Flip it! Yes that’s right I said Flip it!!
“Flip what?” You might ask…. and the simple answer is…. your classroom!
This post is about a fabulous and exciting concept of flipped classrooms. I got here after reading Mr Clancy’s blog about Voki and these great personalised avatars you can create. The blog had me flashing back to a PD I did on my last prac about flipped classrooms and how great the avatars would be for when you are creating your lecture videos for a flipped classroom.
The concept of flipped classrooms is an interesting one. The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of understanding that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion, debates and hands on experiences.
This brief clip will explain how it works
What a fabulous way to cater to each student individually. Students can watch the lectures at home, at their own pace in the place of homework and then do the traditional homework of applying the new skill and concept with the support of the teacher in class. This is an example of how teacher can not only use ICT but integrate it holistically into learning. There are many resources too that can be used to create your video lectures or alternatively with so many teachers now using this approach many share their lectures on YouTube.
If you have any questions about the pro’s and cons of this revolutionary approach to teaching then do not hesitate to ask in the comments below.