Big news! I’m applying for a grant to Flip my classroom next year! I’m very excited!
I’ve been reading so much about Flipped Classrooms and cannot wait to try it out! I believe it will help increase student engagement and motivation, allow me to differentiate more effectively, and allow me to go full force with the Common Core!
Here’s the shortlist of what I’ve been reading (mainly from http://www.flippedclassroom.com/)
The Flipped Class Manifesto by Brian E. Bennett, Dan Spencer, Jon Bergmann, Troy Cockrum,
Ramsey Musallam, Aaron Sams, Karl Fisch, Jerry Overmyer,
How the Flipped Classroom is Radically Transforming Learning by Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams
The Flipped Class: Shedding light on the confusion, critique and hype by Aaron Sams
Are you Ready to Flip? by Dan Spencer, Deb Wolf, and Aaron Sams
“The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality” by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie
“The Flipped Class: What Does a Good One Look Like?” by Brian Bennett, Jason Kern, April Gudenrath and Philip McIntosh
Private School Math Teacher Flips Learning by Stacey Roshan
The Flipped Class: Show Me the Data! by Stacey Roshan
Teachers “Doing the Flip” to Help Students Become Learners
This infographic from http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/ is AWESOME!!
Created by Knewton and Column Five Media
Now I’m trying to figure out just what technology to include in the grant. I know that I want the following:
- Document Camera
- Digital Video Camera
- Photoshop Elements and Premier Software
- Glogster and Storybird subscriptions for my students
- Headsets with microphones
- SnapScan Mobile Scanner
- Webcam (that will move with me/the students)
I’d love to hear your feedback on both technology & your experiences!
I always like to post something fun on the board in the mornings before we take one of those dreaded bubble tests.
The kids, even though they are super tough 8th graders (they think they are super tough, but they’re totally still my babies!) LOVE to see what silly thing will be on the board each morning of testing. I also give them a little treat each day at the end of testing. Just something small to tell them how much I appreciate their focus, hard work, and attention to details and procedures during the test. I try to make this yucky thing into something fun!
I know they’ll do well. I’m not concerned about that. We do WAY more than will ever be covered on any bubble test. I’m not bragging, either. I just give them what I know they can do w/o limitations. My awesome kids are amazing. They rock. I make sure they know it all the time! =)
Here are the slides I made this year. All of the fonts are free from dafont.com. The purchased the images from Lettering Delights (they are so good to teachers-you should check them out! I used to change the words daily, but so many students kept asking what the ones from previous days said. So now I just put them all up on day one and change the silly title and picture every day.
Here is the whole thing, if you want it: Attack that test It is a pdf so you’ll have the fonts. Attack that test
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR KIDS PUMPED UP FOR TESTING DAYS? I’d love to hear from you!
I really like the Flipped Classroom idea!
I wrote about Greg Green’s Flipped School successes here: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/18/my-view-flipped-classrooms-give-every-student-a-chance-to-succeed/
He’s back today with a follow-up to answer the most common questions about the Flipped Classroom/School concept.
Check it out here: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/30/answers-to-your-flipped-school-questions/
You can see my original post by clicking here.
What are your thoughts on the Flipped Classroom?
I’d love to hear from you!