When using the flip model, teachers can increase the use of peer instruction, and this academic collaboration increases student learning. With JITT ( Just-In-Time–Teaching) you can assess what your students know before class begins, and this adds extra accountability that helps ensure that most students are completing the flipped assignments. Last week I discussed a way to do this using zaption.com, and I also highlighted some uses of nearpod.com. Both tools are fabulous!
What else can you use to quickly assess student learning, collect the data, grade it, and give your students instant feedback? And the best part is that it’s all FREE!
Google Forms is also terrific for these purposes, and two add-ons make it perfect for the flipped middle school mathematics classroom, which is my primary focus. These add-ons are g(Math), which makes typing equations and inserting graphs a breeze, and Flubaroo, which collects the data, grades it, and allows you to email your students.
Here are two video tutorials that I found to be helpful:
g(Math) Tutorial Video
How to Create a Form and Grade it Automatically with Flubaroo's New Version
Together, Peer Instruction (PI) and JITT, combined with the flipped model, are innovative strategies that can help transform teaching from the traditional to the flipped model, with the added bonus of personalized learning. These tools provide the motivation for me to continue my journey using the TPACK Model.
I believe that these methods are the future of educational transformation, and to building 21st Century skills and learning environments that will support our students in a meaningful way.