In the last blog post, I shared some ideas concerning the 'lenses' through which teachers might consider looking when deciding upon video sources for first-exposure learning--your own casts or someone else's. These 'lenses' (each with a brief explanation) included the following:
1. Relationships (adding your personality to videos to further engage your students)
2. Intentionality (having a clear understanding of what it is you want your students to learn)
3. The Professional Educator (making choices as to what students do in class once the 'flip' has been made)
In this blog post, I've created a forum in which I invite your participation.
The nature of your participation? To take a look through the three 'lenses', as you devise a brief, instructional plan you would use to facilitate the learning of multiplication for your students. If you're not currently assigned to a grade-level where the teaching of multiplication is required, I would challenge you to weigh into the forum, as Mathematics is best learned when done in a conceptual manner (see "The Mathematics Working Group, 2011" for details on foundational principles for improving mathematics instruction and learning).
Based upon the contributions and/or ideas that are brought forth through the forum, I would like to invite you to comment--contribute to the 'talk'--as we build a professional community where we can learn from one another.