Share lectures with video before class, and dedicate class time to activity and discussion. At first, the flipped classroom sounds fairly straightforward.
Looking closer, however, it soon becomes clear that from this basic premise springs many unique and interesting forms.
EducationDive.com has highlighted 16 examples of flipped classrooms in action, teaching students ranging from elementary scholars to doctoral candidates. Most surprising in all those examples? The sheer amount of variety — everything from teaching styles, information resources, student interaction, and more is tailored to the needs of the coursework.
Many of the examples EducationDrive shares illustrate unique models of how a teacher can invert their class. Is one of those flipped concepts right for your classroom? Let’s take a look at each:
As Mark Frydenberg of the Huffington Post notes, “It is not a ‘one size fits all’ model.” He points out that every classroom is different, with different levels of access to technology, different levels of motivation on the part of the students, and different technological know-how on the part of the instructors. Additionally, teachers must re-learn how to act as the “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage”—and that takes time.
However, whenever the shift does occur, many experts believe the benefits are well worth the effort. According to ASCD.org, of 453 teachers who flipped their classrooms, 67 percent reported increased test scores, with particular benefits for students in advanced placement classes and students with special needs; 80 percent reported improved student attitudes, and 99 percent said they would flip their classrooms again next year.
Take a deeper look into the flipped classroom evolution, including the foundational strategy and early results that have so many teachers excited, in our white paper, So You’ve Decided To Flip Your Classroom.
In it, we discuss the five most important technologies schools should consider when researching or implementing the flipped classroom, including:
At Panopto, we’re committed to giving teachers the easiest solution for flipping their classrooms. With our software, lectures videos can be recorded from any laptop — in the classroom, at home, or just about anywhere else.
Once recorded, lecture videos can be automatically uploaded to a school’s video library so that students can view them on laptops, smartphones, and tablets.