Teachers in every state and country will tell you that while there may be standards and textbooks, individual children challenge them every day—with different learning abilities and speed, with different approaches and strengths. So how then do you adapt a traditional classroom to meet the needs of every individual?

One idea that’s gaining traction is the flipped classroom.

The flipped classroom lets the teacher take advantage of online lectures or other information that children can access outside of the school day. Typically, they’re able to view those lectures on a tablet device, which is just another way of creatively using technology in day-to-day learning. Then, teachers are able to engage students in class by asking questions and following up on the content in the lectures.

Flipping a classroom doesn’t just help students learn at their own pace; it boosts engagement and performance, too. Want to learn more about what flipping a classroom is? Use this graphic.

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Tablets in the Classroom