Meeting Sophia

Do you know Sophia? I have actually known Sophia for years but only recently decided to visit her again for my current course. I am teaching Technology for Teachers in a flipped classroom format and have tried sharing my videos in several formats including  Zaption and Educanon. I do enjoy both – but wanted to continue looking at options. It was then that a co-worker mentioned Sophia and I decided to visit again!

Sophia  offers free tools for teachers to create multi-media tutorials OR choose from a library of over 37,000 lessons. Teachers can provide the videos along with discussion material and quizzes. Track student progress every step of the way with analytics.

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Teachers can set up groups and share the content with their students only – or the world. Here is a picture of a tutorial I created:

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Another great thing about Sophia?  They offer FREE Professional Development courses. You can get certification for the Flipped Classroom, iPad Prepared, or Chrome. Hey – you even get a cute t-shirt for completing the certification!

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3 thoughts on “Meeting Sophia

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  2. Greetings Flipped Classroom enthusiast,

    My name is Amanda and I am a first-year Ph.D. student at Fordham University. With my classmates, I am conducting research on teachers’ perceptions of and experiences with flipped classrooms. In the search for potential participants, your blog came up: “Meeting Sophia.” I am impressed by your work! I am inviting you to share your knowledge of flipped classrooms. Please take 5-8 minutes to complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/flippedsurvey.
    Please complete the survey by Sunday, March 15, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST).

    Your participation is important in gaining a clearer understanding of educators’ knowledge of and experiences with flipped learning. If you choose to participate, your information will be kept completely confidential to the full extent of the law.

    Finally, there is a second phase of the study involving an interview. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would be willing to participate in that phase of the study, and you will be provided with additional information if you do express interest in being interviewed.

    If you have any questions about this study, please contact Dr. Marshall George at 212-636-7176 or mageorge@fordham.edu.

    Thank you for your time!

    Regards,
    Amanda

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