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.

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom m odel shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. The flipped classroom was one of the first blended learning models to become popular. Flipping in Class. Learning

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 assessment

Flipped Classrooms

EdSense

Trending with the buzz words of modern education system, that among several other innovative initiatives, adopts technology for inward learning, is “Flipped Learning”. What Are Flipped Classrooms? Digital assessments. Student Centered Learning.

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

Kenzie is a K-12 education research intern at the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on learning from schools in the Blended Learning Universe. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” In a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. How can blended learning, therefore, square with culturally relevant teaching? How to make blended practices culturally responsive.

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?

Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? Online and blended learning are relatively new. Furthermore, given the broad variety of classrooms and students, we’ll never fully untangle which competencies matter most in each circumstance.

Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary , writing, and grammar instruction online. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. Learning

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age? Below you’ll find professional insight into: What is a flipped classroom approach? What is a Flipped Classroom Approach?

4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. 4 Models of blended learning.

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. Entering the school year, I had the following assumptions: All of our classroom management problems would be solved because our students would be engaged with technology.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space. 5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom. The online classroom was not built in a day, so start small. Learn from your students.

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.

How NEO helped me work my way into a blended learning environment

Neo LMS

Several years ago I decided to flip my classroom. To get started I read the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, joined several groups online and followed a couple of entities on Twitter.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. These should be in place before unpacking a blended learning program.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

The UK National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed the benefits and challenges of flipped classroom learning for mathematics. For comparison purposes, classes of the same age group were taught the same course using the traditional learning approach.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures. Address a variety of learning needs.

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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.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

CUE

Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha. David Platt ( @herrplatt ) is a seventeen-year educator in the middle and high school classroom.

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Free Platform Provides Simple Way to Discuss & Analyze Videos

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Bottom Line: This time-based video discussion tool increases interaction for traditional, flipped, or blended classrooms, but might offer more in the way of built-in instruction and assessment features.

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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.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom! Click To Tweet This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work. Below are three blended learning models.

Finding Content for Reteaching, Blending, and Flipping

EdTechSandyK

Online content means you can learn anywhere, with anyone! First, don''t forget that some of the best experts on your content reside in your own classroom. Any educator knows that deep learning of content really happens when you have to break it apart and teach it to others.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent.

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

CUE

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. It can be shared in Google Drive or Google Classroom.

The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

Fractus Learning

I eventually got the hang of the language, and learned French and Spanish and Italian, but what I did not understand until years later when I returned to the U.S. It was grueling, and there were days when writer’s cramp seemed like a permanent condition, but I did learn.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Looking at the current version of the legislation, there are three key trends to keep in mind: (1) Sustaining innovations in classrooms and schools. Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. In many ways, disruption is already underway in the K–12 education system, relative to how we deliver content and structure assessment.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

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Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion

A Principal's Reflections

To engage students in her classroom, she has developed an interactive, student-centered learning environment. In these learning modules, instruction is provided using digital content, simulations, videos, screen captures, voice-overs, etc.

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Should the teacher be a guide on the side rather than being a sage on the stage

Linways Technologies

We try to learn and share about education and pedagogy to have a better understanding on how and why our system work as it does. Teaching, is always placed under scrutiny and speculative assessments to measure their effectiveness and efficiency. Need a perfect blend of these two.

New learning environments

Learning with 'e's

Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. Those who participated shared their experiences of MOOCs and flipped learning both as teachers and as learners.

Learning Math Should be Fun and Engaging

A Principal's Reflections

Kanchan Chellani, currently a math teacher at New Milford High School , is a strong believer in making the learning process fun, interactive, and meaningful for students. To engage students in her classroom, Mrs. Chellani has utilized a variety of tools to help her develop an interactive, student-centered learning environment. As a result, she has started to create her own online learning modules, using the software Adobe Captivate.

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FlipSnack Edu

Technology Tidbits

Another nice feature are the rubrics which allow educators to evaluate and assess assignments, making this a nice tool for Blended & Flipped Learning. blended learning flipped classroom Web 2.0 FlipSnack Edu is a new Web 2.0 site w/ educational portal that allows educators and students to create/deliver online content in a safe way. This is done by either uploading a PDF or creating it from their site.

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. In the world of formative learning technology offers possibilities that were never before available.

GoClass

Technology Tidbits

GoClass is a excellent mobile learning solution that is redefining classrooms worldwide. This is ideal for Guided/Blending Learning and Flipping a Classroom. Also, GoClass allows educators to assess student data in real-time and differentiate instruction.

Reflection of ISTE from a Newbie

wwwatanabe

I found that Jackie Gerstein ''s session on the Flipped Classroom at Edubloggercon gave me incredible perspective. Their incredible commitment to building teachers up so they can create learning-centered classrooms is honorable. Share your learning.

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Microsoft Education Resources

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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