The Flipped Classroom
What is it?
A flipped classroom strays from the traditional delivery of instructional materials. In a completely flipped classroom the teacher prepares a video teaching the lesson and students view the lesson at home and then come to class prepared for discussions and homework. This allows teachers to spend individualized time helping students with the big ideas and avoids confusion about homework at home. Lessons can be saved to a usb drive or a cd for students without internet access at home. Additionally, some lessons could be presented to an entire class in the art room - allowing for a consistent lesson while the teacher preps the classroom.
What are the benefits?
- Every student can see an art demonstration clearly from their seats with the use of a smart board or projector (or from a computer at home or in class).
- The teacher can deliver the same lesson to multiple groups with consistency.
- If the video lesson is shown in class, the teacher can prep supplies while students learn from the video.
- Students that have been absent can watch the video when arriving in class - no more waiting around for the teacher!
- Distracted students can rewatch the video if they've chosen not to pay attention in class.
- Early finishers can watch and begin working on the next lesson.
- Objectives can be clearly presented and reviewed by students as they watch each lesson.
- Parents can become more involved and educated about the information that students are responsible for learning.