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Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom

Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom has been gathering steam for a few years now. The premise: watch videos of instruction or lecture at home, and do the “homework” with the teacher in class. The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not In reality, there isn’t a whole lot of philosophical or theoretical information that I believe I can personally share that will be cutting edge, or not met with a new debate. The Flipped Class: What Does a Good One Look Like? So instead of telling you what a flipped classroom is and what a flipped classroom is not, I decided to go to the specialists, the teachers in my district, to find out how the flipped classroom is, or is not, working for them in their actual classroom. A simple note sent to the staff began a wave of information that I’m excited to share. Classroom management tips to get parents more involved in your classroom. Today we honor the unsung heroes of the teaching profession, the fleet of... Tips to help you discover how to motivate students. Positives:

Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo Guest post by 7th grade Social Studies teacher Tom Hopper Tom Hopper has been teaching 7th grade Social Studies in Okemos, Michigan for 13 years. He’s a big fan of Edmodo, the social learning platform that he found last year. It’s had a remarkable impact on his day-to-day teaching given the intuitive nature of the site. Tom’s also a screencasting pro, and he frequently puts video content on his YouTube channel or on What do you like most about using Edmodo in your classroom? For starters, my students write so much more than they did prior to when we were strictly writing on paper. I love how it’s a “safe” environment. Another great thing is I can send individual students personalized, rich feedback through annotation. How do you make your videos? My tool of choice is Camtasia Studio. Snagit is a great way to get started if you are new to screencasting. have any video editing though so if you make a mistake, you’ll have to start over. Do you have 1:1 access?

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works. Others wanted to sing its praises and often included a vignette about how it works in their classroom and how it transformed learning for their students. Still others railed that the model is nothing transformative at all and that it still emphasizes sage-on-the-stage direct instruction rather than student-centered learning. What It Is The authors go on to explain that the model is a mixture of direct instruction and constructivism, that it makes it easier for students who may have missed class to keep up because they can watch the videos at any time. What It Isn't Why It Works

In 'Flipped' Classrooms, a Method for Mastery Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. In traditional schooling, time is a constant and understanding is a variable. A fifth-grade class will spend a set number of days on prime factorization and then move on to study greatest common factors — whether or not every student is ready. If student turns in shoddy work in a ‘flipped mastery’ class, she can’t move on to the next level. But there is another way to look at schooling — through the lens of a method called “mastery learning,” in which the student’s understanding of a subject is a constant and time is a variable; when each fifth grader masters prime factorization, for instance, he moves on to greatest common factors, each at his own pace. Mastery learning is not a new idea. One of the advantages of mastery learning is that the student, not the teacher, leads — and we know that people learn far better when they are actively involved. But some teachers are now reviving mastery learning.

The Flipped Class as a Way TO the Answers One common criticism of the the Flipped Class is that it really isn’t that big of a change. A recorded lecture is still just a lecture. Instead of students sitting in a room and hearing a “boring” lecture we bore them at home. There really isn’t anything revolutionary about a video lecture. If all the flipped classroom is lectures at home and homework in class, then yes–I agree with the pundits: The Flipped Class is just window dressing on a broken system. I believe that the flipped class is NOT the answer to today’s educational problems. However: I do believe that: The Flipped Class is a way TO the answers. I have seen countless teachers who have STARTED with the traditional flipped class. Aaron Sams and I only spent one year flipping our class in a traditional manner. For those teachers who are already using one or more of these deeper teaching pedagogies, you should not flip your class. For these teachers, we want to help them move to deeper learning strategies. I hope all is well.

Flipping the WL Classroom: My Experience The Flipped Classroom In the flipped classroom, students do the easy part at home - view the material - and use class time for the more difficult task of learning the material through small-group discussions and guided application. The teacher is present to facilitate success with new learning. This classroom is “flipped” from the traditional model, where students often do the lower-level learning in class and the more complex parts at home. How I used it: I employed it for teaching about culture or reinforcing grammatical concepts through videos. For each assignment, I created a page on my school website and a worksheet. Activity structure: Students would often have the choice of which videos to watch, selecting two of the three videos on my school webpage. What I liked: These activities were time savers; in class, we would discuss the ideas and concepts in the videos instead of wasting class time while watching them. Online “Viewing:” French Kissing How you will be graded: Videos used:

27 Simple Ways To Flip The Classroom 7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom 14.67K Views 0 Likes There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers. Une idée qui se propage - Site de ecouterlirelemonde ! L’idée de transmettre l’amour de la lecture à nos élèves est présente en chacun de nous. Ce désir est une valeur essentielle en éducation; quel que soit l’âge, l’origine ou la langue maternelle de nos élèves, les moyens pour y parvenir, pour y motiver chacun et chacune sont multiples; vous en utilisez sûrement déjà quelques-uns qui permettent aux élèves de partager et d’enrichir leurs réflexions en collaboration avec leurs camarades de classe. Ça me trottait dans la tête depuis déjà un bon bout de temps. Comment relier les élèves de mon école et du monde à travers les livres ? Avec la puissance du web en mode 2.0 et sa capacité d’interaction globale, cette opportunité de partage devient sans frontières; nous pouvons aujourd’hui échanger nos idées, nos opinions et nos appréciations avec la planète entière en quelques clics. C’est au courant de l’année scolaire 2010-2011 que j’ai eu vent du Global Read Aloud Project, créé par Pernille Ripp, une enseignante du Wisconsin. François Bourdon

Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons Illustration by Brian Stauffer Back in 2007, two high school science teachers in Woodland Park, CO, decided to try a “crazy idea.” “We said, ‘What if we stopped lecturing and committed all our lectures to videos?’” Flipping the classroom lets school become a place for talking, doing group projects, and getting individual help from teachers—and lets home become a place for watching instructional videos. Aside from the technology involved, it’s not necessarily a new idea. Ideally, flipping the classroom gives kids “a personalized learning experience,” says Wade Roberts, CEO of Educreations, which makes a free iPad app that more than 150,000 teachers are using to make interactive video lessons. Making class time count Librarians help teachers flip the classroom—and the media center. “The idea is to use technology to make sure that the time in the classroom isn’t spent on lecturing. Of course, just because a librarian or teacher posts a video doesn’t mean students will watch it.

The Flipped Classroom: Professional Development Workshop During this module, we will think about, explore, and discuss these areas: Qualities and characteristics of epic learning. Building a community and student engagement as prerequisites for a successful flipped classroom. {*style:<b>Learning Activities: </b>*} Discussion: Discuss an Epic Learning Experience. What is an epic learning experience you had as a learner or facilitated as an educator? What made your learning experience epic? Add a slide (image and statement) about your epic win to our Google Presentation at Activity: Choose an artifact (photo, symbol) that represents peak learning experience or epic win (as related to #1). Discussion: Brainstorming “What Questions Do You Have About the Flipped Classroom?” The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education ebook The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture {*style:<b><i>Module Two – Experiential Engagement </i> Characteristics of Engagement Meaningful, Engaged Learning Teampedia