Knight's Newsletter February

2013

The Flipped Classroom

The educational community is buzzing with the concept of the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving"homework" int the classroom. We know there is more to this concept but basically it is the inversion that makes it compelling. The concept is not entirely new but it is fascinating. Technology truly lends a hand in a successfully flipped classroom. In this month's newsletter I am sharing three sites that can aid in flipping a classroom. Todd Nelson flipped his 5th grade class and shares his resources. Sophia and the Teaching Channel are websites with a plethora of videos and tutorials to aid in a successful flip. I truly hope this newsletter will aid in your discovery.

For more information on this specific topic, consider http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/ as a resource.

Sophia

They've built an education platform that is customizing the way students learn by offering more than 28,000 tutorials on a variety of academic topics taught by thousands of teachers. This vibrant, first-of-its-kind learning community helps teachers enrich their classrooms, empowers students to learn in their own way, and provides a pathway to an affordable college degree.

Todd Nesloney

On Mr. Nesloney's class page, he has the materials to make a Flipped Classroom work. Todd shares his video which explains his flipped classroom to the parents. On his website page you will find parent letters in English and in Spanish. He shares his WSQ (watch, summary, question) which the students fill out before coming to class. Also, follow him on twitter @techninjatodd.

Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. We have a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other.

Leanne Knight

Campus Instructional Technologist
University Park Elementary School