There's been a little bit of buzz about Reverse Instruction (or the Fisch Flip) on Classroom 2.0 lately.
I just posted a blog explaining how Reverse Instruction works in one classroom, with instructions on how you can make it work in yours.
Check it out if you're interested: Reverse and Improve Your Instruction with Screencasts
I totally agree, Ashley.
I, for one, learn from screecasts on almost a daily basis -- it's how I learn to utilize most web 2.0 tools. I even learned how to code and create websites mostly from screencasts.
This was an extremely helpful blog. The problems that one might with the flipped classroom have were essentially solved through this post. I am in college studying to be an elementary school teacher, and I would love to be able to implement this into my future classroom. I had not thought about how much class time is lost due to trying to keep everyone's attention during the lecture. Reverse Instruction seems like it would solve this issue. Thank you for posting examples of how you use this method rather than just talking about how great it is. Seeing how it works in a real classroom with real students is much more useful than statistics being thrown around. Two of the main problems that I had with Reverse Instruction were Internet access being available to all students and making sure the students actually watched the video. Having time before and after school for students that do not have Internet access solves the first problem, and having a worksheet to go along with the videos solves the second one. I will definitely try to use the flipped classroom in some type of capacity in my future classroom now that I know more about it.
This was an incredible blog which revealed the positive effects of utilizing the screen casting technology. I like this method because students come to class already prepared or prepped with what they are going to be learning. Along with this, they don't have every day classroom distractions to hinder the instruction process of their learning. This is a beneficial and effective way to help students learn and also, this is a way where teachers can cover more material in a semester more effectively compared to the traditional instruction method. Screen casting is also beneficial for students who need to re watch the video multiple times for added assistance. This method is also effective for substitute teachers and homework reviews for a test. Therefore, I believe that screen casting is a wonderful and effective tool that should be utilized more in the classroom today.
I think this screenshotting has great benefits whine comes to the learning in the class room. Many students have problems with just lectures and occasionally interacting with the teacher when a work sheet is passed out. I think type of instruction gives the students time to understand on their terms and to think on their terms. I also like the Q and A in class over the video this gives the students some support and guidance form the teacher. This helps the teacher also keep track of who is understand and who is not.
It is definitely a good idea to go with to see lot of changes and improvements.
This is a great link. Thank you for the resource. I already utilize a bit of this in my classroom. I utilize citrix gotomeeting/training and dameware. I find it really encourages participation and learning transfer.