Flipped Classroom

Why Flip?
What if a student could pause and rewind you when you’re lecturing so that they could learn at their own pace? What happens when one student understands the material immediately while another student needs you to go slower and repeat information three, four, or seven times?

The flipped classroom allows students to learn at their own pace when there is material that students need is the homework and classtime is dedicated to application and interaction.

Many of us already do this.  Any time we assign reading and note taking to prepare for a lesson the next day, that is the flipped classroom.

Sites for additional learning:  Flipped Classroom  and Edutopia Flipped Classroom Blogs

Ways I’ve used:
Overview of assignments
Covering new content
The Writing Process (step-by-step)
Review student models

Benefits
Students learning at their own pace
Time in class to work with students one on one
Engaging students with how they learn

The biggest thing I’ve learned as I’ve flipped certain lessons is flexibility is key.  Being comfortable with students at different points in their learning and work completion is necessary.  Flipping a class is not the cure-all for the student who never does his or her homework, but it may engage them further and help them take better notes.

Things to Consider:
Start simple
Assessment of Content
Flexibility
Do you need it now or do you need it perfect?

Tools I Use:
Touchcast
Quicktime
Explain Everything
Show Me
Educreations
Whiteboard
Voicethread
Doceri
Plotagon