Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. When a solid pedagogical foundation is in place, the stage is set to challenge students to demonstrate thinking and learning in ways that we could never have imagined a few short years ago. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

Choosing Your Blended Learning Model

Education Elements

Educators and researchers alike love to obsess over what model of blended learning a school should implement. A favorite question I get asked is: “OK, now that you’ve told us about all the blended-learning models, be honest, what’s the best one?”. Leaders

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Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. She makes some great points about first, why blended learning is becoming so popular, and second, how to make that happen in your life: Blended learning is becoming increasingly popular as institutions transition from classroom style learning to mixed media and online learning. News Blended learning

An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom , a transformative approach to teaching and personalized learning, has a new guide available for teachers–and it’s free: Blended Learning 101: An Introduction to Blended Learning Instruction. Learn how to start a blended learning program in your classroom or at your school. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. News Blended learning

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today. This month’s question is “What do you think about the K12 evolution of blended learning? . What is blended learning? That is blended learning.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto. Book: Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies that Work = Blended Learning that Works. Blended learning in the bold school.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. To enhance the learning environment with technology and use the classroom time more wisely teachers start implementing additional types of activities such as working in groups, collaborative learning, independent preparation at home, and, in doing so, unwittingly start using the blended learning approach.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

Teaching like a champion—blended learning edition

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I spoke with a friend who helps schools launch blended-learning programs about what she sees as the biggest barriers inhibiting program success. First, she suggested that schools need to ensure that teachers, students, parents, and administrators all have a shared vision for why blended learning would be good for their students before getting into the “what” and “how” of a program. Education Blog Blended learning education Innovation

IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. In this webinar, Jen Vanek, Director of the IDEAL consortium at World Education, presents an approach to supporting learner success in blended learning called “involved instruction” that incorporates a rich, primary curriculum, supplemental activities, a learning management system, and teacher engagement.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. These should be in place before unpacking a blended learning program.

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning should help solve this problem. But data we’ve gathered from the field through surveys and interviews with teachers suggests that the time-saving benefits of blended learning are often not coming to fruition. Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential. . Blended learning has upfront costs. Online student learning data can be hard to access and interpret.

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative. She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. But with Cooney’s support, she started experimenting with blended learning and iterating on her classroom model.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

Each student has a unique blend of nuances that makes them the individual learner they are. Some enjoy listening to stories in lessons, others need to put their hands to work during a learning experience, while others actually like reading about new things. And if we take into account ed-tech and the increasingly important role it plays in learning and instruction, blended learning seems like a feasible — maybe perfect? What’s in a blend?

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 3 of our April series on Blended Learning. Click here to read Part 1 on what makes a blended learning initiative fail. Click here to read Part 2 on what blended learning really looks like in the classroom.]. With so many students engaged in this mode of learning, it’s important to examine current trends and technologies to try and predict where blended learning could take students in the future.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. They also bought Haiku Learning and have since created PowerSchool Learning, the best learning management system (in my opinion.). I’ll do my best to “bring it” for those of you who add me to your busy ISTE 2017 program. Monday, June 26, 2017. ISTE 2017 Expanded Schedule. Monday, June 26 2017 – 9:15 am – 10:15 am. Monday, June 26, 2017. Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Blended Learning Won’t Work Without a Strong Culture to Support It

Education Elements

Years ago, Anthony Kim, CEO of Education Elements, remarked to me that “Blended learning accelerates a good culture and makes it great, but it will also accelerate a bad culture and make it terrible.”. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

One Trick to Pitching a Blended Learning Plan

Education Elements

You’ve been dreaming for years about a more personalized, blended model for your school, and now you actually have the chance to pitch the idea to the founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

Podcast: Diving into Technology & Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

We had the opportunity to chat about blended learning, flexible classroom spaces, and the importance of placing students at the center of learning! LearningCheck out my conversation with the lovely ladies who host CNUSDEchat podcast , which is officially launching February 1st! Listen Now! The CNUSDEdchat podcast also has conversations with Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Jessica Fuller available! They are worth checking out if you enjoy podcasts as much as I do.

5 tips for getting blended learning right

eSchool News

When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “ Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000 , Julia Freeland Fisher, director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute , gave schools the tips they need to successfully implement blended learning. A blended learning model must consider these factors.

Infusing blended learning with voice and choice

The Christensen Institute

A model of blended learning rarely looks the same across classrooms. The models of course aren’t designed to be molds but to be guiding choreographies for a teacher and her students—and inevitably those individuals bring ingenuity to the craft as they improvise to create deeper and more customized learning opportunities. For one, three stations a day were challenging to manage and the students lost learning time during station transitions.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly technology is a massive boon for teaching, from massive online research facilities to interactive content and full-spectrum online learning environments, to collaboration across country and cultural divides, to the promise that teachers can spend less time preparing and grading, and systems that yield more data with which to measure students across a number of parameters — not to mention achieving the ideals of the flipped classroom. Learn from your students.

Uncovering what works in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

To scale effective blended and personalized learning environments, we first need to develop a better understanding of what learning approaches work, for which students, in what circumstances. But we can only establish a real causal understanding of what yields success in the classroom when we can categorize the different circumstances in which administrators, students, or teachers in successful blended programs might find themselves.

Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical spaces. Broadly speaking, blended learning just means a mix of learning online and face-to-face, which means it’s likely […]. The post Find The Model That Works For You: 12 Types Of Blended Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

PD, Planning and Tech Investment Are Integral to Blended Learning Success

EdTech Magazine

Blended Learning ClassroomBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new report finds teachers are more successful at changing classrooms when they have support from schools and districts.

Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready

EdTech Magazine

Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data AnalyticsBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Technology can assist administrators with getting students prepared for the future.

The 3 major dos and don’ts of blended learning

eSchool News

With the goal of making the learning experience more personalized and individual, a growing number of schools have embraced the concept of blended learning. The transition from more traditional pedagogies to one that’s centered on blended learning isn’t easy, but the rewards are certainly many. Here are a few dos and don’ts that we’ve discovered on our own journey down the blended learning path: 1.

Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

eSchool News

Teachers value today’s classroom digital resources, but students might not be as comfortable using technology as parents and educators believe, according to a new report about successful blended learning strategies. A survey of teachers from 38 states finds that time, thoughtful planning and support at the school- and district-level, and ongoing relevant professional development are key to the success or stagnation of their blended learning efforts.

The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Classroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes. Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Data Governance Makerspaces Personalized Learning STEM

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed

Where Learning Clicks

We help you tackle some of the biggest blended learning questions to consider during the planning phase. The post Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech Blended Learning FundingIntegrating technology in your school can seem daunting.

7 Questions To Evaluate A Blended Learning Platform

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 7 Questions To Evaluate A Blended Learning Platform appeared first on TeachThought. Blended & Flipped Learning Technology Experienced Teacher General

Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

The Christensen Institute

For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders , in partnership with the WISE Initiative. Through these partners, we administered a survey to capture whether and why schools were going blended. Blended learning can give students more options.

10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blog Posts of 2017 from Education Elements

Education Elements

In 2017, we published blog posts from our team, our districts, and thought leaders from across the country, ranging from examples of personalized learning in real classrooms, to how to think differently about the purpose of curriculum, to how to change the mindset of a district, to why we do what we do (and why we have made some changes to what we do!) Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Elements CBE