Answer Key: Flipped Education

Lesson:  Is There a Downside to Flipped Education?

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. circulates |ˈsərkyəˌlāt|-verb-move around a social function in order to talk to many different people. He circulated among the students.
  2. booming  ing |ˈbo͞omiNG|-adjective-having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth: the booming economy.
  3. controversial-|ˌkäntrəˈvərSHəl, -ˈvərsēəl|-adjective. giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement: years of wrangling over a controversial bypass.
  4. anecdotal- |ˌanikˈdōtl|-adjective-(of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research: while there was much anecdotal evidence there was little hard fact.
  5. techniques |tekˈnēk|-noun skill or ability in a particular field: he has excellent technique | [ in sing. ] : an established athlete with a very good technique.
  6. influx ˈinˌfləks|-noun-an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things: a massive influx of refugees from front-line areas.
  7. quirk |kwərk|-noun-a strange chance occurrence: a strange quirk of fate had led her to working for Nathan.
  8. consortium |kənˈsôrSH(ē)əm, -ˈsôrtēəm| noun ( pl. consortia |-tēə, -SH(ē)ə| or consortiums ) an association, typically of several business companies.
  9. exclusive  |ikˈsklo͞osiv|-adjective restricted or limited to the person, group, or area concerned: the couple had exclusive possession of the condo | the jaguar and puma are exclusive to the New World.
  10.  interactive |ˌintərˈaktiv|-adjective (of a computer or other electronic device) allowing a two-way flow of information other electronic device) allowing a two-way flow of information between it and a user, responding to the user’s input: interactive video.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- Essentially “flipping” means students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class.
  2. T- Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit was the first school in the United States to flip completely.
  3. NA- Teachers at Clintondale High School receive high salaries for the lectures.
  4. T- Courses are being offered at schools like MIT and Harvard.
  5. NA-The Khan Academy also offers online cooking courses.
  6. F- Online education is highly controversial, however, everyone agrees with the flip classroom idea.
  7. T- Flipping is still in the early stages, with much experimentation about how to do it right.
  8. T- The Flipping process began in Clintondale High because Greg Green, the principal, had been recording videos on baseball techniques and posting them on YouTube for his 11-year-old son’s team.
  9. F- Teachers assign videos that are six minutes to three minutes long to encourage students to re-watch the videos.
  10. F- Flipped classrooms require more creativity and energy from the teacher.

 Grammar Focus

Structure and Usage

I-1-Three years ago, Clintondale High School, became a flipped school.
II– 3-Flipping is still in the early stages.
III– 1-No school has taken flipping as far as Clintondale.

IV. Listening Activity

Video: Preparing Students for a Flipped Classroom 

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- A self directed  class can be a shock to students.
  2. T- The first step is to teach students how to use the content library for class preparation.
  3. F- Students may not realize that they can pause the video or skip forward to new information.
  4. F-Teachers should expect responses from all students during class time.
  5. T- Teachers should ask questions about the content.
  6. T- Teachers can promote inquiry by having students write down questions.
  7. F-Students should be trained  to ask high-level questions during class and search for lower-level questions using  Google.
  8. NA-There should be no more than 20 students in a class.
  9. F- With the flip class teachers have  more time for each student.
  10. NA-Students will love this new approach.