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. By definition , blended learning gives students more control over the time, place, path, or pace of their learning.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

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Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. 4 Essential Elements of a Blended Classroom: a.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Statistics say over the summer, kids lose over two months of math skills, two months of reading skills, and one month of overall learning. The cure is much simpler: Disguise learning as play. You are here – kids learn to be smart consumers.

Digital Dashboard Document

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So, to get things started, I created a Digital Dashboard Google Document on which my students will see what sites we will be using consistently, the rationale for using that site, and have an area in which they will type in login information not their actual password, but hints or clues in case they forget. Many of the tools we will employ in class allow the teacher to reset passwords, but I want students to be responsible for their accounts before I access my dashboard.

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

Edsurge

And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow? Stepan Mekhitarian: I think what's very important is for blended learning to not be a separate, compartmentalized aspect of learning at a school site.

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I start with an “Iron Chef” approach that I learned from my friend Jon Corrippo. However, presentation skills are essential, so I have integrated some techniques I’ve learned from some guests on the podcast to make this a stronger lesson for enhancing presentation skills.

How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

As I’ve reviewed The Week, I believe this is a valuable resource for teachers to use because the week surveys a variety of news sources that students can access and read. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week?

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Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students to pause and assess what they think they have learned in a lesson or series of lessons. Learning Log/Blog.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments. The case for learning out loud extends beyond the development of effective communication skills. Accessibility Is a Process, Not a Box to Check.

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7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I will share seven reasons you need to try Voice Typing in Google Docs–for yourself, for your students, and to help support learning across the board.

Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE)

Shake Up Learning

The post Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Back in episode 32 of the Shake Up Learning Show , I interviewed Lisa Johnson. Carly was also featured in an “On-Air” Coaching episode of the Shake Up Learning Show.

9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs – SULS030

Shake Up Learning

The post 9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs – SULS030 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In addition to the built-in features of Google Docs, we also have access to use third-party add-ons, apps, and extensions to customize the entire Google Docs experience.

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Have you ever shared a file with a student or colleague and instructed them to go to file>make a copy, and instead, they start typing on the document like it’s their own? Do you need help with learning about sharing?

It’s NOT About Google (Part 1) – SULS044

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 1) – SULS044 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s about the LEARNING! Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite?

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 02:04] – Quick Shout Out to Jennifer Earls and Murray State University for being amazing participants in one of the Shake Up Learning live events!

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3). How Will You Shake Up Learning?

How to Flip Back to School Night

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Today, I'm going to show you step by step how I used blended learning to achieve those results. The first few days of school: (Nothing crazy here) Have your Class Expectations typed up on either a Gdoc or Word document, photocopied and distributed to the students.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is an essential piece of the learning process that often gets overlooked or watered down. One such feature is the ability to draw and annotate on documents.

It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s about the LEARNING! Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite?

How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Since is the last episode in my five-part series , I want you to be able to take everything you’ve learned so far and implement it in your classroom. The Shake Up Learning Show.

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools! Click here to join the Shake Up Learning Community.). Learn more about Pear Deck.

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It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s about how we can use these tools to create dynamic learning experiences for our students. Click here to learn how you can bring Kasey to your next event.

Merit Prep Sets Student Goals One Playlist at a Time

Edsurge

A freshman at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, Onyemaobi has access to Spark , Matchbook Learning’s online information platform that uses data to help students and teachers track exactly what skills they need to master—and to set goals and find resources to help them get there. "It’s Despite their use of technology and personalized playlists, Merit Prep and Matchbook both emphasize blended learning environments in which teachers play the key role.

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, teachers also had access to Khan Academy, where math content is organized by grade level. In fall 2014, Khan Academy quietly released a PDF document that told teachers which Khan Academy exercises are most relevant to students based on their MAP scores. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

This is a continuation of my dissertation: The last two themes dealt with how the group and members accessed, created, and used knowledge and expertise. In the one theme, knowledge and expertise of perceived value often was used as currency within the power structure, with study participants sharing, accessing resources, or withholding their knowledge and expertise based on their analysis of situational factors within the environment.

The Magic of Google Forms | Episode 9 of GTTribe

Shake Up Learning

The post The Magic of Google Forms | Episode 9 of GTTribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Listen to this episode to learn some fun tips and ideas that will make your life easier! Student notes for documentation. Connect with Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2017.

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Cluttered with confusing terminology, it and other densely worded documents are a surprisingly significant barrier to students — especially students who don’t have college counselors to help them or parents with higher educations.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. How does digital learning work with electives?

Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

For us, all stakeholders have had to learn a new system- teachers, administrators, students and parents. Blended learning works well with Canvas. Now students aren't sharing a document via Google Drive in one class but uploading to an LMS in another.

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How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Package Your Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Don’t miss out on one of the BEST things about blended learning and managing assignments online! This is also documentation, a record of what is planned for your classroom.