Flipped classrooms may just be the future of education. Quite simply, they’re a setup where the teacher acts more like an adviser than a lecturer. It lets the students have a more hands-on approach to education.
Since this is Edudemic and we heart technology, we thought it might be helpful to figure out what some of the best technology is for flipped classrooms. A few teachers who are currently using the flipped classroom method were consulted and here’s what they had to say:
Educators record lectures & make them available for review before and reference after class. Class time is spent on applying the concepts to real-world scenarios and applications.
“We have a math teacher who is using Connect to record is lectures and posts them on his web page for students to review the lectures at a later date/time” - Dave Forrester
“One of our accounting professors put his entire ‘Introduction to Accounting’ lecture series on CDROM. Students learn the material by watching the lectures as homework on their own time. In-class time is spent on applying the concepts learned in the lectures through real-world scenarios and other hands-on activities. The digital lectures incorporate variable speed playback which helps the students learn the materials in up to half the normal time of the lecture. The synchronized course materials were created with Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. A custom built application organizes the lectures and facilitates the variable speed playback on CDROM. You could conceivably create something similar with Adobe Captivate or Adobe Connect and then use the Enounce Plugin or the VLC Player to play the content at variable speeds. More information about the Account CDs can be found here.” - David Egbert
Engaging students by turning the classroom into a game where members engage in quests to earn experience points while learning to harness powerful tools, techniques and strategies.
This year, Mike Skocko is changing things up by turning his lectures into a game where his students become a game developer – facilitating engagement at previously unimaginable scales, innovating new ways to motivate peers. He is blogging about the quest on his blog.