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Blogs on Blended Learning

Blogs on Blended Learning
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To Make Blended Learning Work, Teachers Try Different Tactics By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning. Many schools have invested in some form of technology, whether it’s in computer labs, tablets, or a laptop for every student, depending on their budget. But for many schools, finding a way to integrate the use of tech in a traditional setting — teacher-centered classrooms — is proving to be a challenge. At this point, just a couple of years into the movement, there are no definitive answers yet. “It’s going to be more about teachers having nimble classrooms.” But for any of those tactics to work, educators agree that the key is to have a clear vision of what the technology is being used for, and how that will affect the teacher’s role. Catlin Tucker, an English teacher in Windsor, Calif., who integrates tech into her students’ school and homework, takes full advantage of what the technology affords her. That might be easier said than done. “The tech is going to kill you the first year. Related

100 HERRAMIENTAS DE LA WEB 2.0 PARA EL AULA | juandon. Innovación y conocimiento juandon Hay nuevas herramientas web 2.0 que aparece todos los días. Aunque algunas de estas herramientas no estaban destinados originalmente para su uso en el aula, pueden ser herramientas de aprendizaje extremadamente efectivo para la tecnología de hoy en día los estudiantes y sus profesores orientada emprendedora. Muchos de estos maestros son la búsqueda de los últimos productos y tecnologías para ayudar a encontrar maneras más fáciles y eficaces para crear productivo de aprendizaje en sus estudiantes. Más y más profesores están utilizando los blogs, podcasts y wikis, como otro enfoque de la enseñanza. Hemos creado una lista de 100 herramientas que crees que va a fomentar la interactividad y la participación, motivar y capacitar a sus estudiantes, y crear una diferenciación en su proceso de aprendizaje. Interactividad Utilice estas herramientas para la participación activa de los estudiantes en el aula. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Siete. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. Compromiso 21. 22.

Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education There's this myth in the brick and mortar schools that somehow the onset of online K-12 learning will be the death of face-to-face (F2F) interaction. However this isn't so -- or at least in the interest of the future of rigor in education, it shouldn't be. In fact, without a heaping dose of F2F time plus real-time communication, online learning would become a desolate road for the educational system to travel. The fact is that there is a purpose in protecting a level of F2F and real-time interaction even in an online program. Face-to-Face + Synchronous Conversations + Asynchronous Interactions = Strong Online Learning Environment And if distance learning is to have the level of quality that we dream for it, we as educators need to proactively be a part of the Blended Learning that is inevitably coming our way. The Threat Ahead in Teacher Interaction I recently helped to pilot a number of distance learning programs for my school district. $%#^$^&?!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

El e-transfolio: la evaluación de competencias desde una perspectiva de aprendizaje 2.0 | Xavier Mas gracias a una alfabetización digital generalizada. En definitiva, las circunstancias que hanacompañado esta transformación no solamente han sido las innovaciones tecnológicas sino uncambio en los usos y actitudes de estos nuevos usuarios y usuarias.Sin embargo, la práctica de la educación a distancia permanece aun anclada en diseñosmetodológicos y tecnológicos propios del web 1.0. Aunque haya plataformas de e-learningdistribuidas por prácticamente todas las instituciones educativas (en el año 2005 el 90% de lasuniversidades españolas disponían ya de una plataforma de e-learning como apoyo a la docenciavirtual, o para ofrecer cursos y asignaturas totalmente en línea; ver Llorens 2006 [1]), el cursosigue siendo la unidad básica de organización del aprendizaje. Nada ha cambiado respecto a losmodelos tradicionales en los que el contenido se sigue distribuyendo a grupos de estudiantesguiados por un instructor para seguir un currículum específico que deberá completarse en unplazo determinado y

Blended Learning: Strategies for Engagement There are methods and models for implementing blended learning -- from the flipped classroom, to the flex model. All of them are on the continuum of just how much time is spent online and in the online classroom. Blended Learning can provide a unique way of not only engaging students in collaborative work and projects, but also personalizing and individualizing instruction for students. However, there is still one piece that is missing from a great blended learning environment: engagement! #1 Leverage Virtual Class Meetings with Collaborative Work One of the most prominent features of blended learning is the virtual meeting or synchronous class meeting. #2 Create the Need to Know The key here is an engaging model of learning. #3 Reflect and Set Goals Related to the comment on metacognition above, students need to be aware of what they are learning as well as their progress towards meeting standards. #4 Differentiate Instruction Through Online Work #5 Use Tools for Mobile Learning

Ciencias Sociales y la web 2.0 (EDA) Descripción del material La web 2.0 y sus aplicaciones nos ofrecen nuevas posibilidades de facilitar el aprendizaje de las Ciencias Sociales y de aumentar en los alumnos el interés y la motivación. Al mismo tiempo estas herramientas intuitivas y accesibles, permiten al profesor crear y compartir materiales adaptados a las necesidades del aula. Los materiales EDA pretenden ayudar a los profesores y profesoras a incorporar las TIC a su actividad en el aula, detectar las ventajas e inconvenientes de utilizar estas nuevas tecnologías y encontrar nuevos enfoques didácticos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Dicho plan consta de dos fases. Curso básico (conocimiento de la web 2.0 y sus posibilidades educativas).Curso avanzado (análisis y familiarización con las aplicaciones de la web 2.0 y creación de materiales didácticos). La Segunda Fase, de aplicación en el aula, consistirá en poner en práctica con el alumnado y en el aula las experiencias web 2.0 diseñadas por el propio profesorado. Objetivos 1.

What Will Work in New Blended Learning Experiment? Lenny Gonzales As the blended learning movement grows in the U.S., schools will need to experiment with what works best in different types of settings. There’s still a lot to learn about different types of blended learning models, and a new nonprofit called Silicon Schools will raise and invest $25 million toward that effort. With partial grants from the Bay Area’s Fisher family (owners of Gap), and the advice of board members Michael Horn from the Innosight Institute and Salman Khan of the Khan Academy, the nonprofit, which has raised $12 million so far, aims to fund new and innovative approaches in existing blended learning programs with grants to each school. The effort is led by Brian Greenberg, who chronicled the successes and challenges of piloting the Khan Academy in Oakland’s Envision Schools on the Blend My Learning blog. Giving students more responsibility for the learning process was also a significant outcome of the Envision pilot program.

Evaluation of Microblog Users’ Influence Based on PageRank and Users Behavior Analysis Evaluation of Microblog Users’ Influence Based on PageRank and Users Behavior Analysis This paper explores the uses’ influences on microblog. At first, according to the social network theory, we present an analysis of information transmitting network structure based on the relationship of following and followed phenomenon of microblog users. Informed by the microblog user behavior analysis, the paper also addresses a model for calculating weights of users’ influence. Cite this paper L. References

District's answer to overcrowding: Blended learning Manchester, N.H., superintendent’s plan would put students in virtual courses to overcome crowded classrooms From wire service reports Read more by staff and wire services reports November 21st, 2012 The proposals are part of an education reform agenda pushed by Mayor Ted Gatsas following an outcry over crowded classrooms. Could technology help solve the problem of crowded classrooms? The Manchester, N.H., school district is poised to find out as soon as next semester, when it plans to offer virtual classes that students at the three high schools would be able to take without physically being in the same room as a teacher. Superintendent Thomas Brennan has presented the plan to the school committee in the form of a report titled “Maximizing Educational Opportunities.” Under Brennan’s plan, students also would be able to take college-level courses through the University of New Hampshire-Manchester. Gatsas wholeheartedly agreed.

Open Journal Systems Open Journal Systems “Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access…”Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002 Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. OJS Features OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.Online submission and management of all content.Subscription module with delayed open access options.Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors’ choice.Email notification and commenting ability for readers.Complete context-sensitive online Help support.

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow by Dr. Justin Marquis Remixing the curriculum – compiling resources from a variety of sources such as free online texts, proprietary information from publishers, and self-created media such as podcasts – is starting to push its way into K-12 and higher education. Gathering the Ingredients Before Remixing Like any course development process, there is a good deal of research that goes into remixing the contents of a new or existing class curriculum. Consider including a small selection of remixed materials at first and expand each time you teach the class. Free Courseware Free Online Texts Video Resources Remember, as will all sources from the Internet, you will want to confirm the validity of each one that you choose to include in a class. 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow is a cross-post from onlineuniversities.com and Dr.

RefWorks Home Page 13 Real-World Examples Of Blended Learning Blended learning—which combines traditional, face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning—is considered by some to be education’s next big thing. Salman Khan has made a name for himself with the method through his Khan Academy , which is used in around 15,000 classrooms to augment the learning experience. Many school districts and even colleges have shown improvement when blended learning is implemented, with some underperforming schools even performing complete turnarounds. This year, Education Dive has already compiled case collections of iPad classroom projects and flipped learning uses. Today, we break down 13 examples of how blended learning’s proliferation has made an impact at various levels nationwide: 1. 2. Earlier this year, New York teacher Sam McElroy blogged about a year of blended learning under the iLearn NYC Program. 3. Dr. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. When Venture Academy opens in 2013 , it will be Minnesota’s first blended learning middle-high school. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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