Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TED Ed Changing the Way Students Learn

Are you tired of hearing your students complain about how long it takes them to complete homework from your class? You may be interested in "flipping your classroom". This is the latest and most talked about teaching method, allowing students to watch your classroom video lectures at home while returning to school the next day to complete "homework", while you're available to answer questions.

Not enough time to create your own videos? Use one from TED Ed and use the "flip" feature, designing instruction to meet your objectives. It's completely free but requires registration.

New technology is making this concept readily available and easier to create and share than ever before. TED (Technology, Education, Design) where "ideas are worth sharing" created TED Ed for education.

The down side with any technology is making this equitable for students who may not have access to a computer or the internet after they leave school. Otherwise, it's a great way to use technology to enhance education.

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