Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. Then, discover five ways to boost student-centered learning through blended or hybrid learning.

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. To enhance the learning environment with technology and use the classroom time more wisely teachers start implementing additional types of activities such as working in groups, collaborative learning, independent preparation at home, and, in doing so, unwittingly start using the blended learning approach.

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Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Besides deciding on the right model that perfectly fits the learning needs of the students, there are other challenges to overcome. Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom. E-learning

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students. The case for blending and online learning. The district is constantly developing and improving our systems and structures for all students with the renewed focus on personalized learning for all students.

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?

Upgrading Your Discussion Board To A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Often Discussion boards are the core of many modern courses, particularly those hosted online or with blended learning elements. Left unaddressed, these problems fester and completely negate the effectiveness of a collaborative student environment.

5 Key Factors To Consider When Looking For A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Finding a solution to foster collaboration inside and outside of the classroom has always been a challenge in higher learning. Research has proven that academic experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned foster a deeper learning experience. While learning management systems (LMS) offer collaborative features, most students and faculty find the implementation to be shallow at best. Collaborative Learning Done The Right Way.

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How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Challenge your students to create their own content and engage in self-directed learning.

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't

Edsurge

We’ve learned so much from these passionate educators about what makes a school leader successful in driving achievement, and which qualities act as barriers to school success. With the goal of helping school leaders reflect and refine their practices, we’ve distilled our learning into three model administrator profiles—and two not-so-great ones. We share these learnings not to pass judgement, but in the hope of supporting the needs of teachers and students everywhere.

Lucid for Education

Technology Tidbits

Lucid for Education is an excellent site for educators to create dynamic lessons/assignments that is ideal for collaborative and online learning. For a great free digital toolkit for Distance Learning click here !!

Back to School with the 4 C’s [Aligned Activities]- SULS0123

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with the 4 C’s [Aligned Activities]- SULS0123 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey shares learning activities that align with the 4 C’s, as well as tips to help you build these skills throughout the school year.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. We found 105 minutes of planning and collaboration time by minimizing transitions between classes.

Teaching with Jamboard – SULS0112

Shake Up Learning

The post Teaching with Jamboard – SULS0112 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m chatting with Kim Mattina, Shake Up Learning Trainer , podcaster, and co-author of Teaching with Jamboard. Watch this quick video to learn how! Shake Up Learning 2021.

We Run a Hybrid School. Here’s How We’re Adapting Our Schedule for the Times.

Edsurge

A few years ago, we wrote an article for EdSurge about our school, Taos Academy, and its personalized learning model, focused on flexible weekly scheduling. Here’s a look at our evolution, and what other schools can learn from our journey.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. We found 105 minutes of planning and collaboration time by minimizing transitions between classes.

Simplify Course Design at Your Institution

Omega Notes

In recent years, there has been a shift in higher education through the use of blended learning technologies. This reality is largely lead by the fact that educators are finding it challenging to implement a comprehensive content solution which permits effective design of blended learning courses. Omega Notes is an online collaborative learning system that may be integrated with any LTI or API.

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools! A few weeks back, I asked the Shake Up Learning Community to share their favorite collaborative tools and this post is a summarization are their top choices. Click here to join the Shake Up Learning Community.). If not, leave a comment and share your top collaboration!

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Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu

Shake Up Learning

The post Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! If you’ve followed this blog for very long, you’ve probably noticed I’m a big fan of learning menus aka choice boards. Student Choice + 4 C’s = Supercharged Learning! What is a Learning Menu?

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18

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Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Voice

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

In their new book, Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making , my friend, Jay McTighe , and his co-author, Harvey Silver , write about an active reading strategy that encourages students to engage with texts before, during, and after reading. Learning

7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. If you really want to transition your classroom from static teaching to Dynamic Learning, you have to rethink traditional assignments and the use of digital tools. Dynamic Learning is all about going BEYOND traditional assignments and traditional learning, even BEYOND what was previously possible. Learn more about Slides here: 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Can Do! ,

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Mysimpleshow Keeps Getting Better

Ask a Tech Teacher

mysimpleshow “Classroom” offers the full variety of design functions with a focus on collaborative learning: Up to 50 students can create joint video projects that promote their creativity and teamwork. Must-have Resources for Blended Learning. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. mysimpleshow, digital tool of choice in the explainer video market, has done it again.

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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An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

In their new book, Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making , my friend, Jay McTighe , and his co-author, Harvey Silver , write about an active reading strategy that encourages students to engage with texts before, during, and after reading. Learning

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. Learning management systems allow for social learning to take place.

Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

techlearning

Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. In fact, instructional strategies are shifting away from those that are teacher directed to more collaborative learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. Students and teachers are involved in many after school programs that could utilize Google Classroom to share resources and improve communication and collaboration. Co-Teach and Collaborate Across the Globe. Create a Class for Learning Challenges.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. Though Jones found her time-based blended model did not meet students’ needs perfectly, neither she nor her cohort had the bandwidth to develop a better model during the academic year.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning. Teachers use technology to create authentic and collaborative learning experiences for students.

Coronavirus eLearning Series… Ideas To Think About Now… Before Next Year: Idea 3…PD For The Next Level of eLearning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

While I know I may fall short in some ways, I do hope everyone can discover at least one idea that might help their school, parents and students as they take on this new challenge (opportunity) in learning. Planning Blended Learning for another year. [link]. Welcome!

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Future of School and Digital Learning Collaborative Announce 10 Member Districts of the Resilient Schools Project

eSchool News

Future of School (FoS) and the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), two national organizations leading the way toward effective district transformation, today announced the Resilient Schools Project (RSP). Learn more at [link]. About The Digital Learning Collaborative.

Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Thankfully, technologies such as virtual reality and collaboration software can assist with the training and recruiting of better teachers. Using videoconferencing systems, cloud-based collaboration learning platforms and satellite-based broadband communications , district leaders have given students access to better teachers and more diverse classes, EdTech reports. Collaboration. Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers. meghan.bogardu….

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. Let’s call it the Dreaded Collaboration Project (you heard it from me first!). The Dreaded Collaboration Project has all the elements of a good cliche: the student that does all the work, the slacker, the one that talks a lot (but does not do anything), the anxious one, and of course, that one student that only shows up at the end, mostly unprepared.

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