Flipped classrooms improve learning – Euronews

The flipped classrooms hit Europe!

Comparing Europe and the US I’m guessing there are more initiatives on how to use technology in class from the US these days. I might be wrong, but when we think of how many computers we have in schools in Scandinavia I can’t help wonder why we are not hearing more about it. And in a positive, creative, collaborating way! My twitter friend Brian Bennet asked me if I knew of any teachers doing the flipped classroom some weeks ago, euronews wanted to do an interview with a teacher in Europe. Italian radio Radio 24 caught on to the news and are doing an interview on the topic “using social media in class”. I think this is considered pretty revolutionary in some countries in Europe. Correct me if I’m wrong!   Text below is copied from the website.

What if the traditional ways of using classroom teaching and homework were swapped around?

Where children learn the basics of a subject at home allowing them to tackle the more complicated problems in class with the teacher? In this edition of Learning World we meet pioneering teachers who use modern technology to the fullest to tackle learning from a different angle. “Flipped” learning allows teachers to monitor the progress of students even better, as well as allowing each student the chance to progress at their own speed.

Salman Khan is one of the leaders in the world of video teaching. His global internet school contains thousands of free video tutorials that are watched by millions of people every month from all over the world.

In Norway Anne Cathrine Gotaas makes video lessons on mathematics, to help teach her students at an Oslo high school. She too has “flipped” her lessons and her methods have been recognised internationally.

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