Flipping your science classroom is much easier than you think. I started flipping my classroom last year and had tremendous success. The students were more engaged in class as we didn’t need to spend all our time going through the notes. Instead, the students watched the videos at home and spent class time either practicing the skills or performing an activity. This allowed them to move along at their own pace (as they were watching the videos at home), gain more from the lessons (as I was available for more one-on-one time in class) and get much more hands-on with the content as we had more time available in class.
The Flipped Classroom
The Flipped Classroom is very simple to implement. You don’t even need to create the videos yourself if you don’t want. I’m currently in the process of “flipping” all my lessons. All you need to do is point your students to the right link, give them the student version of the notes (or teacher version if you don’t want them filling in the blanks) and they’ll be ready to go the next day.
Please watch the video below to see a sample of what my flipped video lessons look like.
Of course, you can create your own videos easily and for free at home (see below for two links to sites which allow you to capture your screen and microphone free of charge). However, if you’d like to save yourself the time and hassel, my membership gives you immediate access to all my current and future video lessons. On August 9th I will be uploading the first batch of lessons. On this day, I will also be increasing the price of my membership. If you’d like to lock-in before the price goes up, please click here.
Since your students have already watched the video, you can spend the next day in class reviewing the material, answering questions, and most importantly, performing more labs and activities which you now have time for!
Free Online Screen Capture Softwares
Why Others Are Flipping
The two videos below are testimonials from real teachers who have flipped their classrooms. They talk about why they did it and what kind of results they have seen. Enjoy and good luck flipping your science classroom.
If you are interested in Flipping your Classroom, you may also be interested in Genius Hour which also makes use of technology in the classroom. Click Here to learn more about it.