Educause K-12 Blended Research EDUCAUSE Library Items for K-12 Two K-12 Grantees Recently Featured on Getting Smart blog March 13, 2014 At first glance, Piedmont City Schools in rural Alabama and New York City’s Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School may not appear to have much in common. The former is a rural district working to b… Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction February 3, 2014 This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on Summit Public Schools' co-development of Activate Instruction-- a free, open, online site for curricula… Activate Instruction Helps Summit Public Schools Personalize Learning February 6, 2014 NGLC has embarked upon a new publication series, Next Gen Tools . December 5, 2013 The Workshop School is a high school run in partnership between a nonprofit and the School District of Philadelphia. KIPP Bay Area Schools: KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory A new charter school, KIPP SF College Prep is the first KIPP high school in the nation to adopt blended learning.
BlendKit Course: DIY Project Tasks Course Home | Schedule | Learning Activities | DIY Tasks | Readings | Blogging | Badges | Real Time Sessions/Archive | Stories Task 01: Conceptualize Your Blended Learning Course Course Blueprint template, instructions, and sample [Word doc; size=349kb] Mix Map template and instructions [Word doc; size=45kb] Mix Map completed sample [pdf file; size=24kb] Video: Oregon State University Prof. Burnett shares her Mix Map [8 min. streaming video] Task 02: Design for Interaction in Your Blended Learning Course Create Course Document Drafts: Schedule, Syllabus, and Protocols (instructions, templates, and examples) [pdf file; size=144kb] Module Interaction Worksheet [Word doc; size=33kb] Task 03: Decide Upon Assessments of Learning in Your Blended Learning Course Revise Course Blueprint and Revise Syllabus Assignment Instructions [pdf file; size=102kb] Configure Online Quiz Settings [pdf file; size=78kb] Task 04: Develop Content/Assignment Pages for Your Blended Learning Course
Teachers Share Sweet 'Blended' Recipes Cookbooks save lives. Seriously. Before codified culinary knowledge, humans had to experiment by digesting mixtures of random artifacts, discovering their gastro-intestinal effects through trial, error and death. Thankfully, somewhere along the way, homo sapiens started collecting step-by-step recipes to avoid heartburn and poison, eventually yielding straight-up gustatory delight to the point that you can now walk down any city street in America and order a Boston Cream. I think the cookbook is a great model for what early blended schools could be doing for teachers as we learn what works and what doesn’t. This approximates the thinking behind Mission Dolores Academy and St. At both schools, we found it was easy to come up with ideas for using technology to differentiate or motivate, but when we tried to apply these ideas, the clunkiness of the available digital content programs posed frustrating obstacles, each one causing our already time-stretched teachers a lot of heartburn. 1. 2.
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