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Blended Learning: Building a Playlist

Catlin Tucker

My doctoral research focused on the multidimensional motivational construct of teacher engagement in blended learning environments. The playlist model presents a strategy teachers can use to structure learning experiences that are more personalized to the needs of specific learners, provide students with more agency, and frees the teacher to spend time connecting with and coaching learners as they progress through the playlist. Learning

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

There are more opportunities for social learning and human interaction. As architects of learning experiences, teachers should focus on providing that human connection to students working remotely. There are a series of stations–or learning activities–and students rotate through them.

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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. What is blended learning?

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly technology is a massive boon for teaching, from massive online research facilities to interactive content and full-spectrum online learning environments, to collaboration across country and cultural divides, to the promise that teachers can spend less time preparing and grading, and systems that yield more data with which to measure students across a number of parameters — not to mention achieving the ideals of the flipped classroom. Google Forms is a great way to achieve this.

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software can Help Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software Can Help Educators Gain Confidence Discover the benefits of using plagiarism detection software in times of blended teaching Today, EdTech has become more popular than ever before. Follow me on Twitter and Google

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall

Edsurge

Through a headset and webcam, I learned that he loved space. Credit: Mike Zetlow) I know from my year teaching at VIPKid that students can learn online , a conclusion researchers have also reached. This online learning model doesn’t work for every child, but it is right for some. And as schools plan to reopen this fall, leaders should use this time to create high-quality distance learning options that could transform teaching and learning for the better.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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. Real-time feedback and assessment are way more effective. As I’ve embraced technology and blended learning models, I’ve found it much easier to create time and space to provide feedback as students are working. Learnin

Lessons Learned from Remote Learning – SULS062

Shake Up Learning

The post Lessons Learned from Remote Learning – SULS062 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Last week we explored the remote learning situation from the student’s perspectives. Evan Robb has been a building level principal for over 20 years, and he’s sharing what this time has been like from his perspective, and lessons learned from remote learning. Lessons learned from remote learning… from a principal’s perspective.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

first thought was to google what others see as best practice digital pedagogy but I decided that wasn't being true to myself so I am stumbling through this thought via this blog post and really hope for feedback to flesh this out further. Teachers learn about pedagogy in their educational training in college and then they are observed in practice while teaching to make sure they are following good pedagogical practices. This data also helps in the concept of personalized learning.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Now, it provides over 90 million educators, administrators, and learners in over 200 countries with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.

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When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

A few years ago, she could see that some of her fifth graders struggled with second grade math skills, while others were capable of eighth grade content on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. For example, KIPP students are assessed three times a year on the NWEA MAP test. Traditional assessments do not capture that type of student growth data nor do end-of-year state tests.

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. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment. Learn about AR and VR.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

1 Hosting Real-time Feedback Sessions Using Video Conferencing Software. In my most recent book, Balance with Blended Learning , I have a chapter dedicated to providing real-time feedback as students work. I encourage teachers to use blended learning models to create time and space in the classroom to give feedback on their students’ work as they work. When the recording is finished, it will save automatically in Google Drive. Learning

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise. How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Multi-directional Learning.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." As this week has progressed I find myself thinking on the subject a lot, and this blog post is a more thought out list of technology knowledge I think preservice teachers should be aware of before entering the workforce: Blended learning.

Keyboarding 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

When students — and adults — think of learning to keyboard, it usually generates images of rote drills where you sweat over a keyboard as you’re graded on speed and accuracy. There’s a better way to learn keyboarding: Blended Learning. Here are some of the methods I mix up in my classes: Finger Exercises (unplugged learning). Type to Learn –fee, aligned between home and school. Typing is best learned by using it in class projects.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . On my PC, PowerPoint is the fastest way to make the screencasts I use in my blended classroom. If you use Keynote, learn how to use Magic Move.

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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience. If you couple that with the cheap Google Cardboard headsets, and now you can have a Virtual Reality experience for — a hundred bucks — versus eight hundred bucks.

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Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

Edsurge

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market The word “Classroom” has never been more loaded as it is now, with all three blue-chip technology giants each releasing a tool with the same name. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Goodbye ABCs: How One State Is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments What happens when you take away grades and grade levels?

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms. An LMS is a full instructional platform that can be used for online or blended learning courses, and also to augment traditional classroom instruction. classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education. • Assessments.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

To Chrome or Not to Chrome, that is the Question (Hint the Answer is YES!)

Saving Socrates

When I went to Chapin, they had a "high end" computer lab back in the 80''s filled with IBM PCs where we learned computer programming with in BASIC and DOCS, and utilized Mavis Beacon to learn typing. Because the computer has no software on it, it doesn''t have a long start up time. In fact, you can still use Dreambox, Lexia, Accelerated reader, and most blended learning software or assessment tools with ease.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. The application is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

As I share this idea around the country, most teachers and school administrators can see the logic of their change journeys ending at this point; it resonates well with their internal terminology, such as “blended learning.” Now, districts are beginning to focus on quality over quantity, having noticed that the billions spent did little to raise test scores and measurably advance learning. Most of the education industry is consumed with testing and assessment.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far. This is series is the result of a collaboration between The Tabula Project and TeachThought in pursuit of better learning results with the iPad. iPad Mobile Learning Technology classrooms ipad workflowThe Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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