Flipping a classroom takes some work. There's all those videos to make! An educator has to really be prepared and plan out their semester or year in advance; otherwise, you'll always be playing catch-up. So, why is it so important?? Because it's good for the kids. Students relate to the use of technology, they respond to the idea of being able to watch and re-watch a video for understanding (so they don't have to raise their hand in class which equals embarrassment for many), and they are much more confident doing work independently with the teacher near by to guide and help. Working with other students, allowing students to blossom into teachers themselves, and discovering through academic adventure all help students to engage and learn. An educator doesn't have to flip everything all at once - instead, start with what you have, use power points and iMovies that you would normally use during class. Give the video or power point a URL (using School Wires at our school) and begin with baby-steps. Then, it's not so scary, it's actually fun.