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What is the Flipped Classroom?

What is the Flipped Classroom?

 
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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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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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    Deborah Teal about 2 months ago

    I cannot access this video. Is there some step I missed in order to access the videos on this site?

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    Maryna Sharamet about 2 months ago

    I am a teacher trainer at a language school. I would like to try this technology with new teachers to our school. Is possible to show 30-40 minutes videos with a guided discovery sheet?

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      carolyn fruin answered about 2 months ago

      Yep. You can build your tutorials in Sophia - video embedded with the guided worksheet/google form embedded beneath. With languages, you can also add just audio (Audacity is good) and let students know when to pause the recording.

      Also, have you checked out EdPuzzle? You can actually put questions and pauses into your video from Youtube.

      All sorts of options! Email me if you want more specifics and ideas - click on my name (blue) and send from my profile.

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    Robert Randolph 3 months ago

    What if your student population has limited access to computers outside of the classroom? Could I have students view lecture videos in class?

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      Amanda DeVita answered 2 months ago

      I usually allow time in the morning when they come in and are getting situated. I also am at school early and some students come in to view the lesson then. I volunteer that time, but it is up to you. The DVD idea is great too!

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      Melissa Greene answered 3 months ago

      Consider making a dvd of the weeks lessons and send it home. use rewriteable dvd's so that you can use them repeatedly. Even if they do not have a computer they might have a dvd player or a game system (xbox, playstation, etc) that is capable of playing dvds

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    Mauricio Ortega 4 months ago

    Thank you Crystal for such a clear input. I would like to know whether learners should have a given profile to accept and engage into this type of teaching/learning. Do you think flipped teaching would be possible when teaching large groups? For example 45-50 learners?

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      Carolyn Du Bose answered 3 months ago

      My max class size was 37 this past school year. You can adjust according to your class size and age of your group. I teach 7th graders. It's difficult to keep them on task, however my classroom was a lot more orderly when I introduced the technology. They were more engaged. Each student had their own profile. I used another platform but I will use multiple platforms this year depending on what I am trying to accomplish. The great thing I love about Sophia is that you can see how much time they have spent online so you can hold them accountable when they don't take their time and go through the tutorials.

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    Fusun Sulzbach 4 months ago

    I see that most of the comments about flipped teaching come from elementary school teachers. I teach high school English and would love to try flipping my classroom in order to differentiate as well as to create a more engaging and interactive classroom environment. Are there any high school teachers who have done this? Is flipping a bit more challenging for high school

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      Doni Dorak answered about 2 months ago

      I am a grad MED student and a co-op teacher. At the HS level, I teach computer science, my undergrad degree. We just started flipping to support active learning and peer collaboration during our semiweekly classes. The first thing you must do is get the parents on board. I can't stress that enough. I follow the blog, Flipping with Kirch. She has lots of ideas on tracking and accountability.

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      Brittney Judkins answered 2 months ago

      I've done it a little bit - but not completely. I'm utilizing it more this year, but I've loved it so far. The hardest part really is getting the students to watch the tutorials at home, but if you have a conversation with parents and explain the way it works, it tends to help. I teach Algebra 1, so it's sometimes a challenge because they may not understand the concepts, but I've been told the at home tutorials are just to provide a brief overview of the concepts and you solidify them during class time.

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    Jennifer Foglesong 4 months ago

    I teach sixth grade and focus on both Language Arts and Social Studies. Both of these subjects can be a challenge for some students and I have wanted to add something new and more engaging into the lessons; which is why I am eager to try 'flipping' some of my lessons this coming year! I want my students to not only learn, but have a more individual difference in their education.

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      carolyn fruin answered 4 months ago

      Nice thing is, on this platform you can use all the tools you want and embed them in your lesson. Data tells you if the kids are checking in. If you want some examples, just email me from my profile. I'd be glad to show you some things. Check out http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/sample-tutorial-what-can-i-insert-into-a-tutorial

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    preston hastings 5 months ago

    I teach dual credit US history and our standards for high school are heavy on specific content (people, events, etc.). How would I take a lecture on, say the causes of the American Revolution, and condense all that material to a ten minute summary? Would it be better the break the full lecture into smaller sections? Any thoughts?

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      Jennifer Sparrow answered 4 months ago

      I agree with Anne. Although I'm not a history teacher, I think you could have a variety of questions that assess basic comprehensions and also facilitate discussion in class.

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      Anne Baker answered 4 months ago

      Make a set of smaller lectures and follow each by comprehension questions.

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    Joan Horst 5 months ago

    I am an elementary teacher and learned this year that many of my students and their families do not have internet access in their homes. How do you make sure that all students have the opportunity for a flipped classroom?

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      Lauren Rosen answered 5 months ago

      I disagree with the video in that the instructional content that students work with outside of class need not be electronic. The idea is simply to move the direct instruction, the "lecture" of content out of the classroom. It can be provided electronically, on paper, in a book or however else you want to deliver it. The important piece is that students are able to come to class prepared to hit a higher level on Bloom's then the "understanding" level which is something that can be done on their own without your support.

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      carolyn fruin answered 5 months ago

      Knowing that access is a problem, you'll need to add some strategies. Perhaps extended computer time in class or during an open time. Also, flashdrives, DVDs, hard copies of text can help. I've also seen many parents who are willing to let students use smart/iPhones to get to material under supervision. Sophia is mobile ready so can be viewed on any wifi device. Another possibility is getting some hotspot devices or investing in 4G devices. Both of this could be checked out through a media type system - overnight or weekends perhaps. These could be something purchased through a grant of some kind. You'd be amazed what parents/communities come up with when they see the value of learning. :-)

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    Joan Horst 5 months ago

    I am an elementary teacher and learned this year that many of my students and their families do not have internet access in their homes. How do you make sure that all students have the opportunity for a flipped classroom?

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    Joan Horst 5 months ago

    I am an elementary teacher and learned this year that many of my students and their families do not have internet access in their homes. How do you make sure that all students have the opportunity for a flipped classroom?

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