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Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning

techlearning

In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. They report that blended learning environments increase student interest in instruction and that they improve focus through constant interaction with resources.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. Although it may seem easier to dive right in, schools cannot go technology-first into a blended learning model.

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

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In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Flexible Spaces Need to Lead to Flexible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Do you remember the classrooms that you learned in as a child? The exception was science classrooms flush with lab tables. The issue, however, was that the conditions under which learning was supposed to take place were not conducive to the process at all.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination! In this post, we will explore ways to give meaningful feedback in Google Classroom. Shake Up Learning 2019.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. 20 NEW Ways to Use Google Classroom.

Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Is Your Classroom Static or Dynamic? Learning doesn’t have to end when the bell rings. Dynamic Classroom Badge. Shake Up Learning 2017.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? both positive and negative) – Organizational self-assessment – Getting set up with our new Google+ community.

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. Cultivating a culture of communication in the classroom creates a foundation for building the other, ‘C’s:’ collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! A meaningful book study should always start with the why, just like the learning in our classrooms. Find ways to connect and learn with your group.

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How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. .

Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

Ask most teachers what they think of their district’s professional development (PD) and you’ll most likely get a grimace or an outright groan. Video coaching with Edthena provides us with a sustainable and scalable professional development model.

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Part of your Dynamic Classroom Should Include Going Global! The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. Check out all the Dynamic Learning blog posts.

How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Since is the last episode in my five-part series , I want you to be able to take everything you’ve learned so far and implement it in your classroom. The Shake Up Learning Show.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom. Understanding the dynamics, classroom management and benefits of blended learning needs to be on the new teacher's radar.

Goodbye, Long Nights of Lesson Planning: The Secrets to Successful Virtual Co-Teaching

Edsurge

Here’s what we’ve learned along the way. The First Year In the first year of our virtual co-planning, we first wrote common assessments, then later common lesson plans and projects, before beginning video conferences to reflect on and edit our work. After a while, we began to film both ourselves and our students, shared the videos and tagged particular teacher/student moves in the classroom, and offered critical feedback.

Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)

Shake Up Learning

The post Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. And as the long-term poor relation, math is now facing an even bigger threat to its popularity in the classroom – technology. Learn more: BecomeAGoogleTrainer.com.

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How a Local Tech Meetup Turned My Classroom Into a Startup

Edsurge

And contrary to the traditional progression of learning, one that they could succeed in even without a college degree (many coders are self-taught using sites like Free Code Camp). Busker may not have succeeded as a company, but I took the lessons and skills I learned from the tech scene and applied them to my work as a teacher. I began treating my classroom like a startup. Claire Cummings' Third Grade Classroom, Image Credit: Claire Cumming.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. Subgroups Matter: Even though demographic data is collected for assessments, constituents often just look at the overall, aggregate score as an indicator of success or failure.

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. Digital Learning Day edsurge Erin Klein Future Ready FutureReady Thomas Murray

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. Make Professional Development a Priority.

Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates

Shake Up Learning

The post Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Differentiate with Learning Menus and Choice Boards. What Are Learning Menus? Learning Menus Can Be Used with Any Age Group.

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. Practicing educators can take online professional development for various reasons. The Top Five Benefits of Online Professional Development.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

MIND Research Institute

Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students. Sure, It’s Personalized, But Is It Actual Learning? Beyond Instagram-worthy: Gain More Professional Learning From Social Media.

Achieve3000 Acquires Actively Learn

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Lakewood, NJ (October 2, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated instruction, has acquired Actively Learn , a digital reading platform focused on deeper learning. Learn more at www.achieve3000.com. Actively Learn assists teachers in practicing 12 strategies (e.g.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

How to hire technology leaders, not followers

eSchool News

They varied in other ways (demographics, degree of focus on sports and the arts, religious affiliation) but these differences often did not impact the classroom; the methods of teaching were reasonably consistent. Some may see it as a challenge, but are reasonably happy to learn and adapt.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., What assessments do they use now?

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Psst! When teachers get useful, timely data, they use it

The Hechinger Report

Tulsa Public Schools uses visualizations to make it easy for teachers to look at student data and put their insights to use in the classroom. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Like a few other students of hers, Karim would spend his lunch period in her classroom, where she would give him some extra academic help. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.