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Dennis Hummer teaches Chemistry at Cottonwood High School. Mr. Hummer works with his students using the Flipped Classroom method, also known as the “backwards classroom.” The Flipped Classroom involves a blended learning model where students access lectures, demonstrations and other information at home, then come prepared to do labs and homework in groups during class. The students act as student tutors and problem solvers and are able to seek guidance as needed from the instructor. This form of teaching compliments differentiated instruction and project-based learning.
In addition to the spotlight video above, check out all of Mr. Hummer’s Chemistry course videos on his YouTube channel. Here is one of his recent review videos:
You can also follow Mr. Hummer on Twitter: @Hummer_Chem. Here is one of his recent tweets, showing his students in action in the lab:
— Mr. Hummer (@Hummer_Chem) October 10, 2014
Spotlight Author: Celia Powell, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
SAFARI Montage is an educational video library and digital content management system for students and teachers in Granite School District. It provides thousands of licensed educational videos that can be played in the classroom or accessed from home. It also provides the ability for teachers to upload their own video and other digital content to share with students or archive.
To watch SAFARI Montage videos on a home computer, a plugin program called the SAFARI Montage Media Player needs to be installed on the computer:
- Click Here to Download the SAFARI Montage Media Player
- SAFARI Montage Media Player Installation Instructions
SAFARI Montage videos can be accessed on iOS and Android mobile devices with no plugin installation necessary.
You can find more resources and help for SAFARI Montage at http://granitemedia.org/safari.