Flipped instruction and Twitter for independent learning in schools
Flipped instruction and Twitter for
Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow
Institute of Learning Innovation
Queen Elizabeth I College Research Talks 4-6-2014
Photo by vanhookc on Flickr
What shall we talk
• The Flipped Classroom
• Examples of successful flips
• Twitter as a catalyst toward independent learning
• Examples of how Twitter might be used for
independent learning which feeds into class work
Photo by Trina Alexander on Flickr
The Flipped Classroom
How to flip sensibly
Image by Xristina La on Wikipedia
Example of successful flipping: Clintondale
Resources for flipping
• Make your own – ScreenR, ScreenOMatic, Quicktime
• Kahn Academy
Ideas for Twitter to Flip
• Students follow 10 economics practitioners. For 1
week, watch what these are tweeting, and note 3
trends. Post these trends onto VLE or bring to class.
Map these trends to current events.
• Students find 3 experts on a topic of their choice, to
follow on Twitter. Students may wish to do this using
an impersonal account (?). Students ask the experts
their opinion of the topic, the current event,
whatever it may be. Do these opinions make sense,
change students’ perception of the topic?
• Mrs Caviness: http://novemberlearning.com/educational-resources-
• 50 ways to use Twitter in the classroom:
• Kahn Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
What do we think?
• Public/private issues in social media
• Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
• Other issues?