Flipped Classrooms

Session Title: Flipped Classrooms

Session Description: 
What does it truly mean to flip your classroom? This informative session will cover the basics of what flipped classrooms are. We will also discuss best practices for successful implementations.


1. Flipped Process
There is a lot of thought that goes into designing and implementing the flipped classroom model so that you and your students have a positive and successful experience. This chart details the process for teachers that are starting to flip their classroom.

2. The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality
This first of three part series seeks to clarify what a flipped classroom is as well as what it is NOT. This article is a quick read and brings clarity to what many misunderstand as the 'flipped classroom'. 
Site: http://goo.gl/Dqu2d
Part 2 of 3: http://goo.gl/tPjnJ
Part 3 of 3: http://goo.gl/9t1Ea

3. Flipped Learning Network
This Ning is for anyone interested in flipping their classroom. Connect with other members, join a variety of groups focusing on various aspects of a flipped classroom, and view user-submitted videos for examples of what others' flipped classroom looks like. Consider joining the First Time Flippers group to get started.

4. Cybrary Man's Educational Websites
The Cybrary Man has gathered tons of resources for you here on his page. From blogs to articles to helpful websites, the Cybrary Man has you covered.

5. The Flipped Class: Students Talk
It's easy for schools and teachers to focus on the positive side of flipping your classroom. This article asks students their thoughts. Insightful. A good read for teachers to consider before jumping into flipping your classroom. This article will help you have a more successful implementation.

6. Flipped Classroom on Scoop.it!
You'll find plenty of additional information and articles on flipped classrooms with Scoop.it!. With 5,000+ posts you may need additional help going through the curated content. 

7. Flipped Classroom on Delicious
You'll find more than 3,000 sites that others have bookmarked on Delicious that relate to flipping your classroom. Articles, ideas, and more are all here.

8. 45 Interesting Ways* to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
Lots of ideas to get you started in using your pocket video camera. Video used in your flipped classroom model shouldn't just be screencasts of instruction. Incorporate some of these ideas by having students use video cameras to demonstrate their learning.

9. Mrs. Kirch's Flipped Classroom Flowchart
This flowchart does a super job of identify what students are to do outside the classroom and what they will be expected to do once they arrive to class. This detail and structure are critical for a successful flipped classroom.

10. Flipped Classroom Resources
Dan Spencer shares some great resources, quotes, videos, and more for those interested in flipping their classroom.

Student Support Tools

1. Edmodo
Edmodo is a free site that allows educators to create a private and secure environment for students. With Edmodo, students can post videos and information without the worry of the public seeing it. Students do not need an email address to join your class. Accept assignment uploads, administer quizzes, and create polls...all in Edmodo! For more information, go to http://goo.gl/zureu.

2. Scrumy
Scrumy is a project management tool that works great in a flipped classroom environment. Students manage their progress through the assignment/project that is currently being worked on. You can easily keep track of where everyone is in their project and provide help where needed. Take a look at their demo to see how it works. It is based on Scrum (http://goo.gl/3r3o).

3. Free Screen Sharing
It may be important to have virtual 'office hours' to support your students when they are not in your classroom. Free Screen Sharing provides the ability to have online meetings and share your screen or documents. Chat is enabled in the meeting as well as a phone number that students can call to have the audio of what you are saying. You can get a report after each meeting of who attended, length, etc.

4. ClassParrot
This online tool allows you to text students and parents. ClassParrot hides everyone's phone numbers so no one sees anyone else's number. You create the account and students send a text to join at the code you give them.

Video Resources

1. Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education
Salman Khan, the creator of Khan Academy, shares his experience of how Khan Academy came about and how video can support flipped classrooms to revolutionize learning.
(Length: 20:27)

2. The Flipped Classroom - To Flip or Not to Flip
This short video provides good advice and shares how to use the T.E.M.P. model in your flipped classroom. He encourages scaffolding and shares what that may look like in his classroom.
(Length: 4:47)

3. The Flipped Classroom
Peer into Aaron Sams' classroom as he explains why he flipped his classroom. Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann were the first to flip their classes. The currently teach in Woodland Park Colorado and are writing a book about the Flipped Class.
(Length: 2:15)

4. Ramsey Musallam: Flipteaching
In this YouTube Teacher's Studio, Ramsey shares his experience of flipteaching in this four-part series.These four videos are as if you are in his workshop. Each video is about 20 minutes long. Part 1 is more background and theory but good to be aware of.
Site:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rub1VNq2NvM 

Content Creation Tools

1. TechSmith Jing
Jing, a web-based screen recorder, allows you to record screencasts up to 5 minutes long. Once you are done, you are able to upload to screencast.com or download your video as a .swf file. To make your videos compatible with more devices, you'll probably want to convert them to a mp4 format; consider using Online-Convert or ZamZar to easily accomplish this.

2. CamStudio
CamStudio is a great tool that is free and open-source. Once you install it on your Windows computer you are ready to start creating your screencasts. You can save your recording as avi or swf.

3. 10 Free Screen Recording Softwares For Creating Attractive Screencasts
This website shares additional tools you can use to create screencasts from your computer. Tools include CamStudio, Jing, Webineria, Wink, Ultra Screen Recorder, Windows Media Encorder, and more.

4. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard (iOS)
Download this app to your iPad to easily create screencasts from your device. Share your lesson via email to get the URL to share with your students. You can also embed your lesson on your blog or website.
iTunes Site: http://goo.gl/OXqPZ

5. Z-ScreenRecorder (Android)
Z-ScreenRecorder allows you to record videos from your screen and save to your SD card. It is designed to create promotional videos and tutorials.
Google Site: http://goo.gl/QSc6J


1. The Flipped Classroom
This informative infographic defines what a flipped classroom is and how it compares to traditional classroom. How it came to be and what's driving it are also shared.

2. TeacherView Survey on Flipped Classroom
This survey gathered feedback from over 450 teachers and asked questions related to flipping the classroom. This is a pdf document.

Bruce Ellis,
Sep 18, 2012, 9:16 AM