Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today.

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

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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?

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

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.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age? Below you’ll find professional insight into: What is a flipped classroom approach? What is a Flipped Classroom Approach?

8 Types of Blended Learning According to Research

The CoolCatTeacher

Design Your Classroom for Maximum Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blended learning happens when you mix the face to face classroom with online learning. What is blended learning?

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

Kenzie is a K-12 education research intern at the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on learning from schools in the Blended Learning Universe. In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer. In a blended environment, however, many see a conflict with culturally relevant teaching. How to make blended practices culturally responsive.

This new tool makes the flipped classroom more social

eSchool News

Flipping your class by having students watch lecture videos for their homework can lead to richer discussions about the content, but only if students come to class prepared. Mazur found that taking an inquiry-based approach to teaching was far more effective for his students.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. Last school year, our school started a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for sixth-grade students. That meant our incoming seventh-grade students would not only have Chromebooks, but they would know how to use them.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space. This has led to many of them feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. 5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom. Learn from your students.

How to Create Instructional Videos with Screencast-o-Matic

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Screencast-o-Matic Screencast-o-Matic is the easiest, free way to create instructional videos. Users don’t need to download any software; no accounts are required. Flipped Classroom & Blended Learning screencasting video lessons video making

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Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Learning Classroom Introduction The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online instruction.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Changing drastically from face to face to online lessons in the blink of an eye can seem daunting to both teachers and students.

Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

The UK National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has revealed the benefits and challenges of flipped classroom learning for mathematics. For comparison purposes, classes of the same age group were taught the same course using the traditional learning approach.

Not Yet Blended Learning

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Source (Infographic): How to Implement Blended Learning: Version 2.0. There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. Blended learning is not about ‘adding’ digital media and digital tools.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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Blended Learning in AJUSD

wwwatanabe

Our district focuses on creating 21st century , student-centered classrooms. We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. There is much we''re learning through our pilot and how to improve.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. And they like to use video to get foundational information super fast.” So we decided to help them with video production and distribution.”

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What is Your Educational Moonshot?

CUE

My new book, Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom addresses just that: how to manage the […]. Blended Learning Flipped Classroom

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Most don’t have informed opinions (so I’m happy to share mine with them). Many ask me what the best device is for learning.

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.

Let Paperslide Into Your Class

CUE

He introduced us to Paperslides , a new-to-me combining of the low tech paper-glue-and-scissors we all love and miss with the ease and versatility of making videos for flipped or blended learning. And I could spend a lot of words explaining paperslides to you.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

CUE

Getting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha.

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An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

Why does it work so well and how to implement active learning in your classrooms. Active learning is an approach in which students are engaged in the learning process. Active learning is also helpful in building an interesting learning environment in class.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Those days are coming to an end. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. How are RLOs used?

How to pave the way for innovation in the classroom

Neo LMS

People, as the superior beings the are, are supposed to build upon the collective knowledge of everyone that ever lived and come up with innovative ideas to make the world a better place. Can it be learned? A few ways to nurture innovation in the classroom.

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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Derek and Laura Cabrera from Cornell University inform us that we should strive to create “Knowledge-able” students not “Information-full” students.

Flipped Learning in the Elementary Classroom

CUE

By CUE guest author Lisa Highfill for the Spring OnCUE Journal When asked what I teach, I like to say I teach thinking—how to think, not what to think. The post Flipped Learning in the Elementary Classroom appeared first on OnCUE.

The best new blended resource for teachers

The Christensen Institute

At the Christensen Institute, we often receive requests from school districts to provide professional development for their teachers. Although our resources are fantastic for giving district and school leadership teams a set of theory-based frameworks for planning and implementing a blended-learning program, we don’t have much to offer individual teachers in terms of practical strategies to help them run a blended classroom on a daily basis.

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

Edsurge

Jalil did all that we tell our young people they need to do in order to succeed. He graduated from the Fremont Unified School District and went on to attend De Anza Community College. He worked hard, got good grades, and transferred to San José State University. As a transfer junior, he spent three hours each day commuting back and forth to campus and paid for school with grants and scholarships. He wasn’t as likely to land the same fancy summer internship.

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS

Neo LMS

While choosing the right edtech for the needs of the school — from a complex learning management system to a simple education app — is a very important part of making it successful, there is one aspect that often gets overlooked. 5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS.

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Back to School with Buncee

Technology Tidbits

Buncee the amazing learning tool that educators around the world are using to integrate technology into the classroom has updated their list of ways to use Buncee w/ the school year approaching. Below is a list of ways to use Buncee for back to school.

How to create a self-paced course on Schoology?

Kairos EdTech

One of the features I love about learning-management systems (LMS) such as +Schoology is the ability to design self-paced courses. Just like the Tortoise and the Hare, each, moved at their own pace, so does this apply to learning nowadays. blended learning.