedclass (https://twitter.com/#!/search/?q=%23flippedclass&src=typd) hashtags on Twitter. Or, ask 8,509 members of the Flipped Learning Network (http://flippedclassroom.org) for more information. EdTech Digest (http://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/ EDUKWEST (http://www.edukwest.com/) GETideas (http://getideas.org/) GettingSmart (http://gettingsmart.com/cms/) recent posts The Top 10 Issues Facing College Bookstore Managers Today (http://edcetera.rafter.com/the- top-10-issues-facing- college-bookstore- managers-today/) Social Media Matters at Western Connecticut State University (http://edcetera.rafter.com/social- media-matters-at-western- connecticut-state-university/) Amp Up Your Learning This Summer with These Cloud Computing Webinars (http://edcetera.rafter.com/amp- up-your-learning-this- summer-with-these-cloud- computing-webinars/) Should Professors Have to Think About Textbook Prices? (http://edcetera.rafter.com/should- professors-have-to-think- about-textbook-prices/) Campus Leadership: VP of University Technology Services Dr. Charles A. Mance — “Support for Faculty Is Key” (http://edcetera.rafter.com/campus- leadership-vp-of-university- technology-services-dr- charles-a-mance-support- for-faculty-is-key/) awards & recognition
  • 4. Step #5: Create and curate content. Flipped content (that viewed outside of the classroom) can be a variety of things, including presentations (Slideshare (https://www.slideshare.net/login)), collaborative documents (Google Docs (docs.google.com)), screencasts (Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html), Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html), Screencast-O-Matic (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com)) that you’ll upload (Vimeo (http://vimeo.com), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)), or combination slides and audio (VoiceThread (http://voicethread.com)). Of the many, many, many places to find quality content, here are five: TED-Ed (http://ed.ted.com), Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org), iTunes U (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8) and Fora.tv (http://fora.tv). The most important thing is to curate well, and for that we suggest checking out eight tips for curation in education (http://edcetera.rafter.com/educators-as-curators-8-steps-to- bringing-your-students-the-best-of-the-web/) and Maria Popova’s Curator’s Code (http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/09/curators-code/). Step #6: Consider the other side of the flip: class time. At the end of her “full picture” post, Jackie Gerstein does a thorough job of describing the experiential flipped classroom model (http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/flipped- classroom-the-full-picture-for-higher-education/) with its “methods, strategies, and activities for the face-to-face and/or synchronous class time.” Step #7: Test it with your students. Again, we return to the advice of successful first-time flipper (http://edcetera.rafter.com/4-lessons-from-the-first-semester-of-the- flipped-classroom/), Alan Earhart: start slow, give them a carrot, use “Jedi Mind Tricks” and count on making mistakes. Did we leave something out? In the comments below, share the resources you think would make this a more complete “flipped class” journey.  tags: digital content (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/digital-content/), educators (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/educators/), flipped classroom (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/flipped-classroom/), students and learning (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/students-and-learning/), tips & tricks (http://www.edtechmagazine.com/highe EdTech's Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs (http://www.edtechmagazine.com/highe
  • 5. (http://edcetera.rafter.com/inkling- raises-blackboard-reacts- and-udacity-reflects/) Inkling Raises, Blackboard Reacts, and Udacity Reflects (http://edcetera.rafter.com/inkling- raises-blackboard-reacts- and-udacity-reflects/) (http://edcetera.rafter.com/bowling- green-state-university-book- store-moves-students- toward-e-books/) Bowling Green State University Book Store Moves Students Toward E-Books (http://edcetera.rafter.com/bowling- green-state-university-book- store-moves-students- toward-e-books/) (http://edcetera.rafter.com/implementing- ict-in-developing-countries- library-for-all-olpc/) Implementing ICT in Developing Countries: Library for All, OLPC (http://edcetera.rafter.com/implementing- ict-in-developing-countries- library-for-all-olpc/) related articles discussion (http://edcetera.rafter.com/tag/tips-tricks/) Jennifer Funk Jennifer Funk is a teacher turned writer who specializes in education-related blogging, storytelling + copywriting. She tweets about trends, news and ideas in the education community (and beyond) at @jennfunk.
  • 6. 2 comments What's this?ALSO ON EDCETERA Campus Tech: Connecting Classrooms with Telepresence at Kansas State1 comment • a month ago Erin — KState is doing a great job! Indeed; distance learning has become a popular choice for students, entrepreneurs and … Can College Stores Help Increase e-Textbook Adoption? 6 comments • a month ago Jennifer Roland — Stef, I don't, but I can certainly look into that. It is definitely a big expense. Real-time Distance Learning at Kent State University 1 comment • a month ago Erin — Distance learning is now the growth area of every university. Now it's not just a matter of quality but more on technology … Fighting Distraction in Online Courses 1 comment • a month ago lina Smith — Great post. Very interesting. http://www.esta.ac.nz/ Leave a message... BestBest CommunityCommunity ⚙⚙⤤⤤ShareShare Reply carrie • 10 months ago Also, be patient - baby steps is the advice I give everyone. You can't do it all at once and neither can your students. I did find Sophia.org to not only be a place where I can layout my content in preview mode but also a source of content AND a place I can do my screen recording. I liked having everything together for myself and my colleagues. △ ▽ Reply Jon Bergmann • 10 months ago This is a great break down of the flipped class. Thanks for sharing this resource. △ ▽ Com m ent feedr Subs cribe via em ail✉ 0★ Share › Share › (http://rafter.com) Rafter provides a cloud-based platform to help colleges and universities make educational content more affordable, effective, and accessible. We're revolutionizing the way students and schools find, source, and control course materials -- the second largest educational cost behind tuition. Schools on Rafter are increasing graduation rates, differentiating their offerings, and elevating their overall quality of education. Rafter About Rafter (http://www.rafter.com/history) Contact Us (http://www.rafter.com/contact- us) Edcetera About edCetera (http://edcetera.rafter Contact Us (http://edcetera.rafter
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