I did it! Together with the great Paul Tullock. It really was a fantastic event. We scheduled the questions we want to ask (it was my first time ever scheduling a tweet!) and also our answers. We had our hands free to welcome everybody and react om tweets and answers given by participants. Well.....that was mostly Paul's business, in the first 5 minutes my head was exploding from all the tweets and everybody I want to welcome. From that point on I focussed on 'liking' tweets and retweeting good stuff.
It wasn't possible for me to dig deeper in answers given on our questions. We had a good mentor in the person of Sari Lantto she told us what questions are good ones, and which question should be a great last one.
Hereby the questions and my answers
Q1 Why use flipped learning in the classroom?
Studens can always get back on your lesson, they can 'pause' you when they want, you can re-use your instruction.
Other answers that stick with me: It gives time, it's on students own pace, they can revisit, the ownership of students grow. Parents can join and there will be more time in class for 'doing'.
Q2 What are the benefits of using flipped learning?
When students watch my instruction in their own time, there is more time in class to give 'extra' to those who needed it.
Flipped learning isn't about videos it's about 24/7 access to learning materials. Students become experts when adding to the teachers instruction. It's more rewarding and fun then traditional teacher-led pedagogies.
Q3 What impact has flipped learning had on your students and your classroom?
There is more time to do rich learning activities. Furthermore, students are willing to work because of the fact the students recognize the effort I took to make all those materials the show a bit of respect to the work I do.
Alina shared her biggest impact was with the parents: they saw their kids learning at home and they could use iTunesU course to help.
As Ben said: students come to class with more focused questions and better understanding.
Q4 What apps do you use for creating and delivering flipped learning?
For creating I use explain everything on the iPad and on the MacBook I use Camtasia. For sharing I use YouTube and Yurls.
Q5 Do you have any examples to share?
I shared my Water cycle video made with explain everything.
Q6 What advice would you give teachers wanting to try flipped learning?
Just do it! Start small, share with others and enjoy it! Do it together and make mistakes!
Catharine Mangan has a great advice: Try it! - you will reap more then you sow! What is the worst thing that can happen - embrace change!
Great advice from Paul Tullock: Don't spend more time making resources then students do using them. It should make it easy for you and students.
Jon Neal has also great advice: share some gems with students and encourage them to dig for more.
Ben Versteegt has also great advice: Don't bite more off then you can chew. And don't be afraid to experiment: things will go wrong, no worries.
Great advice from Martin Coutts: start small, pick a topic or concept don't try and do it all at once. Build up on collection over time.
Alicia Bankhofer has another great advice: don't take it over 5 minutes.
Alan Frame has also good advice: Don't be afraid to give freedom to children, it will lead to real engagement.
Aram Schalm is trying to keep his clips under 2 minutes.
After this six questions my head was spinning! It was amazing. 40 tweeps joined our #ADEchat from at least 8 different countries. I'm looking forward to next weeks #adechat about iOS 11