The idea of the flipped classroom intrigued me. Wikipedia defines the flipped classroom as "instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor." 1
In surfing the web I found the following videos and articles that explored the flipped classroom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojiebVw8O0g (The Flipped Classroom Model)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_p63W_2F_4 (What a 'flipped' classroom looks like)
by PBS Newshour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7VrfzxLxuk (Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy) courtesy of Berkeley-Haas
The videos provided a good basic background on the concept, its origin and its effective application.
Do you see it working in your class or as a school-wide initiative? Do you see obstacles to its implementation?
I love the concept for older students. I wonder about its effectiveness for early primary students. Would their parents buy in and assist them in viewing their "homework?" What about those students who don't have access to the required technology? Will schools find the means to support those students without adequate access at home?