Doing the flip
The Active Class has a great post today about doing "the flip." For those of you who are not familiar, the idea behind the flip is to swap when lectures and homework takes place. Students use their home time to listen to a podcast or watch a lecture video (small bites work best), which frees up class time for group work or other activities that give the instructor a chance to more closely engage with students.
One of the neatest things about the flip is, you don't have to do it for every class! If there's an activity that you would like to squeeze in, but don't have the time, try it for a week or two. Let us know how it goes!