Published 04 May 2017
Administrators are excited about 'flipped classrooms' because teachers using this model often get dramatically better outcomes. As most of you know, a flipped classroom simply inverts conventional teaching methods to deliver instruction online at home, and move 'homework' into the classroom. The idea is to build more productive student-teacher interaction and the higher-order learning objectives from Bloom's taxonomy. As children watch lesson plans online after school, classroom flipping also gives parents an opportunity to be more directly involved with their children's lessons and contribute to their success.
Absolutely not — but it certainly helps to ensure engagement and consistency. Here's why flipping flops:
The problem is that most teachers simply don't have the time to sustain a lesson-capture practice. It takes time to plan the content, sit in front of the computer, learn how to use the recording and editing software, and make it happen daily or weekly. Some teachers may lack the practical ability to find their recordings, edit and title them, and figure out how to distribute them to students.
Content recorded by others can fill in the gaps, but students and parents consistently demand content recorded by their own teacher — so any sustainable flipped classroom practice will eventually need to address this.
Just as important, many recording programs on the market can only record in formats that require a robust internet connection and the right kind of computer.
Voice-activated, one-step lesson capture — it doesn't get any easier.
The practical challenges of flipping the classroom are why FrontRow created Juno. The Juno® lesson capture system makes it unbelievably easy to record high-quality audio/video clips (often called "screencasts") without adding any extra work to a teacher’s day.
Ready to learn more about classroom flipping with FrontRow’s Juno? Contact us today!