Fast talking, multitasking, Biology teacher, who has fallen for technology in a big way. Come on, let’s go!

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  1. Where can I see some examples of your flipped lessons/videos?
    I teach biology and environmental science. Do you know of anyone who is flipping their env. sci class?



  2. Do your students take notes as they watch your videos? Do you have video note worksheets?

    Thanks so much for your help!


  3. Hi Carolyn, I left a response to another of your posts. Could you share your no points for homework ideas as well as your thoughts and ideas for assessments that are not tests. What options you give your students instead of the traditional test. Thanks. Great blog. 🙂


    • Hi Jim, no “homework” given as in assigned to do and hand in for grading. There is work for learning. But have really moved away from assigned work. Have formative assessments. check in and check points. Still give tests (assessments) but all are re-doable (students have to apply for a re-do).
      Not sure if that is what you were after?

  4. Thank you for your response. I read in your blog a post referring to different possibilities for assessment. I was interested in what you had your students do. Glad to make a connection with you. How do you approach the idea of work for learning. What does that look like and how do you make it happen?

    • Hi Jim, I do many formative learning opportunities, and have changed my assessments drastically (ie dropped all MC q’s) and moved to a focus on the big ideas. But I still give assessments.

    • I wanted to be able to generate many tests quickly, MC take a long time to write (really good ones). Wanted to focus on big ideas of Bio and not the small fragments. Wanted Ss to have a way to show what they know; wanted assessments to be about what Ss know instead of highlighting what they did not know. I did not want to worry about cheating (if u talk to Ss, there is a ton going on in most MC tests). I wanted to introduce open internet testing. I wanted to read what Ss thought.
      Some of my many reasons!

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