Huge Changes for my Classroom: Using Technology to Flip the Classroom
The idea of flipping the classroom is becoming more popular as teachers learn about the technique through conversation, web searches, conferences, and other sources. Last year I embraced the technique and so far it appears to be a rewarding experience for myself and students.
Flipping the classroom is not as easy as some make it seem. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent in front of the computer working on this new approach. It has been exhausting.
The first page I created using myhaikuclass.com was an instant success. I had no idea how much the kids liked using this approach until a student asked me if I’ve read the personal comments by the students which could be found at the bottom of the webpage. The following are just a few of the fifty-one comments I received during the first week of the site:
Thanks for setting up this blog Mrs. Abney.(: It is awesome!
i agree this way we say what we feel and what we think should have happenedÐ
i agree as well its the best thing yet;)
yup, i like the vids cuz they educational and funny
This is a great idea and it is really helpful in many ways. I can also listen to music while I write comments (Music helps me concentrate). Love the website.
Itz good cuz we can discuss wut was nd wut we think wut should nd shouln’t do , itz just plain fun 4 everyone.
Cool website Mrs.Abney!! When will you update again? Can’t wait!
I’m finally on this website and it is awesome thanks for setting it up
Below you will find a link to a “page” I’m working on for next year (it is under construction):
I use myhaikuclass.com. I do pay for the site, but the principal of my school site has decided to pay for the website next year as he sees the value in the technology. I actually had him enroll in the class as a parent and student. He was impressed with the work the students produced, as well as the website. Check it out…I’m definitely an advocate.