Flipping a Lesson

Are you flipping the classroom or flipping a lesson? 

Please share with us, in the comments, what you are doing and how it is working in your classroom or school.  

Am I the only one that did not know about flipping the lesson until just this year?  This is a new topic for me, and I am very excited to try this in my classroom next year.

 What is Flipping the Classroom?  Simply it is using video lectures of your lessons as homework to introduce a lesson or a topic. The student watch the video at school(library?) or home either online or on a cd, if internet access is not available.  Then students write their own notes, and jot down questions to bring to school the next day.

 Class time then is used to review notes, add a layer of information, practice together, or  work on labs.  What teachers are saying is that this provides more opportunity to work hands-on and address student activities and learning, not lecturing.

 More and more teachers are finding that using this technique helps students with self-learning and self-assessment.  Students know that they can re-watch a video to make sure they get it, or to answer the questions.  Students take better notes with flipping the lesson.

 Check out this video for Algebra flipped video – Solving two step equations , with guided practice and then self check section for students to work out in their notebook.


 I know I am not ready to flip the classroom, but will try flipping a single topic or lesson.  What if students could get a preview lesson for something they struggle with?  Then review what they should have learned in the classroom and build from there?  Those are my thoughts as I continue planning for next year. 

 I have so much to learn about to get comfortable with this concept.  Check out some of these resources below.

 Some local teachers who presented at the D219 conference about flipping the lesson in Illinois are :

 Daniel Rezac –  Elementary & Middle School :Stay Tuned: Flipping the Classroom w/Learning Channels – teachers are creating their own videos to flip a lesson and putting the videos on youtube Mathademics channel.  You too can add a video to this group.

Mathademics:  http://mathademics.wikispaces.com/

Youtube Mathademics channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/Mathademics

  Michael Heinz, Andy Klamm – D219 High School Science teachers  – Integrating Technology into the Science Classroom: A Hybrid Approach

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