Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

ViewSonic Education

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom. Google Jamboard. 23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Kids About Learning.

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Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Learn how at , and see the virtual reality video I shot using my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast.

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

Part 3… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Verbs and Blended Learning Possiblities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. You could make a Google slide.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great.

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


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.” That’s why we’ve committed to blended, student-centered learning, with a goal of not only improving student outcomes, but getting more female students passionate about STEM.

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom. Here are four ways to put Google Classroom to work for you. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how blended learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can improve student engagement.

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Eduprotocols: Customizable Lessons for Any Subject or Grade! – SULS028

Shake Up Learning

– SULS028 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. On this episode, I welcome Jon Corippo, Chief Learning Officer at CUE, as we discuss how to use EduProtocols to save time and increase learning in your classroom. Learn more at

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Productivity Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students – SULS032

Shake Up Learning

The post Productivity Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students – SULS032 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The impetus for writing her new book stems from her passion for instilling college and career readiness skills in her students. Learn which platform is most prevalent. [46:47]

A Hyperdoc Unit That Will Blow Your Mind!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This is actually much more than just a dynamic learning experience, this is a dynamic learning unit! The Wild Learning Hyperdoc Unit. Pick up a copy of the Hyperdoc Handbook or visit their website to learn more.

10 K12 education trends to look for this year

eSchool News

Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) have been creating new opportunities in teaching and learning. It gives teachers the ability to show their students aspects of history, travel, and STEM subjects in an immersive experience. Growth of integrated learning.

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Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the challenges and advantages of breakout edu digital. Mari Venturino is a 7th-grade science and AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. She doesn’t have the time to keep up with the rapid changes in technology, like 3-D printing and Google Glass. “I I can’t possibly learn CAD, apps, all that stuff,” Gady explained.

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


The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program. The BeeBot activity provides more in-depth learning experiences, lays the foundation for computational thinking, and generates motivation and excitement.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. The end of Google Helpouts, however, is not altogether surprising. From the sound of it, Google faced something of a classic innovator’s dilemma.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Idea #1: PBS Learning Media. Idea #4: Google Expeditions. Leslie: My fourth one is Google Expeditions. They) haven’t had the experiences they need to connect new learning to.

[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.

7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. If you really want to transition your classroom from static teaching to Dynamic Learning, you have to rethink traditional assignments and the use of digital tools. Read the Shake Up Learning Book!

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Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. How does digital learning work with electives?

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


The causes stem from a lack of access to career skills, mindsets, experiences and networks. In my work leading Braven—an organization that partners with innovative, public universities and local employers to provide a two-part career acceleration experience—we’re learning a lot. And we are gaining some key early learnings around what it takes to propel talented students like Jalil across the college-to-career divide.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask


Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning. But there is a greater lesson to be learned. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom


The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods. Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Learn more at We use Google Hangouts.