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Flipping the classroom


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Presentation on our first semester of flipping our economics classroom.

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Flipping the classroom

  1. 1. <ul><li>Jason Kern </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>The Oakridge School </li></ul><ul><li>@jasonmkern </li></ul>Flipping the Classroom
  2. 2. Why should we flip? <ul><li>Engage students using tools they like and are already attracted to (podcasts, videos etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why should we flip? <ul><li>Allow time for more classroom, discussion, exploration and cooperative learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why should we flip? <ul><li>Create a resource that can be revisited </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why should we flip? <ul><li>To help differentiate instruction </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>A philosophical shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” in the classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>Evaluate your class goals to build a base that allows for student exploration and ownership </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the obstacles to flipping? <ul><li>Be willing to try new things and evaluate your process </li></ul>
  9. 9. What the kids said… <ul><li>20 of the 21 seniors like the format of the class and suggested keeping it next year </li></ul><ul><li>Most thought it would work best in English and History (probably because of our format) </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of students listened to 90% of the podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>18 of the 21 said the class discussions were much better or better than other classes </li></ul><ul><li>Most students found the blogging useful and commenting not as much </li></ul>
  10. 10. What the kids said… <ul><li>“ I liked the idea of listening to podcasts instead of a lecture in class. This made it easier to discuss the information further.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ the podcasts made it easier to take notes” </li></ul>
  11. 11. What the kids said… <ul><li>“ actually understanding what was said during class” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The constant ability to do work in class and ability to always look what ever you don’t know up” </li></ul>
  12. 12. What the kids said… <ul><li>“ The discussion and how much I ended up learning. Applying the concepts to real world issues helped me remember them much better than if I would have just memorized from a book. Plus in the process I learned about a lot of things going on the world, which I really enjoyed.” </li></ul>