Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Flipping Your Class

Want to flip your class, but unsure how to overcome the inevitable challenges that come with trying something new?

We sat down in an exclusive video interview with Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, the founders of the Flipped Class Movement to ask them how to avoid the most common mistakes when flipping your class.

Here’s the Top 5 mistakes to avoid when flipping your class!

Want to see how another school has successfully flipped their classroom?

4 Steps to Flip Your Classroom – Exclusive Video Interview

Want to flip your class but unsure where to start?

We sat down in an exclusive video interview with Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, the founders of the Flipped Class Movement to ask them for their steps on getting starting flipping your class.

Here’s the 4 important things they recommend for anyone to do before flipping your class!

But how can you ensure your flip is engaging for your students and works across the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy?

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The Reasearch & Top Misconceptions of Flipped Classroom – Exclusive Video Interview

We sat down in an exclusive video interview with Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, the founders of the Flipped Class Movement to ask them this very question:

What is & isn’t flipped learning and why are there so many misconceptions?

This is what Jon and Aaron had to say…

Got your head around flipped learning and want the data and research on the effectiveness of flipped learning?

Share beautiful learning experiences with any teacher in the world!


SUMMARY:

  1. Over the last 12 months we’ve been working together with educators and schools around the country on a solution to the curriculum sharing problem.
  2. Now when an amazing learning experience is created in Australia, India or anywhere else in the world, it can be easily shared amongst colleagues in a ready to use form, that ties into a beautiful workflow designed specifically for teachers. So each and every educator’s contribution…is global.
  3. Make it your own! We think we’ve found a great ‘Growth Mindset’ quest from Luke Kerr at Mount Eliza College, here it is for you to use, but don’t take it from us, have your say! Chop it up, add bits and pieces here and try it for yourself: http://myedapp.com/quest/QdJzz9dO/grow-your-mind-with-a-growth-mindset   

Collaborating seamlessly across schools has always been a dream. Why doesn’t someone make it a reality?

Teacher Collaboration myEdApp

Cross school collaboration is broken. We just don’t realise it yet.

Want to collaborate with another educator in another school? Great! Let’s call a professional day together. Let’s maybe get some google hangouts going. But that’s about it… Cross-school collaboration is broken. We just don’t realise it yet.

PROBLEM #1 – Silos of innovation

Capturing student learning, re-invented.


Ever felt like you’re going nuts trying to capture student work and evidence of learning?

You want to give them choice, the ability to be creative. To move past pen paper or even their computers to use a range of ways to show off what they have learnt.

Some want to use video and photos. Others want to submit presentations, spreadsheets, screenshots, podcasts, physical projects and more!

But how do you collect, mark and provide feedback for all of that in an organised way…….?

Our Approach to Capturing Student Learning

That’s why we’ve released the myEd Capture gadget.

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The problem with capturing student’s creations

Ever felt like you’re going nuts trying to capture student work and evidence of learning?

You want to give them choice, the ability to be creative. To move past pen paper or even their computers to use a range of ways to show off what they have learnt.

Some want to use video and photos. Others want to submit presentations, spreadsheets, screenshots, podcasts, physical projects and more!

But how do you collect, mark and provide feedback for all of that in an organised way…….?

There’s something exciting on the horizon…

We’ve got an exciting solution coming out very soon, stay tuned!

/The Team @myEd

 

Rethinking Assessment Eric Mazur myEd Blog

Rethinking Assessment with Eric Mazur @EduTech 2015

Some (tweetable and challenging) highlights from Eric Mazur @EduTech 2015:

  1. “Using low cognition methods of learning like flash card memorisation leads to information retention of only 35% after 1 week.
  2. “Even with the best of intentions, a student’s learning habits are driven by bad assessment
  3. “99% of approaches to assessment is focused on the regurgitation of memorised information and cookbook procedures. Instead of developing 21st century skills, most assessment is mostly focused on ranking, sorting, labelling, ass-covering, etc…
  4. “In many ways, exams and current assessment are the silent killers for education innovation.”
  5. Instead of teaching students to become risk averse, we need to teach our students how to learn to enable them to be parachuted into the chaos of the real world and create value from nothing.

Before we begin this deep dive with Eric Mazur into Assessment, let’s first ask the essential question, why assess at all? How many reasons can you think of?

So, what’s the point of assessment?

Eric proposes 7 main reasons for why we assess our students today, to:

  1. Rate the students in terms of their peers
  2. Rate the teacher in the eyes of the department
  3. Motivate students to keep up with work
  4. Provide feedback on a student’s own learning to see where to improve
  5. Provide feedback to the instructors on where students are at
  6. Provide instructional accountability
  7. Improve the teaching and learning

What’s interesting, is that If you look at the above list, the verbs contradict somewhat. We have ‘rate’ students but ‘improve teaching and learning’.

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The Problems of Assessment

Firstly, test are inauthentic and aimed at grading knowledge and much of it factual.

Secondly, even assessment that claims to test problem solving skills do not really do so and encourages in-authentic problem solving.

Why? Well, if we take a classic textbook problem it will pose a problem and ask the student to come up with the outcome.

However, if you think about a real world everyday problem you have to solve, you always usually know the outcome you want to obtain, you have some objective.

The desired outcome is known. The question is – how do you get there?

Point Clare Public School Brendan Mitchell myEd

“myEd has been, for me…to flip all of my classes, an invaluable tool!”

“myEd has been, for me…to flip all of my classes, an invaluable tool!”

“Seeing the heads turn from watching a portion of the video clip to furiously type, and be engaged with the learning has been great!”

Brendan Mitchell, an innovative Primary School Teacher at Point Clare Public School recently posted a blog article on his experience flipping the class using myEd and we thought it’d be great to share, here’s some of the highlights:

“I have also now utilised the myEdapp website with a handful of classes, and the more I use it, the more I like it. Creating the units of work (called quests) is incredibly easy, and provides an inbuilt range of activity options, including videos, multiple choice, open text response, class discussion and others, and once the quest has been built in your library, it is there ready to go for next year, and is only two clicks away from being added to a new class.”

“Marking is straightforward, and provides the opportunity to give as much or as little feedback as you want, as each activity/question in the quest can be given feedback. You can also set the quest up so that students are required to self-assess against a sample answer, allowing you to give an indication of what you are looking for (particularly useful for reminding students they need to use full sentences), and they can self mark against whichever marking scale you select (numbers, words descriptors etc).”

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What’s New: Never worry about login hassles again! Welcome to Instant Login.

Never worry about login hassles again! Welcome to Instant Login.

Have you ever, after taking the time to create a beautiful digital lesson, got into class, reached the point where students are getting in then ….. a few hands begin to raise and you hear some voices say ….. ”I’ve forgotten my password” ….. ?

Then instead of just being able to jump into the awesome lesson you created, you end up having to spend 10 minutes just getting every student successfully logged in, and now you’re way behind on your lesson plan!

Sound familiar?

With the new Instant Login feature you can now with one click of the button have all your students signing in in seconds without any headaches!

Clickview Loves myEd and myEd Loves Clickview And All Other Embed Codes

What’s New: Put virtually anything into myEd like Clickview or any other embed code!

Have you ever said to yourself…

“I love Clickview, I love SlideShare, I love TED Talks, I LOVE IT ALL, I just hate having to send a bunch of links or individual resources out and my students have to go to so many different websites!”

But what if you could send all your students to a single place?

What if your students could in this single place access your handpicked links and resources in a highly engaging learning sequence that wasn’t death by hyperlink?

And what if you could see exactly where each student was at in real time?

This is no longer a ‘what if’ with myEd’s new ‘embed gadget’!

With myEd’s new ‘embed gadget’ you can now simply copy and paste any embed code from any resource around the web into myEd, and we’ll magically embed it into your quest. Say goodbye to sharing resources through death by hyperlink!

This way, you can share your Clickview videos, TED Talks, Slideshares and more in beautiful visual learning experiences (which we call quests) and get immediate feedback on exactly where each of your students are!

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