Simplify your blended learning workload

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Dr. Catlin Tucker , a blended learning coach and teacher of 16 years, shares her expertise about tackling the different aspects of blended teaching including engagement, group work, and assessment in a virtual classroom or hybrid setting.

3 ways to teach STEAM in a blended learning environment

eSchool News

Since the pandemic hit, educators and parents have had no choice but to rely on screens to reach and teach students. But screen-based learning is not always developmentally appropriate for young learners, and it is not well suited to some forms of learning.


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Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom


Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. The benefits of such an approach is more present than ever with results ranging from student motivation and engagement, to student ownership of the educational process and translated furthermore into the real world as adapted and multi skilled adults. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto. Book: Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies that Work = Blended Learning that Works. Blended learning in the bold school.

Robotics isn’t scary! 4 benefits of working with robots

eSchool News

Robotics is attracting more student interest, and there’s a reason–when students can make real-world connections between what they learn in the classroom and exciting careers, their engagement and achievement often improve. As the director of blended learning in the Lancaster Independent School District (TX), Kimberly Lane Clark works with district campuses to help them implement successful blended learning practices.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. In the guide, we take a look at resources to make robotics instruction a bit more manageable. Plus, we’re giving you robotics grants and funding tips, showing you how real teachers incorporate robotics into their classrooms, and linking you to robotics learning apps.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney


Tara Linney is an award-winning Learning Innovation Coach, recognized for her work in gender equity in the teaching of computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching. She continues, stating that “educators have an influence on how our students see themselves, whether we realize it or not. We can be the changemakers who empower our girls to take risks in learning how to code.”

Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith


But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program. We asked our Kindergarten teachers what they were currently working on and how we might incorporate the robots. Kindergarten circle time is typically filled with picture books, songs, and calendar.

Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

The Hechinger Report

Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. Meet Root — a robot being beta-tested by its creators at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Root magnetically clings to whiteboards (most of which are metal-backed) where it acts out programs that students compose on iPads that are wirelessly linked to the robot. But then you have to keep buying new robots as the kids get older.

Adventures in Hyperdocs – SULS0118

Shake Up Learning

The post Adventures in Hyperdocs – SULS0118 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. She also just joined the Shake Up Learning Training Team ! A learning experience completely centered around students that will revolutionize your lesson plans. . . Shake Up Learning 2021.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

This week, President Obama announced that he would call for a $4 billion dollar commitment in his 2017 budget to bring computer science education to K-12 schools nationwide. If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. Notably, this tool does not replace Gady as an educator.

Two reasons why teachers don’t automate their work

The Christensen Institute

But if educational technologies could automate some classroom tasks—similar to how washing machines and dishwashers replace the effort we have to put into household chores—teachers would have more time for valuable activities that benefit their students. Similarly, adaptive learning software might not do a good job differentiating instruction or informing teachers of students’ learning progress. Education Blog Blended learning teachers flipped classroom disruption

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

The post [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. She’s inspired by technology without always thinking things through to the end in terms of planning and her learning goals. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. How to Stay Focused on the Learning Goals, NOT the technology! Dash robot.

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction


Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” And that is the power of personalized education for young women.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator? Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! And, we’ll highlight the best examples from across the country on our website for others to learn from. So, do you think you have a pilot approach others could learn from?

A Hyperdoc Unit That Will Blow Your Mind!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Designed to help students dig deeper into the book, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. This is actually much more than just a dynamic learning experience, this is a dynamic learning unit! In fact, this unit was one of the five lessons I selected to be included in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. The Wild Learning Hyperdoc Unit. Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell.

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Any professional development plan needs to focus on encouraging and enabling a basic and sustained change in how teachers view teaching and learning, says Amy Valentine, executive director of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. For more on investing in professional development, check out " Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program ".

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

The post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Camden is one of those delightful students who loves learning new things. One of her favorite parts of going to school, in fact, is learning! I love to ask students what they would learn at school if they could choose, and Camden’s answers are great: she wants to learn languages (especially French so she can visit Paris) as well as dance. Learn more at this link ! [30:30]

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Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE


Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. It can be a brand new subject that the students are about to learn or a review of the content they have already learned. I also provided An Educator’s Guide to “The 4Cs” as a reference. Blended Learning Creativity and Imagination Flipped Classroom affiliate post iron chef presentations

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They were the most powerful companies in education.

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The Nutritional Value of Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post The Nutritional Value of Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What is the Nutritional Value of Learning in Your Classroom? What would be the nutritional value of learning in your classroom? How do you ensure the learning is DYNAMIC? Peel back the layers, not only how are you reaching the learning goals but how all the pieces work together. The nutrition facts metaphor is just that, a metaphor to help us think about learning differently.

It’s Time For a Permanent Solution In Higher Education

Omega Notes

Despite the challenges, higher education has pulled through and will continue to do so. Yet, higher education has not come out unscathed, and there is an even rockier road ahead. The Demand for Online Education Will Increase. Blended Learning Will Become the New Norm.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE!

Shake Up Learning

The post Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Pre-Order Shake Up Learning and Get the Workshop for FREE! If you pre-order between now and April 3, 2018, I’m giving you a special gift–new brand new online course, The Dynamic Learning Workshop! Rapidly evolving technology and the demands of the digital age are transforming not only the way we live but also the way we learn.

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. Prior to COVID19, the vast amount of uncertainty in education lay in societal changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Want to learn more?

3 strategies to teach STEAM in a blended environment

eSchool News

Since the pandemic hit, educators and parents have had no choice but to rely on screens to reach and teach students. But screen-based learning is not always developmentally appropriate for young learners, and it is not well suited to some forms of learning.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom. The new year always inspires us to set new goals, learn new things, and start fresh. Last year’s most popular post on Shake Up Learning was, “ 16 Things for Teachers to Try in 2016.”

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Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years? The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for higher education* just derived eighteen concepts for its upcoming report. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Long-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years. Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Personalizing Learning.


?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017


The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. And although no current classroom teachers are included this year, 2017 brought with it another batch of former Teach for America (TFA) educators. The Students Unique this year are the honorees working on education from the inside: students.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech


At the ending keynote for the Tennessee Education Technology Convention (TETC) this week, Kathy Schrock left me thinking about the four P's that she said might exemplify the future of educational technology. 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. This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Via Mother Jones : “How the Justice Department Is Trying to Dismantle Georgia ’s Segregated Special-Education System.” ” Education in the Courts.


Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning. Teachers use technology to create authentic and collaborative learning experiences for students.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. are starting the year with new options for learning about STEM subjects tied to in-demand, high-paying careers — such as cybersecurity, game art and design, digital design and animation. . Gamifying Teacher Training on Blended Learning.

The Best Engineering Toys For Kids

Fractus Learning

What to Look for in STEM Toys Engineering Toys Compared Best Engineering Kits For Kids Reviewed Building Sets Circuits and Electronic Games Robot Toys. An engineering kit can be a construction set, a video game, a board game, a robot kit with coding ideas, a physics activity, or a science kit.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference. We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. Follow the Twitter conversation with #globaled16 Dream Flags ‏ @ Dream_Flags 5h 5 hours ago Great session with educators from Israel, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Nepal and USA.