New Trend In Classroom Instruction

Posted: January 19, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

Some teachers in Fayetteville and other districts are using a new model called flipped instruction. They said it helps students keep up with classroom work and provides more time for concentrated work exercises in the classroom.

At A Glance

Flipped Classroom

The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom. The model was introduced in 2007 by two Colorado teachers who discovered software to record their PowerPoint presentations. They recorded and posted lectures online for students who missed class. Some say the use of flipped instruction reduces the number of failing grades in English and math and the number of discipline cases, according to Knewton, an education technology company, which specializes in adaptive learning programs.


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