Some technologies have the power to transform learning, allowing us to do things that would be impossible otherwise.

Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom would be an excellent example of using technology to transform the learning experience of your students.

How does It Work?

The basic idea is that direct instruction does not require a teacher to be present with students, but interaction does. Students may learn better when they receive direct instruction from a video or other eResources outside of the classroom, followed by interaction with their teacher and classmates in the classroom.

Though an interaction period in class allows students to practice, seek guidance and receive focused feedback on their learning, there is usually little class time for this. With flipped classroom, however, the traditional approach is “flipped” to give students direct instruction outside of the classroom while save more class time for interaction in the classroom.

Major Concerns

Before you start to flip your class, you might be interested in the following videos, as they mentions some concepts and issues you might need to know in your future try-out.

1. Is Flipping for Everyone?

Let’s hear what others think about a flipped class in the video below.

(A warm reminder: English subject starts from 00:55)

2. Rethinking Space and Time

Before you watch the video below, consider these two questions:

  • Space: which classroom do you prefer: a presentation station or a learning center?
  • Time: how would you like to make use of your class time: as an instructor or a facilitator?

3. More Formative Assessments

One advantage of flipping your class is that you could free up more valuable class time for formative assessment, as shown in this video.

4. Tools for Flipped Class Videos

This video shares some tools that might be helpful to answer your questions, such as

  • Why do you need to make a video?
  • How to create your video content?
  • How to share videos with students?

5. Possible Problems and Solutions

If you have the same problems as follows, find the solutions in the video.

  • Do your students have access to your videos?
  • Do your students know how to watch a video?
  • How to ensure students watch videos as required?
  • Is there any need for you to make perfect videos?
  • How to get started with your first flipped lesson?

6. Including Your Stakeholders

This short video shows you how to include your stakeholders, such as students, administrators and parents, into your flipped classroom.

7. An Example of a Flipped Lesson

You might not want to miss this video, as it covers the following issues in more details:

  • What are the problems facing a traditional classroom?
  • How is flipped classroom different from traditional classroom?
  • How can you flip your English class in terms of grammar, reading, vocabulary and writing?
  • How does flipped classroom benefit both students and teachers?

For more examples of pre-recorded videos for flipped learning, click here.

Final Note

Now you should be more confident in designing your flipped classes. Enjoy!