Friday, December 20, 2013
Sixth Grade Science Teachers, Ms. Black, Ms. Engelke, and Ms. Rodriguez are flipping science all around. Instead of doing traditional homework at home, students are answering questions about a Google presentation, or watching a short video and having online discussions about what they are viewing. This type of work is typically done during the class day taking up valuable class time. Now that the time is freed up, sixth grade science has been able to work more one on one with students as well as they've had more time to provide real experiences for the kids with extra lab experiments.
Here is an example of a video that a student might have to watch for their "homework". On the teacher's Moodle Course, the student would have some type of short assignment to insure that he watched the video and was prepared to follow up on that learning in class the next day.