The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

The Why, How, and What of Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

The events of the last nine months have launched the phrase “blended learning” into the mainstream. Yes, blended learning can help teachers navigate the challenges of teaching at this moment. Blended Learning Defined. Learning

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The Definition Of Blended Learning

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The Definition Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff This post was originally published in 2012 and updated in April 2020 Blended education. Hybrid learning. Whatever one chooses to call it, this method of learning–which combines classroom and online education–is going places and making headlines along the way. The post The Definition Of Blended Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Definitions New Teacher

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

Blended Learning – So What is it?

CUE

1st in a series on Blended Learning by Catlin Tucker CUE Member guest blogger The term ‘blended learning‘ is catching on in education, but the definition is somewhat vague and many teachers are not exactly sure what the term blended learning means. The post Blended Learning – So What is it? Blended Learning

4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. The hawk-eyed among us will further realize that what defines blended learning is precisely a blend and interconnected use of the above modalities. In 2012 Heather Staker and Michael B. The self-blended model.

Too Much Screen Time in a Blended Learning Class?

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blended learning EdTech Education Teaching Flipped ClassroomThe mid-July issue of Newsweek, linked below, was sitting on the coffee table at the Tahoe cabin of a friend of mine this past weekend. My interest was piqued by the cover image so, despite the fact that it was dated, I picked it up. The author of the feature article, Is the Web Driving […].

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

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Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. The report builds upon over five years of research that the Christensen Institute has conducted on the rise of different blended learning models in K-12 schools.

This city’s blended learning program has led to a big culture shift

eSchool News

Key takeaways: A blended learning program in D.C. began in 2012 is freeing up time for more project-based learning by pairing ELA and math software with individualized lessons. A training program is helping teachers rethink lessons for blended learning. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning.

#SmartSeries Refresh: Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0.” ” Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0. Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0″

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion

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For a conference named after “blended learning,” many attendees were surprised to learn that they did not agree on what the term meant. Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, was among the first to raise this during a session at the 6th Annual Blended Learning Conference , held last weekend in Rhode Island. “I I was talking to a colleague who was using blended and personalized learning the same way,” says Dance.

Blend Baby Blend – Infinite Thinking Machine

CUE

The post Blend Baby Blend – Infinite Thinking Machine appeared first on OnCUE. Blended LearningThe Infinite Thinking Machine has been nominated for the 2013 International Academy of Web Television’s Best Educational Series.

Digital Literacy Badges

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

badges blended learning digital literacy edtech Set a Goal and Earn a Badge! It''s simple. In an attempt to promote digital literacy and contribute positively to implementation of the Common Core I am pleased to introduce Beye Badges. Set a Goal and Earn a Badge! It''s simple. This is a virtual classroom so anyone can participate. Stay tuned for more details and resources.

eLearning Enters Puberty – Our Community is Raising a Teen

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Learn Blended Learning Education TechnologyBy Brian Bridges, CUE Member guest blogger Keep this quote in mind “It takes a village to raise a child”. Children are so cute – they say and do things that startle us every day. It is easy to spoil them; we tell endless stories about how perfect they are and ignore their flaws as if […]. The post eLearning Enters Puberty – Our Community is Raising a Teen appeared first on OnCUE.

Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion

A Principal's Reflections

To engage students in her classroom, she has developed an interactive, student-centered learning environment. Through the use of technology, collaborative learning, and teaching mathematical concepts in the real-world and interdisciplinary context, she has managed to successfully work towards creating this desired positive and energetic blended learning environment. Adobe Flipped Classroom Innovation student-centered learning

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Resources for Schools That Have Gone Google

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In this post I will list all of the support structures that I… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google chromebooks There are many benefits for educational institutions that adopt Google Apps for Education. Many of the benefits are not visible right away, however. There are online resources and communities to help us find the hidden gems and guide us in best practices.

What would Maria Montessori Say About Edtech?

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My summaries of Montessori ideas and structures most certainly do not do justice to the wonderful body of work Maria Montessori left behind, nor do… blended learning EdTech Education Google High School Teaching Hapara Montessori TechnologyWhat would Maria Montessori say about the use of the edtech available to us as we approach the year 2013? Heaven forbid any actual Montessori educators should read this post.

What would Maria Montessori Say About Edtech?

Question Tank

My summaries of Montessori ideas and structures most certainly do not do justice to the wonderful body of work Maria Montessori left behind, nor do… blended learning EdTech Education Google High School Teaching Hapara Montessori Technology What would Maria Montessori say about the use of the edtech available to us as we approach the year 2013? Heaven forbid any actual Montessori educators should read this post.

Experienced Educators Riff on Heads Up Display Possibilities

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As a… blended learning Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching #gafe google apps google glass Three weeks ago I had the privilege of sitting down for lunch with a group of experienced educators at the New England GAFE Summit who are all using Google Apps for Education in their practice. I posed a question to the group, “What would you do with Google Glass?” Let me back up.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''m a proponent of critical thinking, cooperative learning, metacognition, blended learning, flipped learning. I''m a proponent of learning. Is it blended? Is is social learning? assessment assignments BYOD BYOT common core cross-curricular edmodo flipclass flipped flipping literature paperless PBL project based learning Reading writing To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period.

What Arne Duncan Said to Me Last Week

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blended learning EdTech Education Equity High School Khan Academy Teaching Twitter TechnologyOn Wednesday of last week, several members of the US Department of Education kicked off their Back to School Bus Tour at the high school where I teach science in Redwood City, California. The visit was an edtech themed visit, and spotlighted a panel discussion that included edtech pop stars Sal Khan of the Khan […].

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

The most effective blended learning model that literacy classrooms can utilize to meet the needs of all readers is the “Rotation Model” in which online engagement is embedded within a range of face-to-face forms of instruction. While this blended environment could look many different ways, we believe that the workshop framework provides the instructional vehicle that makes differentiation most successful. It is a time for students to take ownership in their own learning.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

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Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. At first, they may just “lurk” and watch what others are doing, but eventually they will try some of the things they are exposed to and hopefully contribute back to others’ learning. Another teacher may learn from and enhance what I just tried today in their classroom tomorrow. What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced! Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0

#SmartSeries Refresh | Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.”. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. In early 2012, my district decided to bring a 1:1 mobile device initiative to the middle school students and I was fortunate enough to get a cart of iPads in my classroom. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning.

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. blended learning feedback pedagogy

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. It is organized in conjunction with Connected Educator Month , and the conference is based on a highly inclusive model for participation and designed to encourage peer professional development--which means we want you to come and learn from each other! PRESENTING: The Learning 2.0

When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice

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A ‘Critical Need’ Located in the rapidly-gentrifying East Austin neighborhood, Austin Achieve was founded in 2012 by John Armbrust, a Teach for America alumnus, to set a new bar for what schools in the area could be. Students in RJ are expected to keep up with their regular class work, which is supported by a blending learning program the school instituted in the second year of RJ, after the teachers observed that students were falling behind.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. the focus is mostly on blended instruction, but they’re not just sticking kids behind computers. The goal is to produce deeper learning. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. Source: EducationSuperHighway But back in February 2012, when Marwell started the nonprofit, hitting those marks was almost unthinkable, says Jennifer Bergland, director of governmental relations at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), a nonprofit.

The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Edsurge

In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever. The Babson Survey Research Group, an organization that tracks online enrollment, notes that between 2012 and 2016 the percent of online enrollment in universities increased 17.2 Then they want to talk to me for 45 minutes about how bad online learning is.

Diligent Use of Cycles of Inquiry Makes Huge Impact

Question Tank

Some of you are aware that in August of 2012 I began working with the Hapara team as lead educator. I plan to re-post here… blended learning common core EdTech Education Teaching ConstuctivistSince that time, all of my creative efforts have gone into that work. Only recently have I begun to blog again; still mostly within the context of my work at Hapara.

Diligent Use of Cycles of Inquiry Makes Huge Impact

Question Tank

Some of you are aware that in August of 2012 I began working with the Hapara team as lead educator. I plan to re-post here… blended learning common core EdTech Education Teaching Constuctivist Since that time, all of my creative efforts have gone into that work. Only recently have I begun to blog again; still mostly within the context of my work at Hapara.