Slides available at www.achievetech.net/ipadsummit
experiential / anecdotal
ideas on implementation
tools (ideas based)
Tradional learning models:
i do, we do, you do
Passive activity in class, but active at home. Different learning path going on and we are not there when they need us.
Flipped classroom means students are active in class – align the active learning in the presence of the professional
What is possible in a flipped classroom?
More time to focus on mastery
Adobe want to find out why we don’t incorporate creativity in the classroom
Driving question – what is the best use of your classroom time? – Jon Bergmann
Is direct instruction always what my students need? The Flipped Conundrum
Passive learning at home? We can make environments in their homes which allow for active learning!
Moving beyond the basics – increasing rigor in homework
#2 because you are not giving them too much direct instruction. Open questioning and response. Can engage with content in a deeper way.
Increase engagement, student participation and student-guided learning
The idea: MOVE LABS HOME!
Create simple lab kits, written instructions and reflection
no in class mess
tons of class time for evaluation of results
parent involvement at home
What could go wrong?…
“Assuming all students can complete projects at home is like assuming everyone can become a master-chef by buying a cookbook. They still need some help.”
Scaffolded Instruction for at-home exploratory learning
Problems (student selected) + resources:
e.g. I’ve posted four videos online – work out which one is the most relevant to solving a particular problem
Students solve own problems with self-selected resources:
e.g. here are six videos on acid rain, come up with some ideas of resources we could use in class;
Build accountability – make it less about the content and more about how they use it.
5E Lesson Plans – engage, explore, explain, elaborate (extend), evaluate
Elaborate (extend) was usually sent home – the most active part of the lesson. So tried engage, explore then explain for homework – next lesson began by extending what was covered in the lesson before. Used BrainPop for the explain part.
Then tried homework – engage, explore (become familiar with concept); then start next class with explanation and elaboration.
What does this look like?
Tools, tips, tricks and ideas
How do I create a flipped resource that is more rigorous?
1 . Find and learn a LMS e.g. Moodle, Blackboard, Edmodo, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Schoology
Also suggested in the room: Haiku, Zaption
2 . Exploratory learning tools – remove the knowledge constraints
DocsTeach (National Archives – Social Studies) http://docsteach.org The Elements – Theodore Gray $10 app http://periodictable.com/theelements/ and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elements-visual-exploration/id364147847?mt=8 Nova elements https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nova-elements/id512772649?mt=8
Solve the outbreak https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solve-the-outbreak/id592485067?mt=8
Writing Prompts https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/writing-prompts/id417683378?mt=8 Algebra Touch https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/algebra-touch/id384354262?mt=8
3 . Students lacking iPads?
create your own online exploratory lessons use your ipad to create screen shots arrange screen shots + text on – powerpoints, prezi or google presentations
4 . Gamification
Math Zombies Pick-a-path MathBugs Step2Step (mechanics, physics, etc)
How do I find cool apps?
Teacher tips – free each week of release www.lynda.com iPad Classroom – Apps for Educators