Maybe it IS About the Video…

In 2011, I wrote a post in which I strongly declared that Flipped Learning is not about the videos. But what if it is? flickr photo shared by cogdog Creative Commons Attribution BY license. The whole idea of Flipped Learning is moving from directing instruction in front of the community to allow active learning practicesRead More

Flipping so Kids Can Rewind May be a Bad Idea

There are times where I wish I could go back, rewind what happened, and listen again. Daydreamers, you know what I'm talking about. Even though it's not in the official pillars of Flipped Learning, a reason I hear people flipping their instruction is so kids can pause, rewind, and re-watch a portion of the instruction.Read More

Flipped Learning and Control

I was able to join some fantastic educators today last Friday for a Flipped Learning workshop hosted by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. I was part of a group from TechSmith, while Dan Spencer, Laura Bell, Jonathan Palmer, Missy McCarthy, Delia Bush, David Fouch, and Greg Green were panelists for the workshop. I'veRead More

Screencasting on Chromebooks

Update 7/2/2015 - An older update (this news came out a few months back) but it's worth noting that some Wacom tablets are now supported on Chromebooks. Take a look here for more info. Update 3/17/2014 - It was brought to my attention that this post is out of date now that Snagit for ChromeRead More

#MACUL13 Round Up

I had the chance to attend MACUL's (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) 2013 conference held in Detroit this past week. I have a lot of good friends living in Michigan, and after a year of pestering and reminders, I finally made it up there. Let me just say, Michigan has one of theRead More

Guest Post: A Brand New Year

This week, I will start my 20th year in the classroom, and for the first time, I really don't know what I'm going to do. I should probably explain. For the first eighteen years of my career, I was a good teacher. My lessons were planned, my curriculum was covered, my grades were recorded, myRead More

Flipped Classrooms: Let’s Change The Discussion

NOTE: This is a cross-post of a piece I wrote for SmartBlogs. You can see the original here. Since Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk, the Khan Academy has been nearly synonymous with “flipped classrooms.” This is because since then, Khan Academy has been promoted by the Gates Foundation as well as major media outlets likeRead More

The Flipped Classroom Hits Russia

I just returned from a three-day trip to Russia. That's right. Three days. I was asked to go and share the ideas behind the flipped classroom at a culture and book fair hosted by Strelka University in downtown Moscow. I did not have a very clear picture of who my audience would entail, but itRead More