Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

21st Century School: Honing the Flipped Classroom

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

21st Century School: Honing the Flipped Classroom

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An early adopter of advanced data center management tools and collaborative video technology, Denton Independent School District in Denton, TX, has taken an active approach to educational technology and innovative classroom strategies. Seeing a need to embrace the "flipped learning" phenomenon--which finds students watching video lectures at home and getting more personalized guidance from instructors in class (rather than listening to lectures)--the 28,000-student district recently implemented a webcasting and video-sharing platform, which it's using to develop secure video communities where ideas and expertise are shared among users.

Creating an effective flipped classroom environment requires more than just state-of-the-art technology applications. Here, Barry Fox, the district's director of instructional technology, discusses the content creation behind Denton ISD's webcasting and video-sharing application, the challenges the district faced in setting up the program, and advice to other schools that want to follow a similar path.

T.H.E Journal: Why did Denton ISD decide to start flipping its classrooms?

BARRY FOX: Ripping the classroom is such a hot topic right now, and not just because it is a fad or the "next best thing." It's a way to engage students whose brains are wired in that manner.

Kids are digital natives and they are using rich, multimedia video resources to learn outside of the classroom. Using those methods to reach students inside of the classroom just made sense. …

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