TPACK- The flip model incorporates the TPACK and SAMR models. Allowing time for PBL which allows the students to create which is the highest level of Bloom's taxonomy. These models have influenced my teaching and practice and helped me create a 21st century classroom.
How a Flipped Classroom Model Works
- I would creates videos using screencast-o-matic and interactive lessons using zaption, nearpod, and ted.ed.com to be accessed by students for homework, absent students, or even when I was out and had a substitute. Students can review again before the test.
- Class is used to work through problems, advance concepts and engage in collaborative learning, active- learning, inquiry labs/tasks.
- This allows the teacher time to analyze their instructional time to maximize student learning.
- It’s not the instructional videos on their own, but how they are integrated into an overall approach, that makes the difference. I found that student like the personal touch and prefer videos of me explaining. However, I only flipped what I call the hot topics. (I know they will have to master in order to pass algebra.
- Better student-teacher and teacher-parent relationships as the parents could see the video and know what their student needed to learn and this helped improve communication between home and school.
- Greater student engagement as could be demonstrated by their active participation in the learning activity.
- Higher levels of motivation. I enjoyed watching my students rise to the occasion. Sometimes pre-algebra is not very motivating in of itself and it sometimes is hard to make the material personal, but for me to be aware of this and trying to make it relevant every chance I could made a difference.
- More time with struggling students. This on-going and I still feel there is just never enough time. I also saw an increase in student agency, ownership of their, and sense of accomplishment. I loved watching them engage with each other...we had some rough spots, I let the students tell me what would make it better. Teacher as student. My students loved helping with technology, and they really appreciated it when they saw their voices had been heard and I took their advice and followed through. The gave the class of belonging on a team.
- Students have freedom to learn independent. This is important as they need to practice skill and fluency and I chose to use Khan Academy for this.
I recommend this model and see it as a look to the future of teaching in all subjects. Give yourself time. It takes time learn the technology but I found the kids really love helping. It takes longer if administration and district to support teachers and technology in the classroom. Start with the hot topics of your subject. Start building your lessons over a two or three year period. I am trying to collaborate with my grade level and we take turns making videos. It is just an idea. I also want to ask admin, if we could have a few minutes "spotlight on Tech" 5-10 minutes of staff meeting to share a cool tech tool and explain how they use it their subject.