We have been here before. To flip or not to flip, that is the question. Where the lesson is taught to oneself or in a small group outside of the class, then what is learnt is discussed in class.
What is flip teaching? This refers to a method of instruction where classroom-based teaching time and traditional “homework” time are reversed (flipped). A teacher provides video lessons to be reviewed outside of class, which in turn gives teachers more time in class to focus on higher-order learning skills.
There is already O2learn, the now infamous Khan Academy, then there is ehow this and instructables that. Now we have TED-ED with their own subtle twist to the flipped approach and impressive list of advisors.
Here, a growing collection of lessons on a variety of topics have been submitted by educators and then animated by professional animators. Add to that a quick quiz, a think piece and a discover more, dig deeper tab.
Couriosty killed the cat? No? Satisfaction brought it back.
Have a go and decide for yourself. Sadly for my efforts, too few students fulfilled the home-learning aspect and it proved a frustrating experience. Those that engaged really enjoyed the lesson, those that did not, had to read up and learn what they had missed. Here, the TED-ED questions prove a neat, manageable additional assessment opportunity in IHMO. Time to try again I think. Possibly for a speaking and listening task?