As more educators begin to see the tremendous impact blended learning can have on student learning and engagement, school leaders have begun scrambling to train teachers on how to utilize technology to enhance instruction. This has proven to be challenging since many current administrators have limi
“ In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. For many of them, the idea isn’t a strange one, and it has provided some unexpected surprises (both good and bad). Elementary teachers have seen the value of centers for a long time. Middle and high school teachers [...]”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dean J. Fusto, Miloš Bajčetić, WebTeachers
"Higher education institutions nationwide are looking for ways to expand their reach and serve students not just in their localities but also across their regions and across the country. However, when serving this more distributed audience, it’s critical to design programs that do not demand regular travel or require students to uproot themselves. Online programs allow institutions to do this, but success is not a simple matter. The space is competitive and creating an engaging experience for online students can be in a challenge."
"If your online courses involve online discussion (and they should!), I urge you to consider the types of discussions your students are having. Before I get into that, lets discuss the advantages of online discussion."
"As the saying goes: “Knowledge is power”. But you have to develop the necessary skill set to use that power effectively. In this article, I'll share 5 tips that can help you improve your Instructional Design skills within 30 days."
“District leaders can get help planning a district-wide communications strategy for effectively outlining blending learning goals with Learning Accelerator’s “Communications Planning for Blending Learning: Step-By-Step Guide.”...”
“The Classroom Walkthrough Tool, an evaluative tool that allows school leaders and districts to collect ample data on a teacher which then enables them to have a succinct learning conversation about their teaching practice.”
If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students.
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