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.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. Book: Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies that Work = Blended Learning that Works.

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Robotics isn’t scary! 4 benefits of working with robots

eSchool News

Robotics is attracting more student interest, and there’s a reason–when students can make real-world connections between what they learn in the classroom and exciting careers, their engagement and achievement often improve. Related Content: eSchool News Robotics Guide.

eSchool News launches innovative Robotics Guide for educators

eSchool News

This first guide, the eSchool News Robotics Guide , offers expert insight on why robotics is quickly becoming a cornerstone of classroom instruction. In the guide, we take a look at resources to make robotics instruction a bit more manageable.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney

CUE

Tara Linney is an award-winning Learning Innovation Coach, recognized for her work in gender equity in the teaching of computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching. We can be the changemakers who empower our girls to take risks in learning how to code.”

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

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program.

[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. Dash robot.

Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?

The Hechinger Report

Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. Meet Root — a robot being beta-tested by its creators at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Read more about Blended Learning.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

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

Edsurge

Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. 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.” Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007

Shake Up Learning

The post Things I Wish My Teacher Knew… – SULS007 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Camden is one of those delightful students who loves learning new things. One of her favorite parts of going to school, in fact, is learning! Learn more at this link ! [30:30]

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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. Gady has brought in experts, primarily from Microsoft, over video to discuss their career paths, explain concepts of coding, and even help coach the school’s robotics team.

A Hyperdoc Unit That Will Blow Your Mind!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Designed to help students dig deeper into the book, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. This is actually much more than just a dynamic learning experience, this is a dynamic learning unit! The Wild Learning Hyperdoc Unit.

The Nutritional Value of Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post The Nutritional Value of Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What is the Nutritional Value of Learning in Your Classroom? What would be the nutritional value of learning in your classroom? How do you ensure the learning is DYNAMIC?

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

CUE

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Blended Learning Creativity and Imagination Flipped Classroom affiliate post iron chef presentations

Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE!

Shake Up Learning

The post Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Pre-Order Shake Up Learning and Get the Workshop for FREE! If you pre-order between now and April 3, 2018, I’m giving you a special gift–new brand new online course, The Dynamic Learning Workshop! Rapidly evolving technology and the demands of the digital age are transforming not only the way we live but also the way we learn.

My Experience of Hands-On Learning

Fractus Learning

Of course, everyone has different ways of learning, and my brain just never was able to wrap itself around the logistical, precise formulas and robotic, numerical answers. The few things that did stick included the hands-on approach to my learning, however.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom.

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AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

We’ve described before the nuanced distinction between AI and machine learning : machine learning is a subset of AI and encompasses cutting-edge work primarily using neural networks to mimic how the brain computes, applied to the more superior capacity of computers, enabling them to learn.

Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s first begin by evaluating the efficacy of both using the following questions: How are kids learning with technology in ways that they couldn’t without it? A push for efficacy benefits everyone who is championing better approaches to improve student learning and professional practice.

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Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. Gamifying Teacher Training on Blended Learning.

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Not wanting to be a complete killjoy, I must however point out that many, many Makerspace projects exist and are conducted in blended learning environments using digital tools. Read more: 4 Modern literacies students need to learn in school.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning.

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

Any professional development plan needs to focus on encouraging and enabling a basic and sustained change in how teachers view teaching and learning, says Amy Valentine, executive director of the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

We learned a lot. 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom. So check out these 4 models of blended learning! The e-learning industry is growing as there are always new players penetrating the market.

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

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K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So, do you think you have a pilot approach others could learn from?

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc.

Look Here: Predicting 2020 Requires 20/20 Vision

EdNews Daily

Families are just saying “No” to the public classroom experience and instead are opting for homeschooling, charter and magnet schools, virtual schools or a blending of multiple options. Students are walking out on traditional public schooling and into a better learning experience.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools.

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eSchool News launches Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide

eSchool News

The January Guide, the eSchool News Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide , offers insight on the best multimedia learning tools and resources educators can use in the classroom to engage students, improve classroom climate, and create welcoming classroom environments.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Vancouver Public Schools hosted a Girls Lead the Way summer robotics camp at McLoughlin Middle School.

eSchool News launches School Safety Guide

eSchool News

We highlight examples of how real educators built safe learning environments, we’ve included examples of how network security breaches can immobilize your school networks (and how to avoid those), and more. We are excited to bring you the latest in the eSchool News Guides series.