Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle
The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary, writing, and grammar instruction online. Students watch videos at home where they can control the pace of their learning, then they come to class prepared to apply that information in collaborative student-centered activities. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. Instead of simply consuming information, I want students to think critically about that information. This requires that I design flipped lessons that encourage students to ask questions, analyze the information, and discuss concepts with peers asynchronously online to begin making sense of the information they are receiving at home. There are a variety of ways to do this. A newer tool I’m excited to use with students come fall is EDpuzzle. Step 1: Find the Perfect Video Once you’ve created an account, you can search for videos using keywords or a URL.
Related: Which Flipped classroom tools or apps do you use for your English class?
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