If I could follow every link on my twitter feed I might come close to understanding the flipped classroom. I am in awe of the shear proliferation of some of my teacher colleagues around the world. It s humbling to say the least. I have started my flipped journey and have revamped my youtube channel . I plan to upload a few videos in the days to come and I only hope they have the effect that I think they will. The flipped mentality is an interesting one.
I started looking at the flipped classroom 2 years ago but I wasn't sold on the idea of delivery content by video then working in class. I think part of my skeptisim was the fact that our school internet is unreliably and very slow, and not all of my students have access to technology at home. How could I hang my hat on using so much technology when the infrastructure just isn't there? We have had some changes over the last two years and I tried a unit of "flip" or what I thought was flip. Turns out I was just flipping out!
That unit was a disaster! noone watched the videos, we ended up re-watching them in class and the activities that were to accompany this endeavour never really took off as we never had enough time. I was nearly ready to shelve flipping all together.
CanFlip13 saved my flipping life!