The Flipped Classroom: 5 Ways Video Can Create Student Engagement

Thanks, in part, to the prevalence of online video, flipping the classroom has become a popular way to engage student learning. The limits to using video in the classroom are endless.

It’s up to you and whatever works for you and your students. There’s no right or wrong way to flip your class. You can choose to use video in your daily curriculum or every once in a while.

To help get you started, here are some examples of when to use video.

blue one smallIntroduce a topic. Using a video teaser will get students excited and primed for the coming lesson objective or topic.

green 2 smallPresent a Problem or a Challenge. Use a video interlude to provide strong background for a topic. This will prompt reflection. Have students discuss the issues of the video using teacher provided discussion questions.

orange 3 smallGive Students Control. Have students teach with video, either as part of their homework or a student-led project.

yellow 4 smallEngage Parents. This is a great opportunity to explain what flipped learning is to parents so that they understand the flipped classroom.

pink 5 smallDevelop Comprehension. Video is a great way to check student comprehension and keep them engaged. Prepare a list of comprehension check questions for students and you are set!

You may have already started flipping your classroom (or are thinking about it). What ways are you using video in the classroom to increase student  interest and learning?