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.

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. In 2012 Heather Staker and Michael B.

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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.

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 in AJUSD

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We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. Some rights reserved by tgbarrett Blended learning Students learn in different ways, and at different paces.

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.

#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. ” 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.

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. In these learning modules, instruction is provided using digital content, simulations, videos, screen captures, voice-overs, etc.

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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.

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.

eLearning Enters Puberty – Our Community is Raising a Teen

CUE

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.

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.

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. 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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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. Want to learn more? Blended Learning

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? To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period.

Resources for Schools That Have Gone Google

Question Tank

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?

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 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.

What Arne Duncan Said to Me Last Week

Question Tank

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 […].

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. The assessment determines whether learning occurred, what learning occurred, and if the learning relates to stated targets, standards, and objectives. blended learning feedback pedagogy

#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.

#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. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

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 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. PRESENTING: The Learning 2.0 There are opportunities for commercial sponsorship of Learning 2.0,

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. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

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

Edsurge

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.

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

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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.

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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 goal is to produce deeper learning. That was Spring 2012.

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms

Edsurge

The MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program coevolved with the technology available. In May of this year, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) program offered schools the opportunity to “refresh” their Apple devices, i.e. turn in their devices for newer models, including the iPad Pro. With new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

To start somewhere, they decided to search for digital content to help with improving student learning. Additionally, when they saw how the devices helped students learn, principals of individual schools began to use their budgets to buy more laptops and create computer labs, reports Stiffler. While these were stepping stones, it had become clear to Sheppard by 2012 that the district needed to take a bigger step and convert to a one-to-one model. “We

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.