After reading several articles, I have the following key questions about flipped classrooms:
How can I meet the needs of different kind of learners, when having a flipped classroom, if all my kids do not have a listening strength?
If I have students with poor study habits, how can I engage them into being autonomous and using these resources at home, so that when they come to class, we take advantage of class time and collaborative activities?
Classroom “talk, interactions, and reflections” are one of the most efficient way of learning that happen during the precise moment – in situ- how can flipped classrooms stay true to these learning moments?
How can teachers that use flip classrooms avoid having an extra load of work?
What are the conditions and contexts that must occur in order for learning to happen in a flipped classroom?
How can we be creative and avoid lecturing while using these resources in a flipped classroom?
How can we prove the real effectiveness of flipped classrooms?
Do flipped classrooms require that students set up extra time for working at home?
After reading some articles about flipped classrooms I have some key questions I would really want to solve:
1. How can I engage parents into an assertive response to flipped classrooms, when they even complain when teachers send short homework?
2. What can I do with a student who can’t access technological resources due to lack of economic resources? Should I always send him worksheets and books to prepare lectures? How can I engage him?
3. How can I guarantee students will be preparing the lectures back home?
4. If several areas use the flip classroom method, wouldn't it be a heavy load of work for students to work on at home?
5. Would this method be fair for students who work in a slow pace?
6. How can students with learning disabilities and hard working parents work on instruction on their own?
7. How can we prepare students for standardized tests with flipped classrooms?
After reading different articles I have wondered about the following.
1. How can I manage students with different learning styles by means of flipped?
2. How effective is the usage of flipped for learners who are not independent?
3. Would it be fair with students having a lower income to have different material since they cannot access flipped?
4. How can I guide my practices through flipped if the results are seen at the end?
5. How can I give assertive feedback when using flipped?
6. How well can flipped classrooms help students to acquire knowledge?
7. How can you measure the effectiveness of flipped in classrooms?
8. How do you handle students who are kinesthetic toward flipped engagement?
After reading some of the articles, I cannot help feel a sense of panic...
It seems that most of the articles have targeted students who are able to work independently (i.e. upper primary and beyond.) How will this be possible for younger groups who continuously need attention breakers?
I can see flipping could happen in some areas in the classroom, but my concern would be that the few that do not have the study habits and or supportive paretns at home... How will they be prepared for the engagements in the class if they have not participated in the "out of class" activities?
In the school where I am in at the moment we are fortunate enough that all students have access to the internet, and although I have read that we could download and give the students who do not have access to interenet. This means more work for already overloaded teachers. How do we manage to cater for everyone without being overwhelmed by the many tasks we have to juggle?
In the article "Five Best Practices for a Flipped Classroom" by Andrew Miller, I tended to nod and agree with all the questions that he raised. Some of them were, What technology gaps exist that might hinder a flipped clasroom?
How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded?
How can we ensure that the work is engaging enough especially for the differentiation teaching?
If we are going to cater for this then surely there will be even more time spent on searching an creating relevant materials?
In the same article mentioned above there were a lot of comments with the intent to put readers and eduators at ease, but I am not sure if I agree with the comments below the article. Perhaps it is a case of trial and error before I can really put my mind at ease?
I personally think that the idea of flipped classroom should be used as another way to support the teaching learning process, instead of being adopted as the "miracle" model. I see many advantages on using it, but students nowadays get bored easily and after a certain time they get tired of the "same" thing, so what was new to them it is not anymore.
Our students school day is very long, it became policy to program homework just on specific days not to overload them. How will having them watch videos at home affect their extracurricular activities? What is the real difference in having a lecture in class and watching it from a computer? What would be the role of interaction here?
For teachers it can be daunting to start creating videos, I would think you would first try it once and see results, then make adjustments leading to be more successful.
Many questions came to my mind, and I agreed with most of the issues arisen by Andrew Miller in his article.
What are the needs of my class? How do I make sure all students watch the whole video? how long will it take to create this videos? Would I need help from somebody else to create good quality videos?
What do we do with students with attention spam issues to keep watching the video?
Would I need to create / use a special website to keep and make videos available? Will students need to create accounts? Would this become a school policy?
After reading a lot about flipped classrooms, these are some of the questions that I have:
1. How do I make sure that evrybody does the required work prior to class, i.e., how can I make sure that everybody watches the video, or does the research, etc. before they come in to the class?
2. How can I make sure that all student needs are satisfied? Yes, videos, as well as readings can be posted, but what about our kinesthetic learners who just might not get it from the video and/or lecture?
3. What can I do if a percentage of class comes not understanding the material needed for that class' activity? Do I reteach it?
4. How can I assist the students with special needs who need one on one work?
5. How would this type of learning work for students who do not have an access to a computer and /or internet?
6. In my opinion, the idea of flipped classroom will involve more workload for teachers. What are some of the ways in which this can be avoided?
7. Will this type of teaching/learning be as effective for the interdisciplinary planning and teaching, and will this type of learning not be overwhelming for students if every class they have uses it?
After reading plenty of the articles and watch some videos, I consider the flipped classroom could be a great tool in many cases, but I ´m not sure that might work in all circunstances. So here are my questions:
1- How can I engage preschool students in these kind of class, if their needs to impact their meaningful learning is throught movement, percpetion withussing them bodies and senses, not only throught the sigth and auditory canal?
2- What is the effective of flipped classroom if my class has several students with learning difficulties?
3- If my students have a backgroud related with poor habits or skills for study themselves, How they will be able to adapt to a flipped class?
4-What is the average time needed to prepare students to start to deal with a flipped class?
5- What is the profile or the conditions for the student to get a perform at 100% with a flipped class?
6- Does the flipped class a type of excludes condition?
7- What is the profile that the teacher must develop to be an expert on flipped class?
8- If a student has struggle with social abilities, is shy and prefer not been involved with the peers, How does the flipper class give a support to improve that condition? Could be this condition a downside of flipper classs?
9- Many students learn through physical activities becouse they really need to be moving them bodies, others need a patterned key and always need extra information to follow the instructions of a task, so Does the podcast and videos meet the objective for which it actually do what they have to do?
10- Do I need to create a culture of fipped class at the school in order to get its reliability? If that is true what is the class which should start?
After reading some of the articles, postings above and talking with a teacher that has some experience with this methodology (he was working in another country) I am wondering about:
1. I recognize that millennials are curious, critical and dependent of electronic devices. How is the flipped classroom contributing to their needs? and to my needs?
2. It would be possible that they improve their learning using resources such as videos, podcasts, and other online resources without a F2F instruction?
3. How can I promote interesting activities and track all their expected progress at home?
4. Am I being suspicious of the willingness of my students? reteaching will be required?
5. Is this methodology appropriate for my country? subject? and for my school? Is it more demanding for me as teacher?
After reading some articles I raises several relevant questions regarding classroom turned my course in PE
1 How is the flipped classroom method is guaranteed if within my course I have students with different study habits?
2 Did they flipped classroom model is easy to make mistakes during the process of teaching students?
3 Are they prepared teachers and coaches to implement the flipped classroom model?
4 What I can guarantee the flipped classroom model in my PE class When I have students with difficult to execute movements?
5 How the flipped classroom method ensures high quality standards in the education of students?
6 The flipped classroom when implemented can become overload of work for parents if your child needs your help?
7 To implement this method flipped classroom are forcing students to confine itself to sports and cultural activities offered by the school?
After reading some articles and watching videos about flipped classrooms, these are some of the comments and questions that I have:
First of all, I want to understand that education in our country is changing and all of this is happening thanks to the use of Internet.
1997 was the year in which several families in Colombia, had the opportunity of buying internet signal at home or at the office. Since then, things had several changed, but the way to see internet and to apply technological tools is brand new for all of us.
Using Internet as educational tool could be difficult for people like me, always dedicated to the use of board and chalk , lecture classes and good class behaviour
I did some questions but it didn´t appear. So here it comes again
1. Have you watched the videos in you tube of Jhon Green? It is a new way to generate engagement with kids
2. Technology and the use of new tools in the classroom will improve for good? or quality will be a problem?
3. Are teachers prepare for all this new situations of change in the classroom?
I think the flipped classroom is a very interesting concept that change the way we see the teacher role in the classroom, and could really take us to that point where teacher facilitate true learning experiences. I find really important the points that Andrew Miller mention in his article “five best practices for the flippet classroom”, because this, as any else tool need to be part of a process, and not only used as an entire methodology. What I mean is that flipped classroom could work if it is part of our strategies and is based in a congruent pedagogical model, and if we ensure before that conditions are created to this, for example that we have engage the students, and that our teacher practice is on the right way. In that way came those questions to me:
- How to create an independent work culture with our students, so a flipped class could work?
- When must the pre-class reading occurs, is that at home, or could we use a time at the school for that? In our context that is an important issue, because our students don’t count with enough time daily because they are in extracurricular programs.
- If that activities will occur at home, what kind of information and motivation should we share with parents, so they also encourage their kids to do this?
- I think one of the advantages of the flipped classroom is that we could ensure that all the students have the same access to prior information, and that would allow them participate in active and collaborative learning, but should we differentiate the videos assign if we know a student have already the basis knowledge?
- I teach 3 years old children. Could this work with them and preschoolers, may be asking their parents to see some videos at home before the topic is worked at school?
- How often should we assign lectures or videos for home, so we don`t tire out our students with that tools?
When I read about flipped classroom, I thought right the way on an university class, that´s the kind of methodology and demands on higher education, and it would be beneficial for students work in that way from the school.
QUESTION THAT NEED AN ANSWER BEFORE FLIPPING MY CLASSROOM
1. Will all my students support a flipped classroom?
2. Is the access to internet of my students good enough to flip the classroom?
3. What resources will I use (i.e. hardware, software, website, etc)?
4. How much of the lecture content am I flipping?
5. How will I answer the questions my students may have about the online content before going into the classroom?
6. How will I deal with students that come to the classroom and have not watched the online content?
7. Will I use videos or podcasts?
8. What would be the most appropriate content to begin with?
9. How will the classwork material be different after I have flipped?
10. Will I inform parents before flipping or just let them react as the see that it is happening?
11. What type of support from the administrators do I need in case some parents do not support the flipping initiative?
12. What support should the school provide to teachers that want to flip but are not familiar with the technical requirements?
After reading several articles and watching a couple of videos, I have the following questions:
1. Sometimes those students that have a low learning pace, are those that struggle with organization and meeting deadlines. How can I ensure these students watch the videos and prepare the class topics before the activities are done during class time?
2. Some subjects have too much content. In these cases, 7-min videos are too short to cover all the required topics. How long will they need to be to ensure all the content is managed this way?
3. Will my students have to watch videos every single day, not only for my classes but also for other subjects? If so, how much homework will they have?
4. Should I state a specific schedule to answer questions online before class? Will it be helpful to create a forum where they discuss and answer questions (peer feedback) before class?
5. In the article "Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom", they talked about supporting the "need to know" with engaging models such as project-based learning or understanding by design. What if the program we have at school (DP -IB) doesn't fit with any of them? How can I create that "need to know"?
6. How can I manage time class to be able to work with all of my students individually?
7. Will all the class activities be the same for all of my students? Is it necessary to differentiate the activities?
8. How long will it take for me to record the videos, plan differentiated (or undifferentiated) activities and answer online questions?
9. Do I have enough time at school to do my planning? How much time will I spend at home to record the videos?
10. How can I train my students to go through this flip?
Eulberg, Leah, My questions before flipping a classroom:
1. Will my students be willing and able to fully review the information before attending class? Do they have the time in the evening to read/view the material that I have asked of them? Are they motivated to access and review the material without my prompting and oversight?
2. What happens to my classes if the material was not prepared ahead of time by the students? Most literature classes have actually always been taught with the flipped model, where students read the novel at home and during class engage in activities to enrich or advance the reading experience. These lessons are completely ineffective if the reading was neglected.
3. What are the time benefits? Am I able to cover more material that was otherwise omitted? Do I save time planning and delivering necessary instruction?
4. What types of activities are more effective than others? Both for the success of having students complete the reading/viewing alone and those implemented in the classroom.
I have seen a flipped classroom could be an advantage for some of the students who are visual and love technology to learn but there are some concerns if I think in my student population at this time. My kids are 5 and 6 years old, so my questions are:
- Taking into account my students do not live in the same place, some of them live outside the camp in small towns, are they going to be able to have acces to a digital device or internet at home?
- How to motivate parents to sit with them and help them to do their work by themselves? How to assess them and make sure the products, answers or tasks are done by them and not the adults or sibblings who accompany to do the tasks?
-How to differentiate instruction in a flipped classroom when some of them wil need one to one instruction and hands on activities?
- How to manage the workload and additional extra time for plannning, create the visual material to implement a good practice when flipped classroom?
- Does this flipped classroom guarantee I will work with all my students and help them develop their skills with their different learning styles and multiple intelligences?
- How could we identify mistakes in this type of learning when we are not with them as our school sees mistakes as an opportunity to learn?
I think before implement a flipped classroom as a teacher I have to do a careful research on materials for reading and writing which I could use for simple homeworks for my little kids. I feel I need to study more about it and especially train my kids and parents to work with the new strategies.
In my opinion is another tool to achieve the main goal "help our students acquire a knowledge that will help them become citizen of a technological world".
I have some ideas that arise from reading different documents about flipped classroom.
1. In order to "flipped the classroom", we must:
a) Trained the trainer. Technology plays a major part in flipping the classroom. Most teachers are not prepared for today’s digital children. So, any school has to invest on training the trainer before anything.
b) Students need to be help in how to use their knowledge of technology for educational purposes. They already know how to use the technology, lets guide them to use it for educational purposes instead of seen it as a playful tool.
c) Infrastructure. Does your school have what it takes to flip the classroom? Are the school resources well use by the teachers and students?
d) Do we have to do a video for the students? There are tons of videos already made let’s use them to reduce our workload. Our time is to make small videos that will allow our students to do reflections about those videos. Make videos that require our youngster to reflect upon that video, to propose and challenge that video. That is the video WE must make. Instead of having them watch the video at home, have them watch it with you in the classroom. Have
e) If we do not plan how to merge the framework of classroom flip with our curriculum then it will not work. We must prepare our students at the lower grades on how to learn with projects, games and design.
The Flipped classroom certainly sounds like technology innovation in education, but there are key points to consider to implement it?
1. Are we - teachers - students and parents -ready to accept the challenge? Are administrators, the government willing to allocated budget for teacher training to flip classrooms?
2. Is more teacher planning required? When is that planning taking place?
3. What kind of learner will it be more suitable for?
4. What levels is it more suitable for? pre school? pirmary? middle ? univeristy ? online?
5. Will the flipped classroom work better for specific subjects? which ones? How could the teacher decide?
6. How should school practices change to adopt flipped classrooms?
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