Friday, 24 August 2012

The Flipped Classroom

Love the idea of the Flipped Classroom but I think it will take a long time to take off due to the pressures of a new curriculum (C2C) and other major issues HR-type in Queensland schools at the moment.

ICT could be a major tool to helping teachers flip their classrooms as Donald Clark says on his blog about Salman Khan "Classrooms were never designed for technology, apart, perhaps, for Whiteboards. But the danger with whiteboards is that they reinforce talking at students and ‘lecturing’. Flip the classroom. Assign the short talks for homework, THEN use the classroom for the application of the concepts. The net result is that you humanise the classroom. It becomes a place primarily for learning, not teaching. Simple, but like most great ideas - brilliant."

I stumbled on this diagram today through a fellow teacher Shane Mason's blog and was pretty impressed with flipping aligned with Blooms. I bet the results are amazing! If you've flipped your classroom -  how did you manage it? Did you use ICT?

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