Flipped Instruction with Students
When I examined the TedEd website I went in with a school media specialist mindset. As with anything I do I ask myself, "How can I use this with my students/teachers?" So I decided to do a search for Tall Tales since that is what I am doing with my 2nd grade students right now. Only one came up with that search. It was called "Overcoming Obstacles" by Steven Claunch. While that lesson was a great lesson and I will use it when discussing how characters show perseverance, it wasn't what I had in mind. So I decided to create my own lesson that I could use this week with my second graders.
My lesson will not be a "true" flipped lesson since it will still take place during the instructional part of the day, however it is an excellent way to engage the students and help them understand the material by giving them a visual of a character and how he is portrayed digitally. My lesson is called, "Tall Tales and their Extraordinary Characters." I will post about the how this lesson goes later this week. I am looking forward to trying something new with my students.
Flipped Professional Development
Flipped Instruction is the new face of professional development at my school this year. Up to this point I have only used Jing as a tool. Now with the discovery of TEDEd I have another format to use. I had heard about it before, however I had never took time to look at the site. I love this site and will be using it in the future with my lessons. TEDEd is another wonderful way for me to create these flipped lessons for my teachers and use the question features as a way to get possible feedback about each lesson.