The 2012 ISTE conference flipped classroom panel points out key features and benefits.

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  • At ISTE 2012 in San Diego, a panel of nine educators, as well as two moderators presented their ideas and experiences with "flipping" their classrooms.
  • The conversation starts, said Jonathan Bergmann, by asking how your in-class, face-to-face time is best used
  • Many of the educators talked about pre-recording certain topics that students consistently ask about
  • Students can watch the videos as many times as needed, and they can pause the videos whenever they want.
  • Instead of spending an entire class period lecturing, teachers can then spend that time working directly with students—answering questions and facilitating activities.
  • If students have access to videos covering future lessons, they can work ahead if they are planning on missing school or have a busy week coming up.
  • Last year, [a] school flipped the entire 9th-grade curriculum. A dramatic reduction in failure rates in all subject areas convinced school officials to move to the model for the entire high school.
  • Flipping the classroom’s biggest strength is placing the responsibility for learning in the students’ hands.

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