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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning.

Top 5 Blended Learning Models

Linways Technologies

Blended learning is one such method which is a student-centric learning model adopted by many institutions. It is a learning mechanism that can be equally beneficial for students in the classroom and remote learners. Lab Rotation Blended Learning.

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Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Sean explains how blended learning has allowed him to be more in touch with his students and to collaborate with his colleagues.

How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons for blended learning have to be different than in-person activities translated to a digital space. What is Blended Learning?

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Blended Learning at Classical Academy, California

Where Learning Clicks

Director of Online Learning at The Classical Academies in California, Dr. Lesley Clifton, recently hosted a webinar in conjunction with blended and online learning provider, Edgenuity. The Classical Academies offer students flexible academic options through an innovative blended learning program. The broadcast was part of Edgenuity’s new online series, Profiles in Blended Learning, in which.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Don’t try to replicate classroom instruction online. For online learning to truly be effective, students must be engaged and participate in active learning. Help students own their learning.

From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Digital learning is now more important than ever. In this webinar, I will share tips for survival now, what’s next, and a framework for meaningful digital learning that will take us to the next level. Shake Up Learning 2020.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Getting past the broken teachers vs. tech debate

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson stated that America needed to fix the escalating costs of higher education by replacing lectures from professors with online learning and educational videos such as Ken Burns’ documentaries. They coach and mentor their students to make learning relevant and meaningful, and they foster students’ interests in tackling complex, real-world problems.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. It’s not surprising, then, that we’ve likewise seen dramatic growth in private investment in EdTech as demand for online and blended learning solutions grows: in 2014 alone, U.S. Second, these incentives in turn shape the EdTech market.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

Our education team has galvanized a conversation around transforming our monolithic, factory-model education system into a student-centered one powered by the disruptive innovation of online learning so that all students can realize their fullest human potential—an idea that was not on the radar before 2007. Horn online learning

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020. I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Teaching may change, but students are at the center

The Christensen Institute

In this post, I share an excerpt from a recent interview with Chris Walter, a blended-learning math and science teacher at Innovations Early College High School in the Salt Lake City School District in Utah. Innovations operates a Flex model of blended learning in which students access all the assignments and learning resources for most of their courses online. Thomas: How has blended learning changed your practices?

Universities gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

Simmons College in Boston made headlines this week with the news that two online graduate degree programs it launched less than five years ago are on track to generate more tuition revenue than its 30 other graduate programs combined and nearly as much as its undergraduate offerings. It allows students who lack the traditional grades and credentials to gain admission into college to take their first year of school online.

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. But she quickly realized that turning the tool into a sustainable edtech business model was no small feat. At the same time, Prasad Ram, CEO and founder of an edtech nonprofit named Gooru, had spent the last few years working to create a state-of-the-art platform to help teachers find open educational resources.

35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Getting the incentives right for online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released a study on how online credit recovery impacts student achievement and outcomes in Algebra I. Students taking the online course also had lower grades in the course and lower scores on the end-of-course algebra post-test. Unsurprisingly, given these outcomes, the study also found that students in the online course had more negative attitudes toward mathematics.

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2)

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many of us are starting back-to-school online. In today’s post and episode, you’ll learn 8 awesome ways to make back-to-school online fun and engaging for students.

G Suite Training for Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post G Suite Training for Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We have many programs to help your teachers learn how to meaningfully integrate Google tools and the entire G Suite in the classroom. From online courses to books, to face-to-face training, we got you covered! Just in time resources and learning will help teachers, students, and parents survive the crisis. Shake Up Learning 2020.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.”. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. In this week’s post, we investigate the instructional value of an interoperable learning management system (LMS). Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn all about the Infused Classroom model, using Hyperdocs for remote learning, and practical ways to go from analog to digital! Conquer remote learning and digital learning experiences like a pro! You’ll learn how to: Amplify student voice in the classroom. Use technology to assess understanding and craft personalized learning experiences.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. So much of teaching is a relationship—and understanding what that looks like online is a completely new venue to figure out Dana Watts While the U.S. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

Here are three thoughts (which are perhaps two more than deserved) on the treatment of edtech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform: This finding is not supported by the poll itself. The post Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform appeared first on Doug Levin | EdTech Strategies.

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A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As most schools in the US prepare for the start of school online or in some blended format, it’s important to think specifically about teachers’ professional learning.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I had used badges for my online learning conferences, but hadn’t quite used badges with students, yet.

Using Linways LMS to enhance your institution’s education experience

Linways Technologies

The learning experience and environment play a huge role in shaping the outcomes. In online classrooms, however, the experience is not the same. It follows a different path and creates a different experience that is based on virtual interactions and individualistic learning patterns.

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise. How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Online.

An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

Why does it work so well and how to implement active learning in your classrooms. Active learning is an approach in which students are engaged in the learning process. In teaching-learning, there is a lot of importance in keeping the students involved and engaged in the session. Active learning is also helpful in building an interesting learning environment in class. Students also perceive greater knowledge and understanding with active learning.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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