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.

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

Kleinspiration

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.

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. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution? I think blended learning has the potential to have a huge impact on education in India.”.

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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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry.

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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.

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.

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! Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

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. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. It turns out it’s actually a great place that educators meet and share what they’re doing in their classrooms.

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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.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

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

Edsurge

These are now accessible to Course Hero members on the company’s YouTube channel. “We Videos are terrific for demonstrations and equation-based work, either before or during class as preparation for a lab or other experiential learning. Address a variety of learning needs.

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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard , who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. “My idea was to use Mike to say, ‘Get me a meeting with this guy, let me go meet him,’ ” Humphrey said, according to the Associated Press. The post Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies.

Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. The then-billion-dollar company was flying high—until people became nervous about some of its academic results and operations—and the storm shifted to douse its growth. Companies like K12, Inc.

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.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. A lot of these companies were capitalizing on a short-term market opportunity without a broader vision. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge. From there, we investigate the feasibility of attracting the teaching talent needed to meet that demand.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. Shake Up Learning 2018.

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Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

Edsurge

He saw teachers meet as a group to plan lessons that addressed students’ needs, watch each other in the classroom and then provide feedback and suggestions. Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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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.

8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons Learned from a Google Expeditions Pilot. The first time we try anything, we always learn a lot of lessons! This was a great learning experience for me.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Blended learning can be an engine that accelerates data-driven instruction to new heights.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. The massive cuts will reduce the giant education company’s workforce by about 10 percent, down from about 40,000 employees based not only in the United States and United Kingdom, but Asia and countries around the world.

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.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." For centuries teachers have learned the value of formative assessment.

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Thank you PowerSchool Learning for sponsoring this episode. To learn more about how I use PowerSchool Learning in my blended learning classroom, see my blog post on 5 Effective Blended Learning Strategies.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instructional Technology Coaches can be helpful advisors for teachers if they learn strategies of encouragement and empowerment. Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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Understanding Ed-Tech Product Pricing, for Educators and Entrepreneurs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Some ed-techs companies list their prices, others don’t. Flocabulary , a site that uses songs and hip-hop to meet Common Core standards, lists its pricing very clearly and gives users an easy way to purchase online. Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm.

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