Teacher, Emma Jensen, talks about the independence children gain through flipped learning and how she gets more one-on-one time with students. One student shares how she uses the class site to share work with her parents.
Emma Jensen: The benefits of having flipped learning is that we have more one-on-one time with kids. I can see every child, every day, every lesson. So it means more time with kids, better relationships and they have a deeper understanding of the lessons as well. So they view content before they come and see me and they apply that knowledge in guided groups.
Student: I’m in the same group as Kerin. I wrote about the same thing as Kerin but a different sentence.
Emma Jensen: It also makes my teaching more explicit as well. So I spend a bit more time working with kids on that higher order thinking and less time on the lower level skills.
I find the flipped learning approach helps for students to develop a bit more ownership of their learning. So if they are struggling with something, instead of just coming and just asking the teacher, they can go onto the class site, select reading, or writing, or maths and watch their video again.
Student: So we go on our class site and then we press on it. And then we press writing.
Then we go down to find our video.
Emma Jensen: And they can rewatch, pause, ask a buddy before coming to me as well. So I find they’re a lot more independent, they’re able to go and find their learning rather than just relying on the teacher as the sole source of knowledge in the classroom. So the students once they have completed activities on the iPads, they then share it via Seesaw which is one of our learning apps.
Student: The turtle likes the mini skateboard. The turtle is greedy because she doesn’t like to share. The turtle is riding the skateboard. Love you Mum and Dad.