Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Blended learning, in all its shapes, requires a digital support.

Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program.

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How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. This phenomenon is a less talked about byproduct of our “factory model” of school, but one that places false constraints on the range of adult supports and expertise that students can access inside their classrooms.

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

The post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Camden is one of those delightful students who loves learning new things. One of her favorite parts of going to school, in fact, is learning! Learn more at this link ! [30:30]

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My Experience of Hands-On Learning

Fractus Learning

Of course, everyone has different ways of learning, and my brain just never was able to wrap itself around the logistical, precise formulas and robotic, numerical answers. The few things that did stick included the hands-on approach to my learning, however.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. Gamifying Teacher Training on Blended Learning.

AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

We’ve described before the nuanced distinction between AI and machine learning : machine learning is a subset of AI and encompasses cutting-edge work primarily using neural networks to mimic how the brain computes, applied to the more superior capacity of computers, enabling them to learn.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So, do you think you have a pilot approach others could learn from?

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. We have staff, we have a computer-based monolingual English program that parents can log in and access.

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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

We learned a lot. 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom. So check out these 4 models of blended learning! The e-learning industry is growing as there are always new players penetrating the market.

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When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. Computers were still housed in labs or on carts, but one-to-one computing and internet accessibility were hot topics. Predictions about online learning didn’t really hit the mark, either.

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3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Vancouver Public Schools hosted a Girls Lead the Way summer robotics camp at McLoughlin Middle School.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

School leaders need to explain clearly to staff, teachers, parents and students why the technology they are adopting is important and how it is going to improve learning. . Create Compelling Learning Environments. Raise the Bar with Innovative Learning and Skills.

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

From “blended learning” to digital worksheets, below are a collection of comments from ten educators about their biggest edtech pet peeves. We're always going to be lifelong learners, so let's leave the “development” behind because we developed enough—let's start learning. I've seen the phrase “blended learning” really used for, in my opinion, evil—which is essentially teacher-proofing the classroom. Jennie Magiera Jennie Magiera: Blended learning.

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It’s Still About 1:1 #CETPA2016

There is no box

” What caused me to pause in my initial response was that I agree with Adam on the importance of building diverse opportunity learning environments. Not going 1:1 limits options for learning. Blended learning is hard to do without 1:1.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. This helps set a learning pathway and ensue each child is able to deep learn a concept and be on par with the rest of the class.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

They have to learn early.”. Related: Blue-collar town leads Rhode Island’s tech-assisted learning revolution. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

It’s Still About 1:1 #CETPA2016

There is no box

” What caused me to pause in my initial response was that I agree with Adam on the importance of building diverse opportunity learning environments. Not going 1:1 limits options for learning. Blended learning is hard to do without 1:1.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

The Hechinger Report

The hush was troubling, because students learn a lot from debating ideas, sharing feedback and collectively exploring big questions. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “It’s As Kohn’s algebra students understand, learning isn’t a race to the finish line.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

Edsurge

Though their talents, projects and backgrounds span wide, we’ve grouped them into several buckets to help you get to know the 2017 cohort: The Nonprofits Nonprofits again made up a hefty portion of the highlighted work being done to make education more accessible to all students. BrainStation founder Jason Field (27) was given the honor for his blended-learning-based coding school, which reaches nearly 25,000 learners throughout the Americas.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more.

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. Teachers are becoming more comfortable with this idea of “blending learning.”.

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)

NeverEndingSearch

The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning. Advancing progressive learning approaches requires cultural transformation.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

It’s not uncommon to find professional educators who look down on homeschooling as a way of circumventing learning standards, seeing it as a path chosen mostly by families wanting to include religion in their children’s education. While many homeschool families aren’t interested in enrolling their children in public school full time, they see the benefit of taking a few classes if that means they have more access to funds to pay for instruction of their choice.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Recordings of any sessions that have taken place will accessible on the conference recordings page , usually within a few minutes after a session has ended. Associate Professor The comparative analysis of different online education and blended learning solutions in the non-OECD context. -

Five-year olds and laser cutters—perfect together? Welcome to the first early childhood fab lab

The Hechinger Report

The kids were learning the cycle of design, prototype, test and redesign that’s a hallmark of engineering. In another, young visitors learn about earthquakes and build cardboard structures to test on a battery-powered “shake table.”. We’re learning all the time.

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The Connections Between Computer Use and Learning Outcomes in Students

MindShift

The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper look into these reports gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there’s a lot we still don’t know — or at least that we’re not doing to make them effective tools for learning. NPR Ed has covered adaptive learning before. Computers are enhancing access.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). As educators know, integrating meaningful digital learning into the classroom is a 365-day effort.