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Regina teacher Kyle Webb experiments with flipped classroom

A Regina teacher is flipping his teaching approach on its head by having students view lectures at home.

Students view video lesson at home

Kyle Webb is flipping his approach to teaching upside down. (Submitted photo.)

Kyle Webb says it's an experiment that's adding up.

Webb teaches at St. Josaphat Elementary School in Regina. He's been trying out a model called ‛flipped classrooms‛ and he says the system is paying off in his math class.

He starts it by making a short video recording that students can view on their computers at home.

"They watch the video and then they have a task they have to do, and sometimes that task is just showing me that they got it, sometimes it's using an interactive tool online that will show them if they understand it," he said in an interview with Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski.

Webb said that he can then quickly identify which students understand the concepts, and which may need help.

He also said it has an immediate advantage over presenting material in a classroom.

"What I like is the students have an opportunity to pause, rewind, fast forward, they can go through it as many times as they need to, or want to."

Webb's next step is to try and use the system with subjects other than math.

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