Many of the articles that I've read on flipped classrooms focused on high school. So, I decided to search specifically for elementary school articles. Ms. Thompson has offered a few suggestions for flipping an elementary classroom.
- Model your expectations in the classroom. Show a video and stop often to show students how to take notes. Then move to guided practice before assigning it for homework.
- Remember not all students have computer access at home so have a “back up plan” such as having students stay after school to use your computers or see if your technology teacher would let you borrow the computer lab.
- Think about what your goal is. Ask yourself exactly what do you want your students to master.
- Start small. Try one subject and see how it goes for your students. Make adjustments as necessary.
- Use videos that are already made from sites such as http://www.khanacademy.org, http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com or http://www.mathpickle.com/K-12/Videos.html to start you off.
- Try making your own videos once you get the hang of it. The kids love seeing and hearing you!
- Use it as a way to differentiate!
- Read up on it! There are lots of great articles out there and if you are on twitter follow #flipclass and see what educators are doing and saying all around the world.