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Elizabeth Garrison
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Flipped Teaching and Adobe Software

Best Practice Published 7/26/12 Last updated on 5/16/18
The Flipped Classroom: The concept of enabling instruction and communication outside of the classroom and then working together in the classroom is considered “flipped” teaching. Using this method when teaching Adobe software is an excellent way of utilizing class time to work on projects. Also, using tools such as Edmodo allows students to engage in a safe social media site for the classroom. This enables communication between students and teachers during projects. Everyone in the classroom can contribute.
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Michael Langdon

Posted on 9/25/12 8:03:16 PM Permalink

Elizabeth I understand what you are saying, and I agree with the whole community of learners trend. My concern is that many educators can repeat the jargon and catch phrases but few truely understand the underlying cognitive principles or the evidence that supports them. For example, you state that many journals and books are discussing this and research is being done, but didn't provide a single citation. And even when you really look at educational research, how do we differentiate between a treatment that works and a placebo effect? My concern is that much of the technology we use is like a sugar pill, but doesn't really change anything in the long run.

Elizabeth Garrison

Posted on 9/25/12 5:56:05 PM Permalink

In response to the above comment:?

Michael, in my blog I posted above I discuss that “flipped teaching” is nothing new. However, it is more than a telephone conversation. Technology and the internet allow teachers and students to stay connected outside the classroom and engage in rich learning experiences designed by the teacher. This is huge opportunity for the development of a community of learners. This concept is a topic that is actually very new to teachers especially outside of the tech ed. At ISTE and many other conferences this past summer these practices were presented as tools to help improve the educational experience for the students. Putting these methods into practice is transforming education. Many educational journals and books are discussing this topic and yes research is being done.

Michael Langdon

Posted on 9/25/12 2:13:59 PM Permalink

"Flipped Teaching" is nothing new. Back when I was in school, we had these contraptions called telephones and we would call each other about the answers to questions. Now, someone just made up a catchy term and now everyone imagines it is something new and exciting. It isn't. That being said, is there any data that supports the assertion it is effective? Has anyone done a randomized double-blind and compared it to another treatment? I am going to guess no. And this is why there is little respect for education and educators. We regurgitate old practices and imagine they are new. I think as a profession we need to stop making unsubstantiated claims.

Donald Peters

Posted on 9/12/12 2:16:52 PM Permalink

I am also doing this at the HS level. See my response in the discussion forum. Laughing

Kris Fontes

Posted on 8/19/12 11:08:08 PM Permalink

Hi Elizabeth, Would it be possible to look at your site as a guest. When I click on your link it won't let me proceed.

Adobe Education

Posted on 8/2/12 2:18:14 PM Permalink

Hi Elizabeth - interesting thoughts here. We also saw some interesting sessions on this at ISTE and it seems to be a hot topic.

Would you consider starting a discussion on this topic in our new discussion forum for teaching? This would be a great topic to discuss further there. We'd love to hear what the rest of the community has to say.

Thanks,
Adobe Education