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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat
Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses. Students are happy with this solution as it is cross platform and supports learning with library and backpack resources.Set specific deadlines for your students. If they are given a date then unfortunately that can be construed as midnight!! The old hand-in mantra of next lesson doesn’t fit the ‘flipped‘ class idea and as such can present a problem.Provide access for students who aren’t connected to the internet at home. Expect students to watch/read your material just because you tell them to. This post is in response to the success we have had with workflow and assessment for learning this academic year. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the ‘flipped’ class as I am very keen to hear any new ideas.

My occasional ramblings 12 Jan Having read quite a few tweets and blogs (and even this ebook) about flipped learning and having had a short training session on the concept by a colleague (@twentspin) at school I became convinced that this was a more effective way of teaching and set about creating my own flipped learning lessons. With every new thing that I try in the classroom I chose to use it with one class to start off with so that I didn’t become overwhelmed and I could make errors without it affecting too many pupils. The aim, of course, will be to roll this out to other classes when I’m more confident with the technology and how the lessons should be presented. At a recent training course looking at using iPads in the classroom by @joedale I was told about the Explain Everything app by @njdixpin who assured me that it was well worth the £1.99 fee.

What to do inside the ‘Flipped Class’ ‘Flipping Activities’ The basic premise – students watch video lesson at home and work through problems in class. This allows the educator to advise and challenge the students inside the classroom safe in the knowledge content is delivered elsewhere. The LanguagesResources Blog There has been an increasing buzz over the flipped classroom in recent years, and this weekend I have been thinking about it a bit more and how I can apply the idea to my classroom. The aim of the flipped classroom is to develop pupils’ autonomous learning experience, giving them choice and flexibility over what and how they learn. So, what work would I want pupils to look at, at home, without me? Ideally I’d want them to be able to have a chance to learn the elements which they find hardest to concentrate on in lessons. For some weaker ability pupils, this could be learning – or at least being exposed to – new vocabulary or new grammar concepts (perhaps for higher ability pupils), however, I wouldn’t want to use the videos as a direct replacement for teacher instruction as I am a firm believer of introducing language in the TL and I enjoy using a variety of techniques to do this, a lot of which require teasing out the language from pupils, and a video would not do this. Like this:

10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom 10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom by Kelly Walsh, What have you heard about the flipped classroom? That it’s just the latest education fad? That it only works for certain academic subjects? It’s not uncommon to come across references in the web media to poorly informed and misconstrued ideas like these. My first Flipping experiment My school is all about doing things differently if that's going to mean putting control into our students' hands and minds. For me, the practice of "Flipping" a lesson, whereby learning of new material is done in advance of the lesson to allow implementation of that learning or deepening of a concept to take place in a lesson, holds huge potential. Having listened to Sadie Mclachlan of Wildern School at #ililc4 back in February, discussed it with Sam Lunn and read various articles and posts I wanted to give it a try to see how my students responded.

The ‘Flipped’ Class in Language Teaching: What Works? What Doesn’t? “Weary from grading, finals, end of the year?” Looking for an ‘exhilarating break’? (@KrisClimer) If so, #langchat had you covered last Thursday night! Langchatters eager to discuss “the ‘flipped’ class in language teaching – what works? what doesn’t?” Flipping my Spanish Classroom Video For My Classroom: The Flipped Classroom