Students watch a video explanation, or read something as homework. In class time is spent doing activities, working problems, etc
- Makes face to face time better
- Teachers have more time to interact with students on an individual level
- Allows students who get it to work faster
- Allows those who don’t get it some face time with the teacher
- A lot of work up front for the teacher
- 1 new video every 1-2 days
- have all videos for the unit made in advance for those who work fast
- Minor issue: Where to save these videos that is easily accessible to students (Canvas? YouTube? MP4? Google Drive?, DropBox?)
- What do students who work faster do once they are done? When should they test over the material?
- Same problem as now: How do we make learning happen for those students who will always try to get out of doing the work?
A typical day in a flipped classroom
- Use with Standards Based grading, prove and regularly re-prove mastery
- What does mastery look like?
- No homework scores just test and quiz grades
- No re-takes without re-work; no retakes if homework not completed
- We will have to change the mindset from “fail, move on” to “re-learn, re-test, show that you get it then move on”
- Teacher should model how students should behave in the flipped classroom---watch first video(s) together, take good notes, write questions
- Student accessibility: maybe save as MP4 so that no internet required to watch video
- Keep videos short, 5-15 minutes.
Post Written by Michelle Kappmeyer, W-SR High School, Spanish