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Today, the 48-year-old helps teachers around the world “flip” their classrooms.
Students at Hilliard Darby High School are experiencing what some refer to as a ‘flipped classroom’. Instead of listening to the teacher lecture on a subject at school and doing homework at home, now students watch the lecture at home , being able to pause and rewind the presentation to increase comprehension or note down question. Project work and problems that might traditionally be assigned as homework is now tackled during the classroom where the teacher is available to help.
David Marcey decided to mix things up in his biology classes last fall. The professor at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks decided he wouldn't lecture in class anymore. Instead, he put his lectures on YouTube so students could listen to them whenever they liked.
Watch this short video to get a glimpse into a “day in the life” of parents, students, and educators who are immersed in technology. …
Technology enables schools to rethink the way that they deliver instruction to students, and a recent phenomenon that’s catching on is called “flipping the classroom.” It works by having students receive direct instruction — often via online videos — outside of the classroom, enabling teachers to devote more time to collaboration, project-based learning, developing critical thinking skills and mentoring students individually. Clintondale High School in Metropolitan Detroit has flipped all of its classrooms, and may be the first school in Michigan to do so.
Photo: iPads in the classroom
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