Creating a Flipped and differentiated lesson for students at a senior school level.
Having taught in various subjects at VCE (final year high school) level for 10 years, I can understand just how packed the curriculum is. So I started to explore the idea of giving students the content to learn at home. This in itself is not a new concept - flipped learning is become common place in many classrooms as teachers use things like iTunes U, Edmodo blogs and other solutions to get this happening. But often I found teachers working harder and not smarter, creating resources that already exist and reinventing the wheel. So in comes ted.ed. A site that allows you to use an existing video to build a lesson around.
How did I select the topic?
To be honest I picked what the students needed to know (essential concepts) that were boring or difficult. Why? By providing students with access to tricky content and a way they can engage with it prior to coming to class made sense when it came to maximising face to face contact time. In Ted.ed I could also set up a question/inquiry space so I knew what students were curious about prior to them coming to class. They could watch it numerous times, check their understanding using the quiz and know where we were going with the content.
To be honest I use a range of content delivery options. I have wikis, Schoology/Edmodo groups, Google sites and iBooks and iTunes U course to name a few for a variety of purposes. Ted.ed is another option for teachers to get their curriculum to the learners. In this case I picked it because;