One popular current trend in education is the concept of the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom can be defined as:
… a pedagogical model in which the typical
lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
Below is an infographic with some tips on ‘how to flip a classroom’ along with potential benefits to flipping your classroom. Of course, G Suite for Education provides excellent technological tools to assist in blended learning and flipped classrooms. Some ideas:
- Share content including video through Google Slides, Google Collections, Google Sites and Google Classroom
- Evaluate learning using quizzes in Google Forms
- Create learning communities using Google+ and Google Hangouts.
One of the advantages of using G Suite for Education to flip your classroom is its cross platform compatibility – whether iOS, Apple, Windows, Android, Linux, Chrome OS (and possibly dome others I may have missed!)
However, it is important to be conscious of the ‘digital divide’ – some students may not have access to the Internet at home which means they cannot prepare for class under a flipped model. An alternative is ‘flipping’ within the classroom. For examples, stations where students alternate between watching a video and taking a quizz online, a group discussion with their teacher, applying new skills and knowledge and working on a longer-term project.
However you blend, the G Suite for Education toolkit is a terrific asset.
Here are some other posts that can help with blended learning ideas:
4 Google Apps tools to blend your classroom today: http://googleappsaction.com/?p=286
Creating mini-lessons using Google Slides in 6 easy steps: http://googleappsaction.com/?p=292
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