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 a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. Moreover, many see the classroom technology component of blended learning as prohibitively expensive and out-of-reach for schools with limited resources and which serve the neediest children.

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.

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. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Augmented Reality Ideas from Mary Howard’s #ISTE19 Session

The CoolCatTeacher

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 Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.

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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Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Still, others aren’t integrated with learning management systems. Urkund integrates with most learning management systems, online, or by email.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. Related Resources Flipgrid is an amazing tool to use for anything and everything in the classroom.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. Even worse, some teachers just use them for “game day” and miss the opportunity they have to do help students learn with them.

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How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

The Week is a valuable current events resource with timely information that helps students build their knowledge of current events. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week? You can order several weeks or more of this valuable current events resource.

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How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality with more resources at ARVRinEDU.com. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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. In the Playbook , Kim shares his thoughts on personalized learning that have developed over the last few years.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! Angela also has a free resource to help you write your summer plan that I recommend as very helpful. This blog post is being added to 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators. This resource has a curated list of Gsuite resources, books, and tips.

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.

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. Vicki: OK, so is it like… I learned to use a learning management system.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Related Resources. E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies [Podcast]. 10 Ideas for Successful Inquiry-Based Learning [Free Webinar Recording].

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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! Related Resources. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

As a result of this celebration, we hope these resources will help teachers and students get excited about economics. With this in mind, Econ Essentials is providing free, standards-aligned resources for your use.

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. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately.

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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. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you. Because of the practical resources you’ll create, these professional development courses are relevant for your classroom right now. .

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll have free resources available for downloading. Let’s say in kindergarten, the student was trying to learn Letter Sounds. Amy: Yeah, well we look at badges from kind of the seminal work of Dweck and people like Vygotsky and Piaget, in how we look at learning.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. We can help them share their learning.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning. Today we’re talking to Bethany Petty, the author of [link] and her upcoming book, Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning.

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A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

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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.

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.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re learning, and we are providing them that environment to push those boundaries. As we blend our schools and we blend our classrooms, we need to effectively take students and help them to be safe online as well as in our physical spaces.

#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. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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. We’ll have free resources available for downloading. A 30-second pep talk to math teachers on jumping in to Twitter for learning about math.

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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. We’ll have free resources available for downloading. Other resources: Why Open Sim will Dominate Virtual Worlds in Education. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process.