What is the flipped classroom? This infographic can help us understand it.
Created by Knewton
This video can help understand why we should work in a different way to get our students more engaged and we could care for different levels of learners by providing also support or individualized learning if necessary. We know that learners can learn in a different way and that it is important to reach all our learners.
More sources online which can explain FLIPPED LEARNING :
Tips and ideas about flipping a teacher should know:
1^ create a video
2^ share it with your students
3^ spend class time differently
Last February I was engaged online and did some EVO sessions dealing with different issues and interesting topics: Clil, writing ebooks and a lot of new topics like flipping.
I also did the EVO SESSION about FLIPPPED LEARNING. I took up the activity late but could learn a lot and I watched most of the reflections online which the tutor suggested us.
We were guided by teachers who were working online and shared their ideas about what they had been doing and which tools we might use to flip our classes.
In some way I am a person who has started flipping lessons as I would like my students to learn on their own. I also think that we should work from home and that students should be more engaged in class.
I have learnt that you need to know well what to do when you decide to change the approach of teaching. My students do not have technology at school and sometimes not even at home. This is a great problem.
Flipped learning implies that your students have access to videos and the internet but you do not need to work only online.
We were guided and we developed our sample lesson/module by choosing an activity which should follow the principles of FL: here is my final product.
I tried to use many tools but the great problem was to choose what the students could see from home: most of my students have poor internet access and they use mobile devices like smartphones but in most cases they do not have a tablet or their computer can be not the most updated.
I used Zaption for some activities, now ZAPTION is going to disappear and I will have to find a new way for presenting videos with questions: edpuzzle might be ok but I am looking for new tools. I really like using new tools but I am also interested in free apps as I cannot pay for a lot of subscriptions and what's more we do not have many teachers who are working on FL.
This is the Link to the activity which I have devised and need improving
I have collected some interesting materials online which I feel might be useful and which are the key and most important ideas we might bear in mind when we decide to flip our classes or lessons.
Blended learning and flipping classroom: what you can blend
- a lesson
- a discussion
- a research
- a collaboration
LMS, by italianteacher
ONLINE WHITEBOARDS, by italianteacher
SEARCH ENGINES, by italianteacher
USING SCREENCAST O'MATIC
FOR CREATING VIDEOS
Useful link for creating videos with VIZIA:
Tools which we can use to create video presentations online
2. the Learnia
http://pen.io/ A useful tool for creating a blog post in just a few seconds
https://www.cloudschool.org/ A free platform for teachers and learners
I will present some interesting ideas and videos in my next post. I really think that flipping can make us work in a different way.