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The Flipped Class Blog

Flipped class 9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom In 2007, when Colorado high school teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began experimenting with recording their lectures in order to spend class time on deeper face-to-face learning with students, they probably didnt foresee the major movement that would grow up around what came to be called the flipped classroom. But six years later, the […] Read More Are students are doing the work in the flipped classroom? In-video quizzes answer the question: ‘Who is doing their homework?’ Read More Is It Really Hip to Flip? “Try it! Read More Webinar: The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centred Class When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 1:00 pm Central, Length: 60 minutes Format: Online Seminar Presenter: Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D. Read More In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students’ Videos New York technology teacher and trainer Rob Zdrojewski is flipping the flipped classroom–or, rather, his students are. Read More Read More Read More

Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage." It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. 3) Technology What technology do you have to support the flipped classroom? 4) Reflection 5) Time and Place Do you have structures to support this? I know I may have "upset the apple cart" for those who love the flipped classroom.

Is It Really Hip to Flip? “Try it! You might like it!” is not a sufficient reason for initiating flipped instruction. What are the questions educators should be asking in order to ensure the best outcomes for students? Hardly a week has gone by in the last year when educators have not been bombarded by news articles, blog posts, or invitations to attend webinars and conferences focused on the flipped classroom. A flipped lesson incorporates viewing instructional videos for homework. Although an instructional video can be a valuable tool, is this current focus on the flip being made at the expense of other technologies that should play a role in instruction? Read more: Is It Really Hip to Flip? Tags: Flipped class Category: Education

Présentation | Classe Inversée Ce site a pour but d’expliquer le concept de classe inversée à tous les professeurs qui souhaitent avoir un réel impact auprès de leurs élèves et qui veulent connaitre les meilleures méthodes pour développer une ambiance de classe motivante et décontractée. Exemple de classe inversée Ce concept connait un succès grandissant : de plus en plus de professeurs à travers le monde modifient leur façon de “faire la classe” pour passer à un modèle plus pratique et plus humain. Ce modèle part d’une idée très simple : le précieux temps de classe serait mieux utilisé si on s’en servait pour interagir et travailler ensemble plutôt que de laisser une seule personne parler. La classe inversée : plus qu’une méthode, une philosophie Professeur guidant un groupe de travail Il s’agit donc davantage d’une philosophie que d’une méthode à proprement parler. Un modèle plus humain Les interactions deviennent plus conviviales Les avantages de ce modèle sont multiples, mais le principal est la liberté qu’il procure.

Skipping Recess to Study More Math? Now, that’s Student Engagement! You read that headline right, kids at Pond Union Elementary in Pond, CA are actually choosing to skip recess to learn more math! This ‘math-crazy’ group of fourth and fifth grade students is taught by Shannon Zimmerman, one of our guest bloggers, and she notes that learning with Wowzers has excited her students so much that they want to learn all the time. 'Wowed by Wowzers' This learning phenomenon at Pond Union Elementary has even caused some neighborhood buzz, prompting local ABC affiliate KERO 23ABC News to conduct a feature story interviewing both Zimmerman and her students about the positive effects of learning with Wowzers. “Engagement is the number one obstacle that we face in education In the story, Zimmerman notes that prior to adopting Wowzers in her classroom, student engagement during math instruction was very low and, in turn, test scores and progress suffered.

Literature Review « Kim_Bathker Educational Technology in a Flipped Classroom Setting Kim Bathker Introduction The rise of technology in the classroom opened up new doors for educators, who saw the potential for computer use and the incorporation of multimedia elements to engage and motivate students. This literature review reported that technology had been harnessed to implement the inverted, or flipped, classroom model and that, by extension, the flipped classroom methodology might increase student motivation and comprehension. The Flipped Classroom Model Though it was popularized by the much-publicized work of Bergmann, Sams and Khan, the flipped classroom model was first described by Baker in 2000. Though Lage, Platt, and Treglia (2000) coined the classroom model “inverted,” rather than flipped, their methodology was essentially the same as Baker’s (p. 32). Bergmann and Sams’s classroom experiment gained the attention of many in the education community, including Khan of the Khan Academy. Conclusion References

To flip or not to flip Posted on April 1, 2010 by marynabadenhorst I have become interested in the idea of ‘flipping’ the classroom since I first read about it on Karl Fisch’s Fischalgebra blog (see resources at the end of this post). He describes how he makes eight to ten minute ‘mini-lessons/lectures’ for his students which they have to watch at home as ‘homework’. When they come to class, he then sets them work as he would normally set homework, but now the application of the lecture (which they viewed at home before coming to class), happens in class with the teacher roaming around and offering support to those students who struggle with the work. He thus ‘flips’ the classroom: The lecture happens in the absence of the teacher at the students’ homes via technology (e.g. vodcast of the lesson in the teacher’s own recorded voice), while facilitating the application of the skills taught happens in the presence of the teacher at school. Of course there are many advantages to this instruction type: Resources

10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class. Read my previous post for the full story. I learned by trial and error. I have also found some very helpful resources that I would like to share with you. 1. : The leading screen casting software title on the market. Easily zoom, pan, and create call-outs on your screen captures. 2. : from the makers of Camtasia ( TechSmith ), this screen capture tool allows you to quickly capture a still image of all or part of your screen. 3. : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. 4. : After creating your recorded lectures and hand-outs, you will want somewhere to post them sot that your students can access them. The commercial version of wikispaces includes advertising. 5. : The internet has enabled like-minded people, scattered across the globe, quick and easy access to each other. 7. : the cousin of Camtasia Studio (see #1 above), Jing is a light-weight screencasting tool.

Mister McIntosh Says - Mastery Learning and the Flipped Class: A Resource Guide Mastery learning and the flipped classroom concept are innovative ideas that are working their way through education channels and are gaining more and more traction all the time. I have heard few good arguments against them. One argument I have heard does carry some weight though: “If instruction and lecture is done on-line it takes away the chance for immediately asking questions and whole-class discussions.” Whole class discussion are not a very real world activity either. This is my first year of flipping and mastery and there have been a few complaints. I have collected some resources to provide information and insight into exactly what is going on with the flipped class movement and why so many teachers are giving it serious consideration. If you know of or learn about any other resources, please let me know and I’ll add them to this post. Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams Bergmann and Sams are two Woodland Park chemistry teachers who hit upon the flipped classroom idea in 2007.

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