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S 042 Flipping Your Class? Tips, Hints, and Pitfalls from My Attempts Rob Eby Blinn College – Bryan Campus Project ACCCESS Cohort 2
If you have some of the following goals or priorities for your class Interactive questioning Content and idea exploration Student content creation Student voice and choice Effective differentiation in instructional strategies Collaboration with other professionals with the same goals Then you might be interested in flipping your classroom.
The traditional definition of a flipped class: Videos take the place of direct instruction (lecture) This allows students to get individual time in class to work 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.
The Flipped Classroom is NOT: About replacing teachers with videos. An online course. Students working without structure. Students spending the entire class staring at a computer screen. Students working in isolation A synonym for online videos. Pedagogy choices should drive technology choices, NOT the converse.
The Flipped Classroom IS: A means to INCREASE interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers. Where students take responsibility for their own learning. not "sage on the stage", but a "guide on the side". A blending of direct instruction with constructivist learning. where students who are absent don't get left behind. Where content is permanently archived for review A class where all students are engaged in their learning. A place where all students can get a personalized education.
Why Flip? two parts of the learning process the transfer of information the assimilation of that information to use Eric Mazurs termsit is the second part that is more challenging for students. Eric Mazurs terms instructors who want to include more active learning exercises in their classes, but worry they cant find the class time. Students gain ownership of the material
How do you make sure students come to class prepared? The flipped classroom doesnt work if students dont come prepared. two approaches in tandem: 1) giving students in-class or online reading quizzesonline reading quizzes 2)teaching class as if students had done the reading. Give pre-class work: Group quizzes that depend upon each of them having done the work ahead of time.
What technology is required to flip ones classroom? NONE! If you want to make your own videos: something! Clickers – well, maybe Homework system – publisher or some free ones Quiz system for reading quizzes (if you dont do paper)
After you flip, use class time to do: Something different! If class time looks the same as a traditional class, then you havent finished flipping. During class, you want to limit the amount of time you lecture, and increase the time students spend applying the days material to interesting problems. Leverage the fact that everyone is in the same place at the same time by asking students to work collaboratively on problems, giving each other support and feedback. Give yourself opportunities to circulate among your students to check in on their understanding, answer their questions, and prompt them to think more deeply.
What to do with all this extra time? Group quizzes that extend the concepts 4 fold teaching quizzes Students write their own concept questions Group projects, with one class day a discuss the project day Have them discuss grouped problems
Thinking of Flipping your Classroom? Tenure considerations Workload required up front Make sure it fits your style Make sure it fits your schools style Try some of the collaborative stuff in class first to see what you like and dislike. You will need a partner first! Go over your syllabus to see what could be learned without you Dont!Why?
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