Learn how to use videos and podcasts as instructional tools to increase student engagement and support. Flipping the classroom is designed to make the best use of face-to-face time with students provide opportunities to revisit important concepts . Explore the goals and benefits of the flipped classroom to maximize student learning outcomes.
Apply flipping classroom theory in lesson planning and delivery
Create a personal philosophy related to flipping the classroom
Choose a lesson to use in flipping the classroom
Begin creating a flipped lesson by using Sophia.org as the platform
In this video tutorial, learn what a flipped classroom is and what you must consider when developing your own "Flipped Classroom" philosophy. See slides below to accompany presentation.
Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using Camtasia for Mac
In this video tutorial, consider how flipping the classroom changes your lesson planning and delivery. Begin to choose a lesson that you will flip using Sophia.org as the platform. See slides below to accompany presentation.
Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using Camtasia for Mac
Slides to accompany the video lesson.
Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using PowerPoint for Mac
After viewing the videos, you probably have a better understanding of the flipped concept. Before moving on to the next lesson, take some time to reflect on these questions.
If you have questions on the general philosophy and practice of flipping, visit the Teachers' Lounge and post them there so all of the community can get involved.
As a teacher currently in the process of implementing a flipped classroom, I think the two most important things administrations can provide are appropriate tools (camtasia, snagit, google+, etc.) and time to work on it. I use Snagit for my video production and I've recently began using google+. My administration has also involved my classroom in a technology initiative to implement Chromebooks. Though, I do not think that is it necessary that classrooms have Chromebooks. Flipping a classroom takes LOTS of time. It is very helpful to work in teams as well. I have been going it alone for about a year now. It has only been a month or so that I have captured the attention of administration with flipped learning. It has been very helpful to work with my curriculum director and technology director as well as two other science teachers.
They definitely need to learn about the methods. None of them experienced anything close to what is happening now. If they understand and see results, they will like it. There are many who do a flipped lesson for parents. I would ask this question in the Teachers' Lounge on the site and see what others say. http://www.sophia.org/teachers-lounge
My personal philosophy is motivated by a genuine desire to more ably meet the differentiation needs of my global Grade 3 ESL students. I also wish to better enable each individual in my class to feel more academically empowered, by developing the skills they need to kick start and hum with motivation and ownership of "their" personal learning journey. To do this I need to empower myself as a life long learner, as I nurture and stretch my own "immigrant" ICT abilities in the classroom, in support of my "native" ICT students whose abilities often overtake my own. I see this as a win / win situation all round, especially given the greater flexibility for me to engage in one-on-one, face to face conferencing with individual students in class. .......am I on the right track?
Great idea. I would like to try this with a group of year 9 students to empower them before they turn up to the lesson. I am apprehensive that those who always do, will and those that don't, won't. I think it will complement a shift in my practical/ investigative approach to lessons this year.
I intend to teach a class that is introductory in nature. It is primarily vocabulary-based with little practice included. There will be three simple trip ratio problems to illustrate the process. Classwork the following day will extend the practice. Students will take notes using cornell notes, write at least two questions about things they do no understand, and complete a shirt "check for understanding." We will practice my expectations in class before students are released to complete another lesson on their own at a later date.
I'm interested in what you are trying to deliver via flipping. This might help in determining some strategies to use with many students. Smaller groups with jigsaw type reading or discussions can work well. Also, using google forms to gather knowledge and information could help you group the students by strengths or weaknesses and specific questions can be assigned according to responses. Please email me from my profile if you'd like to discuss more ideas. Always happy to collaborate!
The nice thing about flipping is that you can choose what will work best for you and your students. I use multiple tools for learning and build them into my tutorials so I can monitor kids engagement. Here is a sample tutorial of different tools you can use. Embed in one place - it makes it a lot easier. (This is a sample, I'd never put so many in otherwise). http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/sample-tutorial-what-can-i-insert-into-a-tutorial
Absolutely! Always use low risk content when teaching a new skill. I would deliver something familiar to teach them "flipping" skills then go back into teaching content mode. We often forget to teach the skill they need to learn the content. Let me know if you have other questions!
I need some good content on mastering computer basics. Most of my students were not successful in school, and many of my older students avoid computers. I need something engaging and humorous. That's how I present content. If I can make them smile or laugh as they learn, that works for them. Then I candraw them in.
I would search Sophia for Paula Dillon. She has oodles of basic computer stuff specifically with teachers in mind. Lisa Light is another author who has many playlists. Lastly, if you simply use the search bar and type in a couple of keywords, there are a lot of experts who have great help on Sophia.
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