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10 keys to success in blended learning

Ditch That Textbook

In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessment

Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

By definition, blended learning incorporates the human touch. In an effective blended-learning environment, students benefit not only from the flexibility and individualization that educational software can offer, but also from new and varied interactions with adults in the classroom. As more and more schools consider going blended, are we paying sufficient attention to the human side of the blended equation?

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.

Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. Particularly as EdTech penetrates schools nationwide, we often speak to technology’s enormous potential to drive new frontiers in instruction and afford ambitious design choices.

Overcoming Communication Barriers in Blended Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Quite often, I am finding that the obstacles schools and districts face when starting an online and blended learning program could have been avoided with the right channel of communication and relationship development.

3 tips on incorporating special education into your blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

This week I had the pleasure of participating in a discussion with the National Center for Learning Disabilities on how special education teachers and advocates can champion and inform the rise of personalized and blended learning in K–12 systems across the country. To get there, here are three areas that school systems implementing blended learning should start paying attention to: 1. Blended learning can facilitate inclusion, but don’t assume that’s a given.

The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

The Christensen Institute

Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU) , a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning. Although many of you may have seen or used the BLU in the past, we have made significant updates to our school directory , which now consists of more than 275 schools that are implementing blended learning.

Getting Others on the Blended Learning Bandwagon

Where Learning Clicks

Starting a blended learning program can be a challenge. The post Getting Others on the Blended Learning Bandwagon appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Not everyone may be ready for these changes.

Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

Blended Learning at DB-EXCEL High School, Tennessee

Where Learning Clicks

Learn how DB-EXCEL High School evolved their blended learning program to provide flexible academic options for students. The post Blended Learning at DB-EXCEL High School, Tennessee appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

What’s Up with… Blended Learning?

Where Learning Clicks

Where Learning Clicks presents a new video series exploring the myriad terms, phrases, concepts and jargon of the edtech landscape. Watch our first installment to find out… What’s Up with Blended Learning? Blended learning is an instructional method that integrates the traditional classroom with innovative technology, but it’s more than just technology-rich instruction. The post What’s Up with… Blended Learning?

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Presumably, this ideal dosage of the ‘blended learning’ intervention would be sufficient to reliably generate positive learning outcomes for typical students in typical schools when compared to the alternative: traditional classroom practice not involving the use of computers.

Blended Learning from an Edtech Perspective

Tech Helpful

Year one of the blended learning math prototype for the eighth grade math class is in the books. Taking on learning a brand-new LMS that was actually a student performance system was a feat in itself. Personalized learning happened.

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.

3 tips for finding the best teacher-helpful edtech

eSchool News

Learning how to effectively use and implement new classroom edtech requires educators to spend their most valuable currency: time. My role as a school technology coordinator in San Diego is to make the edtech integration process easy and manageable for our teachers.

Six Ways to Get Started with Blended Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Blended learning” may not be a new term to you or your school, but it may be a new instructional model you want to integrate into your classroom. EdTech blended classroom blended learning Ed Tech Role of the Teacher teacher resources Just like anything new you implement, the first question is, “Where do I begin?” Here are six things to consider when getting started: 1) Academic Goals Before […].

10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t have a lack of places to learn new things. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resourcesYears ago, textbooks served a different purpose.

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

How Khan Academy and Tata Trust’s recent partnership could affect the U.S. EdTech market

The Christensen Institute

In December, Tata Trusts announced a five-year partnership with Khan Academy to develop tech-enabled, high-quality and localized education resources across India by providing a personalized, mastery-based learning experience. This reality forces Khan Academy (as well as other EdTech companies) to cater to the mainstream education market that often demands basic online instruction and tutorial tools, but limits the types of experimentation and innovation that could otherwise be possible.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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The Core 4 of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In some ways, creating a successful personalized learning classroom is similar to winning a basketball game. To give us direction, my high school basketball coach consistently focused on three key areas, which he called the Big Three: Personalized Learning Teachers Blended Learning EdTech

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion

Edsurge

For a conference named after “blended learning,” many attendees were surprised to learn that they did not agree on what the term meant. Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, was among the first to raise this during a session at the 6th Annual Blended Learning Conference , held last weekend in Rhode Island. “I I was talking to a colleague who was using blended and personalized learning the same way,” says Dance.

The Technology Trap: Can You Personalize Learning Without Devices?

Education Elements

I hear educators across the country telling themselves the same lie: “I would love to personalize learning for students, but I can’t because I don’t have the technology.” Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education School Districts EdTech communicationsI was lying to myself and didn’t even realize it. After completing numerous 5K and 10K runs, I was considering taking my running to the next level by training for my first half marathon.

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.

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.

One Year of Blended Learning One to One with Chromebooks

jackcwest

Reflections on a year of Blended Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks Physics teachers have a unique privilege in most high school settings. Consequently, we tend to… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google Teaching gooru goorulearning Hapara Most of us work with students that have elected to take our academic course, and with the exception of a growing number of physics first programs, we teach older students.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. blended learning).

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. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. What is personalized learning?

One Year of Blended Learning One to One with Chromebooks

jackcwest

Reflections on a year of Blended Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks Physics teachers have a unique privilege in most high school settings. Consequently, we tend to… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google Teaching gooru goorulearning HaparaMost of us work with students that have elected to take our academic course, and with the exception of a growing number of physics first programs, we teach older students.

150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!)

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Chrome is the learning environment for all things Google and allows you to customize your browser to fit your needs. BTW, Did you know that Shake Up Learning has it’s very own Chrome extension? Shake Up Learning 2017.

How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. gsuiteedu #gttribe #SUL #edtech Click To Tweet. Remember, this type of assessment will not be graded–This is assessment FOR learning! Connect with Shake Up Learning.

250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources

Shake Up Learning

The post 250+ Google Classroom Tips, Tutorials and Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m always prepared to learn something new, and love learning more about Google Classroom. So be ready to learn to tips as the improvements roll in from Google for Education.

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating.

8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

eSchool News

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of apps and online edtech tools for that! To help you get a little bit more innovative in the coming academic year, here is a list of proven-effective edtech tools that may be highly useful in the classroom. Next page: Edtech tools 5-8).