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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. When a solid pedagogical foundation is in place, the stage is set to challenge students to demonstrate thinking and learning in ways that we could never have imagined a few short years ago. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their 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. At the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, Achieve3000® will showcase an array of new and enhanced literacy solutions, all designed to help students and educators make a strong start when they head back to school.

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15 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? This is a question that I frequently think about and a term that gets tossed around in education. It's a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. blended learning top 10

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. It considers the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum, and environments by or for learners to meet their different learning needs and passions.

Kahoot

Technology Tidbits

Kahoot is a fantastic easy to use learning tool that can be used to Gamify a classroom. The this works is the educators creates a free account and then the students join a session via a browser based device (this is great for mobile devices). The educator then asks qu estions (i.e. This is a great tool for differentiating instruction as educators can find which areas that specific students may need help in.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Since I was not very open to risks and convinced that the most critical aspect of my job was to get through the curriculum, my sole focus was on direct instruction. The science department invested in mobile carts outfitted with television sets.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

OPINION: ‘Programs that give every student a computer instead of time with a teacher are misguided’

The Hechinger Report

In recent years, the state of Rhode Island has engaged in many innovative learning projects. One was a fifth-grade class at Whelan Elementary School in North Providence, Rhode Island, that had just agreed to begin a commercial personalized learning program. The other was a third-grade blended-learning classroom at Lincoln Central Elementary School, in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Related: Rhode Island’s lively experiment with blended learning.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

With Today's Meet shutting down this year, Palms created a very user friendly tool for creating a "backchannel" that can be used in any number of ways in education. Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Dystopia 2153 - An innovative new site that teaches programming/coding through the use of game based learning and graphic novels.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. 13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

FETC Converge

The stories and features in each monthly issue are devoted to a wide range of technology topics as they apply to special education. This includes insights from the field to help you adopt or enhance efforts to differentiate instruction, promote universal design for learning practices, address accessibility and accommodation issues via mobile learning devices, and keep up to speed on student data privacy issues.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

Edsurge

We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. How do you know learning is happening? Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

Chicago Public Schools Prepares Students for Life After Graduation with Achieve3000

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often encounter challenges, such as high mobility rates and socioeconomic conditions, in preparing students for life after graduation. are determined to become college and career ready with the help of Achieve3000, the leader in differentiated instruction. often encounter challenges, such as high mobility rates and socioeconomic conditions, in preparing students for life after graduation. Large, urban school districts in the U.S.

Top Learning Tools when School is Closed

Technology Tidbits

As with almost everything technology-based, remote teaching and learning has been on a steady increase in recent years. Answer Pad - Is a free visual and student based response system that educators use to blend learning and flip classrooms in real-time on browser based devices.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . On my PC, PowerPoint is the fastest way to make the screencasts I use in my blended classroom. If you use Keynote, learn how to use Magic Move.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. announced the OneVision Kids Program for K-12 Education Facilities.