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Flipped Lessons

For discussion on effective use of flip teaching. In flip teaching, students first study the topic themselves, typically using video lessons created by the instructor or shared by another educator. In the classroom, the pupil then tries to apply the knowledge by solving problems and doing practical work.

The role of the classroom teacher is then to tutor the student when they become stuck, rather than to impart the initial lesson. This allows time inside the class to be used for additional learning-based activities, including use of differentiated instruction and project-based learning.

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Comment by Ray Myrtle on February 3, 2014 at 4:38pm

Hi Shannon: Happy New Year!

Take a look at the science resouces and my 'simple machines unit'. I used this in several classess. Its not a complete resource yet, but the basic idea is to make short videos of the key ideas. Kids can watch them at home or at school. Helps when kids are away (in fact the whole 'flip lesson' thing was started by a couple of high school chemistry teachers whose students were always leaving for football games and returning after to 'ask for a summary'.) Here's the link.

Let me know if you want to know more.


Comment by Shannon Beglaw on February 3, 2014 at 4:27pm

I love the idea of a flipped class, and I see how it would work beautifully in secondary math or science.  I would like ideas to implement it in intermediate social studies or science.  I live in a low income community, where not every student has access to a computer at home every day.


Comment by Ray Myrtle on September 28, 2013 at 1:27pm

Thanks Andrea!

There are many secondary math teachers using this idea. It will be interesting to see how it works in elementary. I did a simple machines unit for gr. 4/5 students and also used Screencast-o-matic, which works pretty well. You can see my videos in the resources wiki under science.

Feel free to post a few lessons on the wiki, or send them to me so people can see a sample of what you're doing.

I'll copy your post in the math discussion as well.

Comment by Ray Myrtle on September 23, 2013 at 9:16pm

Hi Andrea: I've used a power point and screencast-o-matic to create you tube videos. You can see them in the Science section of the resources under gr 5 simple machines. I looks like educreations might work better for diagramming.


Comment by Andrea Munro on September 23, 2013 at 9:10pm
I am in the process of creating lessons to accompany Math Makes Sense 7 using educreations. I'm willing to share. Message me if interested.

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