5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

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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.

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

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In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

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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). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

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. Kenzie holds a masters in educational leadership and policy studies and was an elementary school teacher for eight years. Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer. In a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. Education Blog

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.

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?

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.

The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. Use this time to level up learning.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

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Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Kasey rocks — and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

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eSchool News launches Online and Blended Learning Guide

eSchool News

The April Guide, the Online and Blended Learning Guide , delves into the complications schools face as many have been pushed online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

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6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces As a current classroom teacher, I can attest to the importance of smart classroom design along with finding resources that support what happens within your space.

10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning. As schools and districts try to better meet the needs of students with different learning styles, blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular. Blended Learning News Top News

What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

Differentiate Instruction With Blended Learning Tool

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. Yet throughout India, a number of digital initiatives are underway aimed at improving education in areas that lack sufficient trained and experienced teachers.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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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.

All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, 10 Minute Teacher host, Vicki Davis, talks to production editor Vicki Morgan about the story at her school as the students began distance learning due to #covid19 stay at home requirements. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

Show Sponsor: Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Now is the time we all need to educate ourselves on effective online teaching and I recommend this course as a great place to start.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures? Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

New Resource Drills Down on Blended Learning, ‘Personalized’ Ed. Practices

Marketplace K-12

Big, broad terms like “blended learning” and “personalized learning” permeate pretty much every corner of the K-12 landscape these days. See also : Blended Learning: The 7 Studies You Need to Know. What Is Personalized Learning?

Augmented Reality Ideas from Mary Howard’s #ISTE19 Session

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It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

In this show, learn what he added and what has changed. Get Version two of his book now – [link] Eric Sheninger’s Bio as Submitted Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership & Learning with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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$5 million in grants to support blended learning program

eSchool News

Company also launches new edition of Waggle Smart Practice for Texas. To recognize outstanding blended learning models, Triumph Learning, producer of K-12 curriculum and interactive digital tools, has introduced a grant program to award up to $5 million to school districts across the country.

The SMART Give Greatness Contest: Nominate an Educator and Win

The CoolCatTeacher

Often, educators are the inspiration for that greatness. The Give Greatness contest is designed to recognize educators across the world who inspire greatness in their students, their peers, and their community. Any educator can nominate his or her colleague for this honor.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter If you’re using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management.

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My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve created the unit plan, lesson plan, and rubrics for this project-based learning experience that brings together the graphic design concepts I teach in my class. They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a perfect 16-day unit that you can adapt for your class.

An Oregon Teacher on Distance Learning at his School – Tyler Cienfuegos

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Oregon was one of the earliest states to have to release students to learn from home. How are teachers handling things during coronavirus distance learning?

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

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Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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The #ISTE19 Recap Show

The CoolCatTeacher

Record Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019) These three educators co-authored Don’t Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World and talk about research, differentiation tools, and so much more from ISTE19. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.