There is a lot of buzz in educational trends about the concept of the “flipped classroom”. The Flipped Classroom is a reversed teaching model that delivers instruction to students through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. Students have the opportunity to view the lecture material in advance , then ask questions and work through problems in class, with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers – creating a collaborative learning environment.
The TED site offers flipped lessons to use/customize, as well as a template for designing your own. Each lesson contains a video, quick quiz, a ‘think’ section- requiring more in-depth thought, and a ‘dig deeper’ section – resources for discovering more about the topic.
Below is a sample of a Flipped lesson from the TED site on The Real Origin of the Franchise