PROS OF FLIPPED CLASSROOMS!
*Students have more control and are able to learn at their own pace.
*The learning is student centered.
*It promotes collaboration.
*Information is easily attainable if a student is absent or if they want a review of the material.
*Parents are able to be involved in their child's learning.
CONS OF FLIPPED CLASSROOMS!
*Students may not have computers available to them outside of school.
*The teacher has to trust that the students will prepare before coming into class.
*There is a lot of preparation for a flipped classroom experience.
*Not test prep centered.
*This could hinder the learning styles of some students.
When thinking about state testing, a flipped classroom doesn't really prepare students for that if they are expected to learn/review the materials before they come to class. If I were to implement a flipped curriculum, while thinking about what a flipped classroom entails, testing would probably be verbal and formative.
Tools To Use
When implementing a flipped classroom I would use Powerpoint and Screencast in order to present my lessons. In order to connect with my students and give feedback, I would use Edmodo.
To Flip or not to flip?
There are some components of a flipped classroom that I would utilize, however, I am not sure of going completely flipped. If some of my students do not have access to technology at home, this implementation will not meet the needs of my students. Meeting the needs of my students is my main purpose! My classroom will be semi flipped as I will still incorporate videos, discussions, and projects. One of my main worries is the part of the preparation that will or will not occur at home. Flipping a classroom depends on the make-up of your students.
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- Acedo, M. (2013, November 27). 10 pros and cons of a flipped classroom. Retrieved May 25, 2016, from <http://www.teachthought.com/learning/blended-flipped-learning/10-pros-cons-flipped-classroom/>
- Sprouts. (2015, September 28). The flipped classroom model. Retrieved May 25, 2016, from <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdKzSq_t8k8>