Jun 27, 2013

Flipped Classroom in Elementary School

Many of the articles that I've read on flipped classrooms focused on high school. So, I decided to search specifically for elementary school articles. Ms. Thompson has offered a few suggestions for flipping an elementary classroom.
  • Model your expectations in the classroom. Show a video and stop often to show students how to take notes. Then move to guided practice before assigning it for homework. 
  • Remember not all students have computer access at home so have a “back up plan” such as having students stay after school to use your computers or see if your technology teacher would let you borrow the computer lab. 
  • Think about what your goal is. Ask yourself exactly what do you want your students to master. 
  • Start small. Try one subject and see how it goes for your students. Make adjustments as necessary. 
  • Use videos that are already made from sites such as http://www.khanacademy.org, http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com or http://www.mathpickle.com/K-12/Videos.html to start you off. 
  • Try making your own videos once you get the hang of it. The kids love seeing and hearing you! 
  • Use it as a way to differentiate! 
  • Read up on it! There are lots of great articles out there and if you are on twitter follow #flipclass and see what educators are doing and saying all around the world.

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