Half an hour on quora, and already thinking outside my box… That’s what I call efficient 🙂
I stumpled upon a thing called „flipping the classroom“ and I’m loving it already. It’s finally a usage of vodcasts that i regard as useful. The whole idea of flipping the classroom is that you swap class room activities with traditional school activities:
The flipped classroom model encompasses any use of using Internet technology to leverage the learning in your classroom, so you can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher created videos (aka vodcasting) that students view outside of class time.
It is called the flipped class because the whole classroom/homework paradigm is „flipped“. What used to be classwork (the „lecture“) is done at home via teacher-created videos and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class.
The Flipped Classroom
It’s great for sciences, and I’m optimistic that it works for languages, too. And wouldn’t it be great if the students were actually able to speak and write and collaborate in my classroom? I’m convinced that you cannot do it on your own, it is quite a bit of work. So I have to find colleagues who share my enthusiasm and give it a go. Let’s start with one topic, and see how it goes…
41 days to go… Anybody interested?