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    How to Make Field Trips An Engaging Possibility
    In my work with teacher candidates, the topics of using field trips and learning outside the classroom to enhance the learning within the classroom always come up, as teachers new to the field are usually overwhelmed by the concept, but in the craziness of the semester's content, there never seems to be enough time to give it due justice. I have created a 30-minute field trip module that I will use with my C&I 277 students this fall. It will be housed in our course wiki, which I am also working currently creating. I would appreciate any and all feedback before I use this with my students!
    http://ecefieldtrips.wikispaces.com/
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  2. page Hamann edited ... I have viewed, commented on, and thoroughly enjoyed the VTs of Kristina Kaufman, Michael Veter…
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    I have viewed, commented on, and thoroughly enjoyed the VTs of Kristina Kaufman, Michael Vetere, and Matt Stombaugh.
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    How to Make Field Trips An Engaging Possibility
    In my work with teacher candidates, the topics of using field trips and learning outside the classroom to enhance the learning within the classroom always come up, as teachers new to the field are usually overwhelmed by the concept, but in the craziness of the semester's content, there never seems to be enough time to give it due justice. I have created a 30-minute field trip module that I will use with my C&I 277 students this fall. It will be housed in our course wiki, which I am also working currently creating. I would appreciate any and all feedback before I use this with my students!

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    Here is my class website:
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    Pagnotti, J., & Russell, W. B. (2012). Using Civlization IV to Engage Students in World History Content. The Social Studies, 103(1), 39-48.

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Saturday, July 14

  1. page D4 2-4 Su 12 edited ... I really appreciate how you have both brought up extremely relevant concerns that will need to…
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    I really appreciate how you have both brought up extremely relevant concerns that will need to be much more deeply considered as the flipped model becomes more prevalent. When investigating my resource on the model, I encountered Bergman's and Sam's page about how they deal with accountability, directly addressing your concern above about would students watch the content or wait until the next day in class. They describe how at the beginning of a unit, they share a "notes" packet that includes lots of blanks. Students have to use text and other resources to fill in these notes, and the vodcasts provide real examples and content for them to fill in as well. They said that then for the first few minutes of every class while students are discussing the previous night's vodcast, they check over who has them completed and not and address missing work then. They write that it is no more than 2-4 students a day. I encourage you to check out this page for more info. Also, the point you raise about multiple children households and the use of this model raises an important point. Possibly in one-to-one schools in which students are allowed to take home equipment, this problem would not surface, but in settings where this is not the case, having every teacher in the building using the flipped model could become difficult.
    :)Kira
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    Nice response Matt! – I’ve been teaching Jr. High kids this past week with the Shakespeare Festival and had the opportunity to ask them what their thoughts were about the flipped classroom. They weren’t aware of the term – but two of the kids had heard of it before. They loved the idea and one student stated, “That would be great! Then we can do the hard stuff at school with the teacher.” This made me think of how often kids are sent home with homework that they don’t fully understand or know how to accomplish and they have to rely on their parent s or friends to “fill in the blanks”. They also mentioned that some of them are “kinda” doing it already which is really great to hear. Now that you are aware of the flipped classroom do you think you will use the term in your classroom?
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    Cindy Moore (Group 4)
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    So, let's talk about the utopic use of a model like this in a pre-k--3rd grade classroom: 1. could be used to supplement learning taking place in the classroom through the use of a class website. Although not all families have computers at home, most with children pre-k--3rd have Smartphones that they can view content on. Posting videos, podcasts, or other online content for families to check out in advance of learning it in the classroom and also after for review would be an awesome tool to extend what is happening in the classroom to the home. Teachers/ schools will have to consider though the kind of training and support for parents in using this content on whatever device they own, and how they can access it (e.g. public libraries) if they do not have a device. Possibly in 3rd grade, students can be responsible for viewing content (has to be dynamic and interactive, and cognizant of time requirements) in advance of learning in the classroom, but I think the requirement of this should be one that is heavily considered in any ECE class. The benefits of traditional uses of homework are minimal and few, especially in the early grades, but by providing content weekly, helping parents help their kids access and use this, and having it be something that can be used to build on what is happening in the classroom would seem to be a better use of the flipped model in ECE. What do others think?
    :)Kira
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    Using the flipped classroom at the university level is really exciting! Not only do students gain the knowledge but have more time to explore during classes. Often times teachers have so much material to cover that they miss the opportunity to create a community of learners within and during the class time. Bob Lenz’s blog at edutiopia (http://www.edutopia.org/envision-schools-learning-community-respect) pinpoints the value of building a supportive learning environment. I think the flipped classroom would have more of an opportunity to do just that, create a creative community of learners.
    -Michael (Group 2)

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