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.
The flipped classroom: What to do and not to do The original concept of flipped classroom found teachers turning their lectures into online videos for viewing outside of class. (Shutterstock photo) Teachers all over the country are flipping out over a new progressive education model: The flipped classroom. In a nutshell, the idea of the flipped classroom is based around the question: What’s the best use of class time? The original concept found teachers turning their lectures into online videos for viewing outside of class, while classroom time was dedicated to homework. The reasoning was students traditionally do homework outside of the class but if they have trouble with it they may either not do it or even copy off a classmate. “Chemistry teachers like it because they love to do labs with their students,” Jerry Overmyer, a mathematics and science outreach coordinator at the Univ. of Northern Colorado’s MAST Institute, told VOXXI. What to do in a flipped classroom In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures at home.
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.
FLIPPED" Classroom Is All About The Relationships - Edwords Blog - BAM! Radio Network Most educators who consider flipping develop angst beginning with the fear of making videos. The concerns typically center on the time necessary to make the videos, the technological skills to produce the videos or the where with all to put voice and/or face on public display. And of course there is the option to use the million or so videos that are already available through, YouTube, Vimeo, Teacher Tube, etc… But I shout from the highest blog post, IT IS NOT ABOUT THE VIDEO!!! While videos do play a roll in most “Flipped” classrooms, the videos are simply a tool that can be employed for delivery of content. Articles, documentaries, textbooks, websites are also valuable tools to disseminate content. The success of any classroom but specially a “Flipped” classroom is in the building of relationships. The Student to Subject Relationship Just because I now flip my class, I still get the occasional, “When am I going to use this in real life?” The Student to Student Relationship In 1981 Dr.
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. I’ll let you access the flood of stories on Khan Academy if you wish to engage in that conversation. 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. Positives: Negatives: Dr. Fascinating! 1.
5 Reasons Why the Flipped Classroom Works in Higher Education Education research expert David Miller reveals 5 benefits flipped classrooms provide higher education. By David Miller February 10, 2015 The concept of “flipped classroom” is popular nowadays, and most people have learned that despite its name, the idea behind it is not very aerodynamic. However, it’s turning into a great movement. This learning “type” involves swapping out traditional classroom elements, such as lectures, and replacing them with group problem discussions that allow more interaction between students. Instructors turn to flipped classrooms in several different combinations. Others begin a lesson by asking questions about the material students previously watched, and have students answer those questions via clicker technology. Flipped classroom also provides other benefits: 1. Most professors who have already turned to flipping classes state that students are more willing to learn thanks to this new concept. 2. Page 1 of 2 12Next » Comments
6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom Tech-Enabled Learning | Feature 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom Three leaders in flipped classroom instruction share their best practices for creating a classroom experience guaranteed to inspire lifelong learning. By Jennifer Demski01/23/13 "If you were to step into one of my classrooms, you'd think I was teaching a kindergarten class, not a physics class," laughs Harvard University (MA) professor Eric Mazur. Such pandemonium is a good thing, insists Mazur, an early adopter of the flipped classroom model that has become all the rage at colleges and universities across the country. In a flipped classroom, professors assign pre-class homework consisting of brief, recorded lectures and presentations, digital readings with collaborative annotation capabilities, and discussion board participation. While technology facilitates flipped instruction, it takes both planning and experimentation to perfect the model. 2) Be up front with your expectations.
Flipping is a Flop | Reflections of a CoETaIL Journey Original photo courtesy of Agribusiness Teaching Center via Wikipedia I have never formally tried to flip my classroom, and before this week’s research I wasn’t clear about my beliefs around reverse instruction or a flipped classroom. I will say that although I have used tools like Khan Academy and BrainPop to supplement instruction in class and out, I never got the sense that a full on flip was worth my time. After digging in to the pros and cons, I feel that this is one of the many “technological” ideas that flops because it is still used to the things we have always done; just as Marc Prensky describes as “doing old things in new ways”. One of the first posts I came across, The Flip: End of a Love Affair, was written by a teacher who had formerly loved the idea of a flipped classroom. The reality is that many if not most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Photo courtesy of Dan Foy via Flickr
Mark Frydenberg: The Flipped Classroom: It's Got to Be Done Right As screen-savvy, digital-native Millenials reach college, a dynamic new teaching method is rising across America: the flipped classroom. The premise of a flipped classroom is simple: Instead of lecturing in class and giving homework at home, flip it: give the lectures at home, and do the homework in class. Lectures have been recorded for years, of course. But in 2007, high school teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams pioneered a new movement when they recorded their PowerPoint presentations for students who missed class to watch on their portable music players. With help from the Internet, word grew of the flipped classroom. Teachers tried it. What's the flap about the flip? Technology plays a big part in a successful flipped learning experience: while the majority of Bentley students have a smart phone or a laptop for at-home lecture listening, that is not the case at all universities, let alone public high schools. Traditional lecture hall = students bored and distracted.
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. What It Is According to the description on ASCD's page for the newly released book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, by flipped-classroom pioneers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, "In this model of instruction, students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs, and tests in class." 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
Flipping the Classroom Printable Version “Flipping the classroom” has become something of a buzzword in the last several years, driven in part by high profile publications in The New York Times (Fitzpatrick, 2012); The Chronicle of Higher Education (Berrett, 2012); and Science (Mazur, 2009); In essence, “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates. Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised)In terms of Bloom’s revised taxonomy (2001), this means that students are doing the lower levels of cognitive work (gaining knowledge and comprehension) outside of class, and focusing on the higher forms of cognitive work (application, analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation) in class, where they have the support of their peers and instructor. What is it? What is it? Flipped Classroom Inverted Classroom Peer Instruction
Contact Us - TOPS K-8 School TOPS Primary Contact Information TOPS at Seward Seward Public School 2500 Franklin Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 Pros and cons of teaching a flipped classroom | Versal The concept of “flipped classrooms” has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. Can instruction be effectively delivered at home, freeing up class time for debates, projects and labs? The model flips the traditional approach of using class time for explaining concepts and homework for reinforcement. When flipping their class, those most typical use case we see is where teachers provide lesson materials the night before class as online video, podcasts, blog posts or interactive courses, and then plan a collaborative project for class time. Flipped classrooms usually work best with science, geography and other courses that enable students to explore and research topics. Pros of flipped classroom teaching Passive student learning is removed, with teachers moving into a coach or advisor role. Cons of flipped classroom teaching Teachers need to be highly organized and plan well ahead of class.