Building a Flipped Class – Episode 05 Solving Problems…Already

Using different tech in new ways to accomplish a large project means addressing problems with trial and error.

The Vlog Series

This is a series of vlogs that chronicle my attempt to build not just a new flipped class but an entire new course.  Join me as we look at developing an informal geometry class from scratch.  Although this is a math class, we talk about general flipped principles and methods that can be applied in a variety of situations. We will look at education theory and methods, technical tools, organizational patterns, lots of mistakes, serendipitous successes, more mistakes, and the many choices that can confront a teacher attempting to flip a class.

Episode 05: Problems, Mistakes, and Ignorance

In this episode I do nothing but talk about problems I have already encountered.  Attempting a significant project means that there will be some significant challenges and accepting that there will be failures and set backs is a required part of the process.  We also discuss which “problems” are truly a problem and which problems are really just pride and perfectionism.  Join me as I give you the less than awesome details of trying some new things.

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