Flipped Learning Mat #FLMat from PE4Learning
Background to Flipped Learning
The Aim of the Flipped Learning Mat #FLMat
The idea of Flipped Learning is vastly becoming popular to extend learning outside and inside of the classroom. I have started to set my A Level students videos to watch on certain topics before they come to the lesson from @MyPEExam at www.mypeexam.org. The idea being that the instructional video can give a “heads up” on the new topic so that more time can be spent facilitating, extending, applying and consolidating learning during the lesson, rather than introducing new topics or material if the video had not been watched prior.
Flipped Learning Video Source
Outstanding A Level and GCSE Flipped Learning Video Resource from @My_PE_Exam at www.mypeexam.org
The Flipped Learning Mat #FLMat In Detail
I usually post the URL to the Flipped Learning video via our VLE or Edmodo so that the students can link directly to the site from their phone or computer any time they choose. I started to attach a digital version of the #FLMat [jpeg or pdf] to the Edmodo post so they could download and print it from home but found it much easier to create and use a pre-made Flipped Learning Mat booklet which contains 50+ blank pages and bound with a front cover. This also comes in handy to monitor how well the students are doing with their Flipped Learning work and also provides evidence of independent work if a lesson observation or book scrutiny comes around the corner!
The ultimate aim of the #FLMat is to allow the students to take brief notes as they watch the instructional video or Flipped Learning source. As they complete the different tasks they start to develop an understanding of the topic the video is covering before coming to the next lesson.
Etch Sketch Drawing Task
Encourages the students to draw or write practical examples that are given in the video, or any they think would best relate to the topic being covered.
SOLO Abstract Relational Links
Encourages the students to note down any links the video makes to other topics taught on the syllabus or across disciplines (see Visual Link Grid #VLGrid here for a better understanding of linking the A Level syllabus together)
Twitter Tweet Q Box
Encourages the students to write a question they would like to ask the teacher or another student when they get to the lesson after watching the flipped learning video.
General Note Scribbles
Encourages the students to jot down anything else they find interesting or material they think will be relevant once in the lesson. This also acts as a rough note taking box to scribble as they watch without thinking too much about the other tasks around the page until the video is finished.
Wordle Word Cloud
Encourages the students to create a Word Cloud of key words and terms used in the video to help them identify Key Terminology that might be needed to successfully answer an exam question on the topic.
Text A Definition
Encourages the student to use one of the key words or the topic focus and come up with a summary/definition for it. The last green box can be left to teacher/peer assess the definition once back to class and correct or extend their answer if needed.
QR Code [Manual Addition]
The QR code in the middle is created using the website QRStuff.com and helps bring the #FLMat to life by making in interactive. Students can scan the QR code with a mobile device or tablet connected to the internet and be taken to the site where the video exists.
This file can be found alongside many others in the ‘resources’ section of the site as well as in the PE4Learning Google Drive.