Flipped learning – flip your classroom – flipped mastery classroom
There’s lots of talk about 'flipping a classroom' these days. In The flipped classroom explained I argue that the flipped mastery classroom is the ultimate flipped model to use. To the uninitiated, flipping a classroom may sound like an interesting idea, yet one which is difficult to visualise. So what does a flipped classroom look like? If you'd like to see some video examples then you are in luck.
Learning to flip a classroom - a significant undertaking!
Adopting a flipped approach – especially a flipped mastery approach - brings many associated advantages. Learning to flip a classroom, however, is a significant undertaking due to the vast number of considerations and decisions which need to be made. For most teachers many if the required skills are new.
I held many reservations when creating the online guided learning journeys for teachers embarking on the challenge of creating flipped units. Would it be possible to create an online experience for teachers to enable them to create exemplary online units (flipped mastery classrooms)? As it turns out, I am consistently impressed by the quality of the videos and flipped units created by participating teachers.
Video: An in-depth showcase of a collaborative, online humanities unit
The path for non-mathematics teachers (math teachers have a primary need to deliver content, hence there's a separate path for them) requires them to deliver their implementation report by video. The video below is a cut-down version of Amy Wallis' report from June 2016. Amy created, as a first attempt, an exceptional 'Human Society and its Environment' unit.
Video: Examples of flipped mathematic units
As mentioned above, due to maths teachers having a greater need for content delivery and less of a need to utilise online student collaboration there's a specific path for them. The video below contains representative example snippets from a range of flipped mastery units created by participating math teachers.
Your thoughts ...
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The (free) Screen-casting Basics tutorial
Screen-casting means 'recording your screen to create videos'. Screen-casting is one of those essential teacher skills that you do not know is 'essential' until you learn how to do it. But there's a lot of information you ought to be aware of before you dive into creating screencasts - Should I include my 'talking head'? Should I base my videos on Word, Powerpoint, OneNote or something else? What is the ultimate hardware to use (and what are the pitfalls of using an iPad?) What are the most efficient workflows? Should I aim to edit my videos or not?
The answer to these questions is mostly "It depends on your needs"!
The Screen-casting Basics tutorial walks you through all those 'it depends' scenarios and more. You'll not find such a comprehensive collection of useful, 'feet-on-the-ground' information on screen-casting anywhere else.