Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Blended learning, in all its shapes, requires a digital support.

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

MindShift

Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Big Ideas Blended Learning blended learning featured full-image

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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. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended-learning practice

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute , and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference. Cultivate teacher conversations as they talk and work through challenges of implementing culturally responsive teaching and learning together.

Is it really “blended learning” or is it just “learning”?

The Principal of Change

If you google “What is blended learning?”, Right now, I do not think of this blog as “blending my learning” even though it is online and I was in a face-to-face setting earlier.

How to Create a Vision

Education Elements

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communicationsVision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence. Long, awkward silences may follow periods of disagreement.

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A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

How I gave my students voice and increased collaboration

eSchool News

Students should have the freedom to discuss ideas and learn from one another and their collective mistakes. Start by setting strict guidelines for classroom conversation. Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning blended learning collaboration student voice

Waterford Gets $20M+ Grant for Online Preschool. Its Critics Are Not Happy.

Edsurge

Despite the momentum recently to expand early learning opportunities to children, there are still millions of people who face barriers to that access, specifically in rural and low-income areas,” she says. Education Technology Blended Learning Nonprofits

Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE)

Shake Up Learning

The post Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Back in episode 32 of the Shake Up Learning Show , I interviewed Lisa Johnson. Carly was also featured in an “On-Air” Coaching episode of the Shake Up Learning Show.

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools.

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As schools across the globe begin to plan for the new normal and redefine the school day and location, we must also rethink our professional learning plans for teachers and staff.

8 Back to School Prep Tips for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Waterford

Whether you will continue distance learning, return to school in person, or a combination of the two, these tips can help you and your students feel safe and supported. Familiarize yourself with your district’s back to school guidelines.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. Most educational organizations want the classroom to change; to improve teaching and learning by leveraging technology. A robust and feature rich LMS (Learning Management System).

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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. ” For more ideas on how to implement reflection strategies, check out this article from ASCD, “ Learning Through Reflection.” Want to Learn More? Shake Up Learning 2019.

Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu

Shake Up Learning

The post Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! What is a Learning Menu?

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

CUE

Luckily, my students know that my class schedule is more like guidelines than actual rules. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready animation google slides stop motion

It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING (ISTE Empowered Learner)

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING (ISTE Empowered Learner) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But despite the sometimes Google-centric ideas, I am a firm believer in a focus on learning, not tools. But this is also a great learning experience!

How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Package Your Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Don’t miss out on one of the BEST things about blended learning and managing assignments online! This is an excellent tip for Google Classroom users that I learned from Alice Keeler.

8 Key Focus Areas for Developing a Re-Entry Plan

A Principal's Reflections

Hard lessons have been learned as countries have shut down their economies. Both the lessons learned and tolls from the pandemic serve as reminders that we need to be thinking critically about what schools will need to focus on as they re-open in the near future.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year

Waterford

Keep an eye on community guidelines. Restrictions vary depending on the school district and will likely change based on local health department guidelines. One useful and timely teacher goal can be to stay informed about community guidelines as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. Shake Up Learning 2018.

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The Carrot and The Stick: Are American Schools Actually Teaching Us?

Fractus Learning

I eventually got the hang of the language, and learned French and Spanish and Italian, but what I did not understand until years later when I returned to the U.S. It was grueling, and there were days when writer’s cramp seemed like a permanent condition, but I did learn.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

The unexpected shift to remote learning last spring revealed that many educators still struggle to teach with technology. Of those surveyed, 41 percent also reported feeling overwhelmed from receiving too much information, resources and tools to assist them with virtual learning.

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Neo LMS

However the hope is that even future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will nonetheless still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm.

Planning for the Reopening of Schools in the Fall – The Unknown Unknowns.

There is no box

Just as districts were taking a breath from getting distance learning programs up and running to start looking at possibly delaying school starts to allow time to prepare for what opening school might look like during a pandemic, the Governor announced the possibility of schools resuming in July. In looking at the unknowns and the options, one safe assumption at this point is that distance learning will be with us for the duration. Distance learning will be with us for the duration.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

The unexpected shift to remote learning last spring revealed that many educators still struggle to teach with technology. Of those surveyed, 41 percent also reported feeling overwhelmed from receiving too much information, resources and tools to assist them with virtual learning. The survey also found that most teachers (81 percent) plan to seek additional training this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year, which may involve remote or blended learning for most districts.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

Edsurge

All four scenarios laid out in the New America guide are predicated on the idea that distance learning will, in some way, be folded into every school’s plans for the coming year. The details: Over the summer, teachers will receive training in delivering online learning.

What Should Be the Teacher's Role in the Classroom?

Saving Socrates

The teacher is the conveyer of information, the giver of facts, and the vessel of learning itself. However, there hasn''t been much written about what the role of the teacher is in the student-centered, project-based and blended learning classroom (or my version Structured Chaos) This is what I''d like to address. This is more interactive and provides students with a benefit of learning through doing while also helping the visual or audio learner too.

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening

Waterford

8] It also includes complete focus on the speaker with minimal distractions out of respect and an intent to learn. The answer may seem obvious, but helping students learn to listen can give them advantages you might not expect. Guidelines for Developing Listening Skills.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over seven years ago I worked with our District Technology Director and Superintendent to create a 1:1 e-learning program that would be used to make up snow days. If anything, I have learned from experience and if I can help you at this time… please feel free to reach out.

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How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Expect students to think cognitively — to critique, revise, memorize, and compare throughout their learning.

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An Innovative Vision for the Future of Schools

The Innovative Educator

That's because we've learned that we don't quite know what's ahead of us. To implement the CDC guidelines, schools will need to dramatically reduce the number of students who attend school full-time. Virtual School: Students learn either entirely or primarily online.

Summer School May Offer Opportunity for Students — Just Not Yet in Person

Edsurge

That approach might miss an opportunity for addressing learning loss caused by missed instruction during the switch to remote learning, according to the CRPE analysis. But blended learning options are few and far between.