Despite what it may sound from the name, flipping the class is not where all the furniture in the classroom gets turned upside down.
The Flipped Classroom is a teaching model designed to give teachers more 1:1 time in the class for interactive learning, by creating instructive content that gets put online, so that the students can watch it outside of class hours. So the bits that don’t require you to be face to face with the student they can watch online at their own convenience, meaning the precious time you are together in class gets put to better use.
How it came about
Who is using the Flipped Classroom model so far?
The American’s have got the right idea as they are already using the Flipped Class model to great affect. You might also have heard of Salman Khan who has become famous for his ‘Khan Academy’, which is an online library of over 3,200 free educational videos.
Why should I be interested if I’m a teacher?
Using this model has so many advantages…
• You get to spend more one on one time helping students
• You can share information with other faculties, substitute teachers, students, parents and the community at large
• Students are able to re-listen to lessons and therefore make sure they have absorbed and understood all the information
• The classroom becomes a more collaborative learning environment
Why am I telling you this?
Well, Present.me is a great tool for the flipped classroom, as you can have your content on one side, and the explanation on the other, so you get the best of both worlds. If you don’t believe us, here are a couple of examples of how powerful it can be…