I intend to use this blog as a journal/record of what went right, what went wrong, and what just plain went.
After researching what a 'flipped classroom' entailed, I decided to go for it. I looked at the make-up of my students -- three 6th grade classes -- and began to envision what flipping would look like for us. I completed a prezi (you need to have an account on prezi.com to see my prezi) laying out the reasons why and answering questions that may be roadblocks to this format. Yesterday, I presented it to my principal and assistant principal. They were as excited as I was to get this going.
Now I have to do the following:
- Survey my class to understand what they have available at home to view online videos
- Make a date to educate my parents about the change.
- Establish the date to transition to the flipped model
- Navigate the use of ActivInspire, Screencast-o-Matic, YouTube, SchoolTube, and iTunes to produce and publish my 10-minute shorts.
A couple of resources that have helped inform my thinking thus far:
The Flipped Class Network
My Flipped Classroom (a blog by Dehlia Bush)
Flipping with Kirch ( a blog by Crystal Kirch)