Using technology to...
...engage and flip your classes
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SBCS and MSA April 2016
Terms like 'flipped'. 'blended' and 'mobile' learning are now relatively commonplace and the broader implementation of digital technology for teaching, learning and assessment has become a major priority. Yet practice is inconsistent and understanding of the how and, perhaps more importantly, the why are often lost in a whirlwind of 'whizzy' gadgets and what many see as technobabble. Often tech tools are used in isolation or as an add on or afterthought. This session is designed to get you thinking about how technology tools could be combined to deliver any topic you teach but also provides an opportunity to make judgements about which aspects of your planned approach would genuinely add value, what skills and effort it might entail and what the factors are that would determine successful implementation.
This session will begin with a broad sweep through tools that can help teachers delivering in traditional, blended or online. It will then use some of the tools to clarify terms and approaches and finish with a look at one or two courses where the learning design is aided by the use of technologies combined to support the underpinning pedagogy.
Discuss in small groups
Cloud tools used for self study group and flipping
Cloud tools used for blending and supporting in class activity
All the tools used
smore - online leaflet creator used as a 'host' or portal to resourcesLinoit - post it note tool used to present or collaborate
prezi - cloud based presentation tool used to host videos and structure activity
vocaroo - instant MP3 recorder used for quick audio
audioboom - free podcasting tool used for longer audio for flipping
youtube -used to source video as well as hosting video content
box.com - place to store online and to share- nice interface
piratepad - instant collaboration/ no log in for creator or users
google forms - collate feedback
padlet -collaboration or presentation tool
blendspace- excellent curation and presentation tool - great for flipping
twitter - my choice of the many social media
screenr (no longer supported so I now use screencastify extension to Chrome)
storify - curate/ collect web content on a topic (inc. twitter)
google drive - great to create collaborative resources
A couple of videos
What to do if you receive a Credly open badge claim code
An open badge is a way of recording achievement, particularly for things that are not recognised formally (often the sorts of undervalued skills such as developing confidence) The electronic version is the more useful (arguably!) and more permanent version. There is no obligation to claim and store the badge but if you wish to then this is what you will need to do – only complicated the first time!
1. Go to Credly.com and click on ‘claim credit’
2. Create a ‘credly’ account (this is one of many places teachers can create badges) (verify e-mail address)
3. Go to ‘claim credit’ again and paste in the code
Optional next stage to export badges to a global system used for sharing, adding to LinkedIn profile and so on.
4. Go to account settings and click ‘link’ next to where it says ‘openbadges.org’ on the right hand side
5. Follow on screen instructions to create a ‘persona’ account with Mozilla Backpack
6. Go back to credly, click on follow on screen instructions/ prompts