Flipped classroom- are you curious?
Salman Khan of the wildly popular Khan Academy (millions of YouTube hits) proposes to transform the traditional method of instruction, the classroom lecture. By using interactive, short videos that students can pause, repeat or play on their time, he argues to use classroom time for peer-to-peer tutoring, one on one teaching, class discussion and projects.
This resource is more than just a ten question viewing guide to follow up an engaging TED Talk. It contains an information sheet defining the flipped classroom, detailed and thought provoking questions to discuss and think about, a flipped classroom readiness survey and an informative two-page reference sheet with links to resources on the flipped classroom and its cousin, the blended classroom.
Great for individual teachers who want to know more about the flipped classroom. Teacher leaders who want to provide professional development on the flipped classroom will find this an informative and useful guide. University teaching programs and pre-service teachers who need to be knowledgeable about changes in the future teaching workplace shouldn't miss out on this valuable resource.
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