Flipping the classroom gives teachers like you the opportunity to introduce students to new concepts as their homework so you can focus on using class time to help them better understand what they've learned. Although there are several types of media out there that you can use to flip your classroom, video lessons can be the most effective. They entertain and engage students, and are a format that students are already used to accessing.
Here are our tips for how you can start using Study.com to flip your classroom:
1. Find Videos that Correspond to What You're Teaching
We have thousands of video lessons and your membership gives you access to every single one of them. You can browse for lessons by looking up courses on our course index page, or can use our search bar in the upper, right-hand corner.
2. Make a List of All the Courses You Plan on Using
We think it can be helpful to save a list of any courses you might be using and include an approximate date of when you want to assign them. This way, you have an easy reference of what you'll be using when.
3. Make a List of All the Email Addresses of Your Students
To assign lessons to your students, you need to create a classroom and add students to your classroom by entering their email or by sending the students a classroom link or classroom code. This will allow students to set up their free student account. Once your classroom is created and set up, you will be able to assign lessons and comprehensive assessments to your class.
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4. Assign the Lessons to Your Students
From the teacher tab of a lesson, you can assign lessons to individual students using their emails or assign the lesson to your whole class. You can even add a personal message if you'd like. Once you assign the lessons, your students will receive an email notification, but must log into their free student account to access the material. Assignments are available for six months, but you may create the due date of your choice for each assignment.
5. Post the Lesson in Your Learning Management System
If you have a learning management system, you can post a link in there for your students to access the lesson, instead of emailing the assignment to them. You'll just need to send an email to yourself using the assign lesson feature. Once you receive it, right click the link, select copy hyperlink and paste that link into your learning management system. You must use the shared URL that Study.com provides. Students can access this material by logging into their free students account as well.
6. Collect Lesson Scores
When you assign lessons, you can have your students take the 5-question quiz that accompanies each lesson. You can access each student's score through your Study.com dashboard or download a CSV file to import into your desired gradebook system.
7. Discuss the Topics in Class
Now that you've introduced the students to topics using Study.com video lessons, you can use your class time to talk more about the topics or to do related activities.