Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom #edchat

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  1. Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input.
  2. Decide on a workflow solution and stick to it. I use Edmodo to set assignments and annotate responses. Students are happy with this solution as it is cross platform and supports learning with library and backpack resources.
  3. Set specific deadlines for your students. If they are given a date then unfortunately that can be construed as midnight!! The old hand-in mantra of next lesson doesn’t fit the ‘flipped‘ class idea and as such can present a problem.
  4. Provide access for students who aren’t connected to the internet at home. Whether it be provision after school or via downloaded material, there will still be issues for home learning.
  5. Write to parents to explain the new style of learning and be…

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The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools

5 Great Tools For Blended and/or Flipped Classrooms


  1. Edmodo

Edmodo is a learning management tool (LMS). It is very simple to set up and use. Edmodo features a Facebook-like interface that is clean and appealing to students. Students and teachers can reach out to one another and connect by sharing ideas, problems and tips. A teacher can assign and grade work. Students can get help either from the entire class or make up small study-groups. You can also connect with the Google-drive. Edmodo is free for individual teachers.

  1. Schoology

Schoology is also free for individual teachers. It too uses a Facebook-like interface and is as appealing as Edmodo. It provides all the features necessary for an effective learning environment. This special mention is on account of the discussion features and the advanced assessment-tools.

  1.  Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a free one-click screen recording web app for Windows and Mac. It’s extremely easy to use, and you don’t even need to sign up for an account. When ready, you can upload your recording straight forward to YouTube. You can create videos of up to fifteen minutes. You don’t need to download and install the executable file on your school computers.

  1. VoiceThread

This is a very popular online tool to create and upload audio files. VoiceThread allows you to upload images (from your digital camera, scanner, or even paint program). You can also upload PowerPoint slides. Then students can record or write their own comments and/or narration about the images/slides. It’s a great tool to submit audio reports, assignments and audio feedback.

  1. Evernote

Evernote allows you to take notes and organize the material. It allows you to take notes in many formats, including voice and handwriting. You can sync notes on the web and across all your mobile devices. It is possible to share your work with other teachers and the class, and select them to edit your work. Evernote is free to use.

This was a list of the five best blending and flipping tools. Although I am exceeding the limit of five, but Wikispaces Classroom  Wikispaces Classroom deserve a special mention. Wikispaces tools can keep a track of everything. It allows students to collaborate on large projects, while teachers can assess them in real time.

How many of these tools do you use? What other tools do you use? We’d love to hear your views in the comments.

6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic

6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic

  • Plan
    Figure out which lesson you’re going to flip. Outline key learning outcomes and put together a lesson plan.
  • Record
    Instead of teaching your lesson as usual, record a video. You can do this however you’d like, just ensure that the lesson contains all of the elements you would have if you were doing it in the classroom in person. Make it interesting and engaging. Ask yourself: would I want to watch this?
  • Share
    Share the video with your students. Explain that the video’s content will be discussed and used in class
  • Change
    Now that your students have watched the lesson, they’ll be primed to delved into the topic in more depth than they would otherwise be. Go for it!
  • Group
    A great way to explore the topic is to engage the class in group discussions. Separate the students into smaller groups so that everyone’s voice has a better chance of being heard, and questions are more likely to be asked. Give each group a task and a goal to work towards.
  • Regroup
    Get the class back together to share each group’s work with the whole class. As questions, offer opinions, encourage discussion.

Flipping the Classroom Infographic


New technology is opening new doors in classrooms all over the world as more teachers are using a flipped classroom  approach to deliver their content. Are you interestend in flipping your classroom? The Flipping the Classroom Infographic presents ways teachers can get started with flipping their classroom, what resources they can use and how flipped learning works. Additionally, you can use The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers.

Blended Learning Infographic