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There Is No Such Thing as THE Flipped Class The term "Flipped Classroom" is being thrown around a lot lately in both positive and negative light. I think the term is a bit ambiguous and does not fully do justice to all that is being done under the guise of the Flipped Classroom. My colleague, Jon Bergmann, and I have a book coming out soon that I hope brings clarity to what most of us mean by "The Flipped Classroom." In the mean time, I hope to shed some light on some of the confusion, critique, and hype. 1. A few years passed, our model morphed from content delivery via video, to a flex-paced mastery system and the name shifted to Reverse Instruction. Another year passed and we began to include elements of UDL and inquiry in our model. And then the "Flip" word was used. Here is the problem with the term "Flipped Class:" it implies version one of our screencasting model: that which used to be done in class is now done at home, and that which used to be done at home, is now done in class. 2006-2007 Live Recording 2007-2008 Flipped

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

3 keys to a flipped classroom If you are planning to use the ‘flipped classroom’, then you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: Here, on Connected Principals, Jonathan Martin has written a couple posts on the Flipped Classroom. Increasingly, education’s value-add is and will be in the coaching and troubleshooting when students are applying their learning, and in challenging students to apply their thinking to hands-on learning by doing and teaming: so let’s have them do these things in class, not sit and listen. And in his second post, Advancing the Flip: Developments in Reverse Instruction, he says: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. And also contrary to my points below… Dr. The flip side of flipping First and foremost, this is just ONE teaching strategy. 1. 2. 3.

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture 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: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. It is important, though, not to be seduced by the messenger. The problem is that educators, as a group, know how to do and use the lecture. The Flipped Classroom Model Experiential Engagement: The Activity Summary Welcome | Flipped Textbook 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

Educational Vodcasting - Flipping the Classroom This site is maintained by Jerry Overmyer and is devoted to teaching educators how to use screencasting to flip your classroom. This method of learning is the brainchild of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams who are pioneers in the field of using screencasting in education. The official site is now at the Flipped Learning Network. The flipped classroom model encompasses any use of using Internet technology to leverage the learning in your classroom, so you can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher created videos (aka vodcasting) that students view outside of class time. It is called the flipped class because the whole classroom/homework paradigm is "flipped". For a concise overview, check out the article The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not The Flipped Learning Network has its own professional learning site through Ning with over 16,000 flipping teachers!

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