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Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction

Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction
A little over a year ago I wrote a post about the flipped classroom, why I loved it, and how I used it. I have to admit, the flip wasn’t the same economic and political entity then that it is now. And in some ways, I think that matters. Here’s the thing. When I recently re-read the post, I didn’t disagree with anything I’d said. Yet my brief love affair with the flip has ended. When I wrote that post, I imagined the flip as a stepping stone to a fully realized inquiry/PBL classroom. What is the flip? The flipped classroom essentially reverses traditional teaching. When I first encountered the flip, it seemed like a viable way to help deal with the large and sometimes burdensome amount of content included in my senior Biology & Chemistry curricula. My flipped experiments I first encountered the flip in a blog post. My students loved the idea of trying something that very few other students were doing. We began to shift What was my role? The flip faded away The flip is gone for good No.

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The Flipped Classroom in ELT Flipped learning – or the flipped classroom – is one of the hot topics in education at the moment. It’s a core part of the ‘EdTech agenda’ and often espoused as one of the things that will fix a broken education system. So, what exactly is the flipped classroom and what could it mean for ELT? How well would the concept even work for language teaching? What is flipped learning? Flipped learning reverses the ‘standard’ model of teaching by delivering instruction to students at home through self-study materials and moving the ‘homework’ element to the classroom. The Flipped Classroom: A Pedagogy for Differentiating Instruction and Teaching Essential Skills July 31, 2012 by Scott Sterling Summer is almost over and some educators, when thinking about the upcoming school year, may be considering “flipping their classroom” as a new method for instruction of essential skills. A flipped classroom is one in which the background learning of a particular topic or skill occurs outside of class time - utilizing technological tools like videos and podcasts to teach the essential skills. This leaves class time free to work collaboratively on the higher-order thinking needed to utilize these skills. In other words, class time is now free to spend working with the students because everyone has already received the background instruction that takes up so much time in the traditional classroom.

Flip Your Classroom - Get Your Students to Do the Work Recently I shared lunch with colleague and friend, Mike Gwaltney. He teaches in a variety of blending settings both in class and online. We got into an interesting discussion about ways to deliver instructional content and learning process both in and outside the classroom. The conversation quickly turned to the notion of "flipping the classroom." This is the idea that teachers shoot videos of their lessons, then make them available online for students to view at home.

The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education « Looking Up For your perusal, a completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don’t deserve it, and why I think we need to reconsider our collective love affair with them: 1. Flipping The Class: What is it? “…a form of blended Learning which encompasses any use of Internet technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing.

When Students Direct their Learning, Teaching is Flipped on its Head from an experience on 9.25.12 After breakfast this morning, I made my way to the computer room, a central location in the “downstairs”, or k-6 part of The Free School (AFS). I was prepared to try an approach to conducting a drawing lesson suggested by quite a few of the AFS staff. I arrived with my art bag of supplies and a newsprint pad, a then assembled a still life from mugs and jars in the area. The art teacher, Shelly, gave me more drawing resources, such as clipboards, erasers, paper, and a student pack of drawing pencils. I rested two pieces of my past work on a nearby couch and began drawing.

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: 10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles I was perusing my morning Twitter stream and came across a few friends discussing the current state of course titles. Long story short, most are still stuck in the dark ages. Biology 101? World History 1812-Present?

Flipped Classroom - Savage Science Who Said Lecture is Dead? Flipping the Traditional Classroom Model By Craig Savage I’ll let you in on a little secret: Teachers love to lecture. Okay, that’s probably not such a big secret. Just listen to one of my students: “Savage loves to hear himself talk. Given Tablets But No Teachers, Ethiopian Kids Teach Themselves With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply dropping off tablet computers with preloaded programs and seeing what happens. The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves, by experimenting with the tablet and its preloaded alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs. Early observations are encouraging, said Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC’s founder, at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference last week. The devices involved are Motorola Xoom tablets—used together with a solar charging system, which Ethiopian technicians had taught adults in the village to use. Once a week, a technician visits the villages and swaps out memory cards so that researchers can study how the machines were actually used.

The Flipped Classroom Infographic The education world is abuzz with news on the flipped classroom — what is it, who’s doing it, does it work? The adaptive learning company Knewton has released an infographic in order to provide background on the flipped classroom model and why so many teachers are experimenting with it. Check it out and see if you learn something! Also, stay tuned for future stories here on the Livescribe education blog on how educators are using Livescribe to flip their own classrooms.

Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? There is a lot of interest in the idea of the Flipped Classroom. It was even mentioned in the Horizon Report for Higher Education in 2015 as a key growth area. In all honesty I am a bit surprised how the Flipped Classroom has caught on and I had previously questioned its relevance to ELT and language teaching.

Wright, Shelley. "The Flip: End of a Love Affair." Powerful Learning Practice. October 8, 2012. Accessed July 10, 2015. by am11445 Jul 10

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