5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.”

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. Porter defines a cluster as a geographic concentration of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.

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). A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. With the blended learning approach, teachers devote more personal time for query resolution and revision.

6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful

eSchool News

“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning. ” It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm.

Augmented Reality Ideas from Mary Howard’s #ISTE19 Session

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Instead of one point of view, the news articles include multiple points of view so students can compare and evaluate sources and discuss a variety of opinions. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week?

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. So, decide how you’re going to learn.

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Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article).

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Created by CME Group and Discovery Education, Econ Essentials is designed to help high school students learn economic principles through the use of real-world examples. 2PM: The Power of Content dives into interactive learning modules on finance, fuel, and the food system.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Knowledge at Wharton High School [link] is an extensive website full of podcasts and articles and lessons. It was announced — or I should say it was released a few months ago, and then the New York Times did a really good article on them.

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Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. Best of all they can serve as an empowerment tool to help kids exert more ownership over their learning.

Online Preschool Is Not Education for All

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Cyber schools have been increasing over the last twenty years, and most programs are marketed by for-profit companies. The programs teach discrete, narrow skills through repetition and rote learning. Young children don’t learn optimally from screen-based instruction.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

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. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning.

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Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). into brick-and-mortar schools to create what you might call “ blended learning ” P.E.—physical

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

Educational Technology Guy

But video services also help students learn and retain information. In fact, documentaries provoke 77% of millennials to share what they’ve learned. Use It to Support Blended Learning You can use streaming video to support blended learning models like the “flipped classroom.”

Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. One can look at numerous companies and develop his or her conclusions. A push for efficacy benefits everyone who is championing better approaches to improve student learning and professional practice.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

An early pioneer with its Open SUNY platform, the 64-campus system in July issued a request for information about how it could “take the next step in creating a comprehensive environment” for online learning within and beyond New York state. A cool $6,630.

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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 most ed-tech companies. Manager of Blended Learning.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Enhance student learning: Social media is ubiquitous.

Some powerful trends in higher education that you should know about.

Linways Technologies

This is an important aspect for the companies that rely on the skilled workforce of emerging countries. Teachers need to have digital literacy Research mentality and continuous learning to stay updated. Learning concepts and approaches. Be relevant for 21st century education.

When Is It Okay for Public School Officials to Attend Tech-Funded Events?

Edsurge

So these days, companies, nonprofits and researchers make working closely with teachers and administrators as one of their main priorities. The cost of these trips, according to the Times, totaled more than $33,000 with at least $13,000 of Dance’s flight, lodging, meals and other fees covered by organizations sponsored by tech companies. The article compared Dance’s interactions with tech companies to the pharmaceutical industry’s courting of physicians for product promotion.

Replace teamwork with teaming for more dynamic classrooms

The Christensen Institute

She believes that teaming is not only something that some individuals and companies have to do, but it’s something that they should want to do. Organizations and people who learn to team are able to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems; develop a more unified culture; complete a wider range of assignments; and manage unexpected events. For more, see: Teaching like a champion: blended learning edition.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

As I shared at ISTE this year at the Blended Learning Panel discussion , our classrooms are built from bricks and clicks. See See 10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social media to Enhance Learning ). Learn how to take screenshots on Droids and Windows phones.

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New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

Common Sense Education’s Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs, and Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Learning Programs, reviewed the new curriculum in “ Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World.”. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift. Approximately 50 percent of teaching jobs will go into prep and analytics to provide totally personalized learning pathways. By Leilani Cauthen.

A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School

Edsurge

Now, close to 20 students from the local school district have meaningful, inclusive, paid employment assembling and packing materials for a variety of companies. Article: An Interview with LeDerick Horne. Article: CTE: Making a Difference in Post-School Lives. Article: Michael B. Horn on Blended Learning. Article: Dr. John Collins on His New ONEder Curriculum! No real names are used in this article to protect the identity of the students.