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Published Online: September 27, 2011 Published in Print: September 28, 2011, as Schools 'Flip' for Lesson Model Promoted by Khan Academy Teacher John Willis, right, works with 9th grade physics students during a lab at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology while other students debate a problem.
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As mentioned earlier in this blog, I have been experimenting with incorporating Project-Based Learning into my teaching. In particular, I have had my students using Web 2.0 tools such a Glogster, VoiceThread, Google Apps, and Jaycut. The problem I kept having was a matter of time.
At its core, "flipped instruction" refers to moving aspects of teaching out of the classroom and into the homework space.
I started hearing buzz about the flipped classroom via Twitter a few weeks ago and wondered what this new educational practice was all about .
Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is:
Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class.