Units 3 - Flipped Classroom
While flipping is ideal in a one-to-one environment, don’t be afraid to explore the possibility even without that situation. There are many ways to flip your classroom!
The Flipped Classroom has become the rage in recent years. Now that more schools are embracing the use of technology, this is a great first step towards customized learning. It can be done in any grade level, for any subject. The more customized your classroom becomes, the more you can use flipped to
For these units you will need the book Flip Your Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. If you are an Amazon user, you will find it here.
have a stronger understanding of flipped classroom
be able to identify the elements of the flipped classroom
explore tools to create videos
create a video for use with students
have an understanding of the Cornell Note Taking method
explore mastery learning vs. traditional grading
explore planning a more meaningful lesson with extra classroom time
consider project based learning
compare the pros and cons of Flipped Learning
create a video and detailed lesson plan for use with students
Read & View
Reads Chapters 1 & 2 of Flip Your Classroom
View “The Flipped Classroom”
View “The Flipped Classroom Model”
Read “7 Things you Should Know About Flipped Classrooms”
Read “Flipping the Classroom”
View “Flipped Classroom - Elementary”
View “Flipped Classroom - Kindergarten”
After having viewed some of the videos in first few videos, evaluate what goes into a good video. Were there things that you really saw as helpful for a student? Things you would change? What questions do you have at this point about Flipped Classrooms? Write 3-4 paragraphs and email your synopsis to Sherry.Crofut@USiouxFalls.edu.
Sometimes it is nice to start with videos from other people. Find videos that would be useful in your classroom. You might check out some of the following sites:
Gather at least three links and a reasoning for why you chose the videos you did and email Sherry.Crofut@USiouxFalls.edu.
Read & View
Read Chapters 3 & 4 of Flip Your Classroom
Read 10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping your Classroom
Read The 10 Best Web Tools for Flipped Classrooms
View "The Flipped Class: Overcoming Common Hurdles"
We are going to start making videos. These don't have to be perfect. This is not Hollywood. I want you to start thinking about what tool you are using to make videos.
I want you to consider a couple of options. TechSmith has some great tools, both free and paid. I am not suggesting that this is the tool you must use, but I would like you to check it out as an option. Read through the the links below.
Your second option - if you have a whiteboard - is to use the software that comes with your board. You will find resources below to help with that.
There are also other options in the articles above to consider.
TechSmith's Youtube channel has tutorials on Camtasia but also has tutorial for getting started screencasting and examples of flipped learning.
Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, has suggestions for some other screencasting tools in this post, Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and Screenchomp.
Promethean Training Module 10: Screen and Sound Recorder
3. Now that you have played with some possible tools for creating videos, choose one of these or another of your own and create a video for your students. This video can be an assignment they do for homework, if you are one-to-one with devices, or one they use in class. Make it long enough to teach them.
Please send me a link to your video along with a narrative that tells me the following:
What tool did you use and why did you choose it?
What was your experience like with flipping?
What would you do differently next time?
What was your students reaction to this - especially if this was the first time.
Read & View
Read Chapters 5 & 6 of Flip Your Classroom
View “How to Take Cornell Notes”
4. You learned about the Cornell Note Taking method and Mastery Learning. Will this note taking method work with your students? Why or why not? Can it be modified? Does your school already embrace a mastery approach to learning? Summarize your learning on this topic and give your views on the pros and cons of these things. Email Sherry.Crofut@USiouxFalls.edu.
Read & View
Read Chapters 7 & 8 of Flip Your Classroom
Download and read, "Flipped Lesson Plan Template"
Read "Plan Your Lesson"
5. Write a detailed lesson plan for the lesson you are going to have following the video. I do not care what lesson plan format you use, but you might look over this example checklist:
Please keep in mind that in a customized learning environment, it may look a bit different that the traditional flipped classroom approach. Explain those differences and why using video may make sense. Email Sherry.Crofut@USiouxFalls.edu.
Read & View
Read Chapter 9 of Flip Your Classroom
Part 1: Philosophy/Pedagogy -- You have now made videos and planned lessons with more available class time or the work that goes with the video. You have looked at assessment with the Flipped Classroom. How do you see this changing your current philosophy/pedagogy? Does it impact your thoughts towards the possibility of customized learning? What barriers do you encounter that could hinder this kind of change in your classroom? We only scratch the surface in this workshop. Did anything inspire you to think of another way to use flipped classroom in your class? Are you planning to move forward with more of this in your classroom? 3-6 paragraphs
Part 2: Application -- Looking over the content of this course, what tools or resources do you see utilizing most as a professional educator? Are there changes in our habits/behavior/perspective that could contribute to more effective use with using devices to deliver instruction and freeing up time to work directly with students? Can flipped classroom increase professional dialog and sharing of resources among educators? Can your students flip and create videos to teach others? Are many teachers flipping the classroom in your school--how do we involve more teachers/administrators to take advantage of this method? If all do it, are there downfalls we need to watch for? 2-3 paragraphs
Part 3: Your Learning -- Was there an unexpected learning, a serendipity, or an "aha" moment for you in this unit? What do you wish you could have spent more time learning? Was there a frustrating task for you? What are your biggest barriers to utilizing your learnings from this class? 1-2 paragraphs