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What are the pros and cons of a flipped classroom? Respond from the teacher the student, perhaps the administrator or the parent point of view. Will you be trying this next year? Why or why not?
Great question! Here are some pros and cons I can think of quickly.
I'd consider trying a more head-on flipped classroom style. I used to teach writing-centered courses and the cons above are some of the tricky spots I encountered in the process. But there's something to be said when students are able to learn from and off of each other with reinforcement from the teacher. Some students might even learn better if they're in a position to answer another student's questions, stepping into a teacherly role themselves.
Amy Gordon wrote about a "Flipped Classroom" Model that has been receiving a great deal of attention recently. How can this model enhance what we do in the classroom?
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Hi Lynne Hoffman,
The pros I see are the involvement of other students helping their peers and the students can work at their own pace in a flipped classroom.
The main con I see is if the students are working at the computer on something the teacher is not necessarily needed except as a monitor. Are the students working on the right subject (math or english)?
By flipping the classroom, students can help peers and work self-paced while they also engage in hands-on learning by collaborating on projects.
I recommend reading an article from Tech & Learning titled "Project Based Learning and Flipped Classrooms: There Really is a Connection… Plus a Free Webinar" that clearly supports flipping classrooms. The writer strongly believes that project based learning and flipping classrooms definitely complement each other.
What do you think about this idea?
In a Tech & Learning article titled, "Five Reasons I’m Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom," Lisa Nielsen gives her take on the cons of a flipped classroom:
I encourage you to read her article which explains each of her five points in greater detail.
What do you think of her reasons for opposing a flipped classroom?
Tiffany and Lynne, you gave me material for a presentation I have coming up at the end of this week, general title is "Blended Learning with a focus on Learning Management Systems."
Since Flipped-Classroom is one of the four identified models of Blended Learning, your comments ladies, hit the mark when I started to address the pros and cons of Blended Learning.
You might like the article from eSchool News titled, Flipping for fitness which provides some interesting ideas for incorporating this model in physical education classes. The author Jason Hahnstadt discusses the merits of using emerging technologies to teach health classes and athletic activities.
Are you looking for a good graphic of the flipped classroom concept? I suggest you view the article presented by Mind/Shift The Flipped Classroom Defined. The model shows how a flipped classroom turns traditional teaching methods upside down by delivering instruction online outside of class and moving activities that would be homework inside the classroom.
What do you think of this idea?
Do you have misconceptions about Flipped Learning?
I enjoyed reading Aaron Sams and Brian Bennett's article, The truth about flipped learning (eSchool News, May 31, 2012).
Do take a look, it is worth a read. What misconceptions did you have and did this article change your understanding of flipped learning in any way?
I just read another article on the flipped classroom that gives some advice regarding the reasons for the Flipped Classroom Model, basics on the Flipped Classroom, and how to flip your entire school or district. Take a look at TechSmith's "Teachers Use Technology to Flip Their Classrooms."
The article includes these five benefits for flipping a classroom:
The site includes real world examples as guides for using the Flipped Classroom Model.
Does anyone plan to try this in your classroom or school in the coming year? If you have used the Flipped Classroom Model, please share your experience.
Tech & Learning online magazine included an article recently on "Flipping the Classroom" that provides an excerpt from the book, Flip Your Classroom (©2012, ISTE® International Society for Technology in Education) by authors Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, that outlines reasons why educators should consider this model.
The article states that teachers around the world have adopted the flipped classroom model and are using it to teach a variety of courses to students of all ages.
What do you think of using the flipped classroom idea to differentiate instruction?