Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? Online and blended learning are relatively new. Blended-learning success depends on a mental shift from teacher-led to student-centered learning.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

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.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Blended learning can be an engine that accelerates data-driven instruction to new heights.

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.

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

Although much of the buzz has centered on the Facebook-owned $600 Oculus Rift , which has yet to make a strong push into education, two other developments have caught my eye over the past few months.

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Reinventing research

The Christensen Institute

Understanding this can help us see why, hypothetically, a whole-class balanced literacy approach with a focus on comprehension strategies might achieve great results for a student who has already learned a wealth of content knowledge outside of school, but achieve a very different result for a student who lacks that same content knowledge. Education Blog Blended learning digital learning educational research online learning personalized learning randomized control trials research

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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

eSchool News

There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. a human-centered and screen-deep learning environment).

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

When teachers don’t know if a program will crash midway through class – or work at all – they are often hesitant to use online programs to enhance lessons. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Is technology necessary to personalize learning?

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

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. Can high-school kids check the authenticity of an alarming image posted on Facebook? Northport, N.Y.,

3 Ways to Embrace Change This Year

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Adopt an Online Learning Platform Make the most of a blended learning environment by extending the walls of your classroom tp help students come to class excited and prepared to learn. There are plenty of teacher friendly learning platforms available.

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Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?

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.

Connecting through EdTech Conferences

The Electric Educator

In April I presented several session at the 2013 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning ( MACUL ) conference in Detroit, Michigan. The Digital Natives are Restless Today’s hyper-connected, Facebook using, youtube posting, always moving digital natives are restless.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video. Online Video.

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6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

It is a blended program with a mix of face-to-face and online learning, which is obviously perfect for this blended learning enthusiast! LearningThis year I’ve decided to pursue my doctorate at Pepperdine University.

Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform. The online education movement has pushed K-12 schools and districts to rethink the way they develop and deliver content. This is better than saying, ‘You’re an algebra teacher, so go build us an [online] algebra class.’”.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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Distracted From School or Learning?

The Principal of Change

Here was one of my comments: These articles used to really bother me, but what I have learned is that I never know the whole story. There is always more to any article or tweet you read online. I build those relationships online, I can make them happen.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

The Playground Advocate

Online learning experiences can be both transformative and restrictive. Learning when and how best to use digital environments in the service of learning requires more than just a passing thought. The advantages of LMSs are that they are built for learning.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

So has Facebook. You can fill out a form online to offer some names. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Speaking of Peter Thiel, “ Mark Zuckerberg : Facebook fake news didn’t sway election,” USA Today reports from the Techonomy conference. “Websites that offer students online study guides and tutoring services grow, but faculty members find they raise copyright and academic integrity issues – as case at U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows.” The Chinese online learning company has raised $40.14 ” Bravo, blended learning.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. As an aside, I think we have massively overcomplicated online learning.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” Via the Naples Daily News : “ East Naples teacher reassigned after Facebook post about immigrants.”

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. We’ve found out a lot about how people learn in higher education and the technology has allowed us to try things that just weren’t possible before. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. As an aside, I think we have massively overcomplicated online learning.

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