Talk:Unit 1: Using a Flipped Classroom Approach


-- Valerie Nobile 11:22, 21 November 2012 (EST)

  1. Geography Lesson
  2. I chose this because I never remember learning about geography in a fun and engaging way, where I could explore; instead I was lectured. Due to this, I have no sense of geography and always get lost.
  3. Students will be able to explore and research different areas to learn about geography. Actively participating will help students really learn and retain this new knowledge. Boring lectures do not reach students effectively.

Maree, I like your first unit very much. I think the use of pictures and videos is great! Also, the way you broke down the benefits was easy to read and helped me understand. My only tip is when I was taking the assessment, the answers and the answer choices were not aligned for the first question so I was kind of confused about that - and when it was showing your feedback on the answers, it put an "x" near my answers so I assumed I got it wrong, but your description matched my answer. Great work! Engaging!

Re: -- Maree Michaud-Sacks 13:45, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Hi Valerie,

I haven't experienced the problem with alignment in the quiz. Perhaps I should go back and try with some different browsers to see if I can replicate it. Thanks for the heads up!

Flipped Classroom Unit 1 -- Diana M. Cary 17:06, 24 November 2012 (EST)

Hi Maree,

I think your first unit is awesome. I think you have done a great job explaining what the flipped classroom is and why it should be used. The one thing I am unsure of is what your actual learning outcomes are. I did not notice them clearly labeled. Although you have more in your Portfolio page than most of us, I was not able to determine which were the learning outcomes. Yet I do believe you met your outcomes with your first unit.

Re: Flipped Classroom Unit 1 -- Maree Michaud-Sacks 13:43, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Hi Diana,

I was confused on where/how to include the learning outcomes. I did include them, but I think it ended up being under the Needs Analysis. Here are the outcomes I had identified: Basic format of flipped classroom (verbal information) Advantages of using this format (attitudes) How to select appropriate content (intellectual skills) Techniques to engage students in pre-class lectures (intellectual skills) Techniques to engage and support learning during in class activities (intellectual skills)

-- James Foody 15:03, 26 November 2012 (EST)

Great topic and very interesting first unit. I like the visual aids a lot. I think your definition and explanation of the flipped classroom could be a little more in depth and specific but other than that it is great work.

Re: -- Maree Michaud-Sacks 13:41, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Hi James,

I agree. I am planning to add more detail on flipped classroom method (what it is, what it is not) in order to clarify confusion that many folks have on this strategy. Thanks for the feedback!

Very easy to follow! -- Christina Arnone 22:01, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Maree, I found your mini-course easy to navigate and was able to complete Unit 1 with no problem. It was very informative and I left understanding what a flipped classroom approach is, which I did not previously know. I like what you are doing, and I like the links to other references!

Great Job! -- Margaret Ewart 19:29, 29 November 2012 (EST)

Hi Maree,

Very nice job on Unit 1! I was not aware of what the flipped entailed and found your unit to be very descriptive and informational. I like your use of images and videos and feel it adds a lot to clarify your content. However, I was not able to open the quiz. It loads to about 50% and stops....


Re: Great Job! -- Margaret Ewart 19:31, 29 November 2012 (EST)

I just checked my browser again and the quiz did eventually load, just took some time! However, it didn't grade it properly (or else I'm doing something wrong!). It shows that the question is unanswered even though I answered it and gave me a 0 out of 100% even though I answered them correctly. Glitch?