6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom
The Flipped Classroom model is changing the ways students learn and teachers teach. When you flip your classroom, you offer your students rich, engaging material to consider at home, and you use class time to help them interact with the ideas. Lecturing during class time is minimized and students have a teacher nearby when they are doing work and most likely to need guidance.
The technology that you need to flip your classroom
Flipping the classroom is a dynamic, multifaceted project. It is full of opportunities for innovation and experimentation. “There is no such thing as THE flipped class, there are the infinite number of ways to flip a classroom,” says Aaron Sams, noted educator and pioneer of the Flipped Classroom Model.” He continues, “the flipped classroom software in the toolbox of education that prevents a teacher from wasting class time lecturing, but allows the teacher to maintain the use of appropriate direct instruction and spend class time meeting the individual needs of students.”
How can you best use technology to reach more students more effectively, using the flipped classroom model?
You can easily create effective videos, which use your own voice and image to explain concepts. You can access an online whiteboard to project images and diagrams as you explain ideas. You can even use and an online media player to show educational videos and documentaries. While showing the videos, you can pause to be sure that students understand the concepts that are being discussed.
WizIQ is a complete online teaching platform for teacher and learners
It gives teachers everything that they need to conduct classes online. WizIQ also offers an integrated Course Management System, where teachers can upload lessons, documents, videos, music, PowerPoint presentations and anything else students might need to learn. Students can access what they need, when they have the time.
With WizIQ, there are many ways to flip your classroom
When you flip your classroom, you give the learners information and course material to absorb for homework and your students do the “homework” or active engaged activities, in class. For example, instead of lecturing in class and giving the students problems for homework, you provide a lecture for them to watch on their own and you help them work through the problems in class.
WizIQ features make it simple to get your students learning
There are many ways to flip a classroom and WizIQ can host them all.
- It is easy for the teachers to create videos
- Live video and voice recording
- A fully equipped whiteboard
- A media player
Uploading and organizing the lectures, files and videos is simple for teachers
Whether you are creating your own videos or using material that you have found online, it is easy to organize content in an asynchronous online course. This is the perfect structure for the flipped classroom. You simply go to your WizIQ course page, create a course and add content. In moments, you can have lessons and videos available for your students.
Accessing and viewing the materials is easy for students
All that the students have to do is log into their account. There are no time-consuming downloads. They will log on and their information will be right there, ready for them to learn, whenever they have time. There is only one username and password.
This paper highlights:
Ways in which expert teachers have used the WizIQ online classroom and LMS software to revolutionize their classrooms. There are examples for High School Calculus, Adult ESL, Middle School language arts and more.
Download “6 Things Teachers do to Flip the Classroom,” to learn more.