Bronwyn Bleakley is smart. An evolutionary geneticist by trade, she teaches biology at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.
So it isn’t a surprise that when Professor Bleakley wanted to get her students to stop spending class time passively taking notes on their laptops and start actively participating in classroom discussions, she found a smart solution – the flipped classroom.
We’ll let her tell the story.
“I use technology in my classroom… to get technology out of my classroom.”
The ‘flipped classroom’ is one that engenders active learning and total engagement, and it starts with recording meaningful information that can be shared remotely. Teachers record and share lectures ahead of time, freeing up class time for group discussions, Q&A on the lesson, role-playing, and other hands-on learning activities. Creating a flipped classroom means that students consume lecture material online before class, preparing them for an engaging in-class experience.
The Practical Guide to Flipping Your Classroom
Learn more about how to flip your classroom, including foundational strategies and early success stories that have so many teachers excited in our free, downloadable white paper: So You’ve Decided To Flip Your Classroom.
In the white paper, 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