This is a great site. There are upcoming seminars and webinars listed. Links to funding, blogs about flipped learning, journal articles, etc. It has a link to something called Flipped Learning TV, that is home to thousands of videos. If the challenge of making your own videos is what is holding you back, you can use other people’s videos. No reason to have to reinvent the wheel. If I were to have to chose one resource about flipped learning, it would be this one. This link relates most closely to NETS Standard #2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. This site is all about using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.
Coursera is a company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. This enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students. Talk about empowering people! Coursera hopes to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. Coursera was developed by Daphne Koller, a Standford professor. Coursera embeds short quizzes in videos to check for student understanding before moving on to the next segment. This feature makes more assurances for learning. I don’t think this is for every high school student but for the times when you have those super-duper smart ones you don’t know what to do with, this is the resource! I am sure that parts of the lectures could be used for everyone. Since this is really about college level education I think the NETS Standard that best fits is #5 Engage In Professional Growth & Leadership. Coursera is a free source for taking college courses from top professors, I would say this models lifelong learning.
There is a section on Ed.Ted called best flips that has exactly that, exceptional user-created lessons. One of the things that made me think I would not want to flip my classroom (if I had a classroom) was my lack of technical skills, and being uncomfortable on camera. With so many resources for video lectures on tons of subjects you can at least do a partial flip without having to make your own videos. This is a great resource for them. This link relates most closely to NETS Standard #2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. This site is a resource for designing and developing the learning experiences for your students.
This is another great resource for videos for your teaching. Just recently, I taught my son about pronouns using a Schoolhouse Rock video that I found on youtube. I think it may be a bit more difficult to find what you are looking for because there is so much other stuff but certainly worth looking. This link relates most closely to NETS Standard #2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. This site is a resource for designing and developing the learning experiences for your students.
Sophia has a link for becoming Flip-Certified. There are also upcoming webinars about learning to flip. Sophia breaks it down like this..
1. Find or create tutorials that teach concepts you want your students to learn. (We have over 25,000 to choose from.)
2. Create a playlist to order the tutorials the way you want to teach, or create a private group for each one of your classes. (Or both.)
3. Implement in the classroom. Interact with every student and differentiate the way you teach to them.
There is also a featured flipper, so you can get a look at what someone has done in their classroom. And Sophia, is FREE along with the other resources listed.
This link relates most closely to NETS Standard #2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. This site is a resource for designing and developing the learning experiences for your students.
On Knewton.com they refer to the inversion as going from Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side. I really like the idea of being a Guide on the Side. Students are much more in charge of their learning. There is an ongoing virtual discussion happening at this site, as well. The Knewton site has what they call an infographic, I would call it a poster. It explains very nicely what is a flipped classroom, with text and graphics. This could be helpful in a presentation to parents and administration to explain why you want to flip and what it means. This link relates most closely to NETS Standard #2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. This site is a resource for designing and developing the learning experiences for your students.
This is a link to article about Flipped Classrooms, featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy. He is sponsoring a contest where he is giving away I-Pads. He gives two away every day, one to a teacher and one to a student. There is also a prize of a classroom set of 30 I-Pads! This page also has an ongoing discussion.
TechSmith is a company that sells products that could be used in flipping. The one that I am most familiar with is called SnagIt. TechSmith helps educators address issues involved with teaching, learning, communicating and comprehension by providing tools that help explain things visually. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, principal, superintendent or anything in between, TechSmith can assist everyone with contributing to the success of every student. There is quite a bit of information about flipping on techsmith’s site. There are also videos showing it in action in people’s classrooms and checklists for how to get it going in your own class, your school and even your district.
The NETS Standard that is most closely related to this resource is #3 Model Digital Age Work and Learning. This is all about using digital tools to support learning.
Schoology is similar to Moodle. Teachers can post assignments, quizzes and links to other resources. You can also have online courses, discussions, etc. It connects students and there parents at anytime, from anywhere. One thing I like about it is that it has a social networking interface.
If a person didn’t know about Khan Academy before this class they certainly do now. I think that just about everyone mentioned this one in their resources somewhere along the line. I have used this a great deal with my own children. I think it is a great resource for ready-made lectures for a flipped classroom. There are thousands to chose from on there and I have yet to find one that wasn’t done well. Again, no need to reinvent the wheel. With all these great sources of material at your disposal, you can start flipping right away. It doesn’t have to be all at once. Just try it with one unit and see how it goes.