This graphic shows some background informaton on a flipped classroom and how it began. It also goes into statistics on the results of a flipped classroom. This idea of a flipped classroom changes teachers thinking about homework. This idea takes the genaric classroom structure, lecture then homework, and moves it to the students do the learning on their own and the information is reinforced within the class period. This makes students responsable for their own learning and gives students the flexablilty to attain the information on their own time. In class the teacher reinforces the information the students needed to learn about by doing activites and students can then ask questions. This changes homework from work problems to investigation.
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This website would be a great tool for teachers to use as part of a flipped classroom lesson or even as an alternative to homework. This website has different activities and videos to assist the students on a certain topic. Giving students this as homework would be a different take on the paper and pencil process. Students could develop their skills over the week. It gives a video to assist students if they are having trouble.
Looking at this little tweet really showed me two things. One, students that feel that math homework will is just a tedious outdated experience that needs to be revamped for the new breed of students that we will be producing. With the common core student need to be able to do the work and explain how the produced their answer. I feel the common core also focuses on producing work that is relevant to the students. The question has no relevance to the student and they just simply answered the question. The second thing that this made me think about is embracing the out of the box thinking of the students. This student answered the question, not mathematically but actually did answer the question. This is not what we would like from our students but as teachers we need to really embrace students that think in an out of the box manner.
This is a very interesting article. This article talks about how some parents are not happy with the common core and how the math is being presented to the students. I have some mixed feelings about it as well but what I see as the overwhelming value is the fact that it needs to show the students understanding over their knowledge. Many parents are having trouble with the common core because it was not how the information was presented to them so they dont know how to assist the students when they bring the work home. I would agree, the verbage of the math problems in common core are confusing and very open. I think that this will in the long run build more rounded students and students that can think fully to solve a problem instead of taking a one path mind. I feel that this shows that parent need to be educated on the goals and processes of the common core so everyone is on the same page. This can also show the benefits of a flipped classroom because students can do problems like this as school work where teachers can assist them in understanding the way that the problems are stated.
I talked about this in the making math meaningful section but I feel that it has huge implications in the concept of homework as well. This article focuses on different structures of a classroom and how it is adapted to the common core. It talks about the assignments that are present within these classrooms. I feel that this would be a good use for homework instead of the basic math problems. Students can use the real world problem that they are trying to solve and use their time at home to do research and the work to bring back into the classroom. This would make the students homework meaingful and be able to relate the students problem to the content that they are working on.
This link talks about different apps that students can use and play with that are math based. I feel that this would be a fun way to introduce technology and homework together. Obviously a struggle is having all student have access to technology to complete these activities but if you adjust this to include games online then that can build engagement and help students to not think of math as a boring activity that only happens in school. I feel that teachers need to stop giving homework to just give homework but really work to make it worth the students effort or something that would be fun for them to do.
'Flipped' classrooms challenge the very definition of 'homework'. By PBS Newshour Sunday, December 8, 2013 15:10 EST. A portrait of an Hispanic college student studying in the library on Shutterstock.
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This article talks about a high school that changed the structure of thier school to an entire flipped set up. Teachers will post their lectures online and then students will need ot view them for homework. In class students will then be doing work together as a class where the teacher can then give more one on one assistance. They changed the concept of homework from doing work to exploring and learning a concept on their own. I feel that this is a great way to change the concept of homework. I am a huge proponate of having hte student investigate on their own. This will give students the opportunity to rewatch a part of the lesson they might not understand and then also use the internet to explore and reinforce their understanding at that moment. I feel that this will help students move from a grade based learner to a learning based learner.
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