A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on its head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom..
For an excellent infographic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.
*This list is in alphabetical order.
- Answer Pad (opens in new tab) - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use with their mobile devices or browser to gauge student learning.
- BoomWriter (opens in new tab) - An excellent innovative site that allows students engage their creativity by completing chapters of a book/story and then having other students vote on which one should be included in the finished product. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered turning students into published writers.
- Buncee (opens in new tab)- A fantastic digital canvas for creating presentations or digital stories that can be embedded into a site/blog. Also, this is a great way to "flip a classroom" and with an educational portal that allows educators to track and monitor students.
- Comment Bubble (opens in new tab) - An innovative site where users can comment on a video to create an interactive discussion as well as interactive graphs.
- EDpuzzle (opens in new tab) - Probably, the world's most popular site for flipping a classroom or lesson by adding questions to a video and then assessing student's answers to differentiate instruction.
- Educreations (opens in new tab) - A terrific iPad app that is very similar to Ask3 as it turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard. However, a teacher can not only create a bunch of guided lessons, they can also post them on the web for their students to view at home for "flipped learning".
- FlipSnack Edu (opens in new tab) - A nice site with an educational portal that allows students to upload their stories and projects to a safe site then have educators assess them to differentiate instruction.
- GoClass (opens in new tab) - A wonderful iPad/web tool that allows educators to create lessons and then assess students learning in real-time. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.
- Khan Academy (opens in new tab) - Flipped Learning and Khan Academy go hand-in-hand where learning takes place outside the classroom. Also, they have an excellent free mobile app for kids, Khan Academy Kids.
- LessonPaths (opens in new tab) - A fantastic site for educators to create guided learning playlists that students can use at home for self learning. One of the best sites around for creating a "Flipped Classroom".
- Math File Folder Games (opens in new tab) - A great site/company for educational iOS Math games that can be used to create 21st Century "Math Centers." This is a great way to use educational apps to reinforce flipped learning.
- MySimpleShow (opens in new tab) - A very popular site for educators to create a "flipped" class or lesson and mobile learning where they create beautiful looking explainer videos.
- Nearpod (opens in new tab) - A terrific all-in-one solution for mobile devices in education. Teachers can use it to create engaging lessons that students can do from home.
- Otus (opens in new tab) - An excellent one-to-one learning management solution as well as mobile learning environment where educators can "flip" student's learning.
- Verso (opens in new tab)- A wonderful site where educators can "flip" their classroom by creating online lessons that students can work on and respond to at home.
cross posted at cyber-kap.blogspot.com
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at email@example.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.