Flipping

A Step-By-Step Guide to Flipping the Learning in Your Space
Why Flip?
The positives (and negatives) of flipping education.
How can you get the most out of classtime with your students?  

How can you inicrease engagement?

How can you leverage technology to your advantage in the classroom?

Flip the learning in your space and you have many of the answers.  


Flipped learning is not a silver bullet for solving all the problems in the classroom.  What it is, though, is a way for you to have classes that are much more interesting, fun, and interactive than ever before.  

Flipped learning allows the teacher to push the lower order thinking skills, like note taking and sample problems, out of the class and in to teacher time.  By making videos, or what flippers call screencasts, the teacher can just as easily present notes to students during out-of-class time as they could during in-class time.  Then, students can come to class ready to dive in to an activity, a lab, some group work, writing, formative assessment, conferencing with the teacher... well, you get the idea.  The teachers that actively flip and continue to improve their flipping styles say that the will NEVER go back to traditional teaching.

Flipping is not a revolutionary idea that came about with the advent of easy-to-make screencasts.  Remember when you were assigned a chapter of  The Scarlet Letter to read or given a few sections of the history book to outline?  This is the same idea.  It is a waste of class time to have students read a chapter or outline the history text.  It's not that these assignments are not important!  It's just that there are so many better activities you can do with you students then just watch them read or take notes.  And this is what the current model of flipped learning emphasizes, more sensible use of class time and out-of-class time for the students.  

There are a some down sides to flipping.  Students who don't watch the video, what do you do with them?  How do you make students accountable for watching the videos?  When I lecture in class, I can address confusions immediately as I am teaching, and flipping doesn't allow that.  And all these can be addressed.  All you need is an open mind and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.

Before You Flip

What you should keep in mind before you flip your learning environment.


Before
While You Flip

Things to consider as you are working out the kinks in your flipped class and some ways to make your flip more effective. 
During
After You Flip

Now that you have a good grasp and understand how, what you can do to keep improving your flipped environment.
After

NONLINEAR FLIP LEARNING

The concept of nonlinear flipping was born from the idea that once a teacher flips, they can deliver multiple lessons about the same theme to different students.  This leverages flipping in ways that can make learning even more valuable for the students in the class. 
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