Flipping the Classroom
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
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.
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
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.
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