Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning.

Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Universally designing blended learning presents educators with the opportunity to transition from designing a single experience that is teacher-paced and teacher-led to a more flexible experience that gives the students more control over the pace and path.

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Wait: Are schools actually doing blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Soon after the start of the school year, I read a press release from a school district in Alabama announcing to its community that due to rising COVID cases, school buildings would close for remote learning for two weeks, then begin blended learning for the remainder of the semester.

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

Simplify your blended learning workload

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Dr. Catlin Tucker , a blended learning coach and teacher of 16 years, shares her expertise about tackling the different aspects of blended teaching including engagement, group work, and assessment in a virtual classroom or hybrid setting.

Blended learning brings out the best in educators and students

eSchool News

How students leveraged technology to support learning would not become a primary focus for many years to come. What’s more important now is that the technology in our schools and homes is positively impacting student learning through engagement, personalized lessons and effective curriculum.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes highlighting the anxieties posed by critics that personalized means the use of technology at the expense of student’s social-emotional development or that personalization is the agenda of Silicon Valley titans. Cuban’s spectrum illustrates that, to date, schools pursuing personalized learning span a range of philosophies and corresponding modalities.

Blended learning emphasizes the best in all learners

eSchool News

How students leveraged technology to support learning would not become a primary focus for many years to come. What’s more important now is that the technology in our schools and homes is positively impacting student learning through engagement, personalized lessons and effective curriculum.

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. But, what is blended learning? This video offers a good introduction to blended learning if you've never heard the term before. What is blended learning?

4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. The hawk-eyed among us will further realize that what defines blended learning is precisely a blend and interconnected use of the above modalities. 4 Models of blended learning. The self-blended model.

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. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. These should be in place before unpacking a blended learning program.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. This rotation was to serve as a simulation for what we could take back to our own learning environments and use as a model for differentiated instruction. 4 Essential Elements of a Blended Classroom: a.

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” A quick Google search of the phrase pulls up numerous examples, including “[b]lended learning programs truly are the best of both worlds for students, instructors and the institution” and “[b]lended learning combines the best of traditional, face-to-face teaching with online instruction.”.

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Presumably, this ideal dosage of the ‘blended learning’ intervention would be sufficient to reliably generate positive learning outcomes for typical students in typical schools when compared to the alternative: traditional classroom practice not involving the use of computers. First, the polling question did not ask about ‘blended learning,’ which has a very specific meaning according to advocates and practitioners.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

Each student is like a shade or a tint of a different color — and I’m not referring to the color of their skin. Each student has a unique blend of nuances that makes them the individual learner they are. Some enjoy listening to stories in lessons, others need to put their hands to work during a learning experience, while others actually like reading about new things. What’s in a blend? 1) A blended learning strategy is based on blended learning materials.

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom. Never stop learning!

ClassFlow updates with new blended learning features

eSchool News

Promethean’s new school edition of ClassFlow now supports blended learning environments, letting schools assign students their own student accounts, which can be accessed from anywhere. The student accounts also provide access to a cloud-based storage drive, or “digital backpack,” where students can upload and organize their own learning resources and materials for reference. Blended Learning News Top News

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Presumably, this ideal dosage of the ‘blended learning’ intervention would be sufficient to reliably generate positive learning outcomes for typical students in typical schools when compared to the alternative: traditional classroom practice not involving the use of computers. First, the polling question did not ask about ‘blended learning,’ which has a very specific meaning according to advocates and practitioners.

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can engage every learner as you head back to school.

Blending with the Station Rotation Model

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is something that is near and dear to my heart. As I transitioned from the principalship to supporting districts and schools, I learned that blended learning was a powerful pedagogical strategy that could unleash students' potential while meeting their diverse needs.

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

You’ll be able to use what you learn for any multiplayer gaming you want to hold across your school, district, or even across the world. George is focused on providing students with fun, engaging, and joyful learning experiences.

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Pile of Words: Drive Deeper Engagement with Vocabulary at the Beginning of a Unit, Text, or Project

Catlin Tucker

How can we make learning new vocabulary more engaging and meaningful? ” I love the pile of words strategy because it positions the students at the center of learning. Step 4: Ask students to make predictions about what they expect to learn based on the pile of words.

Transform Your Google Calendar into a Digital Planner

Catlin Tucker

Planning is critical to creating meaningful learning opportunities for students. Unlimited-use: It serves as an online portfolio of your teaching, which you can refer back to year after year. If you prefer to reference a PDF version of these directions, click here.

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4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

She reminds us that student emotions are constantly in motion but we have to help them so we can unlock their ability to live better lives, listen, and learn. Let’s tune in to our student’s social-emotional learning and help them succeed.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Many of the topics below were part of that conversation, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

The CoolCatTeacher

Pamela is the author of the book, “ Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning. Learn about Research on 2020 and What It Means for 2021 Teaching with Pamela Livingston Gaudet.

What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Sponsor: GoGuardian The State of Engagement Report 2020 has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices.

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How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. Tip #7: Use Dialog Games to Help Students Practice Conversations When Learning Language. I’ve not seen anything like this activity, and it should be a handy tool for those learning languages.

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Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Kasey rocks — and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

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Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures? Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

The CoolCatTeacher

I bet you’re having your share as well, from adapting to hybrid learning, to planning curriculum and lessons, to keeping sane throughout all of this. What did students learn and gain from our lessons?