Blended Learning: The Whole Group Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Whole Group Rotation Model. If designing a blended lesson feels daunting, it may help to start with the whole group rotation model. Instead, teachers can rotate students between online and offline learning with a whole group rotation.

Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

This blend of online and offline learning can happen exclusively in the classroom with the station rotation and whole group rotation models. I ask them to brainstorm and discuss with colleagues the benefits and challenges of teaching using the whole group, teacher-led, teacher-paced model.


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Create, Group, Discuss with Flipgrid!

Teacher Tech

Teacher Mentor, Marcia Carillo, shows how to create groups to start student discussion using Flipgrid~. The post Create, Group, Discuss with Flipgrid! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Flipgrid Google

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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting. Work directly with small groups of students. When I train teachers on the Station Rotation Model, they are quick to ask how I group my students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies. I create groups based on: Reading level. Strengths in a group dynamic.

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A Quick Way to Make Groups

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Here are two random quick ways to make groups in the classroom. This post is inspired by Barry Hoonan, co-author of “ What Are You Grouping For? Listen to his strategies for grouping which are much more complex and helpful for reading groups. Now, if I want four teams of up to five students each, I ask them to draw in letter groups.

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Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Barry Hoonan, author of What Are You Grouping For? Grades 3-8 – how to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers, Not the Book) helps us understand how to start our school year with a plan for grouping students in reading groups that works.

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MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher. Daniel Bauer has a free Mastermind Toolkit to help you gMastet started building mastermind groups.

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GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group

Teacher Tech

GroupDocs Add-on Randomly Assigns Students to Groups In the modern world collaboration and getting along with a team is essential. Assigning students to group work can sometimes be tricky. Use my Add-on GroupDocs to assign students to groups and give each group a copy of a collaborative document. The post GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group appeared first on Teacher Tech.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. We do not want to create groups that hinder the progress of any of our students! This simple guide can help you the next time you are creating groups for an assignment or task in your classroom! Learning GROUP grouping

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Some ideas for peer collaboration projects, include peer editing, designing a group presentation, brainstorming about a topic or project, hosting a debate, or creating a collaborative story. “It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ” – Milton Olson. Google Hangouts is a great web tool and mobile app for learners to collaborate.

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5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

Ditch That Textbook

Deliver assignments to small groups? Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteeduOne huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student.

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Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation. Create time and space to work with individual students or small groups of students who need additional support, instruction, or scaffolding.

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Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

I invited Rabbi Elchanan Poupko , a middle school teacher, to write a guest blog and share a strategy for pairing and grouping students for after school work. Last week it dawned on me that I can assign homework to be completed in pairs and groups virtually.

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CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Having a group of experienced company leaders to share experiences with can help you run a healthy, successful business. The post CEO Support Groups Provide Perspective, Advice, Lessons appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog business CEO Lean Startup Listenwise startup

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Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

The Problem with Grouping Learners by Age. Grouping students by age or manufacturer date is a contrived sorting mechanism. ” This critique of age-grading was written in 1912 by Frederick Burk: It is constructed upon the assumption that a group of minds can be marshaled and controlled in growth in exactly the same manner that a military officer marshals and directs the bodily movements of a company of soldiers. Grouping by Interests Rather Than Age.

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National Lexile Study Shows Accelerated Reading Growth Across Ethnic Groups

eSchool News

As part of Achieve3000’s corporate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, this year’s study includes the first-ever analysis of reading growth across race and ethnic groups.

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Experimenting with Math Testing in Groups


Michelle Russell's first try at giving a group math test – with students self selecting into groups of four – will add a new tool to her practice. Math Testing Meaningful Math achievement cons group math test Michelle Russell pros students responsesShe reports on how her students responded, what they achieved, and how she and the students evaluated the experience.

A Student’s Perspective on Group Work

Omega Notes

Brenden Thomas shares his group work experience as an undergrad student at Penn State University and an intern with Omega Notes. Hearing an instructor say they are assigning a group assignment can be both relieving and terrifying as a student. Many group projects involve more total work than individual assignments. However, after the work is split between all group members, it is often less work per person. This causes a lot of stress to the remaining group members.

Storillo: Great Platform for Group Writing Projects


Storillo is a group writing tool that allows multiple students to simultaneously contribute to a single piece of writing

The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction


Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes. Small Group Instruction Two Teachers in the Room co-teacher Elizabeth Stein general education inclusive classroom small group instruction two teachers in the room

Introducing Turnitin Employee Resource Groups


Turnitin announces the launch of a Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG), LGBTQ+ ERG, and Black ERG to enable historically marginalized voices.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Student Group Work


How do your students react when you ask them to work together in groups? Teacherpreneur and author Patrice Palmer shares strategies to plan ahead and avoid group project pitfalls and to help students see the benefits of working with each other. Articles Group Work benefits ground rules group work Patrice Palmer pitfalls teamsCheers or groans?

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping appeared first on TeachThought.

Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning


Brown help teachers think through the challenges of grouping and offer resources to develop effective groups and differentiate as needed for specific purposes. Book Reviews Grouping assessment behavior collaboration differentiation digital resources Dina Brulles PhD Free Spirit Publishing grouping Karen L. Dina Brulles and Karen L.

Random Group Generator- An Easy Way to Create Groups in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Group work is an essential part of the learning process. Through distributed efforts students get to develop the social skills of empathy, collaboration, and co-ordiation. Technology has made it more

Random Group Generator Tool for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Group work is an essential part of the learning process. Through distributed efforts students get to develop the social skills of empathy, collaboration, and co-ordiation. Technology has made it more. collaborative tools

Grouping Tabs in Chrome

Hansen's Link to Tech

Recently Google Chrome implemented a recent update allowing users to create web tabs into color coded named groups. Right click on the tab Select Add to New Group If you already have a Group you can remove or add to an existing group.

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works


In Group Work That Works, Paul Vermette and Cynthia Kline draw on research and experience to provide a thorough plan, supported by extensive resources, for implementing collaborative learning. Book Reviews Grouping challenges collaboration Cynthia L. Kline Dual Objective Model eye on education group work interdependence Linda Biondi Paul J.

Flash Group becomes Thailand’s first unicorn after raising $150m


Register Flash Group , a full service e-commerce logistics company , has become Thailand’s first unicorn after raising $150 million in Series D+ and Series E funding, according to an announcement. Featured Transportation & Logistics Flash Express Flash Group Logistics Technology

This Is How You Teach A Group Of Students Online

EdNews Daily

Today, our guest is teacher Lynette, who teaches English online to groups of students at HAWO American Academy. I have been an online teacher for HAWO American Academy for two years, and now I solely teach trial group classes. I have been teaching group class from the moment they began, and I was one of the first teachers to teach these classes. I also helped launch the group classes. What do you like most about teaching a group of students?

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Novus Consulting Group Introduces New Approach to Cyber Citizenship Education with Course Focused on Digital Wellness

eSchool News

In response to these emerging needs, Novus Consulting Group (NCG), an organization dedicated to empowering the global youth, is launching its Cyber Citizenship course this summer. .

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

Pediatrician Group Calls for Universal School Masking: What You Need to Know


The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new COVID-19 guidance that breaks with the CDC by urging universal masking regardless of vaccination status

40 Facebook Groups for Educators

Shake Up Learning

The post 40 Facebook Groups for Educators appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But I have found a gold mine in Facebook groups for educators. In fact, I have 40 Facebook Groups for Educators to share with you in this post! If you are on Facebook, there are hundreds of groups for just about any educational topic that interests you. I’ve learned so much from the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group ! Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.