Friday, March 11, 2016

Flipped Math

This year, I started "flipping" my math class. Next week, I am doing a professional development and created this document with some resources and what my flipped class looks like and what has worked for me.

What My Flipped Class Looks Like

At the beginning of the year, I had them doing the “Flipped” part at home, but more and more were having wifi issues, or didn’t do it, so I started offering time in the morning for them to finish it if they hadn’t. Each child has a Math Journal, which they are to take notes in. Some do a MUCH better job than others! Each page has an “I Can Statement,” vocabulary, notes from the video, and some examples.  

8:00-8:20 Morning Work – choices- read book, ScootPad ELA or Math, Flipped lesson if not completed if it was assigned as homework.

8:20-8:30- Flipped lesson on Sophia (watch video and take notes) or check District Daily Math

8:30-9:00- Direct Instruction Lesson- Students are actively participating in interactive learning using iPads, white boards, manipulatives, or paper.  Take quiz on Sophia to check for understanding.
*I start my lesson with the “Interactive Learning,” sometimes, my flipped lesson ends with the first questions you ask in interactive learning.   
*My favorite thing to do is put up the EnVision Premium- Guided Practice questions and have the students complete them on a white board. This gives me a good idea of who has the concept, and who does not.
*Then they take a quiz on Sophia. I tell them what to do, based on their quiz score (which they show me) You can also look it up in Sophia.

9:00-9:30 - Independent Practice/Small Groups- students participate in individual or group activities which consist of practice worksheets, teacher time (small group instruction and practice), games, enrichment activities, flipped lesson for following day, Xtra Math, daily math, IXL, or project based learning.

What’s in my “Flipped” Classroom

  • Each lesson is titled with the EnVision lesson number and the title of the lesson.
  • “I can statement”
  • Vocabulary
  • Video
  • Worksheets (I don’t always use these, but I always upload them to the classroom.)
  • IXL links
  • PBL
  • Games
  • Interactive Learning attachments
  • Websites I think are helpful
  • Khan links (to videos and quizzes)
  • Quiz
  • PDF’s of notes
  • Anchor Chart photos

**Whenever I find something good, that might work for a lesson next year, I go back and add it to the classroom. This way, it will be there, and I won’t forget! I’m constantly adding new things, so I can differentiate learning as much as possible.**

Bits and Pieces

This year, I didn't grade their notebooks. I had wonderful intentions to with rubrics and everything, but it didn’t happen. I think for the accountability piece, I am going give at least a few points for watching the video (you can see if they spent time watching it via Sophia) and having notes.

I like not spending a ton of time having them take notes or having to explain and not have kids listen. It works well with our iPads, they can watch the videos, have the PDF’s and links all right there, so it makes it easy to download and get going. Kids who get the concepts right away, can take the quiz and be on their way with a fun project, instead of doing more problems. I get more small group time with kids who don’t get it. My kids are not afraid to “come to the circle table” for more help. Often times, I find kids there who get it, but want me to confirm answers.

A lot of times I use the Quiz from EnVision and screenshot it, or the Quick Check. Why reinvent the wheel?! If I was running short on time and didn’t get the quiz made, I would add the link for a Khan quiz or use IXL. Students who take more than 5 minutes on a quiz, are automatically with me, they obviously need the help or need me to keep them on task.

High Kids
I try to find a big project for each chapter, that they can work on together or independently. This way they are thinking a little deeper and can learn from each other. If they get to something they don’t understand, they can ask me, but usually I show them once, and they get it!
-TPT projects
-Illuminations Math

Resources for Math Videos

I Flip 4 Math (5th grade EnVision)

Playposit (Formally Educanon) (Add comments to a pre-made video and search a huge bank of videos) sign in for this can be annoying

EdTed  (see below)

Pinterest or Google can lead you to some pretty neat stuff too!

Video Creation

Explain Everything (app)

ScreenChomp (app) free

Haiku Deck (app)- Easy way to design slides to put into Explain Everything

PowToon - You can make awesome videos, but they aren’t Flash.

QuickTime- Record your screen (this is how I get around Flash problems)
-Search QuickTime on your computer (little magnifying glass in corner)
-New Screen Recording
-Click to record full screen, drag and drop to record small screen. Hit stop button up by the wifi signal to stop recording.
-Save into Google Drive or YouTube

PowerPoint or Keynote - use the voiceover feature

Canva- great document creator I have just started playing with this, but you can create a lesson around videos already made. Similar to Playposit  “lets you take any video on YouTube and deliver it in a private mode to whoever you choose to share it with, but its real power comes from the ability to create a quiz, supporting links, and “dig deeper” content that you can associate with the video (you can review the responses online)”

Flipped Platforms

  • Google Classroom
  • Sophia - This is what I use. I like that you can add PDF, Video, Pictures, text, and has a quiz feature.
  • EdTed
  • Edmodo
  • Playposit


Articles to support/explain flipped learning and math


Here is my “Flipped” Pinterest board and my Math one

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