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A joint Infobourg - Carrefour Éducation dossier

Maybe you've heard of the famous “flipped classroom” dynamic lately? She seems to be on everyone's lips! Among the teachers who have experimented with it, some cannot do without it and see it as enormous advantages, in particular thanks to the new possibilities of personalization of the teaching brought about by the increase of the time available for the pupils.

But first of all, what is flipped class? It is a way of organizing class time so that the main part of the course is delivered electronically (video clips, personal readings, virtual tours, etc.) and class time is devoted to teamwork. , discussions and active learning activities.

Currently, in elementary and secondary schools, we see certain cases of application of the “mixed” model, a context in which part of the year takes place in an “inverted” fashion and the other in a traditional way. Why do some teachers choose this model? Don't they already have enough work like this? Annick Arsenault Carter, teacher in 7e year at Le Mascaret school in New Brunswick, wanted to integrate more ICT in her classroom, but she was not sure where or with what to start. For her, the flipped classroom makes it possible to use “different technological tools that facilitate interaction between students, productivity in the classroom and at home, my almost immediate feedback to the student and my management of differences. "This philosophy also meets her personal needs, as she explains," such as: no longer being in survival mode, sleeping better, being less tired at the end of the day, interacting frequently with my students and colleagues, finding my passion for teaching and no longer think about my work when I am with family. "

This joint file by Carrefour Éducation and Infobourg offers an overview of the issue and to learn about the experience of certain teachers. Thus, everyone will be able to see if the option is suitable for them.

File plan:

1. The characteristics and advantages of the "inverted class" and the "mixed model" (blended learning)

2. The tools that make the flipped classroom possible
- Introduction to cloud computing
- The production of video capsules
- And if I don't want to create videos, what are my options?
- Organize the distribution of content intended for students

3. Reverse class: where to start (and other tips of the trade!)
- Suggested points to consider
- The work plan
- The evaluation

4. Resources on the flipped classroom
- Resources about the flipped classroom
- Resources about using video in the reverse classroom
- Some classes backwards ...