The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers . POLL: What are your favorite apps and tools for flipped classrooms? — Edudemic (@Edudemic) April 5, 2013 Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world. One thing stood out to me: there were a lot of repeats! Below is a simple list designed to help get any educator, administrator, student, or parent a bit more familiar with some of the most popular web tools for flipped classrooms. Wikispaces About The Tool: Wikispaces is a free and useful web tool designed to give students (or ‘users’ of any kind, really) the ability to share their thoughts, reflect on the work of others, and edit a body of work together.
Teachers "Doing The Flip" To Help Students Become Learners "The way we were taught is not necessarily the way we should be teaching students." - Stacey Roshan, HS Algebra Teacher, Bullis SchoolLearning for Mastery3 Quick Videos Below It's called "flip teaching" and "reverse teaching" or a "backwards classroom" (who knew?) Kids watch lectures and videos at home Class is for hands-on work and face-to-face interaction with teacher/peersSo why has this method become such a booming topic in education? This is called "mastery", not unlike advancing in sports or the arts . . .one advances to the next step after having proven mastery of certain skills and proficiency, not just based upon age or grade level. Who else thinks "being flip in education" is a good thing? HS Science Teacher Aaron Sams is doing it (video #1 below).HS Algebra Teacher Stacey Roshan, from the Bullis School in Md., is doing it by flipping homework being done in class with the "lectures" being watched and reviewed at home.
The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom. The traditional definition of a flipped class is: The Flipped Classroom is NOT: A synonym for online videos. Originally published The Daily Riff July 2011 Jon Bergmann is one of the first teachers to flip his classroom and has recently co-authored a book on the the Flipped Class which is to be published by ISTE press. Jerry Overmyer has teaching experience in secondary and college mathematics.