Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Flipping Your Classroom

Mining the Web Group Project - The Flipped Classroom

Distance Education Class RWLD's: March 9th - 15th

Facilitated By:

Robyn Bredvick -
Ashley Ulin -
Kim McCoy-Parker -


The flipped classroom model utilizes a new approach to learning that engages the learner and allows for collaborative work to take place in the classroom, while the review and consuming of the subject matter takes place at the learners place and on their own time.  Is this model the right model for you and your learners?  This week we want you to explore the flipped classroom model and apply it to some of your own teachings.  In the discussion forum we will ask you to reflect on and apply your understanding of the flipped classroom model.  We will ask you to identify and summarize blogs about this model currently available.  Lastly we will ask you to create your own flipped model.  Through this process you will discuss the pros and cons of this model, and reflect on utilizing this learning tool within your own classroom setting.  This process will challenge you and excite you as you learn about different ways of teaching and learning to meet the needs of all learners.

Learning Goals:
  1. Learner will demonstrate an understanding of the flipped classroom model.
  2. Learner will find and summarize two blog posts about implementing the flipped classroom model.
  3. Learner will be able to create a flipped classroom model lesson plan.  

Flipped Classroom PowerPoint Overview


  1. Blog Research and Review Post - March 13th
  2. Create Your Own Flipped Lesson / Discussion Post - March 15th


Intro Reading - what exactly is a “Flipped Classroom”, why use a flipped lesson

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media



Teaching for Tomorrow - Flipped Learning

The Flipped Classroom is Not

Blog Search and Review - (Due March 13th)

Blog Activity: Research and find 2 blog posts that discuss the implementations of the flipped classroom model. Share the information you found and reflect on your own blog about the challenges and advantageous outcomes that others have experienced. In what ways do you think you can implement these ideas into your own teaching?

Please post the link to your blog post in the module discussion board by March 13th.

Create your own Flipped Lesson - Post Link and Reflection on Discussion Board (Due March 15th)


Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip
One resources that teachers can use to flip the classroom is TED ed tool. It is a great resource and starting point, especially because it is free. There are many different tools that teachers can use to facilitate a flipped classroom including: Panopto, Vodcasting software, Adobe Presenter.
Watch the “How To” Video: After watching the How To video on flipped classrooms classmates will create a sample lesson plan utilizing the Ted Ed approach:This website provides a step by step tutorial on how to use TED Ed tool to create flipped lessons around YouTube videos. Keep in mind that you need to open an account with TED Ed to start using this service. The sign-up process is pretty easy and free. then click on create lesson

Sample Flipped Lesson Outline

Sample of Flipped TED Ed Lesson 
  1. Watch - select your video
  2. Think - Clicking on "Think" button enables you to add questions around on the video. The questions can be either multiple choice or open answer or both.
  3. Dig Deeper - Provide more insight or questions to get students thinking deeper.
  4. Discuss - Here you can open a new discussion, view old discussions and create new ones.
Grading criteria for the Flipped Classroom will be based on the rubric provided in the link below.
Grading Rubric Flipped Class Lesson

    Wrap Up Final Assignment: After creating a brief flipped lesson post a link to your lesson on the discussion board and respond to at least two of the following discussion prompts.

    1. Give an example of a classroom topic or subject you would like to see in a flipped format.  What advantages would flipping provide to the learning process and discuss any challenges you would foresee?
    2.  What is one thing you walked away knowing about a flipped classroom that you did not know before you participated in this mining the web project?
    3. In your opinion what would be the hardest part of flipping a class and how could this challenge be overcome?

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