A Focus on Moving to Distance/Online, Blended, or Flipped Learning

There are a ton of ways to gain professional development when it comes creating online and hybrid courses. Reaching out to other educators that are already teaching online courses is a great place to start. Hoonuit by Atomic Learning may also be an option for you, and our online resources are designed to get on your feet and running with online courses.

See a few examples below:

Online Teaching Strategies

Getting to Know Your LMS

Infographic: Growth In Flipped Learning

Do you know what flipping is all about?
A Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network report found that 1 in 4 administrators indicated flipped learning as having a major impact on learning—more than both educational games and mobile apps.
Intrigued? Check out the infographic below to see just how much flipped learning has grown—and why! And, when your ready to explore it in your own classroom check out Atomic Learning's Flipping the Classroom Workshop.
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The Flipped Classroom: Student's Perspective

When talking about flipped classrooms, there are a lot of different opinions about how it should be done. To determine best practices of flipping the classroom, we sent a team into a local school to find out how schools are successfully integrating the flip with their students. Check it out: 

Defining Flipped Learning

If you are a regular reader of educational technology blogs and publications, you've likely read quite a bit about flipped classrooms and flipped learning. However, there are some common misconceptions and myths about the movement.
Recently, the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) shared a formalized definition about what exactly "Flipped Learning" is:
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.

Report: Flipped Classrooms Top Digital Learning Trend

Do you know what 'flipping' is all about?
The recent Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings: A Second Year Review of Flipped Learning by Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network  found that 1 in 4 surveyed administrators indicated flipped learning as having a major impact on learning—more than both educational games and mobile apps, as well as PLNs (Professional Learning communities).
Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, was cited saying, "From this research, it is evident that the flipped learning model is gaining the attention of educators who are interesting in improving student achievement and teacher effectiveness by leveraging digital tools to enable innovation."

3 Reasons to Flip Your Classroom

Recently, our very own Susan Williams presented a webinar on flipping the classroom where she shared some reasons why flipping your classroom works to:

1. Reach students in the way they learn best.

2. Use time wisely - for both teachers and students alike.

3. Dig deeper into the topics you teach.

Flipping Your Classroom? Don't Make These Mistakes

A recent eSchool News article discussed common pitfalls some teachers have faced when flipping their classroom. Have you thought about or tried flipping your classroom and struggled to keep your students engaged? Don't give up. Take some tips from your peers who have tested this practice and avoid the mistakes they've made.

New Training Series Helps Educators Flip Their Classrooms

We recently added a training series that helps educators flip their classrooms.

Flipped teaching has become a popular practice in which students learn new content online by watching videos, usually at home, and the classroom time then offers teachers more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing.

Getting started with the Flip

In his book “Who Owns the Learning?” Alan November states that:

“Students teaching students is a powerful method for building learning and driving creativity and innovation. With easy-to-use tools for screen-casting and publishing to the web, students have a 24/7 opportunity to engage in peer tutoring with children from other classrooms, schools, nations and cultural backgrounds.”