The term “Flipped Classroom” brings to mind that the entire structure of the class is flipped from the traditional setting. Instead of listening to lecture during class time, the student watches a video or reads text at home. Instead of doing problem solving independently at home, the student does the problem solving in class time with the aid of the instructor.
Bergmann and Sams (2012) give several reasons why one should flip the classroom:
- speaks the language of today’s students
- helps busy students
- helps struggling students
- helps students of all abilities to excel
- allows students to pause and rewind their teacher
- increase student-teacher interaction
- allows teachers to know their students better
- increases student-student interaction
- allow for real differentiation
- changes classroom management
- changes the way we talk to parents
- educates parents
- makes your class transparent
- a great technique for absent teachers
- can lead to the flipped-mastery program
Software and Equipment
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- SMART software
- Wireless Tablets
- Tablet PC
- Interactive Whiteboard
- Headphones – Plantronics Audio Stereo USB Headset
- Webcam –Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080p HD
- Recording software
- Document camera
- Video camera
How to Make Videos Your Students Will Love
- Keep it short
- Animate your voice
- Create the video with another teacher
- Add humor
- Don’t waste your students’ time
- Add annotations
- Add callouts
- Zoom in and out
- Keep it copyright friendly
- Keep it ADA compliant
A Flipped Classroom Learning Community will run in the Fall of 2015 and will be facilitated by Vickie Johnston. Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are informal groups of faculty members who meet on a regular basis to explore topics of common interest. Groups may discuss relevant articles and classroom examples. For more information on the Lucas Center’s Faculty Learning Communities, please visit www.fgcu.edu/LucasCenter/faculty-learning-communities.html
Article based on Robert Nichols, Math Instructor Florida Gulf Coast University, handout for a STEM presentation.
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