Does blended learning allow teachers to use their time more effectively?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning has the potential to transform how teachers use their time. As one blended-learning teacher recently said in a phone interview we conducted: “Blended learning … requires a lot of hard work, effort, and dedication during and outside of school hours. But in practice, does blended learning actually lead teachers to shift how they allocate their time? Whole-class instruction. Small-group instruction.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. The real cause for our perceived disagreement stems from the ambiguity around the term “personalized learning.”

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. Educators are striving to transform learning environments to meet changing needs. More motivated to learn.

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Renaissance and Learning A-Z Partner to Promote Literacy

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Renaissance ® announces Learning A-Z, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. The companies are working together to provide personalized reading instruction.

K-12 OER Collaborative enters next phase

K12 Open Ed

Expeditionary Learning. Learn Zillion. While the task of developing these materials is a daunting one, my mind is already racing forward to when these materials are available. In what creative ways can the savings in instructional materials funding be applied to improve teaching and learning? This may be the one of the important opportunities for OER, blended learning, and CCSS we’ve seen to date.

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Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

eSchool News

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is among the largest and fastest growing demographic in U.S. The ELL programs are modeled after Middlebury Interactive’s world language courses and, like those programs, integrate research-based learning techniques, cultural awareness and project-based activities into blended learning classrooms.

Blending Online and Field Learning To Inspire Young Girls in Science

EdNews Daily

As the utilization and embracement of technology in education has increased, as has utilization of online and blended learning in and out of the classroom, imperative for today’s digital native learners and members of the future workforce. Op-Ed, Dr. Mikki McComb-Cobza.

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. Remember that a classroom might be 1 to 1, or it may be using technology to leverage student centered learning. I enjoy learning from all of you.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

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Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

No longer relegated to using textbooks as their core instructional materials, teachers look to their institutions for help selecting, aggregating, and then delivering relevant content to their pupils. Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

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With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and K–8 instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more about Summit Math, visit: fueleducation.com/Summit-Curriculum.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. Likewise, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable diagnostic measure and personalized instruction in a single online product.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. NEW YORK, August 15, 2018— Inc.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. I enjoy learning from all of you.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. The case for learning out loud extends beyond the development of effective communication skills. An asynchronous, multimodal learning environment that invites students to verbally converse with one another has been shown to improve the social and emotional elements of learning.

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Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

eSchool News

The explosion in teacher interest and usage of videos and game-based learning could be a harbinger of a new awakening for digital learning.”. How are students self-directing learning beyond the classroom?

Bill Gates: Ed Tech Has Underachieved, But Better Days Are Ahead

Marketplace K-12

“Our foundation’s going to do everything we can to help facilitate the creation of great technology,” he said, with a focus on three areas: effective personalized learning solutions, an evidence base that works, and adoption of proven technologies. San Diego.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ 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. ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning. “Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?” Education Politics.