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EDTECH Research: Flipped Classroom Annotated Bibliography — July 23, 2015

EDTECH Research: Flipped Classroom Annotated Bibliography

Creating an annotated bibliography is a great way to begin research.  While I had not done this in a while, I found it to be very useful.  I was able to review multiple sources and evaluate whether they were effective and applied to my needs.  It helped give me a “critical” lens to look though as I read each article, and I feel as if I can take away a lot of new and useful information from my research.  I researched the flipped classroom method, since it is something I am trying to move to in my own classroom.  I was excited to read all of the positive research that has been done on this method.  Many teachers have piloted a flipped classroom, and student survey results and test scores show that it is successful.  My research led me to multiple different methods that could work in my classroom and I am excited to design lessons and units around these ideas.  I particularly like the idea of using primary sources and online discussions outside of the classroom to facilitate discussion prior to class time.  I also found some articles on the “logistics” of a flipped model for a whole school.  This article explained the benefits of having students meet less times during the week and the cost benefit of a flipped model.  While this may not pertain to my current job, it is useful information to consider as I move forward with my career.

I found the Boise State Albertsons Library Database to be very useful in finding scholarly articles on this topic.  I was able to read through the results and their abstracts to discover which sources might be most beneficial. Using APA format was new to me when I began this course.  I have used Purdue Owl and many of the other resources provided to gain a better understanding of how to use APA properly.  While this assignment was time-consuming, it was very useful to my educational growth and research.  I feel confident with new ideas for my classroom in the fall, but also confident in how to continue to research new ideas and information.

Annotated Bibliography