Flipped classrooms are becoming more and more common, both for in-person classes and in online learning settings, Edudemic reports. It’s a great way to shake things up, bring more personalized attention to your classroom, and put some of your technology to use. Flipped classrooms are one of the more popular trends we’ve seen since Edudemic was created, and it is certainly one of the most long- lasting. Other things have come and gone in the past few years, but flipped classrooms are getting even more and more popular. If you’re new to flipped classrooms or have known about the concept for awhile but haven’t made the plunge, the handy infographic below takes a look at some of the basics of flipped classrooms: what are some of the advantages, why and how they work, and how both teachers and students are responding to the flipped classroom model……Read More
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Five mistakes to avoid when flipping your class
When Aaron Sams and I first started flipping our classes in 2007, we made a lot of mistakes, John Bergmann blogs. If you are considering flipping your classroom this fall (or just flipping a few lessons), I want to share with you some of the mistakes we made or have seen others make, so that you don’t have to repeat them. Keep your videos short: Short-short-short! We took our standard lecture and made videos. These videos contained multiple objectives and pieces of content and were way too long. Instead make one video per discrete objective. My rule of thumb is one to one and a half minutes per grade level……Read More
The truth about flipped learning
A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong!
Consider carefully the assumptions and sources behind this oversimplified description. Is this the definition promoted by practitioners of flipped classrooms, or sound bites gleaned from short news articles? Would a professional educator more likely rely entirely upon video to teach students, or leverage video, when appropriate, and incorporate other educational tools as needed for successful student learning?
Many assumptions and misconceptions around the flipped class concept are circulating in educational and popular media. This article will address, and hopefully put to rest, some of the confusion and draw a conclusion on why flipped learning is a sound educational technique.…Read More
A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom
There have been many school reform trends over the past few years: student response systems, video games for math, mobile phones for learning—but none have completely transformed the notion of learning like the flipped classroom.
Flipped learning, in essence, turns the idea of traditional classroom instruction on its head by asking students to watch videos of teacher lectures for homework, then apply the lesson with the teacher in the classroom.
Using this method, proponents say, teachers have the opportunity to help students learn as individuals, and students can learn concepts more quickly.…Read More