Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global
What is Flipped Day?
A day when educators across
the globe flip one lesson. What does that mean? On Flipped Day, instead of delivering content for a particular lesson from the front of the room, instead:
- Create a recording of that content ahead of time or
- Curate a recording someone else has created
- Assign the recording as homework for students to interact with before they come to class October 1
- Engage your students in class with a creative activity to deepen their understanding of the lesson
When is Flipped Day?
October 1, 2014 (10-01): Note this is a change from last year when it
was held on September 6th.
How do I participate?
Commit to flipping ONE
lesson on October 1, 2014. Tell us if
you are participating in Flipped Day by clicking HERE or filling out the form below.
Create or Curate?
While the FLN encourages teachers
to create their own videos, we know many educators prefer to use others’ videos
as they start to flip or to supplement their own work. We offer you both
options, figure out what works for you! Let us know on the pledge form if you
will flip your own lesson or use one from the list!
Create -- If you want to create
your own, our friends at TechSmith have created this tutorial on how to make
your own videos. Click here to see how to get started, how to
identify a lesson, and organize, record, review and share your screencast.
Curate -- Want to start out by
borrowing someone else's video content? Not a problem! Visit flippedclass.com, and choose from one of the
videos listed there.
History of Flipped Day
On September 6, 2013, the
Flipped Learning Network™ hosted the first
Flip Your Classroom Day. Over 400
educators in 25 countries took a pledge to flip a lesson to
experience Flipped Learning, with the expectation this leads to further flipped
units or an entire course. Based on a survey conducted by the Speak Up
National Research Project (Fall, 2012), we estimate that only 3% of
teachers in the U.S. know about or "do" flipped
learning. Yet 27% of principals indicated their teachers wanted to
try it this year! Thank you for joining the growing ranks of educators who
are moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered learning
Thanks to Mark Wilson for
the "flipped day" idea! Read the history here.