The Flipped Classroom was a Hot Topic in 2013, for Good Reason
The Flipped Classroom got a lot of attention in the media during 2013, and this shows no sign of abating as we move into 2014. And why shouldn't it? When I work with teachers and introduce them to the concept of flipped instruction, most of them quickly realize that it just makes sense. This form of blended learning has a lot to offer the student and teacher, and once educators realize they don't need to go “all in” all at once to use flipped teaching techniques, they get inspired to try it!
I've been having some fun learning iMovie lately, inspired by the awesome student created content I saw at the November Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference. I decided to share my passion for flipped teaching and learning, and the enthusiasm of teachers, educators, and journalists the world over, in the form of an iMovie. The wonderful templates available for this inexpensive (just US$4.99 for the iPad) yet powerful application make it an outstanding tool for creating content like this.
How cool is it to see digital learning being embraced and impacting learning outcomes as flipped teaching and learning catches on with more and more teachers and schools! If you enjoy this teeny, tiny mini-movie I hope you'll share it with your colleagues and friends.
The images in this video came from some of the many news stories in the media in 2013. Sources are as follows (in date order, where dates were available).
University College London Web Site, 4/25/13: The flipped classroom – a unique workshop for UCL teaching staff
Boise State Public Radio, 9/3/13: 48 Idaho Schools “Flip The Classroom” And Pilot Khan Academy Online Learning by Adam Cotterell
The Atlantic, 9/13/13: The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare? by Robinson Meyer
The KnowledgeStar Blog, 9/18/13: With Flipped Classroom, ‘Old School’ No More by Wendy Roshan
Arkansas State University Herald,9/23/13: Innovative classroom features intimate setting by Bethany Gallimore
The Daily Pennsylvanian, 9/26/13: The end of boring lectures? By Brenda Wang
CBSlocal.com – New York, 10/16/13: The Flipped Class: Homework At School, Lessons At Home
The Globe and Mail, 10/22/13: Get the lecture before you even arrive in class by Jennifor Lewington
BND.com, 11/2/13: Videos online at home, then classwork: West teachers ‘flip' classrooms by Jamir Forsythe
Turn To Your Neighbor, The Official Peer Instruction Blog, 11/4/13: From Flipped Classrooms to Flipping with Peer Instruction by Julie Schell
The Monroe Monitor, 11/12/13: Flipping for Mr. Brown: Fryelands Elementary teacher recognized for “flip classroom” innovation by Polly Keary
PBS Newshour, 12/5/13: How one school turned homework on its head with ‘flipped' instruction by Mike Fritz
WBFO.org, 12/11/13: Students finding success under ‘flipped’ classroom model by Ashley Hirtzel
EdTech Magazine, 12/13/13: Why 86 Percent of UNC-Chapel Hill Students Prefer the Flipped Classroom by Jimmy Daly
MarionStar.com, 12/19/13: Traditional learning turned upside down by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson
Clintondale High School Web Page: http://www.flippedhighschool.com/
The University of Queensland: About Flipped Classrooms
So, how about you – are you using flipped teaching techniques, or considering it? I hope you'll share your questions or tell us about your experiences in a comment. Thanks!
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