My flipped classroom experience: Old School / New School

I’m going to flip my classroom this next year.

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“My experience with the flipped classroom – How do you implement?”

Each year, I make it a point to try something totally new and challenging in my classroom. Last year, my new activity was the flipped classroom. It was exciting; I was the only teacher in the district that tried this new approach to teaching. It was very well received by the students! I was fortunate in the fact that my school has a mobile laptop cart that very few teachers use, so I had access to it in my classroom for an extended period of time. This made much of the logistics simpler; any student who did not or could not view the video at home could come to my room at lunch or study hall time to view the video. Very few of the students had to make use of this; even the students who consistently avoided homework took the…

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Kahoot!

Have you seen Kahoot!?  My students love Kahoot!  No, I mean my students LOVE!!!!! Kahoot!  Students who would drag their feet getting to class now are the first ones in class ready to start.

It’s really easy to use and they get to use their own devices in class.  Go to http://www.getkahoot.com to sign up and get your own FREE account and start making Kahoots!  There are videos on the website showing you how make it work and use it.

Here are some ideas of how/when you could use it in class.

  • warm-up/bell ringer
  • exit ticket
  • practice with new skill
  • review a previous skill
  • to grade an assignment (have them work problems on a sheet – needs to be multiple choice, when everyone is done, then have them get out their device.  The question would be pg___#1, they enter the answer they have selected on their paper.  Once done, you can export the results and get a grade and see the answer each person chose.)

The options are unlimited.  Share your ideas with the rest of us!

Some drawbacks that I see is that you are limited in the number of characters you can use in your question, so you just have to be creative sometimes.  Also, their first answer is their answer.  so they have to be careful to not hit the screen until they are ready.

Back to Blogging

This school year has been crazy hectic!  I have not had time to write anything, or even think about anything.

This week, the first week after school is out for the summer, I have spent two days presenting at our summer curriculum conference for my district about the changes in the math TEKS that are happening this next year state wide.  This has caused some anxiety for some teachers because you all know how much we love change.  So I want to help out those who would like it as much as possible.  I am going to share with anyone who wants ideas that I come up with or find here as well as maybe post some videos of lessons or anything else I think would be helpful as we take on this journey this next year.

So please follow my blog so we can help each other.  Send me ideas or questions and I will see how I can help out.  Good luck to you all!

Heather

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