Users of Blackboard Collaborate
Since 2004 I’ve created a website of some kind for each class, with a discussion board – a place where students can ask questions or make comments on our class any time of day or night and get a response. I think it’s an essential component of any modern class.
When people talk about flipping their class room, the conversation seems to focus on moving certain used-to-be-classroom activities (namely chalk & talk) from class-time to home-time using videos, screencasts and podcasts. That is one side of the flipped classroom model.
The flip-side of the model though, is what to do with the extra time created in the classroom.
Mainstream, traditional flipped-classroom advocates would have students doing their ‘homework’ in class time,…Continue