The Flipped Classroom
This site is maintained by Jerry Overmyer and is devoted to teaching educators how to use screencasting to flip your classroom. This method of learning is the brainchild of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams who are pioneers in the field of using screencasting in education. The official site is now at the Flipped Learning Network.
The flipped classroom model encompasses any use of using Internet technology to leverage the learning in your classroom, so you can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher created videos (aka vodcasting) that students view outside of class time.
It is called the flipped class because the whole classroom/homework paradigm is “flipped”. What used to be classwork (the “lecture”) is done at home via teacher-created videos and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class.
For a concise overview, check out the article The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not
The Flipped Learning Network has its own professional learning site through Ning with over 16,000 flipping teachers!
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