Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms — from November Learning News – April 2012 by Alan November and Brian Mull

Make thinking visible with the flipped classroom model — webinar by Alan November – 2/21/12

The flipped classroom — from blended-classrooms.wikispaces.com/The+Flipped+Classroom

Infographic from Teachers love the flipped classroom



…as well as the items I’ve already curated on the flipped classroom/inverted learning


Addendum on 7/9/12:


Addendum on 8/28/12:


From CNN and Greg Green:
Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed

It’s no surprise that these issues are happening in our schools. Everyone from politicians to parents admit that our educational system isn’t working, and we’re all screaming for change.  But no one gives advice on what changes are needed to improve education. The time has come to realize that the problem isn’t simply lack of effort or money, but the misalignment of our school structure.

To watch this happen every day, where it is your responsibility to try to provide the very best you can for the students, is beyond frustrating. It’s heartbreaking.

Our staff agreed that our failure rates were not good. But how do you go about addressing these issues with no money, no additional resources and no clear solution from the experts who already know the system is broken?

How do you get your staff on board with change you want to implement, but no one else has ever tried it on a mass scale? How do you get your students excited about learning when they’ve never shown much interest before?

You flip it.  Here’s how it works…

The Pro-D Flip — from November Learning by David Truss


"The Pro-D Flip by David Truss"

The Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Some items re: the flipped classroom from John R. Sowash, M.Ed

Intel predicts Smart TV is the device of the future — from nyxiotechnologies.com’s blog
Chipmaker Intel believes that the Smart TV is the electronic device of the future, in the living room anyway.


The Smart TV is already upon us, in its various forms from various manufacturers. It has arrived with 3D capabilities, web browsing and social networking and applications. Currently Samsung and LG seem to be two of the big players pushing the Smart TV to consumers.

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools — from Edutopia.org by Betty Ray


There are a few interesting ideas that are emerging this year.

  1. “Flipped” Classrooms
  2. Digital Learning Toolsets (Formerly Known as “Textbooks”)
  3. Videogames in the Classroom: World of Warcraft
  4. Management of Digital Life
  5. Some Cool New Tools of Note

…and more

Clintondale High cuts freshman failure rates with flipped classes — fromConverge.com by Tanya Roscorla (Detroit, MI, USA)


In an urban school outside Detroit, more than half of freshmen failed English in fall 2009.

Along with failing classes, freshmen students got in trouble. A lot. That semester, principals at Clintondale High School dealt with 736 discipline cases for 165 students.

A year later, the scene changed.

Of 165 freshmen, only 19 percent failed English. Math classes saw similar results, going from 44 to 13 percent. And both science and social studies failure rates dropped too.

3 keys to a flipped classroom — from pairadimes.davidtruss.com by David Truss


First and foremost, this is just ONE teaching strategy. It’s a good one. It isn’t the only one. I don’t know any teachers that are both one trick ponies and also good teachers. Add this trick to your repertoire, don’t make it your repertoire. Secondly, consider how these points, and related questions, can help improve your flipped classroom.

I’m not saying ‘don’t use a flipped classroom’, I’m just saying, ‘be thoughtful about how you use it!’


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Some resources from Flipping the classroom — from learningconversations.co.uk by Mark Berthelemy

From DSC:
…and I would add the people who I saw who first started this new pedagogical practice (at least here in the U.S.)

  • The Vod Couple — from TheJournal.com by Dian Schaffhauser — 08/01/09
    High school chemistry teachers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann have overturned conventional classroom instruction by using video podcasts to form the root of a new learning model.

The Vod Couple

Sams (left) and Bergmann together practice a student-centered pedagogy.

THUMBING through an issue of MacWorld a few years ago, Aaron Sams was struck by an article about an application called ProfCast that allows instructors to record live classroom lessons on a Mac. He brought the story to the attention of his fellow Woodland Park High School chemistry teacher, Jonathan Bergmann. The two men both saw that the ability to capture their daily lecture as a video podcast– or vodcast– and then allow students to view the recording on their own schedule later that evening could be the solution to a nettlesome yet unavoidable problem they were facing.

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education — March 2011

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.


Sal Kahn at TED -- March 2011


From DSC:
Before rushing to a quick take/judgment on this, hear him out. Turning over more control to the students during the relaying of the information makes sense to me. They can pause, rewind, fast forward, etc.  They can re-listen to the lecture again and again, without affecting the flow of a typical face-to-face classroom. Then they come into class and can get help on their homework, instantly and when they need the assistance.

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