Videos of the Week
Diane: Latitude and Longitude -- I LOVE this video. (save for next week)
James: http://youtu.be/khBmRuFc_P4 Eat your heart out other contributors!
Adam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmgOUrdEcJU A Dan Brown Education Video
Segment : Demo Dance
OR this cool Chrome app for human anatomy: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/agoenciogemlojlhccbcpcfflicgnaak
Jim Sill shares:
Ramsey shares: Specific, spontaneous use of showme in the classroom to create tutorial library. http://www.musallamchemistry.com/page4/page4.html
Adam shares: http://www.grouptweet.com/ (and two mobile apps for flipped classroom -Screenchomp & Show Me- http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8 and http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8)
The Round Table
What is flip teaching and why is it so controversial?
“Flip teaching” involves off-loading aspects of content delivery from the classroom to the homework space. The goal is to create a situation where the teacher is accessible to help scaffold the students through activities that are more “higher order” (upper end of blooms). When the classroom space is used for content delivery primarily, the teacher is accessible when the students need them the least.
From Liz Dwyer:
“But there's a major flaw in this innovative model: the nation still has a tremendous digital divide. Uruguay ranks ahead of the United States in laptop distribution. Maine is the only state to make a significant investment toward ensuring all students even have the computer technology they'd need to watch videos at home. And even giving students laptops doesn't mean they can access the internet at home. With poverty skyrocketing, some families simply can't afford it. True, Chicago partnered with Comcast to give give internet access to low-income families this year, but that kind of effort is still the exception.”
From the Pew Study (2009)
Does this constitute a digital divide? (or a wide one)