Skip to comments.VIDEO: 'Flipped Classrooms' Aid Student Learning
Posted on 05/04/2012 12:14:08 PM PDT by MichCapCon
Technology enables schools to rethink the way that they deliver instruction to students, and a recent phenomenon thats catching on is called flipping the classroom.
It works by having students receive direct instruction often via online videos outside of the classroom, enabling teachers to devote more time to collaboration, project-based learning, developing critical thinking skills and mentoring students individually.
Clintondale High School in Metropolitan Detroit has flipped all of its classrooms, and may be the first school in Michigan to do so.
Based on just their short experience with this model, it appears to be a remarkable success. According to Principal Greg Green, since exclusively using the flipped classroom, the school has dropped their failure rates for freshmen in English from 52 percent to 19 percent, in math from 44 percent to 13 percent, in science from 41 percent to 19 percent and in social studies from 28 percent to 9 percent. And this is a school that one might reasonably expect to have higher than average failure rates, since 70 percent of it students come from low-income households.
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I’m not sure what to make of this. It sounds like online schooling in school with the teacher taking the place of a parent.
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Public schools are soooo 20th century.
It’s coming! And very fast!
I completed my Master’s degree online and never set foot on the campus. If they can do it for college degrees, they can do it for kids.
Then again, how to proctor the children? If parents are off to work and the kid is home alone, are they just going to require that every kid have a webcam setup to monitor them? Then what? Will the teachers need to have a dual-monitor setup with 30 individual feeds into the kids’ living rooms?
“Im not sure what to make of this. It sounds like online schooling in school with the teacher taking the place of a parent.”
And the online video taking the place of the teacher. Something is very wrong with Teacher’s Ed in this country.
I like the idea of cyber schooling but it needs to be from home and lazy students with lazy parents will still fail.
I wish he had online schooling back in the olden days of the early 80s.
Next step after online video is online video game. Have the students compete in their league from home for rewards points. Instead of the state spending $9,000/year per student on schools, make it so the average student can win $6,000/year in prizes and awards, and have the taxpayers pocket the difference. That's a lot of iPads, iPods, and other toys. Everyone can have a charmed childhood, trendy clothes, smart phones, etc, in want of nothing. And no union workers filling their heads with mush!
Public school teachers could be out of the picture.
I believe that K12.com wants an adult to be present when the student is on-line, and that could be anyone the parent wants it to be.
I can see brick and mortar schools going the way of the dinosaur. Public school personnel should be shaking in their shoes. Taxpayers will realize they don’t need “flipped classrooms.” Get rid of the middleman.
I did my Master’s thesis on teleworking and the lack of adoption by US firms despite more and more global corporations embracing it. One article I used discussed the increasing use of teleducation in secondary schools as a supplement to classroom teaching.
I proposed that with increased adoption of teleworking in America, the increase in teleducation will be notable since more parents will be homebound and capable of monitoring their children.
IF this comes to pass, it would make sense to cut back the number of days students are required to be in a physical classroom with the goal being one or two days a week where the students can go to a classroom to ask questions, receive personal mentoring, and take exams while the majority of coursework would be done at home.
This would eliminate problems such as bullying, social stigmatization, social awkwardness, loafing, and a whole host of other issues. Just like homeschooling, there would be baselines and goals that would need to be met, but provided exams are passed and regular coursework is graded as satisfactory, I don’t see this as being problematic.
In addition, the at-home working parent could supplement the classroom teaching through religious education, for instance, or practical skills such as cooking or maintenance of the home.
Don’t knock video gaming as practical. There are myriad companies working on interactive educational games that make learning enjoyable and rewarding for kids. It’s not the same as a Call of Duty or World of Warcraft video game experience, but there are plenty of studies going on right now as to the utility of this sort of learning.
I have two colleagues from graduate school who turned their theses on video gaming for education into full-blown careers in start-up IT ventures working on this very thing.
I knew over a decade ago that this would be a better system- much like the old, one room school house with kids at different levels. The kids get online instruction and the teacher oversees that they’re working and helps out where needed. Seemed like a no brainer to me. I’m surprised it’s taken so long.
That's one side effect, yes. See my post #9 for more on the subject.
This is something of intense interest to me. I don't personally believe you'll see the extinction of the public school teacher, but you are correct about the deprecation of brick-and-mortar schools. They'll be replaced with smaller facilities for multipurpose use.
There will ALWAYS be a need for effective educators, but that's the key word: effective. The ineffectual ninny riding out their tenure will go the way of the dodo in favor of educators who are smart, quick, and very competent in online education.
Khan’s GOT to be the way of the future, whether or not it’s able to continue without direct billings. What Michigan’s talking about is another teacher bail-out. Less work, more pay; more pap and what rhymes with pap.
“Dont knock video gaming as practical.”
I worked with a renowned neurosurgeon that pioneered trans-nasal brain surgery. He credited his success to the huge amount of time he spent playing Nintendo as a kid. My daughter learned an impressive amount of world history by playing Age of Empires. She started on the computer at 18 months with Jump Start Toddler, and advanced to Reader Rabbit and a multitude of other educational games. She entered our local university at 13. Kids learn best when it’s fun.
My wife is a teacher and her Texas district is going to a flipped classroom next year. Basically the kids are to learn at home and come to school to do homework. The parents are to supervise learning and the teachers supervise homework.
Great scam. Lets the district get rid of experienced teachers (who need them, the kids LEARN at home) and kids that fail are the parent’s fault — until they wait a few years to ask for extra money to reverse the process.
I’ve read of people using the Khan Academy to do things similar to this. You get a top notch lecturer giving the lectures, and one-on-one help from the teachers for any rough spots. Seems like a win-win to me.
This sounds like the teachers’ union version of homeschooling.
It turns out that most kids can learn arithmetic and reading better from a computer than from 1/30th of a teacher. Modern adaptive software understands what the kid already knows and uses that to select the next learning experience. Kids who get it can move as quickly as their capability allows. Teachers have more time to spend with kids who need help.
Excellent idea. Just drop the school part.
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