Flipped Learning

In the flipped classroom, the traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed or flipped. Students watch short instructional videos at home before class and then use in-class time for exercises, projects, or discussions.  The terms flipped learning, flipped teaching, reverse teaching, and the backwards classroom are now widely used to describe classes that follow this pedagogical structure.

Flipped learning is a model tailored to the entertainment preferences of Generation C. (For more information about Gen C, or to take a survey to see if you are Gen C, click here). According to the Gen C YouTube Audience Study:

“These students live in the present tense, connecting across all screens, all the time, everywhere. 59% say the Internet is their main source of entertainment and 38% turn to their phone first when they want to be entertained, with 66% spending the same amount of time or more time watching online videos compared to TV.

So… why not teach them where they are? Why not flip Bloom’s Taxonomy and let them bloomsflipped
learn the lecture content before class so that they can spend class time applying and analyzing the concepts they are learning?  This month in Circles of Innovation we took a look at the model and shared some of our favorite bricks and clicks for bringing the flipped model to life. What follows is the outsourced memory from our session. Enjoy!


Introducing EDPuzzle

In the EDPuzzle we gave you a link to an Entrance Ticket (In other words, a guided note-taking handout or other assignment that students would need to do and bring to class as a ticket to get into class and demonstrate they were preparedto learn). Our entrance activelearninghandoutticket discussed the 4Cs method and gave you a reading on Flipped Learning. In our Circle we demonstrated the 4Cs in action. Click here or on the image to the right to access that handout.  We have also included some other active learning ideas that were shared in Destination 2015 in the handout. To get that click here or on the handout to the left.


Video Testimonials on Flipped Learning





Bricks and Clicks

As part of Flipped learning Circle, team wanted to share a technology that would  allow teachers to easily curate great videos and then flip those videos to create interactive outof class content.Of the many technologies we tested EDpuzzle was the most robust with the easiest interface. We demonstrated it for you in the Circle, but this link takes you to 6 videos we have curated to train you to become an EDPuzzle expert in under 10 minutes. Click here or on the image above to learn more. 

For those of you interested in making your own flipped videos, we also demonstrated Screencastify, which is a free chrome extension. Google chrome is one of the most current and capable browsers and this free extension allows you to make screencasts and upload them to your YouTube channel.


To learn more about about Screencastify click here or watch the video above.


Handouts and Further Reading

Flip Your Classroom

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering – A wired magazine discussing the research findings

Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning – More support for active learning.

Introducing Gen C the YouTube Generation – An information Graphic on Generation C

Meet Generation C the Youtube Generation  – Google’s white paper on Gen C

Curated and Created Content – A handout on Flipped Learning: Curated Content & Instructor-Created Content

Impact of Active Learning – Flipped is Active learning, get some examples of how to use active learning with this handout.

What Is Flipped? – Learn the basics and the 4 Pillars of Flipped learning

Discipline Curated Content – A handout on where you can find flippable discipline based content.

Flipped Stats – An infographic handout on statistics related to student opinions of flipped learning

Why Flipped Learning – Another infographic on why to flip.

Guided Note Taking