Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Assignments in the Flipped Classroom

In this interesting article, Susan Spangler PhD., explains three assessments practices essential to close the flipped classroom full cycle. 

According to Susan, traditional teaching practices do not involve students in the creation of assessment. Since the objective of the flipped classroom is to actively engage students in higher-level learning, Susan presents opportunities for teachers and students to interact in the creation of assignments and course rubrics; she demonstrates how students could actively participate in guiding the teacher in the context they want they want their papers grading and instshe also explains how students could fill in evidence learning on their assignments; and she thinks that they should be grading conferences.

The collaborative process and interaction with the teacher during the creation of assessment gives students confidence when they revise their work and a overall more positive experience during the evaluation process.


In the flipped classroom the focus is on students' learning. Collaboration between student and teacher is key in the creation and implementation of assessment. This synergy is a skill necessary to succeed in the workplace. 

Read the complete article here.

The Blank Screen

The blank screen is both inspiring and challenging. These are tips from Adobe on how to tackle the blank screen.

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