Graham the Owl & Anthony
Learning communities across the globe have come to realize the power and efficiency in leveraging digital devices to transform learning. Flipped classrooms and blended learning environments increase student engagement by allowing differentiated and tailored instruction. Not to mention, it frees up face-to-face classroom time when students could be learning collaboratively with one another or teachers could be covering other material. GrammarFlip is leading the charge in this revolution!
GrammarFlip began in my classroom. After years of one-size-fits-all classroom instruction, I discovered that I could provide my students a higher quality learning experience by “flipping” my classroom. Students watched instructional videos I created for homework at their own pace on their own time, and then they assessed their understanding of the material through a series of online practice exercises that provided them instant feedback. When they arrived the next day, we began class with fun writing activities that required them to apply the concepts they had just learned. I moved around the classroom addressing questions and working with individual students who needed help while learners who grasped the material more quickly were able to move on to other classroom projects. Through the use of these instructional videos followed by practice exercises, I was able to provide more tailored instruction to the students who needed it, and at the same time, I was able to allow faster learners to move on to the next activity.
Very quickly I discovered that by flipping my classroom students were actually learning grammar, and I was gaining more class time for students to engage in other activities and projects within my curriculum. I had moved from a teacher-centered classroom to a more student-centered classroom; students felt more empowered with the flexibility of how, when, and where they learned. No longer did I “teach to the middle” and hope for the best; I had flipped my classroom, and all students were benefiting! With GrammarFlip, I want teachers, students, and homeschool parents to share that same transformative experience. I hope you’ll join us!