More flipped reading

http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/the-flipped-class-conversation-689.php

What the flipped classroom is and what it is not by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie
* it is not an online course with students working in isolation.
* it is a blending of direct instruction with constructivist learning
 “not the sage on the stage but the guide on the side”

http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/the-flipped-class-what-does-a-good-one-look-like-692.php

The flipped classroom revealed by Brian Bennett, Jason Kern, April Gudenrath and Philip McIntosh

“The main reason, maybe the only reason, to flip a class is to provide more class time for learning”

It does not provide a one size fits all best use of class time, but it allows for a flexible use of class time

http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/the-flipped-class-shedding-light-on-the-confusion-critique-and-hype-801.php

A brief history of the term ‘flipped classroom’ by Aaron Sams 
* not all flipped classrooms are the same,
* the term has changed, evolved and developed as understanding has developed

http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/are-you-ready-to-flip-691.php

Are you ready to flip?
* you have to have a clear out come in mind before you begin (backwards by design would sem to fit well here)
* before students start all learning materialshould be available WWW (whatever-whenever-wherever)
* teachers should use class time to place the content the students have learn in to context. Real applications and problem solving

http://www.economist.com/node/18678925

A little bit of evidence. Essentially it states that those who studied in the flipped classroom, refers to in the text as  ‘deliberate practice’ covered less material but had a much better overall understanding and scored much better than the traditional group that covered all on the material using the ‘chalk and talk’ method.

In the comments page of this article one reader asks “wasn’t this originally called ‘action learning’ from the 1940s?”
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