Celebrate Flipped Day by Flipping Your Classroom!
If you’ve taught in a classroom in the past few years — any subject, any level, any place — you’ve already at least heard of the flipped classroom.
But if you haven’t yet experienced the power of the flipped classroom for yourself, today is your lucky day.
It’s Flipped Day.
Organized by the Flipped Learning Network, Flipped Day asks educators across the globe simply to flip one lesson today.
The Basics of Flipped Learning
For those not already familiar with the trend, the flipped classroom takes the traditional educational experience — lectures in class, homework at home — and inverts it.
In a flipped classroom, teachers share their lecture materials ahead of time, typically as condensed video “micro-lectures” that students are expected to review before class. In practice, those micro-lectures can be almost anything — from Powerpoint slides presented by the teacher, to curated videos, reading assignments, or almost anything else. What’s important is the shift — making homework of the lecture allows students to watch it at their own pace, and rewind and review anything they want to hear repeated on-demand.
More important is just what that scheduling shift opens up. With class time freed of the required lecture, teachers can open the floor to a much more interactive learning experience. Flipping the classroom creates time for activity, discussion, teamwork, concept exploration — even just simple, personalized instruction as teachers and students can work together in person on assignments that previously would have been done at home.
Celebrate Flipped Day by Flipping Your Classroom!
On Flipped Day, the Flipped Learning Network asks every teacher to give inverted learning a try. Instead of delivering content for a particular lesson from the front of the room, try:
- Create a recording of that content ahead of time, or
- Curate a recording someone else has created
- Assign the recording as homework for students to interact with before they come to class
- Engage your students in class with a creative activity to deepen their understanding of the lesson
Looking for a few ideas and resources for flipping your classroom? We’ve got a few pointers:
Classroom Flipping Recommendations, Strategies, and Tactics
- Which Flipped Classroom is Right For You? The latest trends, strategies, and ideas in classroom flipping, including the 3 key parts of every flipped classroom.
- Get Flipped: Advice for Flipped Classroom Beginners. The essential considerations for teachers getting ready to flip their first class.
- Ready, Set, Go! How To Make Your Flipped Classroom Work. Help your students prepare for learning in a flipped classroom environment.
- 7 Unique Flipped Classroom Models — Which is Right for You? A deeper look into some of the unique models of how a teacher can invert a class.
- Best-In-Class – Inspiration for Your Flipped Classroom. Three great examples of classroom flipping that’s going on right now using Panopto.
- How Can I Convince My Colleagues that Flipping the Classroom Is a Good Idea? The most common reasons and goals for inverted classrooms.
Flipped Classroom Example
Student-Centered Approach to Teaching
Join Gareth Hall of the UK’s Aberystwyth University for a meta-flipped classroom, as he uses the inverted format to discuss the fundamentals of flipped learning for his colleagues.
Flipped Class Case Studies
- Flipping Classrooms at Eastern Michigan University — see how Eastern Michigan uses the flipped classroom concept to make courses more interactive and efficient.
- The Ongoing Evolution of Learning: A Biologist’s Continued Experiments with the Flipped Classroom. Dr. Jeremy Pritchard, Senior Lecturer and Head of Education at the University of Birmingham, shares his experience in flipping his classrooms.
- “I Use Technology In My Classroom… To Get Technology Out Of My Classroom”. How one teacher flips her classes to get students off their laptops – and into discussion.
Technical Advice for Your Flipped Classroom
Take a deeper look at the flipped classroom evolution, including the foundational strategy and early results that have so many teachers excited, in our latest 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:
- How to make videos easily available, consistently and securely
- How to enable teachers to record video in any location
- Ensuring instructors can record anything, no matter how complex
- Ensuring students can watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any device
- Ensuring students can find any topic in any video when needed
Celebrate Flipped Day!
Panopto’s flipped classroom software is designed to make flipping easy for any classroom, with simple software that records anything, anytime, anywhere — whatever information you need to share to help your flipped class come into your room ready to talk, share, and act.
Want to give Panopto a try? Contact our team for a free, full-featured trial.