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What is the Flipped Classroom?

What is the Flipped Classroom?

Author: Crystal Kirch
Objective:
  1. 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.

  2. Apply flipping classroom theory in lesson planning and delivery

  3. Create a personal philosophy related to flipping the classroom

  4. Choose a lesson to use in flipping the classroom

  5. Begin creating a flipped lesson by using Sophia.org as the platform

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Tutorial

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

Lesson Planning and Delivery in Flipping the Classroom

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

What is the Flipped Classroom?

Slides to accompany the video lesson.

Source: Created by Crystal Kirch using PowerPoint for Mac

Before you move on...

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.

  1. Have you considered your philosophy in Flipping your Classroom? Have you considered your purposes in embracing this ideology?
  2. Have you chosen a lesson that you are going to flip using Sophia.org as the platform? Have you considered how flipping classroom theory is going to affect your lesson planning and delivery for that specific lesson?

QUESTIONS ABOUT FLIPPING?

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.

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    Amy Lamm Bass 8 days ago

    I had a flipped classroom last year. It was difficult at first to get all the students to stay on task and use the tablets for the intended purpose but after a few weeks, we all came together. I found it easy to find the materials for a flipped classroom and my students were receptive.

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    Wenting Cheng 15 days ago

    I'm in my first year teaching, and even unfamiliar to traditional teaching, but I'm quite interested in flipped classroom and want to have a try on my G11 phyiscs class. One of the benifits that occurs to me is that we can spend more class time on experiments, in which students can develop their practical skills. My question is, is it possible that I replace the videos with reading materials sometime?

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      carolyn fruin answered 14 days ago

      Absolutely. You can insert ppt, pdf, audio and all sorts of edtech tools using html (copy and paste). Check out http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/sample-tutorial-what-can-i-insert-into-a-tutorial It shows a sample of items you can add to your lesson.

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    Mary Hayburn about 1 month ago

    How do the students feel about the "Flipped Classroom"? Do they feel that it helps them to do the work in class? Do they really watch the videos?

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      carolyn fruin answered about 1 month ago

      Mary, It really all depends on how the idea is introduced and managed. Just like any new pedagogical method that will take more work from a student's end, the adjustment will not always be easy. Some jump right in while others hesitate and complain. It is crucial you prepare the parents with what you will be doing in order to get the support at home. Also, always have a plan B, just like any assignment, you will need to determine what your "accountability" technique will be - quiz, google form, notebook entry, etc. Also, teachers use WSQ (Crystal's method) or VISA (Tammy Keilman) If you search either of these users, you'll see how they have students learning. Hope this helps!

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      carolyn fruin answered about 1 month ago

      Mary, It really all depends on how the idea is introduced and managed. Just like any new pedagogical method that will take more work from a student's end, the adjustment will not always be easy. Some jump right in while others hesitate and complain. It is crucial you prepare the parents with what you will be doing in order to get the support at home. Also, always have a plan B, just like any assignment, you will need to determine what your "accountability" technique will be - quiz, google form, notebook entry, etc. Also, teachers use WSQ (Crystal's method) or VISA (Tammy Keilman) If you search either of these users, you'll see how they have students learning. Hope this helps!

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    Brian Staples 2 months ago

    How can administrators provide support to teachers who are working to implement flipped classrooms?

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      Elena Krick answered about 2 months ago

      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.

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    Tracie McCoy 2 months ago

    Do you find many parents resistant or concerned about utilizing the flipped classroom?

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      Adam Carter answered about 2 months ago

      Todd Nesloney (one of the instructors here) has a letter for parents to understand Flipped Classes. It is posted on his site for everyone to use. http://www.toddnesloney.com/#!flipped-classroom/cvxa

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      carolyn fruin answered 2 months ago

      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

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    dulbe dav 2 months ago

    What strategies do you suggest for students who have limited internet/ tech access at home?

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      Adam Carter answered about 2 months ago

      if you use iTunes U, students can download content onto devices so even w/o internet at home they can view the content.

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    Judy Herde 2 months ago

    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?

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      carolyn fruin answered 2 months ago

      Judy, fantastic thoughts! The whole goal in the end is learning by students and more face time individually with your kids. Let us know if you ever need anything from our team at Sophia.

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    Debra Hughes 3 months ago

    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.

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    Tom Troutman 3 months ago

    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.

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      carolyn fruin answered 3 months ago

      Just an FYI, there are a few tutorials on Cornell note-taking if you're interested. http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/note-taking-cornell-notes--3

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    Connie Barbour 3 months ago

    Teaching in Higher Ed - dealing with large classes is the hardest part of flipping - do you have suggested activities that work well with large groups 60 - 70 students at once. Thanks

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      carolyn fruin answered 3 months ago

      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!

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