muraPOI: November 5, 2012
Five Questions to Ask Before Flipping a Lesson: Ben Stern provides five questions.
- Why am I lecturing?
- What are students doing while watching the lecture?
- Would I watch this?
- Why do the kids need to understand this idea or skill?
- What will we do in class that will take advantage of being together and also make use of the previous night’s lecture?
Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2: Actually, I’d argue that shorter videos are even better. And that the segment in which they exist shouldn’t last longer than 10 minutes. In other words, have videos paired with an activity of some sort.
Flipping doesn’t work when the home lectures (in whatever form they take) are too long or simply replace valuable teaching from the instructor. Lecturing is more effective presented in small chunks and as brief as possible. A good guideline is to keep the videos at or less than 10 minutes. A talking head video, where the camera points at the instructor and the instructor simply talks for 10 minutes does not work well. If possible, it is important to make the video engaging with multi-media