Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

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Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Khan Academy.

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

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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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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

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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. Blended learning gives students “the choice of the time, place, path or pace of their learning,” Rizzi said. The Station Rotation Eases Teachers in to Blended Learning.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

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Statistics say over the summer, kids lose over two months of math skills, two months of reading skills, and one month of overall learning. The cure is much simpler: Disguise learning as play. You are here – kids learn to be smart consumers.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

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The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, teachers also had access to Khan Academy, where math content is organized by grade level.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

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The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Choose a video on YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, or upload your own.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Who Owns the Learning?: Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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That requires a detailed picture of what students have learned. Kiddom is a free standards-based platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences. It looks like each assignment can only have one attachment (from Google Drive or the local drive).

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market The word “Classroom” has never been more loaded as it is now, with all three blue-chip technology giants each releasing a tool with the same name. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Three students share how they’re still learning, and how schools can help.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Google Classroom ? Khan Academy ?

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

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Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Dystopia 2153 - An innovative new site that teaches programming/coding through the use of game based learning and graphic novels. Edji - An innovative new site for annotating texts for collaborative learning.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

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They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter. mt=8 An app that allows children to quickly learn common vocabulary. They are assigned a topic and divided into specific groups (as known as typical collaborative learning groups.)

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Florida Virtual School model shows online learning can be engaging,” according to a puff piece by Education Dive , which rewrites a puff piece by eSchool News. ” Via Geekwire : “ Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift.” ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning. Education Politics.