According to research, in a typical classroom lecture students will generally retain only five percent of the material presented. Today’s teachers are looking to new methods of teaching and learning to improve student engagement and achievement, including tech-based solutions like the flipped classroom.

Designed to create an environment for students to actively participate and engage with the material provided, the flipped classroom is shown to exhibit learning gains almost two standard deviations higher than those found in traditional classes.

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In most flipped classrooms, educators provide materials for students to review before class such as readings from textbooks, worksheets or videos. The videos consumed in a flipped classroom are usually lectures pre-filmed by instructors, but less attention has been placed on the learning potential of assigning feature films to students outside of class.

About the Author:

Brian Edwards is a manager with Swank K12 Streaming for Education.