Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. On the other side of this tension are secondary teachers with 150+ students.

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.

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Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. One question is which, if any, of these emerging potential blended-learning clusters will succeed.

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. Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. 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?

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Savvas Realize Earns Award for Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, is proud to announce that Savvas Realize has earned a Tech & Learning 2021 Award of Excellence for Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools for grades K-12. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students. We need to start talking more about the best ways to integrate technology and teaching in order to amplify teachers’ impact.

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

The CoolCatTeacher

He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. She’s now working with future secondary teachers and new faculty members at University of Indianapolis. in Curriculum and Instruction with areas of emphasis in secondary education and Spanish.

10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037

Shake Up Learning

The post 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A lot of math teachers struggle with integrating technology into the classroom. So, I enlisted the help of my friend and edtech expert, Craig Klement, to share 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom. Integrating technology in the math classroom can go far beyond substitution, digital worksheets, and simple quizzes. Secondary.

8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2)

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In today’s post and episode, you’ll learn 8 awesome ways to make back-to-school online fun and engaging for students. Watch this quick video to learn how!

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). Throughout the school year, I have been assisting them with digital pedagogy as it relates to blended learning and the use of flex spaces. I cannot overstate the importance of getting the instructional design right first before throwing technology into the mix.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She is passionate about community involvement and utilizing educational technology. in Secondary Education from Ball State University.

Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Student Portfolios are the epitome of Dynamic Blended Learning and going beyond the due date because they are never “done.”. Watch this video to learn how!

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. I am a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an Academic Coach focusing in Educational Technology in sunny La Habra, California. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning.

Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This creates a fantastic and Dynamic Learning Experience for Mike’s students. I broke the process into five steps to be completed over six days of virtual learning.

Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools ? SULS065

Shake Up Learning

The post Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools – SULS065 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. COVID-19 has changed education forever, and now it’s time to regroup and redefine teaching and learning. Join us for a FREE Shake Up Learning Book Study!

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The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. Although proponents of personalized learning often talk about affording students more choice regarding how they learn, few schools have managed to figure out a coherent architecture to get there. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

How to Choose Your LMS: Canvas vs. Google Classroom

EdTechTeam

You’re going to have to choose some kind of learning management system before you move forward, and most of your decisions from there are going to depend on the choice you make regarding your LMS, anyhow. So here we are, in the midst of a pandemic, adapting as teachers do.

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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences. |Kelly Tenkely|.

Frederick County’s Call to Administrators: Focus on the “Innovator” and “Early Adopter” Teachers, First

Edsurge

Whether a district has limited resources or in-house expertise, anyone can move toward personalizing learning by using our district's approach as a blueprint. If you feel you have arrived late to blended and personalized learning, relax. But we note that they are not consumers in the sense of exchanging money for good or services, but rather as investing considerable time, energy and passion (the currency of teaching) in the blended learning innovation.

It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s about the LEARNING! Ready to move the learning in your classroom from static, one-and-done activities, to more dynamic learning—Dynamic Learning with G Suite?

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3). How Will You Shake Up Learning?

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. ” Google Sites talks to all of your favorite G Suite tools, is easy to use, embed student work, and make the learning more DYNAMIC. Learn more about Dynamic Learning here , and in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. aka ePortfolio, Electronic Portfolio, Digital Portfolio, or Learning Portfolio).

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”.

16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This post brings together a suggested list, a curated list if you will, of 16 curation tools for teachers and students from the Shake Up Learning community. As Gayle Allen says in her book, The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, “ We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. Want to learn more about Google Keep? Shake Up Learning 2018.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring , evaluating , and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools. Blended Learning Training

What a Summer Prototype Taught Us About Measuring Quality in an Unbundled Education System

Edsurge

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. In this relatively small, short-cycle prototype, the lessons we learned were significant. Why focus outside of formal learning time for our design work? Framework for the Future of Learning.

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Goodbye, Long Nights of Lesson Planning: The Secrets to Successful Virtual Co-Teaching

Edsurge

Here’s what we’ve learned along the way. While having a professional learning network, or PLN, can be incredibly powerful, having a group of teachers with which you can virtually plan is even moreso. Our core classroom structure is a blend of our affinities for particular instructional practices, allowing each of us to specialize in the design of specific materials, like simulation tasks, primary and secondary sources, curated online content, and assessments.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Click here to learn how this works in the mobile app.). Be sure to check out all of the Google Classroom resources from Shake Up Learning. To learn more about Google Expeditions check out: The Ultimate Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide , and all of the VR Resources on Shake Up Learning. This little whiteboard app is a great one for students, especially secondary students.

Rethinking Summative Assessment: Giving Students Voice and Choice

EdTechTeam

Educators are adapting to different learning models – hybrid, remote, hyflex, and back to face-to-face; but with these different learning models, we cannot forget the learner’s voice, choice, and engagement with their learning. Will the learning objective change?

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

20 YouTube Channels for Educators YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! When you want to learn something new these days, most of us head over to YouTube. You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. For students, often YouTube in their first stop when learning a new skill. ISTE : The International Society for Technology in Education is a world-renowned organization and conference.

3 Ways to Deploy 3000 Devices in Your District

Edsurge

I recently heard a teacher describe the change in education over the past decade as this: a shift in focus from teaching (the delivery of content and curriculum) to learning (what students actually know and can do). Creating a strong learning culture with student-centered classrooms takes intentionality, vulnerability, and unceasing dedication. Creating a strong learning culture with student-centered classrooms takes intentionality, vulnerability, and unceasing dedication.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

In my most recent book, Balance with Blended Learning , I have a chapter dedicated to providing real-time feedback as students work. I encourage teachers to use blended learning models to create time and space in the classroom to give feedback on their students’ work as they work.