Dutton Digest, November 2021
November 8th, 2021
Should You Consider Flipped Learning in Your Classroom?
In this issue, we'll continue the engagement theme with a strategy called flipping the classroom, which is a way to make learning more active. Have you ever thought, “I wish I had more time to work with my students on ___.”? In a flipped classroom you can, by shifting some lectures and activities online. The additional in-person time can then be used for activities that require higher-order thinking. Four key elements ensure that flipping your classroom is successful:
Learn more in the articles Flipped learning: What is it, and when is it effective? and Flipping the college classroom for enhanced student learning.
These Penn State resources can help you make the flip:
- Record yourself using Zoom and share the video with your class using Kaltura
- Create a Canvas quiz to make sure that your students watch the video and understand what was presented to them before class
- Have students complete an assignment in class to apply what they learned online
Did You Know?
- Zoom has been updated to allow chatting with waiting room folks, which could be a nice feature for office hours. There are also new seasonal immersive backgrounds!
- Canvas training, available every month from Penn State’s Learning Resource Network, is coming up on November 18 at 10a.m. Learn how to identify essential and recommended tasks to complete at the beginning and end of each semester.
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