Don't Flip your Class - Fortify it
Leslee Francis Pelton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Pelton, email@example.com
University of Victoria
In our experience, only a few keen students regularly prepare by reviewing flipped content outside of class. To improve efficiency, we recast the process – fortifying our classes with concise video content (lectures, demonstrations), integrated questions, discussions and explorations
What are the Benefits of Video?
- Capture and share canned (but good) explanations
- View anywhere – in school/resource room/home
- Ability to replay – again and again…
- Ability to stop and start to support lessons
- Meet individual needs
- Support parents who are trying to help
What Makes a Good Video?
- Clear and correct
- Presents a hook, context, or engaging explanation
What are the Intended Benefits of Flipping?
- Free up time for activities and personal attention in class
- Reduce instructions/support needed to accomplish homework
- Give students control – inquiry focused
- Capture your ‘best’ content and share (do it once)
What are the limitations of flipping?
- What if they don’t watch anything outside of class?
- Do they understand the content in the video?
- Is learned helplessness an issue?
- Do they have access to video outside of school?
- Capture student attention
- Present concepts efficiently (20 min -> 5 min)
- Set the context for a discussion
- Model procedures/processes
- Support student understanding
- Support students outside of class
- You have something useful to say
- You have a unique way of expressing ideas
- Share once and it can be used again
- Get the message right
- To instill confidence – you know the content
- Share and share alike
- Identify your objectives (understand the problem)
- Make a Plan
- Efficiently cover your content
- Edit the pauses
- Avoid distracting yourself
- Think through the possible questions
- Manage tangential discussions
- When you find one & you will often find more
- Vet the videos to make sure they are effective and plan your classroom questions/activities
- Identify the break points and insert questions– to support discussion
- Ask students to paraphrase or apply what they have just learned
- Find an app that lets you cache videos
- Show students how to use playback speed (1.25 x)
- Break up longer videos to avoid learned helplessness
- Set up a website for your classes and share the links
- Invite students to generate videos