The word “flip” has so many meanings it would take a whole article just to unpack them. But for our purposes, “flip” describes a new approach to teaching.
- Teacher presents a lesson in class.
- Teacher gives an assignment.
- Students grapple with homework.
- Teacher gets one shot to explain.
- Student gets one shot to learn.
- Teacher videotapes the lesson presentation.
- Lesson is posted on YouTube or teacher's web page.
- Video is viewed by students as "homework."
- Students watch as many times as necessary to understand concept.
- Assignment is completed in class during the next class period.
Advantages to Flipping the Instruction
- Teacher produces the best lesson by preparing, videotaping, editing, adding graphics, incorporating music, etc.
- Teacher may augment lesson with additional material on the same subject.
- Student may view lesson as many times as needed.
- Student completes the assignment in class where feedback is immediate and personal, unlike homework, teacher is available.
- Students can interact and learn from each other.
A Ted Talk about using video to reinvent education by Salman Kahn.
This presentation talks about the role of video flipping instruction.