Coming Soon: Weekly #Flipclass Chat

With the discussion about the Flipped Classroom gaining steam globally, I thought it was about time we begin to connect in real time.

I emailed Jon, Aaron, Ramsey, Dan, and Phil and we are excited to announce that the first-ever FlipChat will be held on Monday, March 5 at 8PM EST.

We wanted to do this for a few reasons. First, the Flipped Classroom NING is a great way to connect with others, but it doesn't facilitate whole-group discussion easily. Also, you need to wait between posting a question and hearing a response. Twitter will help alleviate that waiting period. Initial questions can be answered in real time, and then further discussion can continue on the NING in the following days.

Second, if you are on the fence about flipping, this is a chance to get real-life flipped class teacher advice or thoughts. We all know the process can be daunting, so this is your chance to connect and build a strong PLN centered on flipped classes.

Third, we all know there are common problems that arise in any flipped classroom. A Twitter chat will allow us to collaborate weekly on these issues and attempt to come to a group-informed decision on how to tackle these instructional goals.

Like I said before, we are very excited to get this going. The collaboration has been great on the hashtag, so we're excited to build on that momentum. Watch for updates on topics and resource links, and mark it on your calendar using the Google button below so you don't forget!

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Weekly #Flipclass Chat

  1. I think this is a great idea and I’ll definitely try to join. In my small corner of the physics educators universe, we’ve moved over to web conferencing software to allow people to share ideas better (see the Global Physics Department). We use Elluminate because my school has a license but you could also use something like Big Marker which is free.

    • Brian Bennett says:

      I think it would be cool to be able to use something like that eventually. Since we are really shooting in the dark on this one, we will probably stick with Twitter to work out the kinks and then maybe move into some kind of web-conferencing platform. Great idea to keep in mind, though.

  2. Great idea Brian and thanks for organizing it. I’ll be there and the word is being spread around our district. We have about 8 flippers n my district.

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