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. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate.

Are there any ?deeper learning? virtual schools?

Dangerously Irrelevant

But I think all of the virtual schools that I’ve encountered still focus primarily on low-level learning, digitized and chunked into a digital adaptive learning system. That said, maybe virtual schools that focus on deeper learning, student agency, and authentic work are out there!

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Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

Time, place, path, and pace

Dangerously Irrelevant

Can you say… adaptive learning software? Download this slide: jpg.key.pptx. See also my other slides , my Pinterest collection , and the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool. 5 great slides about technology, learning, and change.

How to Integrate Google Classroom with Google Meet

Shake Up Learning

prepare for online and blended learning, more and more schools are relying on Google Classroom and Google Meet to deliver online lessons and assignments. If you are a Google for Education school, combining these two remote learning tools makes a lot of sense.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school. The new ( Re)Defining STEM learning module from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education is the first of several courses to support educators to integrate STEM in new and powerful ways.

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The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I know teachers are seeking lots of extra resources to help with home learning during this unexpected school closure period. In this download, you will get two Google Classroom Cheat Sheets, one for teachers, and one for students.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. And when they then published that to the web you’ve got an online animated comic strip, whether it’s to explain a vocab term or science concept or retell part of a story. Never stop learning.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom.

The Top 20 Podcast Episodes

Shake Up Learning

The post The Top 20 Podcast Episodes appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I started the Shake Up Learning Show Podcast in 2018. With more than 65 episodes under my belt and more than 315,000 downloads, I thought I should share the top 20 episodes. 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. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I know teachers are seeking lots of extra resources to help with home learning during this unexpected school closure period. In this download, you will get two Google Classroom Cheat Sheets, one for teachers, and one for students.

How to Choose Your LMS: Canvas vs. Google Classroom

EdTechTeam

You’re going to have to choose some kind of learning management system before you move forward, and most of your decisions from there are going to depend on the choice you make regarding your LMS, anyhow. So here we are, in the midst of a pandemic, adapting as teachers do.

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

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 a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

A revealing look at innovation in rural schools

The Christensen Institute

The project uncovered a set of schools, many of which have not received widespread recognition, and revealed the practices these schools are adopting in pursuit of student-centered learning. Competency-based and experiential learning may be less common in rural schools.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. Learning

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik Peachey

Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high. can help you create online presentations from your PowerPoint slides.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

I also wanted to use a form of loop input (using the technology to teach the technology) so that teachers were learning about the technologies they could use with students by actually using them for themselves.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Lessons Learned: 1. Remember learning, even in Virtual School is about relationships.

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18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! This course is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018! It’s learning on-demand!

Distance Learning & Virtual Classrooms: Where Learning Never Stops

myViewBoard

Virtual classrooms are not a new trend, nowadays many students around the world use distance learning as an option. Keep reading to learn about the elements of a virtual classroom solution, how it works, and quick solutions to create one. . Everything should be online.

The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

eSchool News

Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier. Anyone can now create learning resources for students in little more time that is required for a normal explanation of a topic. Download and install the app.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Most Popular in 2015, No. 1: The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

eSchool News

Venerable columnist and blended learning expert Peter West hit a home run with his intro to the app Snip , which is making video creation easier for students and teachers. Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier.

How Can eTextbooks Help K-12 Publishers, Institutes & Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

Publishers can harness digital formats to present content in the form of a story which is visually and intellectually more stimulating, drawing in the learners and enabling them to learn without even realizing that the story is not just entertaining but also informative. Download Now!

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