Flipped Learning in Drama

Flipped learning isn’t such a new idea but it is still an awesome idea. Flipped Learning as a concept is an easy one to understand. Essentially you are taking out the traditional learning element of the lesson and placing it into the homework via a video which you, as the teacher, previously prepared. Then, during the part of the lesson where the learning once took … Continue reading Flipped Learning in Drama

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is an excellent way of creating Flipped Learning videos and it really couldn’t be any easier either. It is really once you load up the webpage, click START RECORDING. It’ll download the programme onto your computer. This is where the only possible negative of the website comes in as, unless you sign up, the download is only temporary and everytime you want to do … Continue reading Screencast-O-Matic

Classdojo

I first came across Classdojo about 4 or 5 years ago and I’ve loved it ever since. It is a brilliant website and app that really engages students into learning and dealing with classroom behaviour. Essentially Classdojo is a reward and sanction programme. It allows you to give a student reward marks when they do something good like participate, answer a question or work hard. … Continue reading Classdojo

Mobile’s in the Classroom

I like technology in the classroom and I’m very much in favour of BOYD – Bring Your Own Device. I think where possible, as long as the school are buying reasonably priced devices which are no better or no worse than the average device owned by the students, a mixture of BOYD and school owned devices is a happy medium to ensure that everyone in … Continue reading Mobile’s in the Classroom

6 reasons to use flipped learning.

For my dissertation last year I looked at using flipped learning as a tool for my class of Year 12 Drama and Theatre Studies students. Flipped learning is a model of teaching that literally flips the normal relationship between the classroom and homework. Traditionally, the learning has been done in the classroom and a part of checking that that learning has taken place is through … Continue reading 6 reasons to use flipped learning.