Saturday, February 9, 2013

Flipping the Classroom


This article gave some great insight about how teachers can "flip" or front-end load their classrooms. The general stereotype of a flipped classroom is to have videos the students watch as homework before coming into class, then have the students practice in class what they learned where they have teacher and peer assistance. But besides this method, front-end loading can be done with articles, websites, documents and other resources to give students the chance to be prepared for class discussions. Using blogs to extend class discussions beyond the face-to-face environment can lead to greater understanding and interaction of classes and students.
Another great article related to Flipping the Classroom: The Truth about Flipped Classrooms.