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Now Playing: Rachel Belman The Flipped Classroom Kevin Scritchfield Math and Computer Applications Instructor Sierra High School, Tollhouse, CA Continuing Education Instructor Fresno Pacific University: Cloud Computing for Educators Twitter as a Professional Development Tool The Flipped Classroom @kscritch email@example.com Creator of Alge-Bingo an Algebra Bingo game for the iPad & iPhone
Do you have similar questions?: • Do I care more about my students’ success than they do? • Is anyone hearing me out there? • There must be a better way?! • How can I get my students to actually DO their homework? • How can I get my students to not just ‘do’ their homework, but actually understand it? • I’m tired of ‘spoonfeeding’ my students, how do I get them to take ownership of their own learning?
If you sometimes question the process of teaching - the pedagogy - within your own classroom and the fact that your classroom doesn’t really look that much different than a classroom in the 1880’s, then maybe you are open to ‘flipping’ your classroom?!
Most people consider this to be the definition of ‘flipping’: When it is actually this: Better Learning Through Structured Teaching by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, 2008
Four Types of Flipped Instruction: Wait! That’s only 3!
Ultimate Goal:Flipping for Mastery Mastery Learning enables students to take responsibility for their own learning. Mastery Learning allows students to work at their own pace through the curriculum. Students conduct experiments, watch vodcasts, work on assignments, interact with the class learning management site, have one-on-one discussions with their teacher, and get tutored by their peers and cadet teachers. When they complete a unit they must demonstrate that they have learned the content by taking an exit assessment that includes both a project and an exam. If students score less than 85% on these exit assessments, they must go back and re-learn those concepts they missed and retake the exam. Grades are now determined by how much content they have mastered. http://www.flippedclassroom.com/mastery.php
I consider myself a pretty good lecturer. I use Keynote, clickers, and lots of CFU’s. But I look around the room during my lecture and can’t help but think that there must be a better use of our time in class together. Most students don’t need us there by their side when they are taking notes. They need someone to help them with the application. Let me give you what I call “The Perfect Storm” for flipping the classroom.
“Before, while I did my homework, I would be eating dinner, watching TV, texting my friends, and my family would be talking to me. Now, I’m just watching a video and taking notes. I can’t do anything else and so it makes me focus more.”Dana - 11th grade Precalc student
The Mechanics Creating Your Videos • Record a lecture • Create a screencast • Using the equipment in your classroom: ELMO projector, Smartboard, iPad
The Mechanics Recording a lecture Your classroom Out on your campus In your town Geographic location On vacation!? • Location • Tools YouTube SchoolTube TeacherTube EduTube Google Site Video Camera iPhone Web cam iMovie/MovieMaker • Post
The Mechanics Create a Screencast • What is a ‘screencast’? • The tools Screencast-O-Matic Camtasia or Jing Screenr Many others • Posting Any video site Screencast.com Google Site
The Mechanics Using the equipment in your classroom: ELMO projector, Smartboard, iPad Educreations ShowMe ScreenChomp ExplainEverything Knowmia Teach
The Mechanics Creating an Online Presence for Your Class • YouTube Channel (YouTube Education) • Others: TeacherTube, SchoolTube, EduTube, Vimeo • Best option: Google Sites
The Mechanics What About Equitable Access?! • Online - Home, Smartphone • On an iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Android • On DVD • In a lab, library, or your classroom at lunch or some other time during the day (Intervention period?) Ultimately up to the student (Encyclopedias)
Now What Do I Do During Class?! • Most common - traditional ‘homework‘ Worksheets, book assignments, online practice • Access to the expert, access to each other • More focused than doing it at home • Discussions, Skype, Twitter, Mapping, Games, Labs, Hands-on projects, Online experiences • Common Core Standards & The Flipped Classroom • This is where you become the expert in your field and in your classroom AND you get to be creative!
The Parent (& Administrator) Trap Permisson/Forgiveness • Be careful! • Very individual decision here - depends on your specific situation Some possible topics for your discussion with your administrator: • Are they familiar with the flipped concept? • Sending out a letter to parents • If he/she were to get some complaints from parents, how would they respond? • What can you expect as their overall support in the flipped process? • Are there options for a student such as taking the course from another teacher? • Is there some type of orientation that can be done for parents?
The Parent (& Administrator) Trap • Parent Letter • Parent Video
The Flipped Classroom Kevin Scritchfield Math and Computer Applications Instructor Sierra High School, Tollhouse, CA Continuing Education Instructor Fresno Pacific University: Cloud Computing for Educators Twitter as a Professional Development Tool The Flipped Classroom @kscritch firstname.lastname@example.org Creator of Alge-Bingo an Algebra Bingo game for the iPad & iPhone