Part 2: Fall 2015 Labs
In the Active Teaching Lab on October 30, 2015, Lauren Rosen from UW System shared how she capitalized on available technologies to differentiate learning for students and gain time to focus on higher order thinking skills, and also shared strategies for engaging students in flipped environments.
- Flipped is NOT doing homework in class and doing the lecture and reading outside the class – it’s about starting with lower order thinking skills, for example, learning concepts with self-quizzing (Bloom: knowledge, comprehension, application) and building on them in the classroom with the use of higher order skills
- Students rated the out-of-class videos highly, and importantly for learning, they liked the option to rewind and listen again.
- When videos are used for out-of-class work, these may be instructor lectures but may also include student-created videos.
- Flipped learning can help/allow students to take ownership of their learning.
- A homework checklist that lists everything to do before class in sequenced order helps keep students focused and on track. (See Teaching Undergraduates Science Chp. 2 for more on creating effective homework and checklists.)
- Do you tell students how much time various assignments may take? Is this micromanaging, or is it useful for your students?
- Concept checks allow teachers to focus in-class time and effort on review of ONLY the concepts that students are struggling with, rather than doing an overall review of all concepts.
If you’re interested in learning more to get up and running with flipped learning, watch the videos below and check out the tools and activities on the worksheet we created for the session!
The Active Teaching Lab, a Faculty Engagement program, provides a safe space for structured explorations of cool teaching tools and techniques that your colleagues are using to engage students and teach more effectively. During the academic year, labs are held weekly and will be listed on the Active Teaching Lab page.
Lauren’s Flipped Learning Story
Concept Check: What do you already know about Flipping Lessons?
- Socrative Quiz Enter Room: lrosen
Technologies to Create Lessons
- Vocabulary lesson-Spanish
- Blubbr (doesn’t work well on mobile devices)
Sample Flipped Lesson “Lectures”:
- TeachEm: Create a video lecture with flashcards interspersed in video to capture students attention to particular details, vocabulary, or ideas that they should notice.
- Russia’s Indigenous People: video in English. Nice example of how TeachEm works with timed “flashcards” on a video.
- Knowmia: Create assignments using text and video followed by comprehension questions. Lots of options and preferences available so bit more complex than the other options.
- Not all lessons are listed under world languages so search by language.
- Demo Arabic Lesson
- Educreations: blank whiteboard to which you can add photos, text, drawings, etc. and audio record your descriptions.
- ShowMe: blank whiteboard to which you can add photos, text, drawings, etc. and audio record your descriptions.
- Educanon: add questions to an instructional video.
- Movenote: upload slides, documents, graphics, or anything in Google drive. Then narrate it with video that will go along with your presentation.
- VideoNotes – synchronize your note taking with the video you are watching. Using your Google login this integrates with your Google apps.
- Educreations – Spanish Shoe Verbs: Danielle Chaussee
Additional Resources and Guidance