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?

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).”

“The best tool to flip learning, see student progress & personalize for individual needs!”

Over the last 6 months we’ve been working with the talented and committed teaching team at Mt Eliza Secondary College and Real Time Learning (who are doing amazing work with Westpac and Senior Techies) and we recently chatted to teacher (and Real Time Learning leader) Luke Kerr about his experiences as a teacher using myEd.

Here’s what Luke had to say!

How have you been using myEd at Mt Eliza and Real Time Learning?

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We’ve been using it to flip our learning for our students – and it’s the first product we’ve used to flip our classrooms where we’re actually able to see exactly where each of our students are at and where they are up to which is great!

It’s allowing us to do this in a very easy way, and put a variety of different resources in front of our students – youtube videos, PDFs, quizzes and questions – anything you want to share with your students and then be able to track their progress of exactly where they are up to!

What have you liked best about myEd App?

Chemcert Training Launch their Online Courses with myEd

We’re proud to announce that as of January 2015, Chemcert Training Group have launched their first (of many more to come) online chemical accreditation course with myEd!

ChemCert Training Group was established in 2002 by parent company ChemCert Limited who is a non-profit, industry-owned and operated company established in 1999 as the peak body for the training and accreditation of pesticide users in NSW. Chemcert Training now provide chemical accreditation to learners across Australia.

We recently chatted to Harris Karatzetzos, the Print and Digital Product Manager from Chemcert on their experiences using myEd and here is what he had to say:

How have you been using myEd at Chemcert?

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We have been using myEd as our primary Training and Assessment portal for students requiring Chemical Accreditation in Australia.

Our users are primarily Agricultural workers or amenity horticultural workers. We have successfully launched our Primary Accreditation Course and we are already working on getting our other training courses into the myed platform.

Our courses have already been delivered Australia wide to hundreds of students successfully using myEd.

What have you liked best about myEd?

I have personally loved the largely drag-drop intuitive content building experience as it is so useful not having to bother with clunky code and a steep learning curve.

The system just works and looks great on any device.

How do you see Chemcert using myEd in the future?

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myEd = Making Learning Fun

Over Term 4 we’ve been working with Ray Trotter, Kerian Nolan and the talented team at Woorana Park Primary School in Dandenong North, Victoria.

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We recently chatted to Kerian about his experiences using myEd at Woorana Park and this is what he had to say!

How have you been using myEd at Wooranna Park?

As a more engaging LMS!

What have you liked best about myEd App?

The excitement from students, and being able to very quickly and easily break down the physical barriers and co-teach with St Columbus up in Port Maquarie.

How have your students responded to using myEd? What was the engagement like? Do you have a specific story in mind you can share?

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Flipping the classroom – students delivering PD for their teachers using myEd

Over the last week Yohan from myEd spent a day with students at Mt Eliza Secondary school as part of their Real Time Learning project.

Real Time Learning enables something incredible for students – using the principle of 20% Google time – students in Real Time Learning get 1 day of the week to work on any project of their choosing!

After seeing, using and loving learning on myEd, a group of students decided to choose as their project for the week to ‘flip the classroom’ (in more ways then one!) and teach their teachers on how to use myEd in the classroom! (which we think is really awesome on a number of levels!)

The students spent the morning working with Yohan to create their own quests and then shared one with their teachers prior to the session (flipping the PD session) and then during the session spend time working actively with each teacher showing them how to use myEd.

On top of all of this they directed, filmed and edited the following video on the process & their experience!

Check it out here:

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“myEd has really changed & improved the way I teach”

Over the last term we’ve been working with Fiona Knights, Brian Riley and the amazing team at Our Lady of Southern Cross, in Wyndemvale, Victoria  who use myEd with their students.

We recently chatted to Fiona about her experiences using myEd with her classes and this is what she had to say!

What has your experience been using myEd so far? What do you love about it?

myEd has really changed and improved the way I teach.  

Before using myEd, I really found it difficult to track all my students and provide feedback on a regular basis.

Through myEd I am now able to access and view all my students work samples through the one program and give them instant feedback to improve their learning.  The platform has also enabled me to scaffold their learning.

At our school, our students are involved in many project based learning and inquiry projects.  myEd has enabled me to guide the students through the learning process.

The structure of myEd is based around quest based activities.

Students absolutely love participating in the quests and receiving badges.

They can easily upload their work and complete questions.  The layout is easy for them to navigate and view the feedback instantly that I can provide to them about their learning.

Setting up the quests are so easy for teachers to do.  

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myEd helps me stay organised & monitor student progress

One of a number of schools we’ve been working this year has been Turramurra High School - we recently chatted to Douglas about his experiences as a teacher using myEd with his Year 8 and Year 10 classes.

What has your experience been using myEd so far? What do you love about it?

myEd helps students focus.

Where an assignment or activity sheet may have lots of words, stimuli and instructions, myEd helps set out the content in a way (small chunks along a quest) where a student can focus on one piece of content or instruction at a time, allowing them to focus on this and not get distracted. 

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“My students are coming to school with a love for learning”

One of a number of schools we’ve been working this term has been Auburn West Public School – we recently chatted to Supriya about her experiences as a teacher using myEd with her Year 1 and 2 classes.

What has your experience been using myEd so far? What do you love about it? 

Absolutely fantastic! Easy to access and navigate, kids are engaged, the quests are interactive and shows student progress.

Even though my students are in Year 1 and 2 they have begun to use certain features such as the social to communicate to me and to their peers.

Students are coming to school with questions and a love for learning. They constantly want more quests.

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