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Flipping Tradition for Our Technology Era – EduTECH 2017 Review

“What is the most valuable use of your face-to-face time with your students?”​- Jon Bergmann

Disclosure: My attendance at EduTECH 2017 was through a media pass provided by the organisers.

In 2014, whilst on my final professional experience placement as part of my initial teacher education, my supervising teacher was exploring flipped learning. We had a chat about his understanding of what it was, how it worked, and how he was modifying things to suit his class. That particular class was a combined Year Five and Six class and he was using what I now know is in-flipping. The experience was enough to whet my appetite and so when I saw that Jon Bergmann was running a masterclass on flipped learning as part of the FutureSchools conference the following year, I registered and began my journey down the flipped learning rabbit hole. Continue reading “Flipping Tradition for Our Technology Era – EduTECH 2017 Review”

Four Ways to Flip the Primary Classroom

Flipped Teaching in the Primary School is gaining traction every day. As the classroom becomes increasingly crowded with ever expanding curriculum and national testing, teachers are looking for ways to teach efficiently while maintaining a focus on best practice pedagogy. Flipped Teaching allows me to regain precious time from delivering content and focus on active learning within the classroom. I have been flipping my classroom for four years now, with great success. Continue reading “Four Ways to Flip the Primary Classroom”

How Flipped Learning fits into Four Dimensional Education Framework of Educational Goals (Infographic)

Traditionally flipped learning involves students interacting with new knowledge in their individual learning space so that the group learning space can be an interactive and dynamic environment to practice and deepen knowledge1. In a world where the value of knowledge is rapidly depreciating, there are calls to move away from knowledge-based curriculum and to consider not the “how” of education but the “what” of education. Continue reading “How Flipped Learning fits into Four Dimensional Education Framework of Educational Goals (Infographic)”

Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day

Wednesday October 5 marks World Teacher’s Day, a very special occasion celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. Having come to ClickView from teaching in regional Victoria I can attest to what an extraordinary job teaching is and I can also vouch for the extraordinary work that teachers do every day.

Reflecting on my own time teaching I find myself thinking that the most rewarding parts of being in the classroom weren’t when those overly ambitious lesson plans actually worked (a rare occurrence), or when students did particularly well on an assessment or project, rewarding though these moments were. Continue reading “Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day”

What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More

There’s been a lot going on recently at ClickView as our team busily prepared for the launch of ClickView v5. The good news is that the latest release is now available for all ClickView customers. As ClickView Online’s Head of Development, I wanted to provide a quick overview of the changes you will find when you now log into ClickView. Continue reading “What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More”

Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching

When I was teaching one of the most frustrating aspects of planning for a class was ensuring I was targeting each lesson effectively, ensuring all students were able to grasp the content and express understanding despite the level they were at.

Checks for learning at the end of preceding classes would help, but they were undermined by the time-pressures to move along whether or not all students had grasped the lesson’s objective. Continue reading “Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching”

ClickView flips learning on its head with interactive videos

Challenge for video learning

The biggest road block to showing videos to a class, whether it is a kindergarten or year 12 class, is maintaining student engagement. It can’t be monitored, it wastes valuable class time and it is difficult to prevent.

We recognised this as a challenge for our schools worldwide and have come up with a solution.

Introducing interactive videos

ClickView Interactive Videos come with built-in questions and additional resources. Whilst watching students will be presented with questions about the video content and are encouraged to answer them before continuing, making them a valuable formative assessment tool. Not only do our interactive videos increase the need for students to engage with the information presented, but they break up watching time. This encourages them to think, learn, understand and question further, not just watch and switch off.

Recent studies have observed that “student engagement” is more than a single concept. [1] It relies on the students’ motivation to learn, their participation in discussion and classwork, their understanding of academic concepts and how much they interact with classmates and teachers.

Flipped learning with ClickView
ClickView Interactive Videos are the perfect opportunity to start flipping your classroom.

Increase student engagement

Recent studies have observed that “student engagement” is more than a single concept. [1] It relies on the students’ motivation to learn, their participation in discussion and classwork, their understanding of academic concepts and how much they interact with classmates and teachers.

ClickView Interactive Videos touch on each of these: The video content is lively and interesting, providing motivation for the student. Teachers can look at the answers given by students and alter lesson plans based on their class’ understanding. Students can also watch videos at home before coming to class, encouraging a flipped classroom where they have more time to interact with their students and teachers in class.

See it for yourself

These videos are included as part of your ClickView subscription. If you are not a ClickView customer, feel free to request a demo and we would be more than happy to come to your school and show you how our interactive videos can help improve learning outcomes.

 

[1] Henrie, Curtis R; Halverson, Lisa R; Graham, Charles R.Measuring student engagement in technology-mediated learning: A Review[2015] Computers & Education Journal 1 December 2015, Volume 90, p36-53