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  • Multiple definitions…Course content (often online video) is viewed outside of class, while classroom time is spent allowing students to discuss, analyze material, or tackle problems as a group
  • Important to remember the wide range of use and definitions with the flipped classroom—may incoproate a few, many or all elements
  • In speaking in broader sense of what the flipped classroom has come to mean—both in how content is organized, but also in using technology in the classroom, I’ll go through a few ways to get started adopting flipped class elements
  • First way Id lke to suggest sharing with both in-person and remote audiences your screen, is through screenshots. I know screenshots are totally not a new technology, but there a few tools that aim to take this screen sharing technique and make it an easier, more creative and accesible experience. This first one, is Clarify, which markets itself, as you can see, as combining the simplicity of screenshots and and the ‘explanatory power of screencasting. Users capture screenshots that can be modified to incorporate text annotations and sent out as a PDF, wmail, or viewable on the Clarify site online.
  • Owely is similar to Clarify—withsimialr creation, editing, and sharing funcitons—o.oo/yr for 50 mb of storage, 12/ yr for 1 GB—better for groups, privacy, ad-free
  • Mobile devices allow taking screenshots, but seems there’s a few different ways—with IOS devices, hold the Home and Sleep buttons simeoustaneously will do it, an recent Android phone will allow—Icecream Sandwich—down volume and Power button….Android 2.3 or older like my phone, app such as “ no root Screenshot it” can be used.
  • Discuss overview of software, walk through steps---show how it works—just do itSimilar to Screenr..online, basic version is free, 12$ for Pro, Online Java basedLogin: Usrname= ayoungki@hshs.umaryland.eduUp to 15 minutes in lengthAble to place video of speaker into screencast ****Presenter is demonstrating program while teaching**** Able to publish to screen cast o maticOptions to remove audio, webcam, allow user to find, add comments, etc. Screencast o Matic Pro version---editing abilities, resizing, audio, watermark removed.. http://screencast-o-matic.com/gopro Pull up logged in account, go through steps—design, record, edit/delete, publish
  • Educreations is an app for mobile users with iPad…enables the ability to create screencasts via tablet on the go with function to insert images, draw, write, type text and more. The site also allows users to share and view others presentations to learn or better understand a topic. Cost:
  • Screenchomp is an app for users to create screencasts via tablet. Made by TechSmith—same company behind other screencasting products—Jing, Snag-it, and CamtasiaCost: Free
  • Ok, so now we go from capturing screen shots, to sharing our screen in real time. Wanted to mention a few tools to consider. First, The reflector app is available for iOS. When I purchased about a year ago, this was clearly called ‘reflection’ so that’s what I’ve been calling it…but its now named ‘reflector’ for those interested in finding and dowloading it to the machine which will display the reflection—a laptop usually. Then a user will connect both the device and laptop to the same wireless network and share the screen to display whats being shown. My experience is that it works best when the wi-fi is strong to avoid a delay in relaying the image. Cost:The way this works is by dowloading the ‘reflector’ app to
  • Second we have Screenleap. Screenleap is a free app new to me, personally, but is very easy to use. No download/accountis required to share your screen via url you would share with those you’d like to display your screen to. End users click on url, and they are routed to your screen and see everything you do in realtime. Could make a great addition to a group discussion where the presenter/ end-users are remote
  • Now, supposing that there will be times that using content already prepared would be more appropriate,there are many good places to get high quality content to insert into instruction or to assign to learners before, during, or after classes to stimulate discussion….though I’m not going to discuss in detail, here are a few slightly more quality educational sites to consider YouTube EDUKhan AcademyTedEdPBS MediaInternet Archive Vimeo
  • Now that you’ve created and/or shared external e-content that participants will check out in preparation to discuss and investigate further during a workshop, class session, or lecture, you may also consider ways to facilitate the workshop experience remotely through a few applications designed to encourage active participation and learning.
  • The first application is called VoiceThread. Specifically their ‘simply speaking’ appAllows for online learners or onsite learners to participate and discuss cloud based media, curriculum by recording their comments with voice or text
  • Another application to consider is called SpicyNodes.
  • I haven’t forgotten personal cloud storage sites that could be helpful in facilitating collaboration among online, remote, or blended learners. A few popular consumer oriented tools to help organize and collaborate content include Dropbox, Skydrive, and Google Drive.
  • Of course, as we discuss participation and engagement among groups, we certainly could not forget the opportunities that social media may provide. Consider opportunities with social media….I’ll mention here G+ and Twitter…some of the more primitive social networks are also represented here, with FB there in the middle above Neaderthal man.
  • Google + is one of my new favorite tools that I am glad to talk more about. The Technology regional advisory committee uses Hangout to facilitate easy online video chat and these Hangouts can be broadcasted, recorded, and saved in + and YouTube to watch by viewers not present or afterward. The in-class and e-learning applications seem probable and wide-reaching.
  • Twitter is used by many groups to facilitate discussion, often with scheduled online tweet sessions, searchable by call sign and hastags---many of you may be familiar with or praticiapte in the medlibs twitter group—lots of opportunity for out of class discussion and collaboration
  • Now, admittedly I’ve talked about many technologies that require a certain number of technical requirements including reliable, high-spped Internet, computers, mobile devices and even the ability to access social netowrking sites,But I couldn’t discuss the flipped classroom without mentioning how SMS can play a vital role in instructors and students being able to interact
  • Of course not everyone will be equipped with the same resources—especially in the rapidly emerging trends of BYOD or bring your own device, its important to remember that just over 50% of cell phone owners have ‘smart phones’’ or devices that can connect to the internet and/or use sophisticated apps. A much larger group of cell phone users will be able to particpate in flipped classroom activities through applications that utilize SMS or test messaging. One technology that faciliates SMS interaction in an education al setting is Celly.
  • So, many of you are wondering or have wondered, well I’m looking to flip my instruction with an online platform or transition content a completely online learning system. I’ll mention 2 that are free and incorporate many of the content management, discussion, grading, and feedback features you might like to have in a virtual learning environment. Open class is 1 and
  • Go class is the second.
  • At some point during any sort of instruction , evlaution becomes important to measure learning. The next few tools will help assess iwhether learners ARE THEY GETTING IT and can be used for in-person, online, and blended/flipped settings.
  • Poll Everywhere takes advantage of the fact that most learners will have their cell phones with them in class—whether the devices are connected to the Internet or not.
  • If you’re looking for customization in evalaution tools, consider Google Forms to create online quizzes.
  • And if you haven’t ever heard of it or have forgotten about it—regardless I’m compelled to include here, Survey Monkey continues to be a powerful tool in collectiing and analyzing data. If its been a while since you’ve created surveys with it, you’ll find some advanced analysis tools in the paid/pro version.
  • Ok, so to wrap up, here’s what I’d like to have you remember:
  • Reminder about sign-in sheet, evaluation forms

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  • FLIPPED CLASSROOM?• Pedagogical model in which the typical lectureand homework elements of a course arereversed” (Educause)• Also referred to as an ‘inverted classroom’• Using digital or online tools to augmentinstruction, facilitate discussion, or evaluatelearning
  • FLIPPED ELEMENTS• Active learning• Student engagement• Hybrid course design• Blended learning• Collaboration among participants• Combined asynchronous/synchronous participation• Classroom/learning technologies
  • BENEFITS• Increased one–on- one time w/instructor• Learn at own pace, time, schedule, place• Instructor =facilitator/”guide on the side”• Learner collaboration• AnalyticsImage: http://educationaltechnology.ca
  • FLIP YOUR CLASS• Show & Tell• Borrow quality material• Break in the Clouds• Be Social• SMS• New online learning platforms• Evaluate
  • SCREENSHOTS: OWELYShare, comment on screenshots w/out local software, video capture
  • OTHER CONSIDERATIONSOnline file sharing/creation services (Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, etc.)
  • ‘SOCIAL’ STUDIESPhoto: wemakestuffhappen.com
  • Photo: edudemic.com
  • ENGAGE VIA SMSPhoto: 21centuryliteracies2010.ning.com
  • (insert image)Photo: oncampus.macleans.ca
  • GOOGLE FORMS(Google Docs Quiz/form)
  • Surveymonkey
  • KEY POINTS• The Flipped Classroom can be broadly definedand adopted al-a-carte• Use available technology to engage learners,before, during, and after sessions• Consider appropriate technologies thatarticulate content, enhance communication,facilitate collaboration, and/or assessunderstanding• Instructional technology is emerging: Beprepared to discover other tools, resources• Flip the class for your leaners sake, nottechnology’s
  • CONTACTAndrew YoungkinUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreHealth Sciences & Human Services LibraryNNLM, SE/A, Suite 508601 West Lombard StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201800.338.7657 (in region)410.706.2855Email: ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.eduSkype: andrew.youngkin1Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ayoungkinBlog: http://nnlm.gov/sea/newsletter/Web: www.nnlm.gov/sea