The objective of this Sophia tutorial is to show teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum in order to "Flip" the classroom. This unit is intended to show teachers how to create the units, but the strategies can also be used for parent communication.
In this tutorial, you will find information on how to integrate tools like: Twitter, Remind101, Sophia, and OneDrive.
Watch this on your own at home!
The Flipped Class:
What it is and What it is Not
by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie
There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom. This past week the Flipped Class Conference occurred at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park Colorado and during the pre-conference a team of flipped teachers got together to write a three-part article about the nature of the Flipped Class. This first article is an attempt to define what the Flipped Class is and what it is NOT.
The traditional definition of a flipped class is:
Where videos take the place of direct instruction
This then allows students to get individual time in class to work with their teacher on key learning activities.
It is called the flipped class because what used to be classwork (the "lecture" is done at home via teacher-created videos and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class.
But from our perspective, as successful flipped teachers, we believe it is so much more. We also realize there is a lot of mis-information about the Flipped Classroom and quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology. Thus the purpose of this article is to list out what we believe it is and what we believe it is not.
The Flipped Classroom is NOT:
The Flipped Classroom IS:
In the upcoming second of three articles featured at The Daily Riff tomorrow, we will discuss more in depth how to go about flipping the class and the stages involved in doing so successfully.
Originally published The Daily Riff July 2011
Jon Bergmann is one of the first teachers to flip his classroom and has recently co-authored a book on the the Flipped Class which is to be published by ISTE press. He is the Lead Technology Facilitator at the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois.
Jerry Overmyer has teaching experience in secondary and college mathematics. He is the coordinator for MAST WebConnect, and provides expertise on quality resources for teachers and students in mathematics and science. He is the creator of the Flipped Class Network.
Brett Wilie is a secondary science teacher from the Dallas, Texas area. Brett has been an educator for 13 years and has been a Science Department Chair for the past 5 years. He has recently been nominated to the "20 Educators to Watch Project" and was recently a presenter at the Flipped Class Conference.
Article - "The Flipped Class: Myths Vs. Reality"
Example - "Flipped, Differentiated Lesson"
Resource - "Knowmia" Flipped Lesson Creator
Resource (list) - "20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps"
Resource: "Khan Academy" (Math)
Resource(s): "Flipped Learning" (Ning)