5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. Education Blog

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Cooper on episode 292 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School.

Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

By definition, blended learning incorporates the human touch. In an effective blended-learning environment, students benefit not only from the flexibility and individualization that educational software can offer, but also from new and varied interactions with adults in the classroom. As more and more schools consider going blended, are we paying sufficient attention to the human side of the blended equation?

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Teaching like a champion—blended learning edition

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I spoke with a friend who helps schools launch blended-learning programs about what she sees as the biggest barriers inhibiting program success. By definition , blended learning gives students more control over the time, place, path, or pace of their learning.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. The majority of elementary schools blending use Rotation models—exactly as Heather Staker and I predicted using the theory of disruptive innovation.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57.

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?

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Presumably, this ideal dosage of the ‘blended learning’ intervention would be sufficient to reliably generate positive learning outcomes for typical students in typical schools when compared to the alternative: traditional classroom practice not involving the use of computers.

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” Using this type of language when referring to blended learning, however, is problematic for three reasons.

Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

The Christensen Institute

Often when we speak with K–12 educators about blended learning, teachers and leaders working in high-poverty neighborhoods want to know: does blended learning work for low-income students? Last September, the Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group published Proof Points , a compilation of 12 case studies of school districts around the country that have experienced improved student outcomes since implementing blended learning.

Elementary Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following elementary writing rubrics with my readers. Learning

Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

Blended learning can help students take ownership of their learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the most powerful potential benefits of blended learning is how it can help teachers create an achievement-oriented culture in their classrooms. He also shares thoughts on how blended learning has changed his approaches to classroom management.

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?

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Presumably, this ideal dosage of the ‘blended learning’ intervention would be sufficient to reliably generate positive learning outcomes for typical students in typical schools when compared to the alternative: traditional classroom practice not involving the use of computers.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis.

Infusing blended learning with voice and choice

The Christensen Institute

A model of blended learning rarely looks the same across classrooms. The models of course aren’t designed to be molds but to be guiding choreographies for a teacher and her students—and inevitably those individuals bring ingenuity to the craft as they improvise to create deeper and more customized learning opportunities. Cooke Elementary, had used the Lab Rotation and Station Rotation models for several years. Education Blog

From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

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A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Blended learning , as a means to personalize, is one way to accomplish this.

No 1:1 devices? You can be an awesome tech using school anyway!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Gail Charnick and her teachers are using a variety of technologies and showing that you don’t have to be 1 to 1 to be leading edge.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Students at this age need to hear, touch, see, feel and in some cases taste their world to learn about it. Flipping the elementary school classroom?

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. This blog post is sponsored by 3D Bear.

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom.

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Developing an “explorer’s mindset” is the goal. Listen to the Show and Learn Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Must Read EdTech Blog.

Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

EdTechTeam

Blended learning combines digital methods and traditional teaching methods in which the teacher is present, but the students have more control over the pace in which they learn. Ann-Marie Skaggs has been teaching elementary school in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. This blog post is sponsored by Metaverse.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Corippo on episode 375 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo.

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by NetRef From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital citizenship is a range of behaviors our students must learn. Register Now or click to learn more. What You'll Learn in This Free Webinar.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Legends of Learning: The Game-Based Science Platform for Grades 3-8

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Legends of Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With this in mind, Legends of Learning is a fantastic platform full of NGSS aligned science games that does both. Sponsored by Legends of Learning. .

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more. 3 EdTech Blog. #3 Must Read EdTech Blog.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. Vicki: Awesome, so then they share what they learned.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

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Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you.

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Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Wanda Terral on episode 305 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re learning, and we are providing them that environment to push those boundaries. Blog: [link].