In working in a partially flipped class room I have begun to notice that students unassumingly demand a little more than before. It appears that students really are looking for further support in a digital form. Instead of directing questions and confirming queries to their teacher they are expecting to find more and more in a digital form. Fueled by the situation in math, science and history where students have both hard copy and digital text books that provide links to instructional clips and animated examples we have decided to embark this year in developing an English learning website.
In order to facilitate this move to further integrate in to the flipped up world of the current approach to learning our project has been to capture our key learning points and create an English learning website.
Still in its infancy, we are working to develop this site into a resource that meets the specific learning needs of students in seventh grade English here at TAS. It serves to polarize the various text books and websites that students are expected to use and also capture daily lessons.
A dreamy perspective of this site would contain not only daily lessons and resources, which it does, but also capture teachable moments in the form of video clips, key learning tips and provide catch-up support. In addition, right now it is teacher created but in the future dream, students would also contribute in creating live word walls, hot tips for learning and instructional clips.
Right now it is rudimentary, with the first goal being to collate all of this year’s lessons according to the day that it was taught. It is working for now, but one niggle is that next year it might not be as simple as changing the dates.