Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week#13 - Flat World/Flipped Classrooms

More about Khan Analytics (starts at 1:10)

Interview with Salman Khan

Flipped Classroom Network

About Flipped Classroom

Teachers "Doing The Flip" To Help Students Become Learners

Gamification of the Flipped Classroom

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

    Transcript Here


    Discussion Questions
    • How effective/efficient is your direct instruction?   How much of this could students receive independently?
    • What do you consider to be your most valuable 'student to valuable human time' in the classroom? 
    • What do you do when there's a great disparity in how much different student seem to understand what is being taught?
    • How do you deal with Swiss Cheese gaps of knowledge in your students (and yourself)?
    • How could you envision a 'flipped classroom' model working for language learning?
    • What would be the advantages and disadvantages?
    • How would being part of a global learning community affect language learning in your class?
    • How might gaming dynamics like 'badges, scores, and virtual role play' affect your students learning?
    • What would the role of the teacher be in all this?

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