iTunesU: Ideas You'll be Flipping Over

Flipped Learning is:
  • Students gain necessary prior knowledge outside the classroom via web-based tools
  • Teachers guide students in clarifying and applying new knowledge in the classroom
  • Teachers check for understanding and students extend their learning outside the classroom via web-based tools

PBS Video on Flipped Learning

Resource: University of Texas at Austin Center for Teaching & Learning
and U of T at Austin CT&L "What is the Flipped Classroom?"

Infograph from Knewton

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Additional Resources:

Flipped Learning Website
Cybraryrman Blog Site
Flipped Teaching
The Flipped Classroom from Sophia
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy
Flipped Learning Videos
The Flipped Learning Network Website
The Truth About Flipped Learning Article
Wheel of Padagogy V2.0 Website & Resources

Web-based Tools & Ideas:

Flipped Learning Resources
Curating Content - Pearltrees
Screencasting - Screencast-o-matic
Videos - Ed.Ted
Collaboration & Cloud Storage - Google Drive
iPad Whiteboard - Educreations
Learning Management System (LMS) - Edmodo

Using iTunesU to support Flipped Learning:

iTunesU offers over 500,000 resources and the ability to create a secure online resource for your students.
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  • iTunesU and Apple Education
  • Teaching with iTunesU - 3 Webcasts for Teachers
  • Why & How Teachers Use iTunesU - Edudemic article
  • Accessible as a free App through your iOS device (iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini)
  • Allows students to view videos & presentations, listen to audio files, read ebooks/epubs, take notes, see assignments, and receive push notifications when teachers upload new content, send a message, or create a new assignment.
  • Works with the iBooks application - stores highlights, bookmarks, keeps documents, and notes while synching across multiple devices.
  • Can be delivered an managed through your own iTunesU course

File Format
Function / Playback

iOS Devices (iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini)
Books, ePubs
iOS Devices
Document & PDFs
iOS Devices (Sometimes on iTunes/Computer)
iOS Devices
iTunes/Computer & iOS Devices
Web Links
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iTunes/Computer & iOS Devices
Depends on the file format

iTunesU Content Available:
  • K-12 Resources, University & Beyond
  • All subject areas

Exemplary Content:
  • Boyne City Public Schools
  • Platteville School District
  • Smithsonian
  • Khan Academy
  • Common Sense Media

Additional Places to Start with iTunesU:

TED Talks

Common Sense Media

The Open University

Khan Academy

Additional Resources for Using iTunesU in the Classroom:

Houston, M. & Lin, L. (2012, March). Humanizing the classroom by flipping the homework versus lecture equation. Paper presented at the meeting of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Austin, Texas.
Lage, M. J., Platt, G. J., & Treglia, M. (2000). Inverting the classroom: A gateway to creating an inclusive learning environment. Journal of Economic Education, 31(1), 30-30.
Saltman, D. (2011). Flipping for beginners: Inside the classroom craze. Harvard Education Letter, 27(6). Retrieved from
Starzee, B. (2012, April 4). Flipped classroom model leaps to Long Island. Long Island Business. Retrieved from
Toppo, G. (2011, October 7). Flipped classrooms offer virtual learning; Technology lets students hear the lecture at home and work on the homework in class. USA Today. Retrieved from
Tucker, B. (2012). The Flipped Classroom. Education Next, 12(1), 82-83. Retrieved from
Williams, C. (2012). Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground. District Administration, 48(1), 64.