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What is Blended Learning?

What is Blended Learning?
A quote from the former US Secretary of Education The goal of blended courses is to join the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active independent learning. Blended courses are courses in which a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the face-to face (FTF) classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Using computer-based technologies, instructors use the blended model to redesign some lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, and online collaborations. There is no one model for blended learning. Depending on the course and instructor, the amount of time student spends online and face-to-face classroom will vary. Blended Learning in Plain English Blended Learning by Curtis Bonk In "Blended Learning - General," Dr. Related Literature Du, C. (2011, September). Resources Additional resources

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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. 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age.

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. The greatest benefit of flipped learning is the restructuring of class time, which is more of a pedagogical solution than a technological solution. However, the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilization of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom? Content Creation Tools One of the most difficult challenges for some teachers to overcome is the mastery of a content creation tool.

Top EdTech Update Gamification STEM Content for November, 2016 Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. Most schools have physical buildings. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate. We’ll call these, “the clicks.” Survey: Instructional Designers 'Pivotal' in Tech Adoption Ed Tech Trends Survey: Instructional Designers 'Pivotal' in Tech Adoption By Dian Schaffhauser05/09/16 Managing projects is the most common task instructional designers undertake during their days, followed by technology and pedagogical training.

Goal 23 – 10 ways I Utilize a Computer with No Internet Connection in the Classroom Goal 23 of the 30 Goals Challenge is to integrate Technology Effectively. Here’ s what I do with our classroom computer, which has no Internet connection (we got this up-to-date computer less than a year ago): 1) Showcase students’ slideshows. Every year we would reserve the computer room and see the slideshows pupils made for their literature project. Flipped classroom 2.0 Learning Published on May 24th, 2014 | by Mark Anderson I’ve been a big fan and supporter of flipped learning for a long time. I wrote about it at length in Perfect ICT and whilst most evidence is anecdotal, in my experience, it works. For those of you who don’t know, flipped learning is the attempt to take much of the instructional element out of the classroom in to the home via homework so that support of more difficult concepts and reinforcement can take place in the classroom. Jon Tait ran a small action research trial in his school which you can read about here – you can find it reblogged and written about in a number of places elsewhere too.

Blended 2.0 shifts learning in schools A third-grader studying the Spanish settlement of California found a virtual tour online and shared the trip with her classmates by slipping a smartphone into a Google Cardboard viewing device. Such limitless online resources represent a big, blended leap beyond the essays students in Coalinga-Huron USD in Central California used to write. Blended learning for the district’s 4,400 students began three years ago, and in the past year has gravitated to blended 2.0, says Joe Casarez, associate superintendent for instructional services. “If you define blended learning in the first iteration as a combination of technology and print,” Casarez says, “then what we are seeing when you marry 2.0 personalization with the Common Core standards are more authentic activities in the classroom.” A survey of 1,381 students in the district showed nearly 74 percent were more engaged, and 89 percent agreed they could solve problems or create presentations by researching online, he adds.

Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content If you create a document in Google Drive, you can click on File > Publish to the Web > Publish to generate a link or embed code. The embed code can be used anywhere in Canvas where the Rich Content Editor is available to you (switching views to the HTML Editor). Whatever changes you make in your Google Docs will automatically update in your Canvas course(s). I've created a sample Google Doc. This is how the embed code for this document appears in Google Drive. Notice that the embed code Google generates for the document does not incorporate width and height parameters.

Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. I remember some of the first technologies I used with students were a TV/VCR, cassette recorders, cameras, polaroids, large video cameras, large desktop computers, microscopes, telescopes, the Internet, a transparency projector, and a video projector. Screen Capture Software for Windows, Mac, and Chrome Context is everything. Recording a video lets the person on the other end actually hear your voice. So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a video instead. With Snagit, there’s no waiting. You can record your video, and share it within seconds. Webcam recording - Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video to add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are.

Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom - What's the Difference? Over the past twenty years, advances in the areas of web and video content delivery have aided the growth of technology-based teaching methodologies, including the flipped class model, blended learning, MOOCs, and more. However, for those just starting to explore these new instructional paradigms, the terminology can be as new as the technology. In conversations with our customers, we’re sometimes asked about the differences between blended learning and flipped classrooms, so we thought we’d help shed some light on the subject. What is blended learning? Blended learning is a form of education that takes place both online and in a brick-and-mortar location.

Why Don't People Use Mind Maps For Taking Action? The was a great survey put out a few months ago on Biggerplate.com. It provides some stepping off points toward meaningful discussion. It’s lets us find new uses for a tool we’re already familiar with, and helps us feel like our contributions matter.

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