Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

Blended Learning with Google (Part 2: Storytelling) – SULS089

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning with Google (Part 2: Storytelling) – SULS089 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. More Blended Learning with Google! And get a sneak peek of Kasey’s new book, Blended Learning with Google ! Shake Up Learning 2020.

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Blended Learning with Google (Part 1: Do THIS, NOT That!) – SULS088

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning with Google (Part 1: Do THIS, NOT That!) – SULS088 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In part one of this podcast series, we will explore how Google tools can help us create Dynamic Blended Learning experiences. Static Learning.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto. Book: Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies that Work = Blended Learning that Works. Blended learning in the bold school.

New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell

Shake Up Learning

The post New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to Dynamic Teaching and Learning. Ready for blended learning in a post COVID world?

Getting started with blended learning

eSchool News

We just won’t use the Chromebooks in math class.”. —Me Last school year, our school started a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for the sixth grade. That meant our incoming seventh-graders would not only have Chromebooks, they would know how to use them! Blended-learning classrooms often move seamlessly between online and offline activities, so don’t cancel those copier maintenance contracts yet. Tips for getting started on your blended journey.

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 a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. Moreover, many see the classroom technology component of blended learning as prohibitively expensive and out-of-reach for schools with limited resources and which serve the neediest children.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment. The idea of a Chromebook for every student in a first grade classroom seemed unmanageable.yet we embraced the challenge. August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 10.

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. Last school year, our school started a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for sixth-grade students. That meant our incoming seventh-grade students would not only have Chromebooks, but they would know how to use them. Blended learning classrooms often move seamlessly between online and offline activities, so don’t cancel those copier maintenance contracts quite yet.

4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning. InsertLearning is an extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons, and it is the perfect companion to your blended learning lesson plans. Let’s discover four super cool ways to blend learning with InsertLearning. 4 Ways to Blend Learning with @InsertLearning!

One Year of Blended Learning One to One with Chromebooks

Question Tank

Reflections on a year of Blended Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks Physics teachers have a unique privilege in most high school settings. Consequently, we tend to… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google Teaching gooru goorulearning Hapara Most of us work with students that have elected to take our academic course, and with the exception of a growing number of physics first programs, we teach older students.

13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. Shake Up Learning 2020.

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

Neo LMS

One of the most important outcomes of this pilot was that the students liked being in charge of their own learning, even if, as 8 th grade students, they were not totally ready for it. This epiphany brought me to the blended learning movement. Transforming my classroom into a blended learning environment. The following year, our school system purchased several carts of Chromebooks and asked interested teachers to submit applications for their use.

How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor – Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year.

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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One Year of Blended Learning One to One with Chromebooks

Question Tank

Reflections on a year of Blended Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks Physics teachers have a unique privilege in most high school settings. Consequently, we tend to… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google Teaching gooru goorulearning HaparaMost of us work with students that have elected to take our academic course, and with the exception of a growing number of physics first programs, we teach older students.

Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

Edsurge

In order to address these equity concerns, the district is increasingly turning to technology--in particular, blended learning--to allow all students to succeed. Embracing Blended Learning. The districtwide shift towards blended learning began in 2015 when Erica Hartman was hired as Supervisor of Technology Integration. She believes blended learning is useful because it provides students with a “level playing field.”

5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 1 of our April series on Blended Learning. Too often, educators who are considering investing in blended learning pull back after hearing horror stories of good programs gone bad. Creating a successful blended learning program isn’t a race, and ours has taken nearly a decade to achieve. Now, all secondary students are issued a Chromebook that is theirs to keep—even during the summer.

11 Essential Chrome Extensions (And a New Browser)

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the 11 Chrome Extensions Recommended in the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web ToolsVicki Davis on Episode 477 of the 10-Minute Teacher Extensions can be useful, helpful tools for parents and teachers.

The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey interviews Holly Clark about her new book, The Chromebook Infused Classroom. Do you have Chromebooks in the classroom? The Chromebook Infused Classroom.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. What is the Chromebook App Hub?

Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

Shake Up Learning

The post Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! The new book, Google Apps for Littles by the dynamic duo, Christine Pinto , and Alice Keeler , is all about empowering our littlest learners – YES, kinder CAN use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! This book is about meaningful learning with technology in the K-2 classroom.

Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptopsTech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 1 – Chrome) – SULS0103 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use the Google Chrome web browser or Chromebooks. Learn more about it here.

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. 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.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

Edsurge

And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow? Stepan Mekhitarian: I think what's very important is for blended learning to not be a separate, compartmentalized aspect of learning at a school site.

60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009

Shake Up Learning

The post 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Chromebooks have transformed classrooms! You can’t pass up the opportunity to share 60 AWESOME tools for Chromebooks! 60 Tools to Inspire Students with #Chromebooks! In This Episode: [00:28] – Welcome to episode 9 of the Shake Up Learning Show! 12:58] – We learn about another application, Explain Everything. [14:38]

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! You’ll want to sign up for your free 30-day trial at coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff and remember – it is only one app – all of the other apps are inside this one simple digital learning collection from Really Good Stuff.

Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Kids About Learning. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Gsuite and Google Apps History and Social Sciences Teachers Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Students Teachers ToolsEvan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Using Android Apps on a Chromebook. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. I recently purchased the Samsung Pro Chromebook , which is pretty fantastic I must say. I needed a new Chromebook and I loved the Samsung Pro so much that I bought it. Why Android Apps on Chromebooks.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops. First-year e-learning coach for South Ripley Community Schools.

The SMART Give Greatness Contest: Nominate an Educator and Win

The CoolCatTeacher

Win $40,000 in Classroom Equipment including Chromebooks From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. At 90 years old, she still works at my school every day, teaching kids and directing our Learning Lab at Westwood. I have two children with learning differences, and she’s helped them to be successful as well. All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Teachers Technology