Flipping the Elementary/Middle School Technology Classroom
I am interested in flipping some of my elementary/middle school technology content. I teach business and computers in grades 1-12. I am considering flipping some of my content - in particular tutorials that teach students about the various tools and techniques in many Adobe applications.
In our district, I know that all students have internet access at home, so it is plausible that the flipped learning model would work for certain types of instruction. There are so many high quality tutorials for learning that it would be a better investment of time to use these for students to watch and learn at home and then practice skills at school. Implementing the flipped classroom model would give students more hands on time learning and practicing the skills with guided help from me when needed.
My questions to those of you who teach at the elementary level --
- At what grade level have you used the flipped model?
- What types of materials do you use when flipping the elementary level -- video tutorials, handouts, etc?
- How do you ensure that students view materials at home?
- What advice/hints/tips do you a have for a flipping newbie?
- What Adobe products do you teach at the elementary level? At what grade do you start teaching Adobe products?