How NEO helped me work my way into a blended learning environment


One of the most important outcomes of this pilot was that the students liked being in charge of their own learning, even if, as 8 th grade students, they were not totally ready for it. This epiphany brought me to the blended learning movement. Transforming my classroom into a blended learning environment. I was awarded this new technology and started to rewrite my curriculum for online learning. Remember, not every learning platform is created equal.

Why Schoology?

Saving Socrates

I had tried Edmodo, but for several reasons, I switched to schoology this year. blended learning Edmodo facebook LMS Schoology YU 2.0 Facebook has its place. However, as an educator and parent, I''ve seen it misused by students and faculty alike. I do think privacy settings need to be tweaked by all who use it, and I think it is inappropriate to befriend a current student on facebook. My facebook page is always monitored closely by me.


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Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. When Cincinnati Public School teachers need extra training to help them better run their blended-learning classrooms , the ­professional development sometimes comes to them — rolling up in the ­district’s Tech Truck, a training center on wheels , outfitted with current and emerging classroom teaching tools and a one-on-one coach for the educators.

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Learning Classroom Introduction The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize instruction. Blended learning combines face-to-face and online instruction. Project Based Learning is a type of blended classroom. blended learning flipped classroom

How to Create Effective Learning Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Educators have been working valiantly to make either remote or hybrid learning work. These represent new methodologies for some, while others are now applying what they had already been doing to the current situation in the form of blended learning.

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End-of-the-Year Housekeeping: Reflect & Organize

Catlin Tucker

If you used a learning management system this year (e.g., Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology), what role will it play when you return to your classroom next year? Blended Learning Guest Blog Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom

Important Lessons Learned During the Pandemic and How They Can Drive Needed Change

A Principal's Reflections

After some time, we have seen an initial move to all remote learning, depending on where you live, a shift to some sort of hybrid model. A spike in cases has led to buildings being closed again and a resumption of remote learning in some locations.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

Now don't get me wrong as this has been incredibly fulfilling and a great learning experience for me. However, you just can't replace face-to-face professional learning, in my opinion. Or you can plan for some sort of cooperative learning using virtual breakout rooms.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. Ownership of learning shouldn’t just be for students. Add links to your Learning Management System (Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc.)

How Technology Helps with Classroom Management

Shake Up Learning

The post How Technology Helps with Classroom Management appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In today’s tech-rich teaching environment, all of that work is streamlined so teachers can do more of what they became teachers for: interacting with their students and helping them learn. .

Google Classroom + BookWidgets = Superpowered Digital Classroom – SULS0145

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Classroom + BookWidgets = Superpowered Digital Classroom – SULS0145 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This means she helps teachers to integrate BookWidgets with Google Classroom and other Learning Management Systems. Learning from Others.

Must-Have Tips and Tools for Pandemic Teaching – SULS0141

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Tips and Tools for Pandemic Teaching – SULS0141 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn practice strategies, organization techniques, and a whole list of tools to make teaching this year EASIER! Virtual learning is here to stay! Learning.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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15 Ways to Use Mote in the Classroom – SULS0107

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Mote in the Classroom – SULS0107 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn how Mote helps support ELLs, STEM, and helps engage ALL students with 15 Ways to Use Mote in the Classroom. Watch this quick video to learn how! Demonstrate Learning.

Concurrent and NTI Classrooms: Tips and Resources

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

More often than not, our staff have had to adapt to a new concurrent model of blended learning, teaching a roster of both @Home and @School students synchronously and asynchronously. How does the digital tool integrate with what you believe is important for student learning?

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


At SMA, we know that young women thrive when given the chance to choose how and what they learn, while at the same time being supported by a community that believes they can succeed, regardless of gender. 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. She uses her iPad daily to personalize how she learns, creates and demonstrates her knowledge.

Add Audio & Video Instructions to Help Students Navigate Work While Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

Not only are audio and video instructions an excellent complement to text directions, but they can make students feel more connected to their teachers as they learn online. Learning

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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? An example of a "narrative stream" on the Schoology LMS platform. It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning. We use Schoology.

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A Framework for Blended PD (Part 3) – SULS073

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 3) – SULS073 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Delivering virtual or blended professional learning can be challenging. Today, I’m sharing Part 3 of my series on Blended PD. Here’s a 2-minute video learn how!

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6 reasons we broke free from traditional PD

eSchool News

As an instructional coach at Fairbanks Middle School in Milford Center, Ohio, I have been a core part of charting a new path for PD that uses a blended model of professional learning. While those days still exist on the school calendar, we know not everyone is ready to learn at the same time; teachers can now decide when to begin learning about a new topic or deepen their understanding of an existing skill.

Don’t Use a Lot Where a Little Will Do

A Principal's Reflections

In Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms , I honed in on research-based strategies that have withstood the test of time in addition to emerging strategies such as personalized learning. A straightforward way to set this stage is to unpack the standard(s) into a learning target.

How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

The right tools can elevate a student’s learning experience to levels unfathomable to teachers who were in the field even a short ten years ago. Perhaps you would like to create a more student centered learning environment by flipping your classroom. However, tools like Google Hangout, Schoology, and HSTRY allow me to “techify” aspects of my curriculum, increasing student engagement in content like never before. Blended Learning How To

Virtual Learning Done Right

A Principal's Reflections

So many important lessons were learned during the pandemic that can be used to not only improve our practice but also to pave the way for a brighter future. One important lesson learned was that face-to-face learning does not meet the needs of every child.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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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. Include Student-Friendly Learning Goals. Be sure you connect the assignment back to student-friendly learning goals so students understand the “why.” Shake Up Learning 2017.

Record Video Directions and Maximize Your Minutes

Catlin Tucker

This is particularly useful if you are using blended learning models, like station rotation or playlist , or if you create hyperdoc multimedia lessons and want to work with a small group or individual students. If you use Google Classroom or a learning management system, like Schoology, that is the easiest way to share your links with students along with any materials they will need to complete the task. Learning classroom management classroom tips lessons video

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Meaningful Technology Integration in Math: Ideas for Designing Online Stations

Catlin Tucker

How can technology and online learning materials be used effectively in a math class? For my circles unit, I made a Google lockbox and embedded it into my learning management system, Schoology. Learning

3 Ways to Streamline Expectations While Making Things Easier for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The fact remains that there was no professional learning to prepare for the reality that everyone is facing nor a plan for something like COVID19. I always like to focus on the small wins when I am facilitating professional learning with schools and districts.

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Drive Deeper Thinking in Math: Designing an Error Analysis Station

Catlin Tucker

We need to start treating these moments as opportunities to learn instead of something to be ashamed of. Making mistakes is how students learn. They are something to learn from. . They are something to learn from. Learning

Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice

Catlin Tucker

” That line from Jim Knight’s book Unmistakable Impact highlights the power of dialogue as a vehicle to learn from the people around us. Learn from different perspectives. Despite my passionate belief that discussions are an integral part of the learning process, early in my teaching career I failed at generating successful equitable discussions in class. Learning

Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

Catlin Tucker

In this traditional workflow, where is the opportunity for a conversation about that work and the learning happening? When I was coaching a science teacher who was shifting to blended learning, we explored using the same strategy to assess her students’ work on Newton’s Third Law. There are learning management systems and online programs that teachers can use to administer assessments that are graded automatically. Learning

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom was one of the first blended learning models to become popular. Instead of sending videos home to be viewed as homework, I would blend video content into a station rotation lesson, use flipped content to design a whole group rotation , or weave videos into my playlists. Pair the video in an online discussion using Google Classroom or Schoology. Learning

Flip Your Back-to-School Night

Catlin Tucker

I explain why I believe it’s important to place students at the center of learning in the classroom and how I use blended learning strategies and technology to create a student-centered learning experience. I record a screencast taking parents on a virtual tour of our class website, shared Google calendar, flipped YouTube videos , StudySync site, Google Classroom , and Schoology online discussions. Learning

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. But what is the actual state of digital learning when it comes to accessibility, implementation and effectiveness? . Schoology recently released a report on the 2018-2019 state of digital learning in K–12 schools. Using the responses from 9,279 teachers and administrators , Schoology identified three major steps for moving forward with digital learning.

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5 Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station

Catlin Tucker

In my work as a blended learning coach, I observe a lot of teachers facilitating blended lessons. Socrative, Google Form in quiz mode, Schoology quiz feature). Learning5TeacherLed. The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. Instead, students rotate between offline and online stations.

Data and analytics help make informed decisions

eSchool News

PowerSchool announced its new Unified Insights Student Learning release , a first – of – its – kind tool, giving educators a holistic view into data they’ll need to help ensure all students can stay on track following the shift to distance learning.

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Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Lessons Learned: 1. Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc) before now, you’re too late.

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TEA Announce Free Access To Supplemental Math Computer Program for Texas

eSchool News

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today announced that a supplemental K-5 math computer program will be made available to school systems through TEA’s Texas Home Learning 3.0 (THL

Get Common Core Ready: Achieve Dynamic Student-led Discussions

Catlin Tucker

Discussion can be a powerful tool for learning yet engaging all students in equitable discussions can be challenging. I use Schoology for our online discussions. Note: For educators interested in incorporating online discussions into their curriculum, my first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 provides resources and strategies to support this shift. Learning