The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended learning.” As strategies for student-centered learning evolve, how are we seeing schools combine blended-learning practices with other approaches to innovation? Blended learning was one of 88 total tags.)

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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.

10 keys to success in blended learning

Ditch That Textbook

In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessmentFor many of them, the idea isn’t a strange one, and it has provided some unexpected surprises (both good and bad). Elementary teachers have seen the value of centers for a long time. Middle and high school teachers [.].

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

3 tips on incorporating special education into your blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

This week I had the pleasure of participating in a discussion with the National Center for Learning Disabilities on how special education teachers and advocates can champion and inform the rise of personalized and blended learning in K–12 systems across the country. To get there, here are three areas that school systems implementing blended learning should start paying attention to: 1. Blended learning can facilitate inclusion, but don’t assume that’s a given.

Blended learning’s unfulfilled promise: Saving teachers time

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning should help solve this problem. But data we’ve gathered from the field through surveys and interviews with teachers suggests that the time-saving benefits of blended learning are often not coming to fruition. Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential. . Blended learning has upfront costs. Online student learning data can be hard to access and interpret.

Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Sean explains how blended learning has allowed him to be more in touch with his students and to collaborate with his colleagues.

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. But, what is blended learning? This video offers a good introduction to blended learning if you've never heard the term before. Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher.

Overcoming Communication Barriers in Blended Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Quite often, I am finding that the obstacles schools and districts face when starting an online and blended learning program could have been avoided with the right channel of communication and relationship development. For example, the relationship between superintendents, curriculum directors, and IT directors can make or break a successful blended learning initiative.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning. Today we’re talking to Bethany Petty, the author of [link] and her upcoming book, Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning. So Bethany, where do we start with finding technology that actually improves learning — and that we’re not just using because it’s new and it’s cool? Is the focus of the tool to enhance student learning?

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How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. Blended learning classrooms often move seamlessly between online and offline activities, so don’t cancel those copier maintenance contracts quite yet. Though my students used Chromebooks in the past, they still needed support to understand how to best use the internet as a resource for learning. Blended learning has helped me become a more effective and efficient educator.

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. In “ Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000 , Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they need to successfully implement blended learning. A blended learning model must consider these factors.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning. Use this time to level up learning. Listen to the 21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months. What are your exemplars of effective remote or hybrid teaching and learning, and why? Without this, the willingness and desire to learn dwindles.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. What Are Blended Learning Platforms? Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. .

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Recently the district asked me to be a part of their professional development day, which consisted of seven different learning strands specific to the needs and interests of their teachers. To be honest, these groups are not in my traditional wheelhouse, but I saw it as a learning opportunity to branch out and expand my level of knowledge.

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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Personalized learning can be implemented sustainably.

Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces. When I ask teachers and administrators what support is needed to help them improve learning in the classroom, the IWB is a typical response. A key consideration is how students will use it in ways to learn that they couldn’t without it.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. In this post, you will find 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom! Shake Up Learning 2018.

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020. I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning 2020.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. Julie Graber’s Bio as Submitted Julie Graber is an instructional technology consultant on a technology innovation team for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa where she supports educators with effective teaching, learning, leading, and technology practices.

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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. Never stop learning. geg-ohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found. The post 23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Classroom Management Pedagogically sound lessons Monitoring Accountability for learning Feedback Assessment Classroom Management It is tough to argue the fact that many learners will quickly go off and remain off task if a classroom is not managed effectively. Addressing issues immediately as they arise, re-directing adverse behaviors, and utilizing positive reinforcement at opportune times all aid in creating a classroom conducive to learning.

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Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. To support schools and districts across the country and around the world, the company has created state-customized editions of its patented, nonfiction blended learning literacy solutions: · KidBizPro®, TeenBizPro®, and EmpowerPro® for English language arts, science and social studies in grades two through 12.

What’s Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Monica Burns @ classtechtips talks about the hottest edtech topics right now (and those that aren’t so hot) in this candid and wide-ranging conversation. Take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

So you would see who issued the badge, the date the badge was achieved, artifacts related to the badge — that might be a student’s visual representation, voice interaction (the student could talk about their achievements), or pictures to show a hard or soft skill learned in school. Let’s say in kindergarten, the student was trying to learn Letter Sounds. So the badge kind of helps push that in and implement that continuum of learning for the student.

6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

Neo LMS

The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025. For teachers, that means edtech is here to stay, as more and more schools and universities are moving towards partial or complete digitization. The edtech industry as a whole has a problem: the successful adoption of technology in the classroom. If future teachers are taught in the same way as the older generation, they’ll miss the opportunity to learn about edtech early on.

Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Student Portfolios are the epitome of Dynamic Blended Learning and going beyond the due date because they are never “done.”. Watch this video to learn how!

3 tips for finding the best teacher-helpful edtech

eSchool News

Learning how to effectively use and implement new classroom edtech requires educators to spend their most valuable currency: time. My role as a school technology coordinator in San Diego is to make the edtech integration process easy and manageable for our teachers. This was especially true when we decided to implement the blended learning teaching philosophy. Align edtech with school mission. Compatibility with edtech ecosystem.