Westwood students working with their new iPads.. Photos by Samantha Watters
Students get teacher instruction while working on iPads
Westwood Middle School has recently incorporated flipped instruction techniques into their 6th grade curriculum. Flipped instruction allows students to work on homework in the classroom while learning their lessons through videos at home on their assigned iPads. This technique embraces technology in order to further education. When members of Westwood’s 6th grade class were asked how they felt about this new educational method, they responded that they not only felt honored to be the only class at Westwood with this opportunity, but that they also greatly appreciated taking tests on their iPads as opposed to the traditional method of pencil on paper. In order to make this new flipped instruction program more accessible to students who are without internet access at home, Westwood Middle School is extending its operational hours 3 days a week. Teachers and administration at Westwood Middle School are also asking local businesses with WIFI capability to open their doors to these students in order to help further the education of our future generation.