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The Flipped Classroom – Education Transformation With Video

July 25, 2012
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Video is not new in education. However, we continue to see innovative educators evolve their practice with new applications of video enabled teaching and learning. The Flipped Classroom is one of the hottest trends in education today and an example of how video technologies can serve as a catalyst for education transformation.

We spoke with Flipped Classroom creators, Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams at ISTE 2012. Listen as they discuss the benefits of the Flipped Classroom and offer tips to help you begin to flip your class.

Jon and Aaron’s sessions in the Cisco Connected Classroom at ISTE 2012, were jam-packed. If you were not able to take in these sessions at ISTE, you’re in luck! We recorded the sessions and are pleased to make them available.

In this first session, “Flipped Class 101”, Jon and Aaron explain the Flipped Class model, reflect on their journey and focus on enhancing direct instruction.

In their follow-up session, Jon and Aaron take the conversation to the next level and discuss “The Flipped Mastery Model.”

You can find replays of other sessions from ISTE on the Cisco Education Playlist on YouTube.

Aaron and Jon’s recently released book, “Flip Your Classroom, Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day,” is a full of information and resources to help you flip your class. Also, take a look at these white papers by Cisco on the impact of video in education:

Managing the lecture capture work flow can seem daunting. Cisco’s Lecture Vision provides a school or district wide solution to capture, transform and share video to enable flipped teaching and learning.

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  1. This method as you said is not new, in fact I was using pre-recorded video and no clips of 3-5 minutes. As an introduction, consolidation or a review for student in class to write about or use as a class discussion.

    I teach business & management now and used flip classroom videos in lectures and classwork with groups of students. Also, used this method when I taught mathematics to display diagrams and the practical use of mathematics to younger students.

    Re-enforces the lesson and message in a good visual way, can be used by no subject specialism with possible back up notes. Of course the video content has to fit with the lesson plan and content and at the appropriate level and ability for the students.

    Just my view.

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