FlipBlogs: A Problems With Chromebooks

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9463721/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode I try and think through a potential policy change for next year.  I am beginning to look ahead at a few adjustments for my classroom next year.  I have signs up in my classroom that forbid the use of cell phones,…

FlipBlogs What the Dynamo Teaches About Flipped Learning

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9463331/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This quick episode tells the story of how a BBC podcast by Tim Horford helped me realize a few things about flipped learning. I have found what many others have realized, flipped learning required a rethinking of the whole learning ecosystem.  43 minutes between bells…

POI020 FlipFails5p2 My Answers So Far

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9460400/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode, I give my answers to the three questions regarding “practice” brought up in our Flip Fails blog series.  This blog is available here as a podcast, but is also available on http://www.flippedlearning.org in traditional blog format.  Check out this episode!

POI019 FlipFails #5 Practice Makes Progress Part 1

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9459629/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In the Flip Fails #4 I ended with a list of concepts that my failures had forced me to reflect upon.   Here are the first three as they popped into my head while writing. How much skill practice does a student need to become…

POI018 Flipfail#4 Settling For A Fieldgoal

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9459395/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode we continue our Flip Fail series and set the course for the next few entries. If I sum up all of my many failures in my first semester or 18 months of flipping my class I would have to say that…

POI018 Flipfail#4 Settling For A Fieldgoal

In this episode we continue our Flip Fail series and set the course for the next few entries. If I sum up all of my many failures in my first semester or 18 months of flipping my class I would have to say that I failed to go far enough.  I don’t mean that I…

TLEAUB006 Teacher’s Lounge: Field Trips

In this episode we talk field trips and all of the other things that take students out of the classroom.  We also try to figure out a few aspects or measurements that can be used to make this time outside the classroom as beneficial as possible.  Join us in The Teacher’s Lounge. Check out this…

POI017 Points of Interest: Flip Fails #3 Failing to Plan

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9065735/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] What to do in the classroom Here is where we actually get the most common failure among young flipped classrooms, failing to appropriately plan for the group space. To this point, we have talked about planning for what should happen in the individual space….

POIep016 Flip Fails #2 – Trying to Ride Two Horses

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9064508/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] A very common initial misstep for recently minted flipped classrooms is a teacher who is not fully committed to reorganizing their class in a meaningful way.  In most cases, this is evidenced by flip teachers reteaching the flip lesson in the classroom space. This…

POI#015 Flip Fails #1 – EmphAsis on the wrong syllAble

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9029495/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] This, hopefully short, series highlights various ways that you might cause  yourself problems when planning or implementing a flipped classroom.  Flip Fail #1 is confusing who the focus and beneficiary of the flipped classroom needs to be. I relate my story of starting my…

EDU@YourBest The Teacher’s Lounge ep004 Multitasking

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8989757/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] We focus in this episode about the tendency we all have, but specifically that young people have, to believe that we can efficiently multitask. While classrooms need to include variety and choice, the ideas that a single student cam effectively accomplish multiple disparate tasks…

EDU@YourBest The Teacher’s Lounge ep003 Behavior Grades

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8989661/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode we discuss some of the many ways behavior and achievement can be combined or separated. Much like our previous discussion of extra credit, this discussion takes us afield into a variety of education areas and grading constructs. We discuss how we…