Happy Monday! This week’s Speak Up family and friends update focuses on Kathleen P. Fulton’s book, Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education, which will be released on June 6 by Corwin Press. Check out some information on the book below:
Flipping classrooms – using class time for hands-on learning and “off loading” the lecture portion of lessons as homework – is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data (including past Speak Up data) and anecdotes, topics include:
- Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation
- How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning
- How flipping engages students in 21st century skills
- Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly
- In 2012, 15% of teachers were interested in flipped learning, but 19% indicated they had heard of flipped learning and were not interested – showing a lack of information about how to make flipping work three years ago.
- In describing their ideal school in the 2013 Speak Up survey, 62% of students said they wish they were allowed to use their own devices at school.
- According to K-2 students in 2012, 75% said they use computers and mobile devices to play educational games on a regular basis. To see how these stats have changed, download a copy of our latest Speak Up student report.