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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I host a podcast called The Balance and wrote a book titled Balance with Blended Learning because I see teachers struggling with balance in every coaching and training session I facilitate. The person doing the work in a classroom is the person doing the learning. That belief has informed the way I define blended learning.

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Teacher Tips: Starting the Year with Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Using digital tools and blended learning techniques, she has created a student-centered environment in which her students engage and thrive in active learning online and offline. Courses on Sale for Back-to-School!

UDL 520
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Blended Learning: Design a Mini-playlist that Allows Students to Control the Pace of Their Learning

Catlin Tucker

Each time I return to an assignment, I add strategies, like polling, discussion boards, and partner work to make the experience more engaging. The playlist model presents students with a sequence of learning activities that they self-pace through. From Whole Group to The Playlist Model.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

4 – UDL – Universal Design for Learning Inaccessibility is still a major downfall of some online learning implementations. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) ensures that lessons are accessible for every student. UDL is an excellent framework that can be used in any classroom.

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Shift to Providing Feedback as Students Work

Catlin Tucker

This requires teachers actively seek feedback from students, modeling the process of giving and receiving feedback, and demonstrating how feedback contributes to personal and academic improvement. By incorporating technology and targeted learning activities, teachers can provide timely feedback as students engage in their learning tasks.

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When Education Is Designed for All Learners

Edsurge

Propping up her vigorous routine are the poles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the perfect blend of education technology, ensuring that everything keeps spinning along at the right pace and momentum. EdSurge: How do you bring the principles of UDL into your classroom—with or without the help of technology?

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2). Engagement.