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Blended looks like
The Flipped Classroom
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Criteria for a Blended Classroom
A blended classroom should ...
A blended classroom
should not have...
a trained teacher
clear learning targets posted
collaboration online and face-to-face
methods to gather formative assessment data online or F2F
some videotaped lectures or demonstrations
students know what to do when the teacher is away (a syllabus or guide with a calendar)
planning for all students to be engaged
regular, personalized contact between teacher and students
students are prepared for class by interacting with material ahead of time
one delivery method
one assessment approach
one teaching style
little interaction with the teacher
poorly functioning equipment
asking the teacher questions
dialogue and/or discussions in class
lectures that are taped and shorter than you would hear face-to-face
Here are samples of classroom situations. Using the above criteria, which could be described as blended classrooms? I realize that still pictures cannot tell the full story so you are welcome to speculate on what could be going on there.
: This picture comes from the University of Birmingham and is identified as a blended learning example. Would you agree?
Play the video below. It is entitled "The Flipped Classroom" and was posted on YouTube by Jonathan Bergmann.
Look at what the boy and girl are doing in the picture.
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