Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts September 19, 2015 September 2015 We teamed up with the Evergreen Education Group to publish 12 case studies of how traditional school districts improved student learning outcomes after implementing blended learning. Each short profile highlights key details in the district’s blended-learning strategy, the EdTech products used, and promising results in the form of test scores and graduation rates.
12 Ways to Create Flipped Learning Content - No. 4: The FIZZ Method - Flipped Learning Network Hub The FIZZ Method is a Straightforward, Low Tech Method for Creating Quality Flipped Content Welcome our 4th installment in this series examining different approaches to creating flipped or blended lessons. So far we’ve taken a look at screencasting, narrating over Powerpoint slides, and using ed.ted.com. Today we explore the “FIZZ Method”. The Ultimate Guide to Blended Learning Models Have you heard of Blended Learning? Youre probably rolling your eyes at the screen. If you've been anywhere in the remote vicinity of the education realm in the past couple years, you've heard of and have probably seen efforts to blend online and offline learning in your classrooms and schools. On a very basic level, Blended Learning is simply the use of online learning (via the web, digital program, or other digital means) and offline learning (traditional brick-and-mortar setting, group-based projects, discussion, etc.) as a means to personalize instruction within the classroom. However, as the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Learning noted, even the definitions of "Blended Learning" are not a one-size-fits-all construct.
The Online Learning Teaching Techniques The world of online education is exciting for its potential to reach students individually, but what teaching techniques can do this? Online Learning Strengths Online learning strengths lie in student empowerment, flexibility, accommodation, customization, collaboration, and creation. Students are empowered through online learning in a number of ways. They are free to access materials whenever and wherever they want, using a system they are comfortable with. This flexibility allows students to learn in a way in which they are successful. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson
3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups.
4 Videos to Help you Create Videos for Flipping the Classroom About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Blended Learning Definitions The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual. The Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation. 1. Rotation model — a course or subject in which students rotate on a ﬁxed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning.
Our Vision Leveraging technology, personalizing learning, empowering teachers, accelerating results, elevating our community Our Objective To transform our schools, over the course of the next five years, into blended learning environments Our Rationale Our primary purpose for implementing a blended learning approach is to continue to increase student achievement, while ensuring our young people are prepared for post-secondary learning and careers as they learn in a 21st Century environment. Pros and cons of teaching a flipped classroom The concept of “flipped classrooms” has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. Can instruction be effectively delivered at home, freeing up class time for debates, projects and labs? The model flips the traditional approach of using class time for explaining concepts and homework for reinforcement. In the beginning, many teachers dove all in, but soon faced challenges. Then it started to lose favor.