From 'Sage on the Stage' to 'Guide on the Side'
November 28, 2011 5:23 AM Subscribe
posted by woodblock100 (65 comments total)
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A radical new idea is turning schools upside down. 'Flip the Classroom' is based on a simple concept: kids watch podcast video presentations of lecture material on their own time - at home. They then do the 'homework' at school, in an environment where the teachers can guide and support them, instructing on specific points as required. Colorado teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams have been pioneering the technique, and their Learning4Mastery
website is a fount of information on it.
Watch their 20 minute podcast
outlining how they got started in this and how they have refined the techniques over the years, and then browse this page of links
to other sources of information, including The Flipped Class Network
, a community of teachers using 'vodcasting' in the classroom.