For years, teachers have been looking for ways to take the boredom out of class lectures and use technology to reach students. A new method called “the flipped classroom” claims to do both. Teachers assign students videos of lectures to watch online at home. That frees up more classroom time for individual instruction. So is it just a gimmick… or the way of the future? StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited a flipped classroom at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Indianapolis to see why even state education officials are ready to give “the flip” a try.
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