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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

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.

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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.

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57.

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.

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.

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

Doug Levin

Last year at this time, I had some words about the treatment of technology in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform. First, the polling question did not ask about ‘blended learning,’ which has a very specific meaning according to advocates and practitioners.

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.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. I share 10 important concepts we need to level up as we transition to online learning.

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Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. What Are Blended Learning Platforms?

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology.

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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Personalized learning can be implemented sustainably.

TCEA 2018: Small Steps Lead to Big Wins in Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2018: Small Steps Lead to Big Wins in Blended Learning. There are an ocean of possibilities with blended learning, so it’s best to dip your toes in the water rather than jumping in and drowning, according to an expert who spoke Feb. Think big, but start small,” said Mary Rizzi, educational technology coach for Beaufort County School District in South Carolina, which educates more than 21,000 students. Technology is usually involved.

6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

Neo LMS

The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025. For teachers, that means edtech is here to stay, as more and more schools and universities are moving towards partial or complete digitization. 6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”. Research consistently shows that teachers are the most important school-level factor affecting student outcomes—and good teaching goes well beyond presenting information or grading assessments with discrete answers. Along those lines, here are two areas where technology can amplify teaching.

Can Administrators Lead Innovation Without Blended Learning Experience?

Edsurge

Since then, what’s going on with technology in Southern California’s biggest public school district? . Well, in one region—the Local District Northwest sector of the district—administrators, schools and teachers have been busy expanding efforts for blended learning implementation in collaboration with Stepan Mekhitarian. Mekhitarian is currently the Blended Learning Coordinator for that LAUSD sector, but that’s not the only education role on his resume.

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.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology.

10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. We don’t have a lack of places to learn new things. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resources

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. All of these questions stand atop an inaccurate edtech paradigm that more or less resembles the first diagram below.

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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. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament and learning pace.

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. You can use Google Drawings to make images and put hyperlinks on that branch out to videos and websites and additional information. Never stop learning.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Programmable options will make educational technology more hands-on than ever before.

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How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech. E-learning

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FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Y’all know I love choice boards (aka learning menus), and especially Tic-Tac-Toe boards! Related Posts: Home Learning with Choice Boards. Learn All About the Course.

Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series)

Shake Up Learning

The post Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for a deep dive into meaningful technology integration? Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Episode Series).

A Quick Return to My #EdTech Foundations

The Playground Advocate

A good friend of mine asked me to share my five best arguments for why technology should be integrated into the curriculum or a teacher's practice. Our students are living blended (digital and analog) lives that are on-demand, democratized, connected, and empowered. EdTech 21st C.

Best edtech blogs for the beach

techlearning

has a new series on the Edtech Podcast about the future for education. The Center for Distributed Learning at UCF produces The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPCAST) about issues in online and blended learning.

Kahoot: From taking quizzes to transforming your classroom.

Class Tech Integrate

However, with the speed of newly appearing (and quickly disappearing) EdTech tools, Kahoot still seems to be one of the top used. Consumption vs. Contribution A blended learning classroom allows for two major roles for students: consumers and contributors.

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. Good teachers do more than just convey information.

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.