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Part Three... Flipping The Classroom Series... 12 Great Resources

Welcome to the third in the series of three posts dedicated to "Flipping the Classroom.  These posts have been crafted to compliment that special webinar presented by Dr. Lodge McCammon on March 1. Did you miss it? Then make sure you check out the archive.  This series of posts on the flipped classroom has been prepared by Michael Gorman, a member of the Siemens STEM Academy Team.  Be sure to read  upcoming  Siemens STEM Academy blog posts to discover the other great resources for those attempting the flip! Don't miss out, perhaps now is a great time to sign up for an RSS feed and also follow us on twitter at SiemensSTEMAcad

Part Three... Flipping The Classroom Series... 12 Great Resources - Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)

USA Today: Flipped…Classrooms Take Advantage Of Technology - USA Today article that points out both advantages and some disadvantages to a Flipped Classroom model. This article provides essential ideas to ponder before making the Flip.

Flipped Classroom - A short but very enlightening article on positive applications involved in “Flipping a Class”. This article produced by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides an important point to reflect on at the conclusion of the article. It states, "While I’m glad many educators seem to be jumping onboard with this model, my concerns are that some teachers may simply transfer their lectures to video and then have their students write papers or fill out worksheets during class. To me, that is bad pedagogy. However, if significant learning opportunities are capitalized on during class time, this could truly change learning and solve the problem, at least temporarily, of engaging students with material outside of the classroom" Wow... well said! Take a look at the video while you are there.

Electronic Educator - Flip Your Classroom Through Reverse Instruction - Follow one teachers path toward Flipping (Reverse Instruction). Once again it is emphasized that class time must be carefully planned with innovative and engaging ideas. It is more than just helping students with what use to be homework! Also it points out that all stakeholders must be informed about the Flip. Make sure you see the videos.

The Flipped Classroom Model - The Full Picture - And a full picture it is from a very informative and engaging blog entitled, “ UserGeneratedEducation”.  After reading this article any educator will walk away with the idea that the Flipped Classroom is more than just videos followed by paper work. Jackie Gerstein does a wonderful job of bringing the whole idea of the process together. The graphics do a wonderful job of showing how asynchronous and synchronous connections work together to involve both the individual and the group. Plan on having a little time to spend... which will be well worth it.

As you can see… the simple definition, “the teacher provides videos for homework while traditional home work is done in class under teacher supervision” does not quite fit the bill. In fact, this alone may turn a Flip into a Flop.  Educators must first begin any Flip with a well thought out understanding and follow that with a plan of action. After developing you concept of a Flip classroom you may decide to take a little more time reading, researching and planning. Most importantly remember that students should always be at the center of instruction. The idea of Flipping is another one of those wonderful peripherals we find in the true 21st century classroom.

We sure hope you enjoyed these additional four amazing Flip Resources.  Don't miss out on great posts and resources dedicated to STEM and amazing resources. Now is a great time to sign up for an RSS feed and also follow us on twitter at SiemensSTEMAcad. You may even wish to share this post with others via a quick email or even a tweet! Also, check out that Flipped Webinar presented by Dr. Lodge McCammon at the Siemens STEM Academy Webinar Archive. Now that you are back on your feet, we will see you next time here at the Siemens STEM Academy.

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Michael Gorman

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Mike Gorman

Mike is an advocate for transforming education and bringing 21st Century Skills to classrooms. He was awarded Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and honored as a Microsoft 365 Global Education Hero.
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