21st Century Learning @ BWF
May Flipped Staff Meeting
A flipped lesson at its heart is essentially this...instead of teaching the knowledge and skills in class and assigning the bulk of applicaiton and thinking work for homework/projects you flip it. Front load the knowledge and skills via online learning (documents, videos, podcasts, etc. - KhanAcademy.com) so learners can take the content in at their own pace (at home) and then the majority of time in class with the teacher is spent exploring, applying, collaborating and communicating. Simple enough...
If at this point you're wondering have the admin flipped thier lids believe me you're not alone we've considered this ourselves. We've never flipped a staff meeting before, we've never used Smore (the wonderful web 2.0 app used to create this fyler) before and we'll be using iPads together for the first time on Wednesday while a major software/hardware upgrade occurs at our site possibly resulting in (athough we've been assured the contrary) a network outage. Despite all of this we are forging ahead because that is what engaging in 21st Century Learning will look like in your classrooms..it will be messy at times, at first risky but always rewarding. And because Bill Nye says so.
The request is not that you conduct a flipped lesson, it's not that you use Smore, it's not that you migrate all teaching material to iPads (or Androids!) it is simply that you participate with an open-mind, reflect upon how you might use some of this in your classroom practice to support students and if you see an opportunity - take the risk.
So what's our 'flipped' content - SAMR
SAMR: An introduction
The SAMR (said Sam-R) model can provide a language for the analysis of learning tasks in the classroom and how technology is being used. It organizes specific technology use into four tiers, from Substitution to Augmentation, moving to Modification and then Redefinition. In general terms, the lower two tiers describe how technology is used in the learning task in ways that do not alter the task; the technology only enhances the task. The upper two tiers describe how technology can be used in ways that do transform the learning task into an activity that will have a greater impact on learning. The SAMR model is useful as a tool to help educators analyze how technology is used in specific learning tasks, how it relates to student outcomes and how to move forward in integrating technology more fully.
Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the creator of the SAMR model, explains the model briefly as well as TPACK: Technology in Education: A Brief Introduction (YouTube).
(Copied from Peel DSB: 21st Century Learning http://intranet.peelschools.org/21stCentury/Teaching/DigitalClassroom/Pages/Instructional%20Frameworks.aspx)
Linked below is a PREZI created by Jim Cash, ITRT, Peel DSB that provides a literacy and numeracy example of a concept as it progresses through the four tiers. It also has a short (4 mins) embedded video by Dr. Ruben Puentedura - link to Dr. Puentedura's weblog with all of his slide decks from numerous presentations around the world. This link is provided purely for future resource.