Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom

Be less of a teacher and more of a mentor by turning traditional lecture-based instruction on its head. This list of resources — everything from interactive practice sets to instructional videos to whiteboard tools — help students learn new things at home, freeing up classroom time for clarification, exploration, and creation.
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10 Do’s and Don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck

March 23, 2013 By: Lisa Nielsen 

Picture a half-full classroom with nearly-comatose students descending into the slow death that takes place while listening to a lecture that is as interesting as the buzzing of a mosquito that one cannot find in order to squash. It’s no secret that some teachers, even doctorates who work as college professors, suck when it comes to lecturing. Don’t let that be you!

We (especially students!) all know that not all lectures are created equal. Student AmberDawn Miley pointed this out in a discussion on Facebook when she said, “Just a thought. If teachers delivered like TED people. A lot more students would be tuned in.”(2012)

So what can educators do to make their lectures more engaging?

– 10 Do’s and Don’ts to using PowerPoint to deliver lectures that don’t suck

Take a “Crash Course” in US History, Chemistry, World History, Biology, Literature, & Ecology

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Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 8.33.52 AMA thank you to my boyfriend, Elijah Mendoza, for bringing this resource to my attention.

If you are looking for some good brief videos to supplement your course content, check out Crash Courses’ videos on US History, World History, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, and Literature. The videos are usually only 11-13 minutes in length, have great imagery, and provide accurate information in a thoughtful way. While it won’t replace a week’s worth of lesson plans, it is a great supplement to course content. Check out their YouTube Channel and follow them on twitter.

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