Flipped Classrooms are Engagingly H.O.T. or NOT


What are "Flipped Classrooms?"

Technology is able to transform classrooms or not! It is not IF you use technology but HOW you use it that Turns UP the H.E.A.T. ™ in learning environments! Some technology uses still leave the same story in classrooms - teachers deliver and students roles are mostly information consumers. But technology can also become a mighty instructional vision for flipping the teacher/student roles as well as what happens during classroom face-to-face time UPSIDE down. Flip traditional instruction invites students to watch and listen to lectures or foundation information … for homework, and then uses precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories, socratic dialogue forums or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. See a example of video homework and an infographic of flipped classroom results when teachers tap into the magic of transforming their classrooms from information delivery to meaning-making spaces.

Flipping Increases Student Interaction and Successes

One of the greatest benefits of flipping is that overall interaction increases: Teacher to student and student to student. Since the role of the teacher has changed from presenter of content to learning coach, time can now be spent talking to kids - asking questions - checking for understanding - supporting individual needs. Teacher roles become answering questions, working with small groups, and guiding the learning of each student individually.

Five BEST Practices for Flipped Classrooms
  • Need to Know ~ Context and Purpose
  • Engaging Models aka PBL, GBL or UbD
  • Technology ~ Digital Readiness and Production Craftsmanship
  • Reflection ~ Metacognition Tasks
  • Time and Place ~ When / Where / Pacing

HOT Idea - Students Create Content Videos w/ Passion-based Questions


HiFi-KIDS promotes another revolutionary way of motivating kids for studies or anything of their interests. They encourage kids to come up and present their topic of interests in front of the video camera by asking one single question at the end of their presentation with multiple choice answers

Don't see why this idea can't be implemented at any school site without being part of the HiFi-KIDS. Teachers may want to begin with intranet projects challenging students to produce passion-based question videos and then . . . cull samples to post or not in more public, global spaces with other kids.


Flipped Classrooms ~ Video as HomeWork




Flipped Classrooms ~ InfoGraphic of Increased Student Results

The Flipped Classroom

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