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The Idea of the Flipped Classroom

Many teachers said on their tech skills survey that they really wanted to learn more about how to flip their classrooms, especially now that the students at both the high school and the middle school have laptops. I will be attending a workshop in October to help me help you better with making that transition. In the meantime, many of you may be wondering what this latest trendy phrase is. And this morning an article came across in my RSS feeds from eLearning Industry to guide teachers through it. Within the article is this awesome, but brief, YouTube video that gives you a great handle on what we're talking about. Check it out and let me know what you think!


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