Science 2.0: “Flipping” Your Classroom by: Eric Brunsell and Martin Horejsi

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Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann’s flipped classroom model allows them to provide direct instruction, but not during class. Students watch online lectures at night and teachers spend class time connecting individually with students—through hands-on activities, projects, and tutoring. This model creates a classroom structure that allows students to take responsibility for their learning both inside and outside the classroom.

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  • on Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:06 PM

This is a really great summary about how to flip your classroom! Not knowing much about the topic, this article wasn't overwhelming and gave very good information on how to start! Very easy read!

Angela  (Magnolia, TX)
Angela (Magnolia, TX)

  • on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:23 PM

This short article gives a brief introduction to the idea of "flipping" a classroom. In a flipped class, students watch videos for homework and work on problems (traditionally given for homework) during class. This sounds like a great alternative method to teaching students content and giving them a chance to practice concepts in class. Along with an intro to this practice, the article also provides some great web resources to help teachers learn more about this innovative idea.

Maureen Stover  (Fayetteville, NC)
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)

  • on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:32 AM

This is an article that makes sense. If you can video tape your lectures you can help your students when they really need your help. This is a perfect way to use Web2.0 tools and be there when your students are stumped. I would love to try this technique.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:29 PM

This article is about using video podcast to direct teach online at anytime and on demand so that classroom time can be used to help students master content they are having trouble with. Students in the classroom were now responsible for learning in classroom and out of classroom. They call this ‘flipping’ the classroom. The article is great and the resources suggested are even better.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Tue May 24, 2011 8:28 AM

The authors describe an innovative teaching strategy to effectively use technology to increase class time for science inquiry activities and teacher-student contact. Flipping instruction involves moving direct instruction (lecture time) to video podcasts that students view as homework, allowing teachers to focus class time on mentoring students individually with problem-solving, projects and concept mastery. The authors suggest multimedia tools for creating video podcasts and provide website and Twitter resources for collaboration with other educators who are flipping their classrooms.

Dorothy Ginnett  (Stevens Point, WI)
Dorothy Ginnett (Stevens Point, WI)

  • on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:50 AM

By using vodcasting (video podcasts), teachers are changing their classroom structure to meet their students' needs. Students watch a 30-50 minute lecture during the evening as homework. They come to class ready to work problem sets or hands-on activities. Teachers are able to help students to master key concepts. Student/teacher interaction is increased and students take more responsibility for their own learning.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

  • on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:03 PM

The idea behind a flipped classroom sounds really awesome, this article helps better understand what a flipped classroom is.

Kelly  (Brewster, NY)
Kelly (Brewster, NY)

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