Flipped Learning as a Way to Build an Online Presence

Hybrid Pedagogy is a publication you should be reading. It's completely open access, written, edited, and published by educators. The article authors and editors are laser focused on the deeper questions within technology use in education like innate power structures, programmed bias, and the fact that technology is not agnostic by nature. This week IRead More

Push Announcements With a Chrome Extension

Patrick Donovan put out a tweet the other day with a screenshot to a Chrome extension he had just put together. It caught my attention and led to this post because it's a really, really good idea. Got my Chrome Extension created, now to refine and then publish to our organization. Thank you @curt_truc #COL16Read More

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

Using the Hypothes.is API in a Google Apps Script

I've started using the Hypothes.is annotation tool more lately, mostly at the behest of Kris Shaffer. He started writing about it's potential for public discourse on research back in April and has since created Pypothesis to turn his annotations into a blog post using Python and the Hypothes.is API. The API is pretty simple -Read More

The Education Freeconomy Gobbles Up Another

Free in education is a big deal. Don't bother mentioning paid apps in front of teachers because you'll lose the group. Last year, we saw Geddit close it's doors. This year, there are two notables closing shop before the fall: Curriculet and Snagit for Chrome. The two are in slightly different boats but they're closingRead More

The Line Between High Expectations and Impossible Expectations

I absolutely hate teaching bonding. The abstract nature of atoms, the minutiae of nomenclature, and the details of writing formulas bog students down and I struggle to meet their needs. So, we do POGILs, simulations, speed dating, labs, and drills. Lots of time is spent trying to correct patterns of work to meet the learningRead More

I Need to Remember to Post Answer Keys

Everything I do in class is geared toward building understanding. I want students to be able to both complete the task and understand why they're completing it. Learning is more than a collection of disconnected skills. Especially in chemistry, the more you see the interconnectedness, the easier it is to learn. Today, I gave aRead More