Tuesday, December 30, 2014

So....you WANT to flip?

I have flipped my math classroom for the previous two school years. As 2014 comes to a close and I reflect on how my flipped classroom has evolved into what it is today, I thought I would provide some questions to consider for those who are interested in delving into the world of flipped (or blended) instruction.

Who:   Who can you learn from online or within your school? 
Who can help provide you with support?
Who on Twitter flips and offers good insights?  

What: What subject(s) will you flip?
          What hardware/software will you use to instruct? (SMARTboard, camera/tripod)
          What program will you use to record (Camtasia, Screencast-o-matic, etc.)
          What platform will you use to host your videos? (EdPuzzle, EduCanon, etc.)

When:  When will you provide flipped instruction?   (M-TH?  One day a week?)

Where:  Where will students watch the videos?   (At home? Before School?)
            Where will the students watch the videos if they don't have access at home?
            Do you have enough devices/computers for students to watch in your room?
*NOT ALL FLIPPED VIDEOS HAVE TO BE VIEWED OUT OF CLASS. You can set up a stations where students watch review videos in class, rotations where students watch videos as morning work throughout the week, etc.)

Why: (This question is KEY!)  


         What is your overall goal?

How:   How will you guarantee students watched the videos?  
How long will the videos be?

          How will you assess students’ understanding?

I hope these questions help you if you're considering flipping. In the next four posts you can find information on:

Feel free to leave any other questions in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!


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