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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

March 20, 2014

What Goes on in a Student’s Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students and heard one or more of them say, “I already know this stuff”? While the video plays, these students are likely to daydream, surf their […]

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Flipping the iPad Enabled Classrom (Part 2 of 2)

October 13, 2013

Part 2 of our Look at the Intersection of Flipped Instruction and iPad Programs in our Schools In response to growing interest and inquiries regarding flipping the iPad equipped classroom, I have begun considering the many ways in which the popular tablet’s unique capabilities and myriad applications can play a role in flipped teaching and […]

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Flipping the iPad Enabled Classroom (Part 1 of 2)

October 6, 2013

Schools with iPads Programs are Flipping the Classroom too! The Flipped Classroom doesn’t necessarily require any special technology in the classroom – but it does require students to be able to consume digital learning content outside of class. One of the factors that propelled the iPad to the level of popularity it enjoys today is […]

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Announcing the Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book!

September 7, 2013

This new eBook is just what educators need to create a personalized plan for implementing flipped instruction at the pace of their choosing. Since 2011, I have been working to raise awareness of flipped instruction tools and techniques, and introducing the concept to educators across the world. In addition to articles here on EmergingEdTech, I […]

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Flipped Classroom Panel Discussion Provides Rich Insights into a Powerful Teaching Technique

June 16, 2013

Thanks to McGraw-Hill for coordinating this great streamed panel discussion about ‘the flip’ On this past Thursday, I had the pleasure and privilege of moderating an online panel discussion with three college professors who have flipped their classrooms. This discussion was arranged by McGraw-Hill and featured Dr. Danae Quirk-Dorr of Minnesota State University, Jeff Anderson […]

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Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts

March 31, 2013

The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal. Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. Video content is also usually a fundamental element of the flipped classroom (which regular readers of EmergingEdTech know we’re a big fan of). The […]

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

December 23, 2012

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used slide presentation applications available today. While PowerPoint has plenty of detractors and is often the butt of jokes (“PowerPoint has no power and no point …”, […]

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Is Reverse Instruction Education Technology’s Perfect Storm?

April 8, 2012

Flipping the classroom is a technology-enabled technique that can make a significant difference in student learning and academic success, and is well suited for gradual widespread adoption. Having been immersed in the world of education and instructional technologies for a good number of years now, I often think about which technologies can truly make a […]

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Reverse Instruction Tools And Techniques (Part 2) – Screencasting

February 12, 2012

Adding voice-over and other enhancements to lecture materials and putting them online to give the ‘flipped classroom’ a try. This is the second in a series of articles examining software tools and methods for placing and using learning materials online, or distributing them via other digital methods, so that instructors who wish to can have […]

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Making the Rudolph Music Video (a Web 2.0 story)

December 26, 2010

Join me on a little diversion from Ed Tech, to explore some fun Web 2.0 tools that I use to create music videos. I occasionally get asked what it takes to create videos like the one I made to accompany this year’s “musical Christmas card”, my version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (or last year’s […]

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