Hey everyone! This site is dedicated to keeping my Algebra students informed on what's going on in our Flipped Classroom.
What is a Flipped Classroom?
A Flipped Classroom is an ideology where the traditional classroom model (lecture in class, homework at home) has been flipped to maximize the amount of support students receive from the teacher. Instead of regular homework out of the textbook the students will be watching instructional videos where I will be explaining the concepts. The great thing about the videos is that the students are able to pause, rewind, and replay the video as many times as they need to.
We will use WSQ (pronounced "wisk") to ensure the students are actually watching the videos and getting the most from them. WSQ is as follows:
W - watch the videos
S - summarize the content (and copy examples)
Q - questions that you have should be written down to discuss in class the next day.
But What Happens In Class?
During the normal class period we will split off into groups and discuss the WSQ and any questions from the videos. The students will also use this time to work on problems that would normally be assigned as homework, but the benefit is that they have their teacher with them to add help and support to ensure more success.
How Are The Students Graded?
The students will be able to receive a total of 10 daily points:
Each WSQ is worth 5 points daily.
The remaining 5 points will be earned during class time.
Points can be lost! Here's a list of how points can be lost:
Non-participation = -2 points
Off-task = -2 points
Incomplete assignments = -2 points
Texting in class = -2 points
Playing on iPad = -2 points
Tardiness = -2 points
Eating or drinking in class = -2 points
Unprepared = -2 points
Cheating/copying = -5 points
Students will receive formal assessments (quizzes and tests) which count as 40% of their entire grade.
Where Can I Watch The Videos?
Students can watch the videos by clicking on the videos button at the top of this page, or by accessing the YouTube site directly by clicking this link.
The videos can be watched as many times as necessary, and are also a great tool to use for review before a test.
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