Immediately, I am able to have a bird's eye view of which groups have interpreted the Register and Tone of the task correctly and which ones are off-key. Also this tool allows them to pen out their ideas visually as compared to the conventional point and bullet form. As a teacher, I can also compare their quality of ideas visually.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Was very intrigued when I first came across this term on Edutopia and decided to do a google search on it. Then it came to my realisation that the concept of a flipped classroom means we turn the tables on the students. It is a pedagogical approach where students watch video lectures online and participate in online discussion forums with their peers and teachers. The teachers become faciltators than provide direct instruction in the classroom. The students then come to classrooms to discuss and clarify with the teacher.
I wonder what profile of students will work best with this model? Essentially, this approach has longed been in use at university levels and even in NIE where learners are more independent and motivated. Whether it works for others is questionable. I leave that thought to you.
Here's a interesting site on Flipped Classrooms and how two high school teachers in 2007 conceive this concept of the Flipped Classroom.
Friday, 5 July 2013
Visit it here: Edutopia
Best of all, it is entirely free to use.
1. Create cute avatars of your students. You can even add/customise your own avatars!
There are 6 affirmative actions available. Every positive action earns them 1 point.
4. Track attendance of students!
5. Random name generator!
6. Timer function to keep students on task for assignments!
7. Generate reports to track daily/this week/last week/this month/etc's behaviour progress.
There are 2 modes available: Donut or Trendspotter!!
Need I say more, voila, use it now!
Monday, 1 July 2013