Flip Your Classroom

Why Teachers are Flipping their Classrooms

Posted on October 7, 2011. Filed under: Flip Your Classroom |

 

Take a look at this video.

 

Many teachers are “flipping their classrooms.” As this video points out it is a way of differentiating the curriculum and helps teachers to meet the needs of all of their students. A growing number of teachers, digitally record their lessons with a tablet computer as a virtual blackboard, then upload the lessons to iTunes and assign them as homework. Typically teachers record three videos per week and the length can vary between 7 -10 minutes. Students watch the video at home or in school if they do not have internet connection at home. During class time the following day the application of this knowledge takes place. Application of this knowledge can take place in many ways. It can be as simple as practice problems that normally would have been assigned as homework. The application can also be through project based learning, collaborative learning or problem based learning projects. Another model has students watching lectures at home at their own pace, communicating with their peers and teacher via online discussions. Then concept engagement takes place in the classroom with the guidance of the teacher. Teachers claim that students have the opportunity to ask more questions and do better on their tests. Some teachers even boast that behavior problems in the classroom have decreased.

What do you think? Will you try “flipping your classroom”?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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