Monday, January 21, 2013

Why Would I Do That?

Why did I decide to flip other content areas?  Well for me it was an issue of time.  What would be best use of my face-to-face time with my students: watching educational videos in class or actually using class time to complete science labs and social studies projects?  For me that choice was easy.  So I did what made sense. I decided to flip some of those lessons as well.

Fortunately for me, there were some great online resources that I could use to deliver content to my students at home. I recently found out that Discovery Streaming now makes it possible for teachers to enroll their classes in a group.  That means each child will have a unique log in that they can use at home to watch the videos and take quizes.  Wonderopolis is another source that students can use at home.  I simply entered key words in the search bar and found introductory videos and passages that correlated with our Common Core Standards. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosie the Riveter, The Tuskegee Airmen, and The Wright Brothers are a few of the topics I have found to share with my students. 

So . . maybe instead of asking "Why would I want to flip other content areas?" a better question might be "Why would I not?"

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