What is flipping your classroom?
A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home while engaging in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor.
Is it really worth the effort?
Flipped classrooms see a 70% increase in passing rates. They allow teachers to see what areas students are struggling in and adjust their lessons to fix that.
How to start & how to find the right video?
Find out what topics you will be teaching and you can do one of two things:
Search through the videos or topics on TV4Education
These functions are only available on SmartSuite so make sure to upgrade if you are the few schools still using an older system
How to share the videos with your students?
Sharing lessons with your students is super simple.
Copy and paste the link and email it to the students.
How to know if they actually watched the videos?
It’s called reporting! You can create a report on student usage of lessons. You can save these print these off and even take them with you to parent-teacher interviews.
And during the lesson, you can see who is engaged.
How long should the videos be?
The length of videos depends on the topic and age of students, but with the video editor, you can annotate, combine multiple videos into one and keep the students engaged with new and exciting content.
What if my students don’t have internet access?
You can download any program from TV4Education and also print off the lessons and hand it out in paper form.
Yes we have thought of everything, SmartSuite runs on any smart device, if you can access Google, you can access SmartSuite. It is hosted in our own cloud, keeping all your student data safe.
Flipping the classroom can sound daunting, but with a little help and an amazing system to help you create, deliver and share a lesson. Your lesson prep time will be reduced, student engagement will be increased and you can track what areas need a little more time and attention.