This tool has taken me a little longer to accomplish due to it having a lot of information that I am not familiar with. I think that I am most interested in knowing the copyright laws when using pictures or videos that I might use embedded into future flip charts and making sure I do not do anything that goes against these laws. I will refer to this tool #3 copyright video in the future to guide me as to what is legal for me to use and how. I am also interested in the dropbox. I have this on my ipad and iphone but have yet to really grasp how to store things in it and access those things when I am on a different device other than my devices that easily access the dropbox. I can see that this would be a useful tool for me to use with my students to store copies of homework worksheets or possibly hard copies of flip charts that were presented in class. I shall try to explore the possibilities of the dropbox concept.
As far as embedding a link into this blog, I will attempt to post some links that were recommended to me by another educator as interesting ones explaining a study done on the blended classroom and the flipped classroom. Refer to the following links for some good reading on the subjects:
http://fm.typepad.com/files/lessons-learned-from-a-blended-learning-pilot4.pdf ; http://www.innosightinstitute.org/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The-Rise-of-K-12-Blended-Learning.pdfI spent some time reading these reports and found them very interesting and wondered how I can incorporate some of this flipped classroom technique into my own classroom. I can see it happening only in bits and pieces with the limited availability of technology in each classroom. With that said, I hope to find a way to implement it into my classroom within this school year. It is a most interesting concept. Thank you, Karen J, for directing me to these links.