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Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning is the combination of active engaged learning online and active engaged learning offline with the goal of giving students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. Personalized learning is a hot topic in education.

Flipped Classrooms

EdSense

Trending with the buzz words of modern education system, that among several other innovative initiatives, adopts technology for inward learning, is “Flipped Learning”. What Are Flipped Classrooms? Why Should Schools Opt For Flipped Classrooms?

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

Kenzie is a K-12 education research intern at the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on learning from schools in the Blended Learning Universe. Kenzie holds a masters in educational leadership and policy studies and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer. and toward “What did they learn?”

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Learning Classroom Introduction The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online instruction.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search for education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. Entering the school year, I had the following assumptions: All of our classroom management problems would be solved because our students would be engaged with technology.

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). Our partners at the edtech nonprofit FrogAsia were instrumental in helping us to gather data and understand the landscape of the Malaysian education system. Blending with little financing. Focusing on blended-learning PD.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. 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.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

The UK National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed the benefits and challenges of flipped classroom learning for mathematics. For comparison purposes, classes of the same age group were taught the same course using the traditional learning approach.

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.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. Higher education in Denmark is free of charge and scholarships and student grants are very much available. In countries in this area, higher education is available to anyone — theoretically, at least.

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How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures. Address a variety of learning needs.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. If a teacher is using Google Classroom, they need to use hyperdocs.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Creativity, Adobe EDU, and You!

CUE

Online learning has never been as accessible as it is in 2018. If you are looking to be more creative with your curriculum and leverage the power of high-quality and simple tools, then check out the Adobe Education Exchange!

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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. In order to succeed in a rapidly changing market, educators, students, and publishers need to evolve.

Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Intune for Education - advanced configuration and management of devices, apps and users. Microsoft Innovative Schools Toolkit “The Innovative Schools Toolkit is an accessible and practical guide for you and your school community to begin the journey of innovation.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Sadly, I’ve even had educators argue this point with me in favor of one particular device.

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

Edsurge

The causes stem from a lack of access to career skills, mindsets, experiences and networks. In my work leading Braven—an organization that partners with innovative, public universities and local employers to provide a two-part career acceleration experience—we’re learning a lot. And we are gaining some key early learnings around what it takes to propel talented students like Jalil across the college-to-career divide.

Guest Post - How streaming services can be used as a tool for education

Educational Technology Guy

Most educators agree that, when used correctly, video increases interest, engagement, and retention. And teachers are using video in unique ways today, whether to teleconference to multiple classrooms or to stream a nature documentary in science class.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Most educational organizations want the classroom to change; to improve teaching and learning by leveraging technology. The terms blended and flipped learning are touted extensively as useful educational goals.

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Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

jackcwest

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School TechnologyPut aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

jackcwest

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School Technology Put aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Looking at the current version of the legislation, there are three key trends to keep in mind: (1) Sustaining innovations in classrooms and schools. In large part, federal education law has always set out to incentivize—with both carrots and sticks—sustaining innovations in our schools. 2) Disrupting the traditional value proposition of education.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in New York City. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

When it comes to personalized learning, understanding the problem is everything

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, iNACOL published a landscape analysis of personalized learning across the country. The report showed emerging growth, but it also demonstrated how key elements of personalized learning are still not widely practiced in schools. Education Blog

3 Ways to Embrace Change This Year

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Adopt an Online Learning Platform Make the most of a blended learning environment by extending the walls of your classroom tp help students come to class excited and prepared to learn. There are plenty of teacher friendly learning platforms available.

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How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Students complete gamified learning exercises on Siyavula’s Everything Maths at home.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom.” Their work is stored online, so they can access it from anywhere.” I called it “No Excuses: Anytime, Anywhere Access to Student Work (For You & Them!)”

5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

A dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills is required for schools to become places where social media and digital tools are integral and beneficial parts of a rigorous program and where they work symbiotically with active, engaged, and applicable learning.

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Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

sites that can be used in education. The reason for this was a lot of sites that are beneficial for education require that a student has an email account to login. Guided Instruction, Blended/Flipped Learning, etc.) A great all-in-one solution for education.

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Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades. The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. It is about kids and learning, do not lose focus!

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. 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.