I haven’t made a final decision for my major digital project yet, but I’m really leaning towards learning and experimenting with the flipped classroom. Besides just having a fun name (head this way if you don’t know what the flip I am talking about), the flipped classroom appeals to me for a number of reasons. One of them would be the diversity of my present group of Grade 6 students. I am finding it a real challenge to meet the needs of my students, especially with my crew of 32 in Math. I would like to set up one of my units using the flipped classroom model. I think I would use it primarily with my most independent group of students, though I think it would be very useful for all students to use for review throughout the unit. I also think it would be interesting for parents to access, as many find it painful and frustrating to help their kids with the “new math”. This would allow them to see the instruction their child is receiving. I have only read a couple articles on the flipped classroom model, so it’s definitely new terrain for me, and I like that!
Do you have experience with the flipped model? Suggestions? Useful resources? Warnings? Thanks for the feedback!