Flipped Classrooms – Turn to your neighbor and create.

You don't need technology to flip your classroom.
You don’t need technology to flip your classroom.

So, what is a flipped classroom and why would you bother?

The concept can be found in the 1995 article by Barr and Tagg, From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education.  If you truly want to understand the architecture of a flipped classroom, form a team of discovery and follow along.

Individually,

  1. download –  7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms  from Educause
  2. View Penn State’s Simply Speaking video on Flipping the Classroom.Listen to the presenter’s challenges.  He starts out negative, but realistic. So, how do you meet the challenges he presents?  What are the benefits of flipping your classroom?  How would you personalize your flipped classroom for?  He presents technology as the answer. Do you always need technology to flip a classroom?  Reply in  comments area of blog.
  3. View Sal Kahn’s Future of Learning.
  4. Continue on with Eutopia’s Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms

With a team (3-4 members per group),

  1. try Nancy Wozniak’s exercise on Map The Concept of Flipped Classrooms.
    In a team, you will brainstorm your own design for a flipped classroom using a concept (mind) map.  Scan and post your concept maps; or,  email the concept maps to me.  Concept maps can be constructed by hand or electronically.  Contact nancy.wozniak@stonybrook.edu for help and suggestions.

For more resources, go to Robert Talbert’s Resources for the Inverted Classroom – Compiled by Robert Talbert – talbertr@gvsu.edu  Robert Talbert’s Blog – http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines
Reply with your challenges, solutions, and insights.  Add your own resources to share with others.