Flipping a class isn’t easy.
Today, I spent about two and a half hours organizing everything for tomorrow–power point for chapters’ answers, college level speech example and outline of the speech, creating another power point with examples of notecards to coincide today’s speech and tweak a forum post. I graded the pre test and their homework from last night and entered all of this in the gradebook.
If you think that’s a lot of time for a one hour class, you don’t know teaching. It’s time consuming.
I’ve used video clips to explain certain concepts. I knew it was a great tool.
I jumped on Youtube and spent only thirty minutes searching for clips of teachers teaching the next two chapters’ information–delivery and language. Just thirty minutes! In the grand scheme of things, that is a pittance compared to all the other time I spend.
I planned for the students to read two chapters from the textbook for Thursday (some thirty pages). I decided it would be better for them if they viewed video clips to attain some of the same information.
In addition, they must write half of the first draft of their informative speech due to me on Thursday, too. I will peruse all the speeches and give individual feedback to them.
Viewing the clips will save them time even though they’ll still have to answer the chapter questions.
Flipped learning–It’s all about independent learning, saving time, differentiated instruction and individual guidance from the teacher.
Today, I learned about using video clips and the true value of them for a teacher–saving time!
P.S. Since the writing of this post, I have become great friends with the Youtube site. It is invaluable to me. Plus, these high tech. students are accustomed to visual learning. I’ve shown clips to all my classes and they do a marvelous job of enriching my teaching. I’m sticking with them.
Thank goodness for Youtube.
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