Curating Online Digital Resources for the Flipped Classroom
Abstract: Teacher education programs should systemically incorporate technology throughout their curriculum by now, almost a quarter of the way into the 21st Century. However, in reality, it is not. Professional educators, and future employers, agree that critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity (the 4Cs), are key for all classrooms. While technology, the 4Cs, ATE’s standards, the ISTE standards, and the InTASC standards, should not be new to any teacher educator, perhaps exploring how they come together as a multi-dimensional necessity for all teacher education, be it a practicum, or college class, will be beneficial. Through sharing and discussion, we intend to assist participants in discovering what tech tools can help teach these concepts in all education courses, but specifically those dealing with methods, focusing on 21st Century teaching (Jacobs, 2010). This session will address digital online resources for six areas: personal productivity and professional growth; presentation tools; tutorials and tools for designing differentiated instruction; sources of web-based assistance to develop general tools (e.g., rubrics); teaching strategies (e.g., electronic interactive notebooks); and sources of pre-made lessons and materials. In addition to introducing and sharing these tested tools, our panel will discuss the types of performance issues solved through their implementation.