I have just started a new job in an international school in Peru, and I am taking the opportunity to try out the Flipped Classroom. It is something I have dabbled in with previous classes (mainly creating videos for revision purposes for my classes), but this year I am embarking on it for a whole year with my Year 10 equivalent class. There are 4 members of the department who are trying the method out this year as part of a collaborative project which is part of our CPD.
So far we have done Algebraic Fractions, and I have been using educreations to create a series of videos on explaining the methods to the students, which they are watching at home.
It is still very early days (only two weeks in), but so far, I have to say that I am finding it very useful to allow me to have time in class to actually help the students and see what they can (and cannot) do. I will be asking the students for feedback on the method soon as well, to get an idea of how they feel about it.
This is going to be an ongoing project for at least a year, and I am looking forward to exploring the possibility of getting students to be more independent and proactive in their learning.
I am a maths teacher looking to share good ideas for use in the classroom, with a particular interest in using technology as much as possible.
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