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.

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.

N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery. Blended Learning News Top News

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5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 1 of our April series on Blended Learning. Too often, educators who are considering investing in blended learning pull back after hearing horror stories of good programs gone bad.

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! There are so many ways to learn with YouTube channels for teachers and students! For students, YouTube is often their first stop when learning a new skill.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

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a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. ” Google Sites talks to all of your favorite G Suite tools, is easy to use, embed student work, and make the learning more DYNAMIC. Natalie’s Learning Portfolio.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

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a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.”

What a Summer Prototype Taught Us About Measuring Quality in an Unbundled Education System

Edsurge

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. In this relatively small, short-cycle prototype, the lessons we learned were significant. Why focus outside of formal learning time for our design work? Framework for the Future of Learning.

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16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This post brings together a suggested list, a curated list if you will, of 16 curation tools for teachers and students from the Shake Up Learning community. As Gayle Allen says in her book, The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, “ We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. Want to learn more about Google Keep? Shake Up Learning 2018.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. – Note: I discovered that using the multiple sign-on feature on the Chromebook that allows me to easily switch accounts without re-entering passwords, would cause my access to Google Play to disappear.

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

20 YouTube Channels for Educators YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! When you want to learn something new these days, most of us head over to YouTube. You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A few weeks ago, I was given an advanced copy of Lisa Johnson’s new book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students.

3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District

Edsurge

I recently heard a teacher describe the change in education over the past decade as this: a shift in focus from teaching (the delivery of content and curriculum) to learning (what students actually know and can do). Creating a strong learning culture with student-centered classrooms takes intentionality, vulnerability, and unceasing dedication. Creating a strong learning culture with student-centered classrooms takes intentionality, vulnerability, and unceasing dedication.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

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The UK National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed the benefits and challenges of flipped classroom learning for mathematics. The experiment took place in Secondary 1-3 classes of Mathematics in which teachers used Khan Academy in a flipped learning implementation.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools.

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Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

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Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. Another teacher may learn from and enhance what I just tried today in their classroom tomorrow. What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

New literacy efforts are evolving via NGO’s like Pratham , whose mission is “every child in school and learning well,” while Round Table India claims to have built one classroom a day for the last 10 years, including a new a community school serving an isolated tribal village.

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.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

We’ve asked 3 Bett show speakers about their views on the tried-and-tested flipped classroom approach, which has been used to boost learning results from K-12 all the way through higher education for over 25 years. Children may not have access to technology.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

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The teacher will receive graduate level professional development and will learn to teach an online course on behalf of the school’s membership. This year, several students have had access to advanced math courses that, without VHS, wouldn't have been possible. Bo ston – Oct.

The Virtual High School Opens Registration for Summer School 2018

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a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has opened registration for its 2018 summer program. is an online learning pioneer. The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.),

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit

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VHS is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that has, for over 22 years, provided middle and high schools from 40 states and 33 countries with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct.

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). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Instead, they offer more affordable, accessible, and foolproof options to new customers. The booming online-learning market alone, however, will not accomplish this vision.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web.

“Effective instruction from a passionate and dedicated teacher is the single most critical factor in student success.” – Stepan Mekhitarian, USA

Daily Edventures

Mekhitarian, who has both taught secondary school and served as a middle- and high-school administrator, now makes his contributions as a blended learning coordinator. Seamlessly weaving technology with other modes of learning and a data-driven approach, Mekhitarian has had notable success turning around student outcomes. How we recruit and prepare teachers to inspire and support student learning is of the highest importance.”. Blended Learning Coordinator.

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online learning provider K12 Inc. ” K12’s career readiness offering uses an end-to-end approach, designed to prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue other post-secondary options.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

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“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

After using Compare & Connect K-12 and evaluating their pricing information, Lewis-Palmer’s technology team, saw that the district was paying far more for their internet access than neighboring districts of a similar size were paying. The district upgraded its secondary schools first and then moved to the elementary schools. Learn more about the school district upgrade process.

6 tips for making the most of your iPad and Chromebook carts

eSchool News

The elementary English teacher who is using a blended learning approach in her classroom, for example, has come to rely on that cart of fully-charged iPads or Chromebooks that’s rolled into her classroom at 8 a.m., Here’s what they had to say: Understand the learning space.

Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

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We commend Governor Sandoval for placing a strong focus on workforce development and are very pleased to provide students greater access and affordable opportunities to obtain valuable career-readiness skills, no matter where they live in Nevada.

Robust Networking and Data Center Solutions Power Tech Tools in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The district deployed 10-gigabit gateways and Cisco Meraki MR42 wireless access points (APs) at its schools, and is using advanced 24- and 48-port switches from HPE and Aruba. Although the district’s primary data center lacked proper power and cooling , Jackson focused her messaging on “all the things that would excite our district” — specifically, classroom-focused initiatives such as high-speed, ubiquitous wireless access and blended learning.