A “Flipped Classroom” is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and “homework” time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it’s head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or “work” is done at school. With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, “Flipped Classroom” models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for “flipping a classroom”.
Top 15 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Learning
- Answer Pad – The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use w/ their mobile devices or browser to gauge student’s learning.
- BoomWriter – A excellent innovative site that allows students engage their creativity by completing chapters of a book/story and then having other students vote on which one should be included in the finished product. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered turning students into published writers.
- Buncee – A fantastic digital canvas for creating presentations or digital stories that can be embedded into a site/blog. Also, this is a great way to “flip a classroom” and with an educational portal that allows educators to track and monitor students.
- Comment Bubble – An innovative site where users can comment on a video to create an interactive discussion as well as interactive graphs.
- EDpuzzle – Probably, the world’s most popular site for flipping a classroom or lesson by adding questions to a video and then assessing student’s answers to differentiate instruction.
- Educreations – A terrific iPad app that is very similar to Ask3 as it turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard. However, a teacher can not only create a bunch of guided lessons, they can also post them on the web for their students to view at home for “flipped learning”.
- FlipSnack Edu – A nice site w/ educational portal that allows students to upload their stories and projects to a safe site then have educators assess them to differentiate instruction.
- GoClass – A wonderful iPad/web tool that allows educators to create lessons and then assess students learning in real-time. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.
- Khan Academy – Flipped Learning and Khan Academy go hand-in-hand where learning takes place outside the classroom. Also, they have an excellent free mobile app for kids, Khan Academy Kids.
- LessonPaths – A fantastic site for educators to create guided learning playlists that students can use at home for self learning. One of the best sites around for creating a “Flipped Classroom”.
- Math File Folder Games – A great site/company for educational iOS Math games that can be used to create 21st Century “Math Centers”. This is a great way to use educational apps to reinforce “flipped learning”.
- MySimpleShow – A very popular site for educators to create a “flipped” class or lesson and mobile learning where they create beautiful looking explainer videos.
- Nearpod – A terrific all-in-one solution for mobile devices in education. Teachers can use it to create engaging lessons that students can do from home.
- Otus – A excellent one-to-one learning management solution as well as mobile learning environment where educators can “flip” student’s learning.
- Verso – A wonderful site where educators can “flip” their classroom by creating online lessons that students can work on and respond to at home.