II. While Reading Activities
- circulates |ˈsərkyəˌlāt|-verb-move around a social function in order to talk to many different people. He circulated among the students.
- booming ing |ˈbo͞omiNG|-adjective-having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth: the booming economy.
- controversial-|ˌkäntrəˈvərSHəl, -ˈvərsēəl|-adjective. giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement: years of wrangling over a controversial bypass.
- 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.
- techniques |tekˈnēk|-noun skill or ability in a particular field: he has excellent technique | [ in sing. ] : an established athlete with a very good technique.
- influx ˈinˌfləks|-noun-an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things: a massive influx of refugees from front-line areas.
- quirk |kwərk|-noun-a strange chance occurrence: a strange quirk of fate had led her to working for Nathan.
- consortium |kənˈsôrSH(ē)əm, -ˈsôrtēəm| noun ( pl. consortia |-tēə, -SH(ē)ə| or consortiums ) an association, typically of several business companies.
- 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.
- 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
- F- Essentially “flipping” means students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class.
- T- Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit was the first school in the United States to flip completely.
- NA- Teachers at Clintondale High School receive high salaries for the lectures.
- T- Courses are being offered at schools like MIT and Harvard.
- NA-The Khan Academy also offers online cooking courses.
- F- Online education is highly controversial, however, everyone agrees with the flip classroom idea.
- T- Flipping is still in the early stages, with much experimentation about how to do it right.
- 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.
- F- Teachers assign videos that are six minutes to three minutes long to encourage students to re-watch the videos.
- F- Flipped classrooms require more creativity and energy from the teacher.
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
- F- A self directed class can be a shock to students.
- T- The first step is to teach students how to use the content library for class preparation.
- F- Students may not realize that they can pause the video or skip forward to new information.
- F-Teachers should expect responses from all students during class time.
- T- Teachers should ask questions about the content.
- T- Teachers can promote inquiry by having students write down questions.
- F-Students should be trained to ask high-level questions during class and search for lower-level questions using Google.
- NA-There should be no more than 20 students in a class.
- F- With the flip class teachers have more time for each student.
- NA-Students will love this new approach.