"My understanding is that at-home videos are for basic content aquisition. You'd then use class time for close reading, research, group work, class discussion etc.
For example, a video comparing Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini provides…"
"I am flipping my AP/Dual Credit US History class this semester. I am using video lectures to get the basic content out to them, instead of a textbook. I agree though that reading is important, so I am assigning reading packets with each…"
I am a Biology and Chemistry science teacher. I have been thinking of the issue of reading in my classes. I plan to incorporate readings from online and from the textbook, as well as current events into the flipped model. I…"
"You're absolutely right, Sarah. And the payoff in the classroom in terms of time is huge. When I switched to en eLearning model, all the time I spent on classroom management, on gaining students attention, or keeping the high flyer quelled…"
"The trouble with reading in class is that it can be horribly inefficient. One by one, students barely do any reading. Read chorally, and you don't get the effort and enunciation that you're aiming for.
Flip it, and things change. You can…"
"Love your use of in class time to work on reading skills with students. I have students that span from special education to extremely gifted in each class. I plan to use in class time to work with my lower students on basic reading…"
"I'm a little late to join into this conversation, but thought I'd add my share. I teach high school government - lots of pressure to squeeze a lot of content into a semester course (the only semester course tested by my…"
"The common theme I am seeing appears to be that:
1) Students aren't reading, so perhaps videos will engage them.
2) If we focus on videos, students won't read.
It's, in a word, ouroboric. (If that's a word, and I am not entirely…"
"Students need more direct instruction on how to improve their reading comprehension. Practice alone is not enough. How are the students supposed to improve their reading skills, if they aren't taught HOW to improve those…"
"I really like the suggestions regarding making the students responsible for the reading (Socratic method, discussions, active reading, etc). One of my worst/best experiences in college was a prof who solely used the Socratic method in his intro to…"
"Hi all -
I just discovered this group. I think that both videos (either for basic content or as an active reading model) and online reading (in addition to the textbook) are both great ways to flip the history classroom.
But as many of you…"