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.”

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

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. One question is which, if any, of these emerging potential blended-learning clusters will succeed.

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.

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. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 Learning

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. The move to blended learning has been labelled as “disruptive” by many, such as Clayton Christensen in his book “ Disrupting Class.”

Online Learning Research

The Thinking Stick

Seeing that I’m fully invested in online professional development for educators through both COETAIL and Eduro Learning , I’m always on the look out for research on how to make online learning better. An article overview of the the research can be found here.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. And when they then published that to the web you’ve got an online animated comic strip, whether it’s to explain a vocab term or science concept or retell part of a story. Never stop learning.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Click here to learn more. The article originally appeared on eCampus News.

Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

3) of Education Next included an article “ How Do We Transform Our Schools? The Education Next article is a summary of the much longer book, but does repeat some text verbatim. Bottom line: 45 million fully online high school course enrollments is a really, really big number.

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Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

An Education Week article reported that in 2011, “black and Hispanic students trailed their white peers by an average of more than 20 test-score points on the NAEP math and reading assessments at 4th and 8th grades, a difference of about two grade levels.” In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content.

Change education to attack technology-driven unemployment

The Christensen Institute

In a piece for Quartz this past week, I addressed how moving to a blended learning, competency-based education system in which students advance based on mastery, not time, could address many of the concerns by better preparing citizens for the demands ahead. Accordingly, the group wrote, “We need to shift away from rote learning and build instead on our uniquely human strengths in areas like creativity and interpersonal interactions.”.

#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. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom.

District transformation: Help us discover the keys to success

The Christensen Institute

This post describes research I will conduct over the coming months to better understand how school districts can successfully transform mainstream instruction using blended learning. Articles and blog posts across the web examine emerging trends to forecast what lies ahead.

In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning teachers

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.

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 a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. All good reusable learning objects have a few important aspects in common.

Student interaction in blended courses

NspireD2

Student engagement in learning is critical and becoming actively involved is key. Learning involves interaction with the instructor, with content, and with other students. Today’s answer is often blended learning. Following up on Week 2 of the BlendKit course, this article explains a […]. Strategies instructional design online learning

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

The Hechinger Report

It draws from 100,000 articles published in 180 journals. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We The second is a set of videos on 11 topics (one example: language learning) that give viewers the ability to watch key research concepts in action.

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. Accessing systems (network drives, online resources, etc.)

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Can middle-school students spot “native advertising” (ads masquerading as articles) on a crowded news website?

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. Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? Students and faculty live a significant portion of their daily lives online in social media spaces,” writes University of Central Florida’s Tom Cavanagh in his article on the LMS selection process.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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.). How could that be done online? But in online P.E., Online P.E.’s

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

Any professional development plan needs to focus on encouraging and enabling a basic and sustained change in how teachers view teaching and learning, says Amy Valentine, executive director of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. Learning

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

I also wanted to use a form of loop input (using the technology to teach the technology) so that teachers were learning about the technologies they could use with students by actually using them for themselves.

Online preschool and the ethics of disruption

The Christensen Institute

And the New York Times recently highlighted a program called Waterford Upstart that is working to close the early learning gap through an online program that children use for 15 minutes per day. Don’t overstate what online early learning programs are trying to accomplish.

Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice

Catlin Tucker

” That line from Jim Knight’s book Unmistakable Impact highlights the power of dialogue as a vehicle to learn from the people around us. Learn from different perspectives. This online space gives every single student the opportunity to engage in our class dialogue.

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs.

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Betting Small, Scaling Big: What Does Blended PD Look Like?

The PL2C Blog

Hyde County Schools, located in eastern North Carolina, is working closely with The Friday Institute on an experiment: what if instead of delivering face-to-face PD focused on blended learning, teachers experienced blended learning for themselves? Others are creating online modules and courses for teachers to complete on their own time. From the outset, the goal was to make sure that this experiment in blended learning was engaging and positive for participants.

6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

It is a blended program with a mix of face-to-face and online learning, which is obviously perfect for this blended learning enthusiast! I’ve tried to follow the advice in the article and focus on work for 90-120 minutes, then break for some physical activity.