Flipped Learning

A project by: Jo Davis

£0
pledged of £1,408 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
Cove flips to the technology era.

Key Stats

Number of students that will benefit: 150

Age of students: 13-14

School % eligible for Free School Meals: 8%

Summary

I am raising £1408 to buy some chromebooks for my students to use in classrooms. By providing my students with resources to explore, research and be independent learners, the project will raise aspirations in what they can achieve.

My project

Rachel:

What is 'Flipped Learning'/'The Flipped Classroom'?

Flipped Learning means students take more responsibility for their learning. For homework, students watch pre-recorded lessons and it is at this point - rather than in the classroom - that initial teaching and checking of prior knowledge & key skills takes place.

Homework therefore involves watching a video, making notes and answering questions to check understanding. The classroom lesson corrects misconceptions and deepens understanding: eg, in Maths, students complete problem-solving exercises.

Why is it so great?

Flipped Learning means that:

Students have more one-to-one time with the teacher, and take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers support each student's individual needs, depending on their understanding, rather than dictating at the front of the classroom.

The classroom becomes a community where students support one another

Where does technology come into it?

1. Videos, for students to view specific content online, are created. Content can be created in different ways:

  • using specific screencast software (recording what's happening on the computer)
  • recording a teacher in the classroom, as if it is a traditional lesson
  • using videos from other teachers who have flipped their classroom (or created revision videos)

2. Videos are hosted onto a platform for students to access. Platforms include:

  • School’s current Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Forums can be created, so students can interact with one another or with the teacher. It's very secure.
  • Google Classroom
  • Microsoft Education

3. Students access the videos online - at home, at school or in the library.

Students can comment through online created forms and answer questions to assess their understanding of the topic. These will be automatically marked, and students receive feedback immediately so they can find out how well they have done.

Students can then choose to go over the teaching and/or come to lesson with questions. They are proactive, dedicating more time to the topics which they need more time for.

4. Students who have not accessed the videos prior to lesson will require Chromebook/Hybrid to go through the homework they should have completed.

  • Chromebook/Hybrids are used for students to look back over any video that they think may help them access the work they are completing. They can also be used to complete quick end of lesson assessments to monitor all students progress.

Did you know?

Bergmann and Sams’ book Flip your Classroom has the catchphrase, 'Reach every student in every class every day'. This is completely in line with our school motto, ' Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day Achieving Excellence '. We believe that Flipped Learning is a perfect fit for our school.

Jo: What is the flipped learning or the flipped Classroom? Flipped learning is where more is asked of the students in terms of taking responsibility for their learning. The aspects of our classroom now is shifted so that the initial teaching and checking of prior knowledge and key skills is delivered to students in a homework setting with pre-recorded lessons. Students are asked to watch a video for homework, making notes and answering questions to check their understanding. The following lesson is then used to correct any misunderstandings, misconceptions and to mainly deepen the use of Maths through problem solving using inquiry tasks or rich tasks. What this model does is increases the time spent in lessons working one to one with individual students. The teacher no longer is standing at the front dictating the lesson but they are facilitators supporting each students individual needs dependent on their understanding.

The school’s motto of “Every Child, Every Classroom, Every day Achieving Excellence”, is aligned with catch phrase of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams’ book, Flip your Classroom, “Reach every student in every class every day”. The aim for flipped learning is that it will be the development of all learners and an important feature being that it teaches a student to take responsibility for their learning. The classroom will become a community where students support each other, are resilient and engage in the curriculum supported through the use of technology.

How is technology used in the flipped classroom?

1. Videos will be created or curated for students to view specific content online.Videos content can be created a number of ways which can be varied throughout.

  • Video content created through specific screencast software.These programs record whatever is happening on the computer/tablet. Videos can be created using a screen casting software by teachers as they teach a lesson in a traditional method, and then editing to keep the key aspects.
  • A video of the teacher standing at the front of the class teaching as they would in a normal classroom.
  • Videos from other teachers who have either flipped their classroom or have created revision videos for students to use

2. Videos hosted onto a platform for students to access. There are a differing number of platforms that can be used:

  • School’s current VLE. This system is already setup and a member of staff has taken responsibility in ensuring that it is up-to-date and fit for purpose. Students already have access through their own login which creates a secure system. It has the opportunity to create forums and for staff to be able to interact with students through the medium. This is a very secure option as only staff and students have access through their own login.
  • Google Classroom – this is a free commercial app that allows interaction and the uploading of videos. Not as secure as the VLE.
  • Microsoft Education

3. Students access the videos online. Computer and internet access required at home otherwise students would have to use facilities at school or their local library. Students comment through online created forms, answer questions to check whether they have watched the video and also to assess their understanding of the topic. These will be automatically marked and feedback given to the student straight away on how well they have done. This allows for the opportunity for the students to go over the teaching and/or come to lesson with any questions to help them move forward

4. Students who have not accessed the videos prior to lesson will require Chromebook/Hybrid to go through the homework they should have completed.

  • Chromebook/Hybrids are used for students to look back over any video that they think may help them access the work they are completing. They can also be used to complete quick end of lesson assessments to monitor all students progress.

Where your donation goes

6 x Acer Chromebook 4 GB RAM, 32 GB @ £229.99 each - https://goo.gl/y7B1F3

Credit card fees (2%): £28 (to cover the fees charged by the payment provider)

Total = £1408

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