Giving Students an Authentic Voice

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Conference Presentation

This is support for my short 15 minute presentation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Innovation in Education (my translation to English) in Mexico City on December 13, 2016.

Tools of the Trade

I’ve written before about my work with various tools, the focus lately is on student blogging and using a FeedWordPress setup to create a connected course where my students (and anyone else) can view the syndicated posts of the students in a single place.

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Diplomado en Innovación Educativa – Flipped Learning

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Flipping, Que es Flipping?

Vamos empezando la sesión con una presentación y discusión sobre realmente que es Flipping y que no es Flipping.

Sigue un presentación sobre mi aventura personal con mis alumnos de #flipclass

Sigue con o que estoy pensando ultimamente sobre desarrollo profesional de profesores:

Hay un versión en video sobre de “Innovation Relationships” en la página de FlipCon 2016 Australia por ClickView.

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Control, FOLE, Pedagogy and Hugs

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Students, Teachers and Control

Control is a curious word. Many of my colleagues at the Tecnológico de Monterrey know me as “that flipping teacher” which comes from my embracing #flipclass four years ago and evangelizing that approach to colleagues on campus, across the system as well as nationally and internationally.

Yes, #flipclass has been good to me but it tends to pigeonhole me with that label. I do so much more in my classroom (connected classrooms, #oer, giving my students voice, active learning) which I consider going beyond flipped class. I really should blog more about my classroom. Hmm.

The key component of #flipclass to me and the most important “flip” for me is the flip of responsibility in the classroom. I want my students to take control of their learning while I slide into a role as a guide and mentor.  Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams talk about this in their book “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day

Guide on the side and not the sage on the stage.
— Bergmann and  Sams

Another inspiration on my pedagogy is Keith Hughes (@hiphughes on Twitter), go search out his #TeacherTips which should become coffee table books for teacher’s lounges.  One key concept I take from Keith is the term “Facilitator of Learning Experiences”. I love that expression and use it often to explain my role in the classroom.

I would prefer you go watch and listen to Keith explain this:

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Maestros Invertidos

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Si, en español

Creo que es mi primer post en el blog en español, la verdad debo publicar más así. Mi idioma nativo es el inglés pero con casi 21 años en México debo hacer más esfuerzo para comunicar en español. Cierto: bienvenida correcciones sobre mi gramática en los comentarios.

Curso de Flip

Ayer viernes y hoy estoy presentando sobre aula invertida (y aprendizaje invertido) con maestras (y unos maestros) del Instituto De La Vera-Cruz como parte de un diplomado del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara.

Mi presentación está disponible en Haiku Deck.

Recursos

Como siempre, hablo sobre muchos recursos y herramientas y es difícil anotar las ligas para las maestras, incluyo varios aquí:

Blogging

Para escribir su blog, recomiendo usar WordPress. Tiene muchas ventajas que mencioné en el discurso como portabilidad, diseño y fácil (relativamente) para usar. Puedes hacer tu propio blog registrando en el sitio WordPress.com.

Otros opciones para investigar para su blog son Known y Blogger. Soy un gran fan de Known, es más sencillo y hay mucho más que decir sobre sistemas abiertos pero no necesariamente con este grupo. Blogger es de Google y mucha gente tiene experiencia con la plataforma. Personalmente prefiero WordPress y Known para razones distintos.

Hacer Videos

Trabajamos un poco en el salón con Camtasia (versiones para Mac y Windows). Es mi plataforma preferida por su interface simple y la habilidad de editar mis videos. No es gratis pero hay descuentos para académicos.

Otros opciones para computadora son: Screencast-o-matic y otro que estoy usando es Screencastify cual es un plugin para Google Chrome.

Hay varios apps para iPad/iPhone y Android para grabar videos. No lo ha usado mucho para otros maestros me han dicho que son fans de Explain Everything (iOS y Android) y EduCreations (iOS)

Libros

El libro original de Jon Bergmann y Aaron Sams está disponible en varios idiomas incluyendo español. El version en inglés tiene disponible los primeros tres capítulos para bajar.

Hay muchos otros libros cual ha leído yo y la verdad recomiendo a esos dos en partiicular:

Twitter y Social Media

Tengo una cuenta en Pinterest y puedes ver unas ligas sobre uso de social media en su salón de clases. Tiene pocas ligas, debo usar Pinterest un poco mas para ese fin de cultivar ligas a recursos.

Ha publicado unos entradas en mi blog sobre uso de Twitter y Facebook en mi salón. Aviso que están publicado en inglés.

Tenemos un grupo en Facebook para Flipped Learning Latin America.

Curso de OpenFlip

Ha ofrecido un curso en estilo cMooc desde hace 2 años. Es completamente en linea y grátis. Ultimamente fue de 8 semana pero lo vamos a reducir a 4 semanas. Al final del curso (si cumplen con el trabajo) voy a redactar una carta y reconocimiento para fines de pedir crédito con su trabajo como capacitación. El próximo curso empieza el 31 de mayo, para más información pueden ver la página de web de OpenFlip.

Videos que Vimos

Alumnos

Paola fue mi alumno de TC1017 en el semestre enero-may 2016.

El primer video es de Daniela y Pepe quienes fueron mis alumnos hace unos años (en solamente un curso TC1017). También estoy compartiendo una lista de otros alumnos del semestre agosto diciembre 2014.

Vimos el video con Eduardo en el salón y también viene en una lista de videos de otros alumnos.

Keith Hughes

Vimos el video de Keith Hughes (@hiphughes en Twitter). También tiene varios videos sobre “teaching” y un excelente video de como hacer #flipclass, lo incluyo abajo:

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

Pueden ver el sitio de Jon sobre Flipping Physics, tiene muchos recursos para alumnos y maestros.

Vimos dos videos en particular, el primero para alumnos de como ver videos de #flipclass

Y otro en su series de tips sobre como hacer videos #flipclass:

Derek Muller

Vimos el siguiente video de Derek Muller (famoso por el canal de YouTube Veritasium) sobre su trabajo de doctorado en hacer videos de física para alumnos:

Recomiendo también su video “This Will Revolutionize Education”:

Twitter Chats

Hicimos una prueba con Twitter Chat usando la etiqueta de #aulainvertida.

Hay muchos chats sobre varios tópicos de educación cada día de la semana.

Cada lunes a las 7pm hora local de Guadalajara (realmente 8pm hora de nueva york y cambia con cambia de horario) tenemos el chat de #flipclass. Sigue ese etiqueta entre 7pm y 8pm para conocer gente del area.

También cada 15 días hay un chat de #mexedchat los lunes a las 8pm. Hay uno hoy 23 de mayo.

La Tarea

Si, la tarea tiene fecha limite de 31 de mayo. Deben publicar escrito y en formato de video su reflexión sobre aula invertida. Puede ser tan simple la entrega con ligas a los documents (escrito y el video) a su Dropbox o otro plataforma similar. Recomiendo altamente un intento a publicar en YouTube y su trabajo escrito en un entrada de blog.

Gracias

Siempre es un placer trabajar y aprender con otros maestras y maestros. Agradezco mucho la invitación de compartir con ustedes y espero que estamos en contacto. Me pueden encontrar aquí en mi blog, en Facebook, en Twitter, en Pinterest y por correo electrónico (kenbauer at gmail punto com).

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Why Blog?

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Note: this is an excerpt (my portion with slight edits) of a post originally at http://personal.gda.itesm.mx/clubinnovacion/2015/04/11/edpuzzle-and-blogging/

Blogging with WordPress

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Yesterday I presented about WordPress as well as why and how our faculty and staff could use it.

If anyone would like to create a blog on campus, contact Ken who is administering our local installation of WordPress. You can contact Ken for the technical as well as creative/content sides of blogging via email at kenbauer@itesm.mx requesting your blog (if you are the self-learning type) or make an appointment to spend 30 minutes with Ken so he can sit down with you in person and help you get started. You can make an appointment using Ken’s appointment system.

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FlipCon15 – Sharing, Caring and Mastery

Creating a Culture of Sharing, Caring and Mastery

Abstract

My goal as a facilitator of educational experiences is focused on creating a sharing culture where students not only take responsibility for their own educational pace but also contribute to the learning of their peers. The first half of this session is sharing the technology and techniques I use to foster this environment inside and outside of my classroom.P1170047

I view my main task as getting my students excited about learning computing science to increase their chances of a successful student and professional life. I still need to create formative and summative assessments to ensure they are prepared for the courses that follow. I use common tools as well as my own custom testing platform for in my courses. In the second half of this session, I will share those tools and experiences with the audience. The tools I use could be easily adapted to all levels and topics.

Videos

Please watch the videos and include in the survey (see below) form your comments or questions about my students’ experiences with a Flipped Mastery classroom.

Survey

Please fill out the survey if you plan to attend (or even if you don’t) my session at FlipCon15.

 

More tools in the Toolbox

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My Classroom

I am a transplanted Canadian that has been living and teaching in Zapopan, Jalisco, México for most of the past twenty years at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara.

I have always focused on giving my students broad learning around the content of the course in question as well as pushing them to be active and visible in their academic and social pursuits.

Flipped Learning

Three years ago I was introduce to Flipped Classroom and jumped on that bandwagon not so much to change my classroom but because I felt that this “way of teaching” validated how I already ran my  classrooms. The most important part of Flipped Learning for me is the community of educators that I follow and how we can help each other become better at our craft of guiding our students on their learning journeys.

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Lately I’ve been leading colleagues in their discovery of Flipped Learning as one of many tools in their educator toolbox.

I’m currently offering a course on Flipped Learning in a connected courses format. In the past (and future) I gave courses on blogging with WordPress, tools for formative assessment, tools for writing research (LaTeX, bibliography management), software development and collaboration.

Connected Courses

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Click on image for source.

This leads me to my finding of the connected courses community.  As usual I latched onto the ideas of others since I have no problem standing on the shoulders of giants. So my courses have been moved to a connected course  system.  I happen to be a practicing systems administrator (LAMP in general) so I let to get “under the hood” and control the environment my way.

Why I am Here?

I love expanding my circle of friends and colleagues and especially with those working in domains that I don’t encounter everyday. I hope to share my ideas as well as gain from the ideas of others.  Currently I am looking to push my research forward in the area of education (I am a Computer Scientist formally) and am struggling at how to get that area of research kicked off.

 

FlipClass FlashBlog – Part Three

Another Boromir meme.

And This Week’s Topic

And Now for Something Completely Different

Since January 2014 I have a policy where all homework assignments (of which I have two types) are all due on the last day of classes. So this semester that will be at 5:30pm (local time in Guadalajara) on May 6th, 2015.

Are you Serious?

Another Boromir meme.
Another Boromir meme.

Yes, this works and here is Why

I’ve thought a lot about why students do not hand in homework early (well humans in general). The answer lies in following the incentives.

In most classes (including mine until about 5 years ago) there was no reason to hand in assignments early. Let us list the advantages:

  • You feel good about yourself
  • The teacher (if she notices) thinks you are amazing.
  • ummm. can’t think of anything else

Now, let’s list the reasons students wait until the last minute:

  • That physics/calculus/computing teacher that always screws up the homework problem and it turns out the problem was impossible to solve. Haha, that funny teacher #someoneShootMeForWastingHours
  • The teacher that always extends the deadline when they notice that nobody has done it yet (vicious cycle anyone?)
  • If I wait until all of my friends do it, they can help me
  • I get a buzz off that last minute rush
  • I could think of more, but this blog post is due soon……

Let’s Flip the Due Dates

See what I did there? Yeah, I’m hilarious under a #flashBlog time crunch.  Instead of having students base their schedule on “What’s due tomorrow so I can start today?”, I want them to move towards “What is available that I can work on now?”

That’s It?

Well yeah and it works pretty well. I want to talk about this in much more detail at my FlipCon15 talk in Michigan so I’m saving all of the “good stuff” for then.

I sure hope that gets accepted. Details, details.

Your Turn

So, am I nuts? Are my students lining up to lynch me for yet another serious of crazy experiments from their Canadian teacher here in México? Let me know!