5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. Blended Learning Is Here to Stay.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. What attracted Natick to blended learning was the personalized approach. What ed-tech company wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

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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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. With the blended learning approach, teachers devote more personal time for query resolution and revision.

6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful

eSchool News

“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning. ” It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm.

How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, she talks about the revolutionary way she recently held teacher PD (using video instruction and face to face meetings) and what she learned. Let’s give teachers choice in their professional development about what they learn.

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What’s Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Go to Advancement Courses use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your professional development. Take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas.

5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From combatting student anxiety, helping special needs students, rewriting a physics curriculum, building student relationships, and reducing stress school-wide — these teachers use their learning to improve real-world problems. Course mentioned in Example #2.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education.

3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies [Podcast].

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. Vicki: OK, so is it like… I learned to use a learning management system.

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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. link] A lot of times we think of Google slides as the presentation tool, which of course it is, and there’s nothing wrong with that, please don’t get me wrong. Never stop learning.

Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament and learning pace.

Free Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders #AspiringLeaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

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Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity , said the combined companies will have about 500 employees between Edgenuity’s Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Company Exec.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Created by CME Group and Discovery Education, Econ Essentials is designed to help high school students learn economic principles through the use of real-world examples. Teaching Tip: You’ll want to bookmark these videos and use them in your courses to make every day a #PowerOfEcon Day.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

So you would see who issued the badge, the date the badge was achieved, artifacts related to the badge — that might be a student’s visual representation, voice interaction (the student could talk about their achievements), or pictures to show a hard or soft skill learned in school.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. Compass Learning, an online curriculum program used for primary and supplemental instruction, was acquired by Weld North in 2016 and merged into Edgenuity.

Fuel Education Enables Polk County, Florida Students to Self-Enroll in District Online Courses

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, May 14, 2018 — Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) has created a new way for students in Polk County Public Schools to enroll in FuelEd online courses offered by the district. Districts can choose from hundreds of FuelEd courses to offer to their students through the portal. “In

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

It was hard, but, you know, you learn a lot through a situation like that. One of the things I learned was that there were pretty glaring holes in the education system when it came to personal financing. We have a company.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. They read, of course, the companion novel that goes along with it, and they’re able to sort of “see” and visualize what’s going on in the novel. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process.

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Currently, the company is rapidly increasing its footprint in the high school space with a range of partnerships, a unique business model, and an eye toward serving large swaths of adults interested in going back to earn a high school diploma. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006.

A first year teacher shares elements of an awesome mentoring experience

The CoolCatTeacher

Helping first-year teachers learn and grow is a challenge facing education systems worldwide. She’s really great at not only – she bridges the gap between what I learned in college and how to actually apply that, so she’s been really great with that. Lindsay: Of course!

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Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

Of course, the very best thing is to have a chair that allows the user to turn around completely. The company that sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Jumpstart , of course. So he hired the same company who developed that game to also develop this game. Of course, you’ll have to check with the parents and see who’s being claimed where. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

An early pioneer with its Open SUNY platform, the 64-campus system in July issued a request for information about how it could “take the next step in creating a comprehensive environment” for online learning within and beyond New York state. A cool $6,630.

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Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. Best of all they can serve as an empowerment tool to help kids exert more ownership over their learning.