Saturday, August 30, 2014

Team-Based Learning

I recently wrote a blog post for Fractus Learning about Team-Based learning. Although students have worked in "groups" in my classroom for years, the specific methodology of team-based learning revealed a whole new way of thinking about group interactions. It also has connections to flipped learning, which is already integrated into my teaching style. I'd be honored if you'd check out the article below:

Fractus Learning Blog Post: "Looking For Some Peda-Glue-Gy? Try Team-Based Learning."

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Flipped Learning: Formative Assessment

This summer, I participated in an online graduate class associated with FlipCon14. As a final project, we were tasked with creating a 4-5 minute video describing a tool we learned about during FlipCon14 and how it fits into our learning philosophy.

I created the presentation using Haiku Deck and exported it as a pdf, which I saved in my Google Docs account. I then uploaded the pdf to Explain Everything (my favorite screencasting tool of the moment), added the videos, photos, and screenshots, and then finally recorded my voice-over. Making the video turned out to be a great way to get my "video creation muscles" back in shape for the upcoming school year!