Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

In-class, students have easy access to the teacher and each other. There are more opportunities for social learning and human interaction. As architects of learning experiences, teachers should focus on providing that human connection to students working remotely. Learning

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement. In this post, I want to explore the principle of representation, which is focused on providing students with access to multiple ways of experiencing or receiving information. Learning

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

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. But, what is blended learning? This video offers a good introduction to blended learning if you've never heard the term before. What is blended learning?

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. Sean explains how blended learning has allowed him to be more in touch with his students and to collaborate with his 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. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

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. Efforts to prevent summer learning loss propel often-unpopular year-round school initiatives and all manner of summer school and summer camps that focus on cerebral topics. The cure is much simpler: Disguise learning as play. You are here – kids learn to be smart consumers. So much of learning today is about technology.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. What Are Blended Learning Platforms? Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. .

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.

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. Below are strategies I have used to build a reflective practice into my lessons, so I can understand what students think they have learned during a lesson. Learning Log/Blog.

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. ” Instead of reporters going to “cover” events, they instead survey and read through many sources of news and summarize the most important into a simple-to-read 42-page document. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week?

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How to Help Prepare Teachers to Thrive in any Learning Environment

EdTechTeam

As learning environments remain fluid at the mercy of COVID-19, it is important for teachers and coaches to have some tools that will facilitate instruction in any type of learning environment. No significant learning has ever occurred without feedback.

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Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons

Shake Up Learning

The post Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shapegrams are packaged inside a series of Google Drawings documents. They also learn helpful keyboard shortcuts. Learning in Hand started in 2002 as part of my classroom website.

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. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. 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.

How to Prep for the Next School Year [5 Actionable Strategies for Instructional Coaches]

EdTechTeam

Some districts are offering both face-to-face and remote learning options, other districts are hopeful that school will be able to resume as normal, and even more are planning for complete distance learning. Regardless of what the physical educational environment looks like in the coming days, here are some tips for educational coaches to prepare for a new school year that apply in both face-to-face and remote learning environments.

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.

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. Step 2: Start voice typing in a document. Open a document in Google Docs with a Chrome browser. After you start voice typing, you can use commands to edit and format your document.

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.

Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060

Shake Up Learning

The post Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn how to lead through crises on #shakeuplearning podcast with Kasey Bell. You can also now add private comments using the new grading feature in Google Classroom from inside the student’s document. The 4 Phases of Crisis-Driven Remote Learning. What We’ve Learned – The Gaps! Learn What’s Next.

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? In this special BONUS episode, you can prepare for coronavirus closures and get online learning tips for teachers and schools. FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools. Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools.

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 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?

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. Students not only need to learn how to write, but they need to learn how to write with technology. Give them student ownership of learning. Shake Up Learning 2019.

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?

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? Be sure you have shared your document either as “anyone with the link,” or “public.” Do you need help with learning about sharing? Please DO NOT request access. Ready to shake up learning in your school or at your event?

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. I also include an area on the document for student and parent signatures. I do tell the students that they are to read the document carefully before signing.

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! If you’d like to bring Shake Up Learning to your next event – Check out the Work With Me page here! [02:54] Learn more about them here! What are your learning goals?”.

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. This is not just about finding errors for students, but using feedback as a strategy for learning. G Suite tools give us many opportunities to communicate with students, guide them toward the learning targets, and give meaningful feedback. Learn All About the Course.

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.

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?

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.