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Pros and cons of teaching a flipped classroom

Pros and cons of teaching a flipped classroom
The concept of “flipped classrooms” has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. Can instruction be effectively delivered at home, freeing up class time for debates, projects and labs? The model flips the traditional approach of using class time for explaining concepts and homework for reinforcement. In the beginning, many teachers dove all in, but soon faced challenges. Then it started to lose favor. Anecdotally – we’re hearing it’s making a comeback. When flipping their class, those most typical use case we see is where teachers provide lesson materials the night before class as online video, podcasts, blog posts or interactive courses, and then plan a collaborative project for class time. Flipped classrooms usually work best with science, geography and other courses that enable students to explore and research topics. Pros of flipped classroom teaching Passive student learning is removed, with teachers moving into a coach or advisor role. Cons of flipped classroom teaching

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shane-mason As requested, here are the slides I used during my Flipped Classroom presentation at the 2015 Council of International Schools Regional Conference. July 24, 2015 | Filed Under Flipped Classroom, Technology | Comments Off The primary goal in flipping my classroom is to maximise student outcomes by utilising the face-to-face time I have with my students. In this blog post I have used Bloom’s Taxonomy as a visual representation of what I wish to achieve in my flipped classroom. Blooms taxonomy challenges educators to get students to go beyond content knowledge, acquisition and memorising and draw upon higher order thinking skills. Unfortunately in my traditional maths classroom [diagram 1] I spent too much class time delivering the content. The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers As technology becomes increasingly common in instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to college, the modern classroom is changing. The traditional teacher-centered classroom is falling away to give students a student-centered classroom where collaborative learning is stressed. One way educators are effectively utilizing online learning and changing the way they teach is by flipping their classrooms. What is a Flipped Classroom? High school teachers Aaron Sanns and Jonathan Bergman were the first to flip their classrooms. The Flip started when these teachers began supplying absent students with an online lecture they could watch from home or from wherever they had access to a computer and the Internet, including school or the local library.

Making the Most of Your Flipped Classroom's In-Class Time For first-time flippers, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the initial challenges of planning and producing pre-class lecture materials, and lose sight of what that up-front effort earns you. When you walk into your flipped classroom, you’ll have a room full of informed students, ready to dig in and explore the day’s lesson together with you. This is arguably the element of the flipped classroom most essential to long-term success. Done well, the interactive class time you’ve cultivated by flipping will justify itself in improved student participation, interaction, and performance. Yet, achieving that student-centered learning experience isn’t a given.

How Flipped Classrooms Change from Schools to Colleges Infographic Blended Learning Infograpics How Flipped Classrooms Change from Schools to Colleges Infographic How Flipped Classrooms Change from Schools to Colleges Flipped classrooms are changing the way education is being imparted all across the US. The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates.

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving. And voila: a movement began.

Blend And Flip Learning With Blendspace - Lessons Beat the end-of-year slump with these 15 ideas to motivate your students. Thinking of blending and or flipping learning in your classroom? Come learn about how Blendspace can assist you in this process. Use Blendspace to create quick online lessons with a variety of digital content and gather informative data before students come to class and participate in instruction and in-person activities. Sign up and Join Class Blendspace.pdf Follow this tutorial to create an account with Blendspace, and join the UCET class to access this presentation and join in with comments and quiz questions.

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- with a slight twist, flipping might be possible for you after all. Flipped classrooms -- where direct instruction happens via video at home, and "homework" takes place in class -- are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Early research on flipped learning looks promising. Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles Jon Bergmann: Here are some tips to overcome some of the hurdles and blunders that we’ve seen commonly happen as teachers flip their classrooms. Aaron Sams: Make sure your students can access the content. We all know that not all students have access to the Internet at their home, so you may have to come up with some other solutions.

Our Vision Leveraging technology, personalizing learning, empowering teachers, accelerating results, elevating our community Our Objective To transform our schools, over the course of the next five years, into blended learning environments Our Rationale Our primary purpose for implementing a blended learning approach is to continue to increase student achievement, while ensuring our young people are prepared for post-secondary learning and careers as they learn in a 21st Century environment. Blended learning will revolutionize learning for our students. With technology’s assistance we can dramatically increase their control over the time, place, path and pace of learning. Blended Learning Definitions The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual. The Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation.

4 Videos to Help you Create Videos for Flipping the Classroom About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room.