Utilizing Technology to Increase Creativity
in a Blended Educational Environment
So you're ready to move into a blended learning environment. You've heard about flipping and it seems to make sense...but you're not sure where to get started. These resources are here to help! . Use the links below to navigate the four steps of setting up a blended learning environment that not only flips learning, but also encourages students to use their creativity on a daily basis. Get ready for an adventure!
Here's the central idea: What is traditionally done at school will now be done at school, and what used to be done at home, will now be done at school.
- Flipped classroom structure typically means that students primarily watch videos of instruction (usually created by their teacher) outside of class, and focus on projects and activities in-class so that they're able to have teacher support throughout the process.
- In-Flipping is a similar model, except that students watch the videos in class, either at a station or as a large group. This gives students an equal opportunity to access content (which could be challenging in a traditional flip if access to the internet is unavailable at home). It also provides students a chance to go back and hear the instruction again if they don't get it the first time. Finally, this frees the teacher to work with students during class.
- Blended learning is defined as a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. (Ferriman, 2013).