POI 002 Myth # 6 – “Flipped learning results in overuse of technology”

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7320914/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] Myth number 6 is “flipped learning results in overuse of technology”. Myth number 5 was “no tech is needed for flipping”.  Like most teaching and learning myths, this myth has a flip side of the coin as well and that leads us to myth #6…

Points Of Interest 001 – Flipped Learning & Mickey Mouse

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7261856/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 episode addresses a common myth about flipped learning that no technology or video is required. I use Mickey Mouse as an example of the necessity to join sight and sound with text to realize the full potential of flipped learning. Join me as…

Fiddle-Farting Is More Fun Than Working

This week my job really got in the way of my educational fiddle farting. 136 unreasonable bosses I was sitting in the doctor’s office this this week, when one of my former teachers sat down beside me and asked if I was playing hooky from school. Of course my immediate response was “ummm… um…umm… yes…

I just needed to run a cable thru a wall…

I got back from a walk, ready to get some work done, but first i needed to re-route an Ethernet cable. We live in a small town on the prairies of Illinois which has meant being held hostage to the local phone company for internet access for twenty years.  An industrious young farmer/tech guy/drone surveyor/entrepreneur…

EAUB014 Central Illinois Professional Development Institute

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Flipped Learning Myth #4 Homework ONLY At School

The basis of flipped learning myth #4 is the second half of the definition of flipped as “videos at home/ homework at school” In the previous post for Myth #3 we discussed the limitations of defining flipped learning as “Videos and home” and the false limitations it places on students and teachers. Now let’s take…

Myth #3 Instruction ONLY At Home

The basis of flipped learning myth #3 can be found in this limited definition of flipped learning as “videos at home/ homework at school”.    A less than defining definition Different authors, innovators, and practitioners refer to flip learning in a variety of ways but I prefer the word “framework” because a framework is a…

The Paradox of Effort: Myth 2 Flipping is Easy

The Myth of Easy The second misconception about flipped learning is “flipped learning is easy for the teacher”. There is a tempting element of flipped learning that if the students are watching videos, and the students are doing homework, then the teacher is free to not have to do those things. That is only somewhat…

The Paradox of Effort: Addressing Flipped Learning Myths Part 1

I hope to cover just a couple myths about flipping in the next few blogs. The first two have to be grouped together because they are opposite sides of the same coin and both address the real and perceived effort required to flip a class. Myth number one: “It it’s really hard to flip a…

Flipped Learning & Special Educators

Basic Pre-Algebra 1 I teach high school math, and it is a firm belief of mine that every teacher at any level needs to have a good mix of classes to keep everybody honest and everyone empathetic about the variety of challenges of various student groups. To this end, I have AP Calculus BC followed…

I Blame #flipblogs (a Tongue-in-Cheek Reflection on Reflection)

The only other title I can think of for this blog is, “I blame Andrew Swan”. At the end of August, just as my school year was beginning, Andrew Swan threw down the gauntlet to write 20 blogs in 30 days that make up September. Andrew is a member of my long-distance professional learning community…