Flipping the Classroom is a popular teaching model being used in education. The idea behind the flipped classroom model is to deliver instruction at home through instructional videos and using class time for application and practice. Many teachers are interested in using technology to enhance classroom instruction and flip their classrooms, however they aren't sure where to start.
Miss Erb, a 5th grade teacher at Oak Hollow Elementary, decided to start with one subject. She has begun flipping her science lessons through the use of the site Edmodo. Edmodo is a free social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents. Teachers can create their private classes and enroll their students in them. It is possible to post assignments, create student response polls, embed videos and resources, create and assign quizzes, and provide opportunities for student collaboration. Teachers can also provide feedback to assignments and post grades for parents and students to view.
The above mentioned teacher has begun to embed instructional videos, articles, and resources for students to view and read at home.
She is then able to use classroom time for science experiments, higher order thinking application, and real world scenarios. Student engagement and motivation when using Edmodo is high. We are finding new ways to enhance instruction and assess student learning every day through the use of this site.
To get started with Edmodo, watch the short demo and begin building your teacher account today!