Flipping Your Classroom

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  • Changes the place in which content is delivered. Teacher assigns lecture-type instruction – in the form of video, simulations, slidecasts, readings, podcasts – as homeworkClass time can be used interactively. The class becomes conversation space, creation space, space where teachers actively facilitate learning.Instructor = FacilitatorCheck for student knowledgeProvide guidance/assistanceReduces lecturing time = more class time for active learningHigh order thinking skillsImproved engagement/participationMeets needs of different types of learners
  • Relatively new – not a lot of concrete researchAlready somewhat established in K-12 – emerging area for higher education
  • Demo video page on libraryLimit to streamed video – limit to Grant MacEwan


  • 1. FLIPPING YOURCLASSROOMUsing Online Resources to Engage StudentsLisa Shamchuk, Librarian ShamchukL@macewan.ca
  • 2. Outline• What is it?• Does it work?• What resources can I use?– Free online– From the library
  • 3. What is it?Flipping the Classroom: Simply Speakinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26pxh_qMppE
  • 4. What is it?http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/
  • 5. Limitations• Preparation time• Students must have home access totechnology• Must have incentive to do the homework– In class activity must relate to homework
  • 6. Does it work?• Preliminary research from TechLearning (K-12)online survey• Of 453 flipped educators surveyed:– 88% said flipping improved their own job satisfaction– 67% reported improved student test scores– 80% reported improved student attitude– 99% said they would do it again next yearhttp://www.techlearning.com/magazine/0007/what-do-teachers-whove-flipped-their-classrooms-have-to-report/52785
  • 7. Does it work?• Clintondale High School (Detroit - 2011)– Failure rate (English)• Before: 52%• After: 19%– Failure rate (Math)• Before: 44%• After: 13%– Discipline cases• Before: 736• After: 249http://flippedhighschool.com/
  • 8. Resources: Free Online
  • 9. Resources: Library• Films on Demand• National Film Board(NFB)• Naxos Video Library• Theatre in Video• Counseling andTherapy in Video• Search the catalogue
  • 10. Resources: You• Screencasting tools– Fee– Free• Post to Blackboard or Youtube
  • 11. How do I get started?• Start small– Flip a lesson or unit• Use already recorded material– Supplement with your custom later• Reach out– Talk to Faculty Commons, other educatorswho are doing it
  • 12. Learn more…• Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education:http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html• Barkley, E. F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: Ahandbook for college faculty / Elizabeth F. Barkley. SanFrancisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [also available as an eBook]• Bergmann, J., & Sams, A. (2012). Flip your classroom:Reach every student in every class every day. Eugene,Or.: International Society for Technology in Education. [alsoavailable as an eBook]