Educational Technology

December 26, 2011

High school classes flip, make use of technology

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Gary Budzak, This Week

The Hilliard City School District is taking some innovative approaches to reach students, including flipping the classroom. In a traditional classroom, a teacher gives the lesson and assigns homework to be done outside of class. But in a flipped classroom, the student watches a video of the teacher giving the lesson at his or her convenience. The next day in class, students work together in groups on the homework, and the teacher answers any questions. “It’s something we started this year,” said Darby High School principal Ryan McClure at a school board meeting Nov. 28. “Sometimes in math, students won’t do their homework or finish it because they get stuck, so we thought about flipping the classroom.” McClure said the flipping concept is associated with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Khan Academy, which produces free instructional videos.

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