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The Flipping Classroom

The Flipping Classroom

Author: Joel Hansen

To take the first steps of understanding what a flipped classroom can look like. Also to find out weather or not flipping the classroom is a viable alternitive to the traditional teaching method

Start at the top of the page and work your way down to the last of the ''tiles''.

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What is a ''Flipped'' Classroom?

The term  ''flipped classroom'' refers to a learning setting where the teacher has created an environment where students learn the basic information at home and investigate it in class. This does not mean giving the student extreme amounts of home work, but rather assigns around 10 minutes of specific learning to be done before the student comes to class. This means that generally the teacher will prepare a few minutes of a multi- media presentation this can include preexisting Youtube videos, screen casts, video recordings of the teacher, small texts, images or even voice recording of the teacher.

Examples of flipped classroom presentaions

These are some examples of what a flipped classroom can look like.

Another example of a Flipped Classroom

Here is an example of a flipped classroom that Joël has made for a previous assignment. Note that there are no video or voice recordings, they are not necessary but can be used.

Where to learn it?

Here is a link to the Sophia website where you can learn how to flip your classroom.



So here is the part that we show you things that smart people (other then our selves) have said about a flipped classroom.

''To date, there's no scientific research base to indicate exactly how well flipped classrooms work. But some preliminary nonscientific data suggest that flipping the classroom may produce benefits. In one survey of 453 teachers who flipped their classrooms, 67 percent reported increased test scores, with particular benefits for students in advanced placement classes and students with special needs; 80 percent reported improved student attitudes; and 99 percent said they would flip their classrooms again next year (Flipped Learning Network, 2012). Clintondale High School in Michigan saw the failure rate of its 9th grade math students drop from 44 to 13 percent after adopting flipped classrooms (Finkel, 2012)''

[In a nationally representative survey of 1,401]

''pre-K-12 classroom teachers, PBS and Grunwald Associates (2010) found that 68% of teachers believed that using videos helped to stimulate discussion, 66% associated videos with increased student motivation, and 62% said they helped make them more effective. Over half (55%) said they were more creative when they used videos. A majority of teachers (61%) also said students prefer videos over other types of instructional resources and just under half (47%) said videos stimulated student creativity''


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