Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This week, I’m chatting about Blended Learning best practices with the blended learning guru, Dr. Catlin Tucker.

The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. Blended learning classrooms look different: instead of a teacher lecturing in front, you might see students wearing headsets and looking intently at computer screens. So we are closely following the evolution of blended learning, also known as personalized learning. Blended Learnin

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Is it really “blended learning” or is it just “learning”?

The Principal of Change

” Maybe the analogy doesn’t connect, but I feel the same way about the term “blended learning”, in which many of our students might just simply call “learning” To me, it would be the equivalent of referring to “reading a book” to “paper learning” It is just learning. If you google “What is blended learning?”,

Week of December 6, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] THE NEW BLENDED LEARNING (ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS) Tue 7 Dec 01:00PM New York / Tue 7 Dec 06:00PM GMT / Wed 7 Dec 04:00AM Sydney David Wilkins. Blended learning has become an accepted practice in the learning space. But what if we’re not really blending the right stuff?

Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Compass Learning provides intervention and skills instruction in math, reading, and language arts for K-8. On its website, Compass Learning states that it serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers across the U.S.

Week of November 8, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] MINI-GEEK FEST MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION-NOVEMBER, 2010 (AZTEA) Mon 8 Nov 10:00PM New York / Tue 8 Nov 03:00AM GMT / Tue 8 Nov 01:00PM Sydney Peggy George and Kim Thomas. link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: BIODIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM. link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: BIODIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

Goodwin & Miller (2012) provided this summary: In Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock's 2001 meta-analysis, McREL researchers found an effect size for feedback of 0.76, which translates roughly into a 28-percentile point difference in average achievement (Beesley & Apthorp, 2010; Dean, Pitler, Hubbell, & Stone, 2012). The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. 2010). blended learning feedback pedagogy

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Jim is the creator of the English Companion Ning, ''Where English teachers go to help each other.'' [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: CYBERSAFETY WHEN LEARNING ONLINE (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Tue 25 Oct 12:45AM New York / Tue 25 Oct 04:45AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 02:45PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. link] JOY IN LEARNING (CLASSROOM 2.0

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Department of Education 2010 meta-analysis. The reason quite simply was that when we crammed computers into existing learning models, they produced begrudging or negative results.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring , evaluating , and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools. 2010). Blended Learning Training

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Having educators make and share a short example of their learning is another key goal. This allows them to learn the new skills more easily – not worrying about the academics as much. 1 ) That means for this new idea to take root, the small group of 10-15% needs to be supported and emboldened in order to ensure they will try what they’ve learned. 2010).

What’s the use of lectures?

EduTechGeek

Lately, I’ve been researching about the effectiveness of using video in online or blended learning courses, and keep running into a theme: Video should be a part of your course, but is should not be central to them. From the research, an issue with having video content as the core part of the course is that it comes at the expense of higher-order thinking and learning activities (Bligh, 2010). 2010). June 7, 2010.

MOOC 48

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. Educators are striving to transform learning environments to meet changing needs. 84% said that school tech adds value to their child’s learning. Blended learning combines traditional classroom learning with self-paced online learning. More motivated to learn.

Video 208

Will half of all colleges really close in the next decade?

The Christensen Institute

Against this turbulent backdrop ripe for colleges to fail, Christensen observed that the emergence of the first disruptive innovation in education since the printing press —online learning—could wreak even more havoc as students enroll in online learning experiences. Even as enrollments in accredited colleges and universities have shrunk consistently since 2010, enrollment in online learning continues to rise.

Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. The Enriched Virtual is considered a disruptive blended-learning model because it transforms the student learning experience beyond just adding an online-learning feature to a traditional classroom. Scott: We began with a trial of three courses in the spring of 2010.

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening

Waterford

8] It also includes complete focus on the speaker with minimal distractions out of respect and an intent to learn. The answer may seem obvious, but helping students learn to listen can give them advantages you might not expect. Learning how to listen can also teach students how to communicate their ideas.[14] Plus, for dual language learners in your class, learning how to listen can help students pick up their second language faster.[6]. 2010, 2(3), pp.

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

But in a day and age where we can move past our factory-model schools and personalize learning for all students, such that students can move at their own pace and not grow bored or disengaged and can dive deep into areas of passion, should schools be in the business of placing labels on students designed to sort them? His school transformed his class into a “blended-learning” environment to personalize the learning.

Top Eight Reasons To Become Certifiably Innovative with #CUEIEC

CUE

This influx of technology has left many teachers with the desire to learn more about these tools and the drive to use technology in new and bold ways. Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Teacher is built into the course. The more you learn throughout the courses, the more excited you will become. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. Learn. What is IEC, you say?

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. This session brought roughly 50 tech coaches together to share and learn from each other I asked how many of them were involved in Virtual School talks at the moment due to COVID-19. For example, the iPhone was only 3 years old and smartphones were just taking off in 2010. Lessons Learned: 1.

LMS 86

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. On the other hand, companies like Curriculum Associates took the path of blended learning and have seen significant growth driven by a technology-first model. The largest companies in 2010 were the textbook providers.

Data 84

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. From a ‘Camp’ to a Movement The first Edcamp took place on the campus of Drexel University on May 22, 2010. The impetus, she recalls, came from a desire to learn about new technologies that were coming into the classroom at the time. “If

Own It!

CUE

Lisa is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Leading Edge Certified (Online & Blended Learning, Digital Educator), 2016 Apple Teacher, ClassDojo Mentor, and presenter. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crystal Apple Award sponsored by the local NBC affiliate. Learn. We’ve all been there: the time when a district needs to adopt a new curriculum.

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

Edsurge

Those weekly face-to-face sessions are as much about seeing people’s faces—seeing how tired they look, seeing how engaged they are in the material, seeing all of those kinds of things, and having that back and forth—as it is learning new content together,” she noted. It was really in the ‘80s and the ‘90s that the first satellite distance learning programs came up,” she adds, meaning students could sit in classrooms connected via interactive satellite TV.

Video 131

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

In so doing, it is important to note that for all intents and purposes, the new educational technology program described in ESSA represents a dramatic turnaround in direction for Congress, which last funded a federal educational technology program in 2010 at the request of former U.S. Digital learning advocates, cue Sally Fields !) Congress believes that local communities are best positioned to decide their own priorities with respect to improving student learning via technology.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

EdTech 150

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

eSchool News

The national report, From Print to Pixel: The role of videos, games, animations and simulations within K-12 education , reveals that in 2010, only 23 percent of surveyed teachers said they used games, compared to 48 percent of those surveyed in 2015. In 2010, 47 percent of teachers said they used online videos, and that jumped to 68 percent of teachers in 2015. How are students self-directing learning beyond the classroom?

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The school has been 1:1 since 2010, and Lotta is fortunate enough to be able to work with the finding and implementation of digital resources and best practices. I missed the first couple of minutes of that and dropped in on the two very wise ladies Kate Baker and Liz Calderwood juggling the BOYD, blended learning and flipping, aided by Edmodo. edtech #flipclass digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon global learning

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Since 2010, Weld North Education’s CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Grayer, has been scooping up online educational assets and fusing them together in an effort to create “the largest provider of digital curriculum serving preK-12 schools,” as he tells EdSurge in an interview. Compass Learning, an online curriculum program used for primary and supplemental instruction, was acquired by Weld North in 2016 and merged into Edgenuity.

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Edsurge

The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name. The merger marks yet another change for Carnegie Learning, which traces its roots to Carnegie Mellon University.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

techlearning

With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. Curriculum Associates provides more than 7 million K–12 students across the country with the best adaptive assessment and personalized learning materials to prepare them for success. NEW YORK, August 15, 2018— Inc.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity provides blended learning programs and virtual instruction for students in grades 6-12. Since its creation in 1998 as Education2020, the e-learning company has been taken up by districts around the country. Humphrey joined Edgenuity in 2010, a year before the investment firm Weld North Holdings LLC acquired the company for an estimated $50 million. By guest blogger Taylor Lewis. Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

“Paying attention?” an app asks – helping kids monitor their own classroom behavior

The Hechinger Report

Self-monitoring students, who are often but not exclusively those with learning disabilities or attention disorders, work with teachers to set classroom comportment goals, such as coming to class prepared 75 percent of the time. In 2010, Wills and colleagues at Juniper’s technology innovation lab set out to create I-Connect. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning. Photo: AP Images.

5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Blended Learning is the combination of face to face and online instruction. At the 2010 Virtual School Symposium sponsored by iNACOL it was clear that blended instruction is quickly becoming a viable instructional option as many states adopt seat-waver initiatives.