The Flipped Classroom

What is a Flipped Classroom?
This video, produced by MADDrawProductions, provides an introduction to the flipped classroom model.

There are numerous advantages to this style of learning:

  1. Students have more control of their learning
  2. It promotes student-centered learning and collaboration
  3. Lessons and content are more accessible
  4. Improved access to critical content
  5. It can be more efficient

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative - ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. Here is a link to their information on Flipped Classrooms:

What Technology Do I Need to Flip the Classroom?

To create your videos
A favorite among flippers is because it is free, easy, and doesn't require any downloads. All you need is a microphone and you are
ready to start. For a quick demo of screencast-o-matic, click here.

For a library of help videos for using screencast-o-matic, click here.

While screencast-o-matic is suitable for most instructors' needs, there are plenty of other applications out there that can help facilitate the flipped classroom. Here are just a few:

Knowmia allows you to house your videos and online assessments in one place. You can design online materials in mini-lessons, with brief videos immediately followed by a quiz or other check for learning.

ExplainEverything is a tablet app that allows you to record voice overs on an interactive whiteboard. The video to the right demonstrates some of its functionality

To share your videos
One of the easiest ways to get your videos out to students is by creating your own YouTube channel and uploading your videos to it. That way, all you have to do is share the link with students and they can access what they need on almost any device.

Furthermore, if you are using screencast-o-matic, you have the option of directly uploading your newly created screencasts to YouTube.

The videos below demonstrate how to register a new YouTube account and create a YouTube channel.

How Can I Learn More?

Become "Flipped Classroom" Certified
Sophia Learning offers a free online certification program which encourages instructors to "put the pencils down" and transform your classroom environment with our Flipped Classroom Certification.

Give students instant feedback, create more time for interactive learning and improve achievement levels by flipping your classroom with our simple process.

Once you've finished the program, you'll get an official certification certificate, a cool Sophia t-shirt — and the knowledge that you're taking your teaching game to a whole new level.

Visit the links below to get started:
Here is a second great website to use as a resource: