My Flipped Classroom Experiment
As part of the 2014 Adobe Generation Professional: Video course, I was asked to share a resource I made using Premiere about my flipped classroom. This little video doesn't focus on Adobe products but utilizes them as I do a lesson for my students.
As an added bonus, it is a flipped report on flipped learning from early in 2014. I've now done this for 2 years and the results haven't wavered. Only one student has failed and that's because the student left all tests blank, turned in no homework, and was often truant.
a. Students ages 15-19
b. Videos were each about 3-5 min (one concept each). A whole lesson is about 10-15 min of instruction. I made no changes to what I would traditionally share live in class.
c. Were there any students who did not bother to watch? A few at first. However, in our Moodle classes, I made quizzes to complete after watching (short 2-3 min) and I occasionally do examples from their homework. This is the same issue I would have in a traditional classroom. Did the student take their textbook home and study? Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
d. Are these exceptional students? This is a typical classroom: Motivated, Average, and "Why do I have to Be here?". The only way a student fails, so far, is simply by not doing any homework and leaving tests and quizzes blank. This has only happened once and it was a student who was trying to get parent's attention.I have since continued using flipped video (created using Premiere and Camtasia) to create lessons. The statistics that I present in this short report, still hold true for my science and math classes.