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 today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” In a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. How can blended learning, therefore, square with culturally relevant teaching? How to make blended practices culturally responsive.

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. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures. Address a variety of learning needs.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

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. If a teacher is using Google Classroom, they need to use hyperdocs.

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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.

Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

Edsurge

Certain invisible privileges often come to students from more affluent backgrounds—from parents who can help their children put together compelling resumes, to a sibling who’s gone through the interview process just a few years before, to a family friend who works at a thriving company and will make a connection. And we are gaining some key early learnings around what it takes to propel talented students like Jalil across the college-to-career divide.

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.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

Guest Post - How streaming services can be used as a tool for education

Educational Technology Guy

And teachers are using video in unique ways today, whether to teleconference to multiple classrooms or to stream a nature documentary in science class. But video services also help students learn and retain information.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Add concepts like blended and flipped learning to the equation and you come up with yet another to-do list item: Make sure students can actually use their devices when they aren’t physically on campus and within wi-fi range.

Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom.” I learned a valuable lesson that day: words matter. ” Instead of “giving students access to resources,” we “go 1:1 with a blended learning approach.”

The latest in K-12 learning trends

eSchool News

This week, we’re taking you on a virtual tour of some of the latest developments and trends in K-12 learning, including flipped and blended learning, marketplace updates, and flexible learning spaces and their influence on active learning.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment.

Inside Google’s NYC Teacher’s Lounge

Edsurge

Teachers want to have a space to socialize, hang out and build a network just like any other working professional,” said Kyle Liao, manager of strategic partnerships at Educate LLC, a small education technology professional development company based out of New York City. One of the topics that were really important to educators was ‘self-directed learning,’” says Garrison. Teachers were encouraged to move freely from group to group throughout the learning period.

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Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

techlearning

Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. I didn’t start out being the COO of the classroom full time.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

techlearning

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. The research is clear that involvement in extracurriculars at school lead to better student development and learning.

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Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

techlearning

At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. We feel that most students and kids don’t get this opportunity because most companies do not see the potential in kids.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

techlearning

I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. I started embracing student voice by asking them “how do you want to show me what you learned?” Student voice has been eye opening for us on the Skype in the Classroom team.

CrazyIdeas.Doc

techlearning

My favorite company to come out of Start Up Bus was Course Align. I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools.

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What Student Passion Looks Like

techlearning

In its second full year, student passion is on full display as I’ve given up even more control of the classroom to students as I’ve asked them to grow a business around what they care about with whomever they want. What you’ve learned: How to use gravit so we can make models of our frames.

It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

Graphite Blog

This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - ISTE Unplugged - Homework - Emperor's New Clothes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 24th, 2014 The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Harris The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Learn more and RSVP here. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Classroom 2.0