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. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, and prepare all learners for the new world of work. We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning. However, this is not blended learning.

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3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

Flourishing a Blended Learning Culture in Classrooms

eSpark

The introduction of technology and the transformation to blended learning in classrooms is rapidly growing. However, simply bringing technology into classrooms isn’t going to change education. First, let's define blended learning.

Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. Learning assessment balance blendedlearning feedback metacognition

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. Elementary teachers have seen the value of centers for a long time. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessmentFor many of them, the idea isn’t a strange one, and it has provided some unexpected surprises (both good and bad).

Flourishing a Blended Learning Culture in Classrooms

eSpark

The introduction of technology and the transformation to blended learning in classrooms is rapidly growing. However, simply bringing technology into classrooms isn’t going to change education. First, let's define blended learning.

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. To enhance the learning environment with technology and use the classroom time more wisely teachers start implementing additional types of activities such as working in groups, collaborative learning, independent preparation at home, and, in doing so, unwittingly start using the blended learning approach.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. million for technological improvements.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. million for technological improvements.

Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This week, I’m chatting about Blended Learning best practices with the blended learning guru, Dr. Catlin Tucker.

5 steps to an engaging online elementary program

eSchool News

Elementary education is the foundation for early learning, providing students with the skills and community they need for future success in school and life. Online learning has become a growing trend among K-12 students, including elementary students.

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

Madison Metropolitan School District Selects Open Up Resources And Kiddom To Provide K-5 English Language Arts Blended Learning Program

eSchool News

MADISON, WI – Today, Open Up Resources and Kiddom announced Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD ) has selected its top-rated EL Education K-5 Education Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for its 31 elementary schools in support of the district’s efforts to prioritize early literacy and beyond.

Blended Learning- Geniuses at Work

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: What if elementary students took over our school's technology program? "Hi, Eling is not boastfully talking about her IQ, but a leadership job she holds at Katherine Smith Elementary School. The Katherine Smith Geniuses, inspired by the support you get in the back of any Apple Store, are a group of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who are in charge of the over 600 devices on our blended learning campus. Volume 3, Issue 1, Number 11.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

eSchool News

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. The BLU houses a directory of blended schools around the world. This directory has helped researchers amass an informative database indicating changes over time across the blended-learning space.

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. 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.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

Kleinspiration

Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning. I invite you to simply click above to register for this free, jam-packed one hour webinar about effective class design and personalized learning for students.

Balance the Delivery

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the time, I thought this was a novel approach to address the lack of technology for students. While already aware of the effects smartphones had on students’ attention, I tried to keep a balanced approach to using technology in my classroom.

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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. 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.

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. This week I was presenting on technology infused reading strategies and resources for K-5 teachers and wanted to share them. This strategy uses technology in two stations. Learning

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees G Suite for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives.

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365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom. Never stop learning!

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? Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. .

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis. In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Personalized learning.

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Edsurge

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. Bryant, who teaches fourth and fifth grade Math at Ketcham Elementary Schoolin Washington, D.C., 7 models of blended learning that were cropping up in schools.

Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

Edsurge

In order to address these equity concerns, the district is increasingly turning to technology--in particular, blended learning--to allow all students to succeed. Embracing Blended Learning. The districtwide shift towards blended learning began in 2015 when Erica Hartman was hired as Supervisor of Technology Integration. Hartman stresses that the district remains committed to finding what works best for students, with or without technology.

Taking the correct temperature of blended learning

The Hechinger Report

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) released a report last week warning that online and blended learning schools are struggling. Regarding blended learning in particular, the report used a deeply flawed methodology to count and evaluate the blended schools nationwide. Its conclusions run contrary to the on-the-ground reality lived by many educators and leaders dedicated to providing millions of students with blended-learning experiences.

Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Student agency, or a students’ ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning. You can design choice boards for a variety of purposes or learning objectives.

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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

You’ll be able to use what you learn for any multiplayer gaming you want to hold across your school, district, or even across the world. George is focused on providing students with fun, engaging, and joyful learning experiences.

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Blending with the Station Rotation Model

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is something that is near and dear to my heart. As I transitioned from the principalship to supporting districts and schools, I learned that blended learning was a powerful pedagogical strategy that could unleash students' potential while meeting their diverse needs.

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

The CoolCatTeacher

Pamela is the author of the book, “ Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning. Learn about Research on 2020 and What It Means for 2021 Teaching with Pamela Livingston Gaudet.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. This week, I created a quick review crossword puzzle of the conversations we had in Zoom about technology change, types of interfaces, input, output, and processing devices.

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Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

EdTechTeam

However, like many schools these days, our district is moving farther away from traditional teaching methods in which we teach specific subjects at specific times (which is what the curriculum publishers supply us with) and is instead encouraging us to teach in a more blended learning/project based learning approach. Project Based Learning is when students work to answer a question, problem or challenge over an extended period of time.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. The Hechinger Report visited schools in India recently and talked to experts about blended learning – which includes an element of online learning with in-class instruction – and the potential it has for helping both teachers and students in the world’s second-most populous country. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution?

The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. Via technology, students get real-time instruction and instant feedback as needed to help them master skills and content. Blended learning classrooms look different: instead of a teacher lecturing in front, you might see students wearing headsets and looking intently at computer screens.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

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4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater. In this situation, teachers need technology tools that allow them to provide the same high-quality experience for students learning at home and in person.

A Seamless Integration of Technology in Classrooms Makes for Effective Blended Learning

MIND Research Institute

Blended learning is often advocated as the obvious solution, and while it has the potential to bring many positive changes, the key to the success of any new program is implementation. Simply introducing education technology or computer time is not enough. Classroom instruction and technology are often treated as two separate entities. Many "blended learning" models simply switch back and forth without allowing students to make significant connections.