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"Flipping" the Math Classroom
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I'm moving my blog post to a forum to allow for easier discussion So a couple months ago, I was having a conversation on twitter with another teacher discussing homework and how I had kids not doing…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Seymour Feb 11, 2013.

Student Pizza Project
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Hello all,My students have completed some projects where they were asked to compare fractions, decimals, and percents while at the International Pizza Festival.  I created a wiki to store their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Biederbeck Mar 23, 2010.

Using a Wii in the classroom
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I brought my Wii into the classroom yesterday and set up Mario and Sonic go the Olympic Games to gather some decimal data.  I had students play skeleton (one person bob sled) and then record their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Biederbeck Mar 7, 2010.

Report Cards and Grading
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My school has decided to completely overhaul our report card system.  We are moving from the one grade for each subject report card to one that will give parents more information.  We are looking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Biederbeck Mar 12, 2010.

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Richard Seymour replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hey Eric, I like your concept of "flipping the classroom." I think that technology today really does help to engage students in learning. You should definitely try checking out the videos on reelmath. (http://reelmath.org/videos) On the…"
Feb 11, 2013
Carolyn Stanley replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi, and kudos! I am a computer technology integration specialist, and I've been dabbling in the flipped classroom approach. For example, the 7th graders have to create newsletters in Microsoft Word in order to satisfy a number of competencies…"
Apr 3, 2012
Kim Lightle replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi Eric - I came across the infographic on flipping the classroom --http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/. It connects flipping the classroom and improved achievement and decreased classroom management problems. Do you think what they include in…"
Jan 30, 2012
Mary Henton replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Richard Byrne (FreeTech4Teachers) has put together a publication on Issu entitled, "Making Videos on the Web" that might be helpful for folks looking to create videos to "flip" their classroom."
Jun 14, 2011
Mary Henton replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"My Diigo updates provided me with two sites related to flipping the classroom: FIZZ "lectures" through the Friday Institute for Education at NC State Flipped Classroom Network (a Ning site) One of the things I like about Lodge…"
Jun 1, 2011
Kim Lightle replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Just came across an article on Flipping the Classroom - http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/12/22/teachers-turn-learning-upside-down/"
May 12, 2011
Mary Henton replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi, Toni, Just connected to your blog. Thanks. Discovered that you're doing work at RU! I lived in Radford for about 6 years and did some PD work with the Faculty Development office there. But, the reason for this post...would love to hear more…"
May 6, 2011
Kim Lightle replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi Eric - I just came across this NING that is focused on "flipping" - http://vodcasting.ning.com/. "
Apr 14, 2011
Toni Wayne replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"That is a wonderful idea to put the videos on disk. I have also put some links to movies on our classroom website. Unfortunately, many of the students in our county live in homes without computer or internet availability. (We have nearly 60% free…"
Apr 7, 2011
Eric Biederbeck replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi Toni,   Thanks for the reply. I'm wondering if you could make DVD or CD-Rom copies of videos you made and then have the kids bring those home and watch them so you could be more truly "flipping".  I'm thinking of…"
Apr 6, 2011
Toni Wayne replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Thanks so much for your post, Eric. I shared it on my blog http://mrswaynesblog.wordpress.com/ and am hoping to get others to see the value. Unfortunately, in our county we are not able to have students take the iPods or laptops home, so we…"
Apr 4, 2011
Kim Lightle replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Mary - I just listened to this TED video - really enjoyed it. I'm going to try this method with the next class I teach at least for parts that make sense. Thanks for sharing. Kim "
Mar 16, 2011
Mary Henton replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"One of the newest TED Talks is Salman Kahn talking about how he began the video clips that have turned into "flipping the classroom.""
Mar 16, 2011
Mary Henton replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"Hi, Ron, I can't answer for Eric, but I have a few answers from what little I'm learning about flipping the classroom: Videos tend to run around 10 minutes (plus or minus). Re: student access to internet. Wonder if you could burn clips to…"
Mar 15, 2011
Ron replied to Eric Biederbeck's discussion "Flipping" the Math Classroom
"You've got me curious Eric...I've read about flipping classes before, but thought it to be more of a high school & college practice.  I'm glad you are putting this out here for us middle school folks to think about.…"
Feb 23, 2011
Jonathan Bergmann commented on Eric Biederbeck's blog post "Flipping the classroom"- What I'm doing
"We are using Camtasia Studio.  It is a bit pricey, but in my estimation, it is the best software for screencasting.   On another  note:  we are hosting a conference on the flipped classroom this summer:  June 16-18 in…"
Feb 22, 2011

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"Flipping the classroom"- What I'm doing

So a couple months ago, I was having a conversation on twitter with another teacher discussing homework and how I had kids not doing it, doing it all wrong, etc.  She suggested I watch a video link she sent me from youtube on "flipping the classroom."  Here's the video link- check it out The Flipped Classroom.

 

Anyhow, it just made so much sense to me.  So I decided to go ahead and "flip" my classroom.  I…

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Posted on February 12, 2011 at 9:54pm — 9 Comments

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At 9:26am on February 22, 2011, Jonathan Bergmann said…
I would be glad to join your webinar:  just give me details and hopefully it will work in my schedule.
At 8:33pm on October 20, 2009, Kim Hutmacher said…
Thanks for responding Eric! More specifically, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to incorporate others subjects within a math class? For me, it is really easy to incorporate math and science. However, beyond just reading the word problems and explaining their work, I have troubles incorporating literacy in creative ways. I also struggle with implementing other subjects into the curriculum, such as social studies, art, physical education, etc. Thanks so much for all of your help!
At 9:08am on September 16, 2009, Jessica Fries-Gaither said…
Hi Eric,
I just posted a comment on the polar science page, then realized that you might not see it. I love the activities you described (snow shelters, designing long undies) and am actually working on the next issue of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - and issue called "Keeping Warm." Your ideas fit perfectly with our theme, and I was wondering if you might be interested in writing an article for us. Send me an email at fries-gaither.1@osu.edu and we can talk about it in more detail.

Thanks!
Jessica
At 6:46pm on September 9, 2009, Eric Biederbeck said…
Hi Kim and Mary

Thanks for the welcome! I'm very glad to be here. Now that I've got a full week of school under my belt, I'm ready to be more active! Gonna have to look into the book group and I'll add my answers to the questions in a bit.
At 5:24pm on September 9, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Eric - Let me second Mary's welcome! So glad to see that you joined! Let me give you quick overview of the site - on the main page - the resources that we have developed are on the left - MSP2 Resources box and our blogs. We have lots of events - technology, content, and pedagogy. The archived recordings of the ones we've done so far are in the link - Webinar Archive in the MSP2 Resources box. And we have lots of groups!

Thanks for adding your profile information and your "real" photo! It would also be great if you go back into your profile and answer two additional questions that we just added - I need help with and I can help with. We want people to be able to search by those parameters.

In addition, we've just started a book club - the fall book is Omnivore's Dilemma - it would be great if you joined in. Welcome! Kim
At 7:29am on September 3, 2009, Mary Henton said…
Hey, Eric! Welcome! Gosh, according to your picture, you're quite the prodigy! Nine years teaching experience already! : - ) OR, did your son sign a photo release?? ; - )

Really...glad you're on board!

M
At 2:59pm on September 1, 2009, Eric Biederbeck said…
Hi,

I'm a 6th grade math/science/social studies teacher in Essex Junction, Vermont. I'm very interested in integrating technology in my teaching. My other interests include differentiated instruction and project based learning. Looking forward to lots of good discussion and sharing of ideas.

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