At first, such data may seem counterintuitive. When facilitating presentations on flipping, I ask teachers about their biggest concern. The first question is always, “What about my students with no internet access at home?” Then, I poll the room for solutions.
What follows is the result of collaboration, from over 500 teachers in more than 30 sessions, across the United States, Canada, and around the world. These are our ideas on what has worked best in schools and classrooms.
Melanie Paas and Michelle Shuck, two biology teachers at Claremont Secondary have embraced using flipped classroom methods to support teaching and learning in their classrooms. Flipped Learning, which has also been called inverted learning and reverse instruction, is a means for them to shift from a traditional lecture-based, teacher-centered course to an interactive, discussion-based course where the teacher is a guide on the side.
A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.
Today's classrooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, but too often the teaching methods don't take full advantage of the options these tools afford. Flipping the classroom — inverting the time spent on lecturing and homework — can create new inroads for learning by leveraging the technology used in classrooms and at home, says Kathleen Fulton, an author and president of Fulton Creative Consulting."
In a one-day workshop on action research, which recently held at Kendriya Vidyalya No. 1 at Ambala Cantt. in Haryana, the theme-based action research was discussed. The workshop, attended by 40 teachers, provided an exposure to the action research methodologies to covert classrooms into educational laboratories.
Inaugurating the workshop, the school Principal said that the aim of the workshop was to understand action research and link it to the concept of flipped classroom or reverse teaching as a theme to begin with.
Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving.
Easthampton High School junior Kevin Van Oudenhove may not be familiar with the term “flipped classroom.” But he knows there’s something different about the honors chemistry class he’s taking this semester.
For homework, Van Oudenhove’s teacher, Shawn Sheehan, asks students to watch videotaped lectures and other lesson materials posted on his website. Class time is devoted to solving equations, conducting lab experiments and working on group research projects.
This list of resources -- everything from interactive practice sets to instructional videos to whiteboard tools -- help students learn new things at home, freeing up classroom time for clarification, exploration, and creation.
Today I share edtech resources that help teachers create and customize their own video lessons, making them more interactive. These resources also give teachers and students access to an online library of video lessons from other teachers. Here are some edtech tools and resources that can help you get started.
Screencasting is a technique used to easily teach something to someone. For example, you can show someone how to get something done on his computer. Whatever reason you use screencast for, make sure you are using a good app that captures your scenes properly and in good quality. If you are a Mac user, there are a number of apps that you can use for screencasting.
Organize: Collect web resources in one place and share with just one link; Assess: Measure student understanding with built-in quizzes; Track: Monitor student progress and adapt to student needs in real-time.
Flipping the classroom typically requires the use of certain technology tools, whether for recording lecture content or for orchestrating classroom discussion.
Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the flipped classroom and co-creator of FlippedClass.com, categorizes these tools into four different groups: video creation tools, like screencasting software; video hosting tools; interactive tools that help professors check for understanding and foster discussion among students; and learning management systems for tying all of this together.
Some products and services perform more than one of these functions — and a few do all four. FlippedClass.com includes a section with reviews of various flipped learning tools.
CT talked with a number of flipped learning experts, and here are some of their top recommendations for free or low-cost tools to get you started.
The flipped classroom model is here to stay. This model, although not a golden bullet, puts the student firmly into the educational process. Think back over the last few years that you have been teaching or learning about teaching. What did you do when you came across a new idea? Did you investigate on your own? Did you seek others who had experiences they could share?
This is what the flipped classroom is all about: Putting students in charge of their learning process and allowing them to wrestle with ideas and topics before coming back to class with their own specific questions and seek guidance from the teacher. Often (but not always) there is some sort of online activity outside of the school day that students are responsible for. This could be a video lesson, a video about a lab set up, a discussion board inside of a learning management system (LMS), or any other vehicle that communicates the topic of the lesson outside of the normal class time instruction.
Grade 4 teacher Toni Satorelli is trying out a concept called the "flipped classroom," where students do their hands-on homework-type assignments in class and do readings or watch videos introducing subject matter at home. Video by Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal
1) What happens inside the classroom is more important than the videos.
"It's really, really important for professors to realize that flipped learning isn't about the videos — it's about what you're going to do in class that adds value and engagement for students," said Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped class concept and a board member of the Flipped Learning Network.
YouTube is loaded with tools and settings that teachers and students often overlook. The YouTube audio slideshow tool is one of those overlooked tools built into YouTube. I often demonstrate it in my workshops on video creation. In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to use YouTube’s audio slideshow creation tool.
Use Snagit to Create Screen Captures, Videos and Gifs The Snagit Chrome extension allows you to create screen captures of websites, programs, or anything on your computer. This is a neat tool for teachers to help explain something that students can refer to later or for students to use to create the
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