Lesson Plan

Flipping the Classroom

This is a presentation on how to "flip" a classroom.
Jason S.
Classroom teacher
Brandon Middle School (Brandon, MS)
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to explain what a "flipped classroom" is and hopefully come up with ideas to use in their own classrooms, departments, and schools.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6 - 12
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1 Hook

Activity: Exploring

The students will view the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwKQ9Idq9FM

Then debate on the power a video, a tutorial, an experiment can have on sparking the imagination away from school and how this can be harnessed in their classroom.

2 Direct Instruction

Free, Paid

Students will view the presentation on what a flipped classroom is, why we should do this, and what the positive and negative effects will be.

This is the link: http://prezi.com/otrpsqgsxclv/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share


3 Guided Practice


The students will participate in an online discussion group on VoiceThread that focuses on how to use music in a flipped classroom. The discussion board is at My VoiceThread page.

The class will then discuss ways that this app could be used to improve away from class learning in a flipped classroom environment.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Using at least one of the products discussed in the presentation today, create a short fifteen minute lesson that applies to your class. Keep in mind: How the students will use it, what your goals are with the lesson, and how this ties into your classroom instruction.

5 Wrap-Up

I am using this to create an odd little play showing what can happen with the addition of flipping the classroom. It features a squirrel as the students, a dragon as ignorance, the knight as teachers, and the fairy godmother as technology.

Yeah, silly I know. But here is the link: http://youtu.be/jNHHVP6Ngak