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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
  Need some extra verbs? Here you go!           ~Mia

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Love the image. Very creative.

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Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer's curator insight, July 31, 2014 4:52 PM

Nice graphic of Blooms

Ryan Sines's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:08 PM

Visual reminder to ask high order thinking questions and tasks of students.

Paul Hobcraft's curator insight, September 3, 2014 3:00 AM

Nice way of presenting this- could work for lots of different prompters

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This topic focused on trends in online and blended learning. I highligh teaching and learning tools that you may not have heard of. Learning theory as well as practical "how-to" stuff is also in the bag. How can you improve your student engagement? Are there strategies for English Language Learners you may not have tried? What about your specially gifted learners?
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5 Tips for Embracing Blended Learning in Elementary Classrooms - Blackboard Blog

5 Tips for Embracing Blended Learning in Elementary Classrooms - Blackboard Blog | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Paula Barr, second grade teacher for Lawrence Public Schools in Lawrence, KS, shares her tips on how to incorporate blended learning within the classroom.
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Okay, this is just an advert for Bb. It is also a window into a special focus for blended learning, elementary K-5. Notice how the attention is on in-class use of technology in this video's discussion.

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Blended Learning in Kindergarten

Blended Learning in Kindergarten | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Last year, Barbie Gossett volunteered to turn her Kindergarten classroom into a blended learning environment.
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Community college online classes lag behind in success, report says

As community colleges throughout the state rapidly expand online course offerings, a report released this week shows students are less likely to complete and pass the digital classes than traditional ones.Roughly 625,000 students are now enroll
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A 60% success rate is just not good enough. Teachers and students need to more prepared for the demands of online learning. 

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Why Is Blended Learning Good for Students? Here's Why

Is blended learning really that good for students? Well, the research seems to say so.
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If it helps teachers differentiate learning so that everyone learns at his/her own pace,  I am all for it. 

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Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools

Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Oakland teachers learn how to blend
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Blended learning experiments in Oakland produce mixed results. Some suffer from "too much too soon" and a large "overwhelm" factor for teachers. What's at stake is the push for greater levels of innovation. That's what the infusion of technology and training has to offer. I think they came to the conclusion that they did offer too many online programs with limited integration. If at all possible teachers and students should only have one login.

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A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Music Education on Kids Cognitive Skills

A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Music Education on Kids Cognitive Skills | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
April 12, 2015
Does music  education really improve kids cognitive skills? The answer, in our view, is hard to determine and it requires a series of longitudinal studies across different...
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I for one support music and arts education. I know what an important part it has played in my life. I am suspicious of the IQ study mentioned in the infographic and think more studies need to be done to show the correlation between arts education and academic achievement.

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The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Most Important Google Drive Updates in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it

December 20, 2014
Throughout this year Google Drive has been continuously releasing interesting updates to enhance the performance of its services namely Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms..


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Styles!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 21, 2014 9:25 AM

I like being able to Edit, crop, and add a border to images in slides..

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A Wonderful PDF App is Now Free

A Wonderful PDF App is Now Free | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
December 11, 2014
Here is a great iPad app that has gone free today and only for a limited time (used to cost ($2.99). PDF Scanner, as its name suggests, enables you to digitize any printed or...
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5 Unique Online Classes Teaching Girls to Code for Free

5 Unique Online Classes Teaching Girls to Code for Free | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
These high-quality interactive courses help girls in elementary, middle, and high school develop a passion for programming.
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Practice and exposure to programming at a young age can give girls a great advantage.
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Next Generation Online Learning

Next Generation Online Learning | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it

"'Online education' takes many different forms.  It can be synchronous or asynchronous, self-paced or scheduled, video- or activity-based, free or for-fee, modularized or unchunked, and instructor- or learner-centered. An online class can be the size of a standard course, massive in scale, or somewhere in between."


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liza kaifa's curator insight, January 9, 12:20 PM

 online learning has become a good resource for people that want to go to school but don’t have the time to go during the day or if they like to learn individually. Online learning gives people a chance to learn on their own time and gives them the opportunity to learn at their own speed. going at your own pace is very important because just stess can affect your acadamic skills or your surroundings can too.

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WeAreTeachers: 5 Must-Try Online Tools for the STEAM Classroom

WeAreTeachers: 5 Must-Try Online Tools for the STEAM Classroom | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Integrating STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, into your teaching and learning is even easier with the amazing resources available online.
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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile

iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
“ iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know Gotta Be Mobile Very soon you'll be able to install iOS 8 on the iPad to deliver a large collection of new iOS 8 features that will supercharge your iPad.”
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Not a huge impact but good to know anyway
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70 iPad Apps for Elementary STEM

70 iPad Apps for Elementary STEM | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Update 8/30/2014: Somehow duplicate entries found their way into my app list. Thanks to a tweet from @kiboser I removed them, so the list now includes 70 apps. I also added 3 paid apps I'm going to...

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Seventy is a good solid number to recommend. I have my work cut out here. I need to get familiar with those I haven't tried out yet.

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Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses | eSchool News

Cincinnati Public Schools will launch a blended learning AP course initiative with Kajeet wireless hotspots to help students stay connected.
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I am in Cincinnati this week and would like to see this initiative in action. I think the special focus on AP courses will result in engagement and results that can be shared to a broader group of students, other types of courses. 

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Apps That Inspire Kids to Play Outside - Common Sense Media

Apps That Inspire Kids to Play Outside - Common Sense Media | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Give your smartphone or tablet a workout while you and the kids head outside for some healthy, tech-infused fun. Apps designed for outdoor adventures let kids do everything from study bugs to identify constellations and create a compilation video of bike stunts. Whether you're interested in family fitness, DIY, or survival skills, you'll find plenty to keep kids active and engaged. So grab your device and head outside armed with these amazing tools.

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With the exception of a few I want to try each one. "Zombies Run" is recommended for older teens. "Google Earth" is the only one on the list I have tried.

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AdvancePath Academics: Positive Environments + Flexible, Blended Learning

AdvancePath Academics: Positive Environments + Flexible, Blended Learning | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
GenDIY is comprised of talented students who are hacking high school, launching career-focused startups, and earning career credentials and college credits while in high school.
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Not for everyone but the non-traditional nature of the GenDIY program with AdvancePath support is pretty hopeful.

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Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles.
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Agreed.

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6 Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know About

6 Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know About | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
May 16, 2015
In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer...
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FEVTutor.com fits in primarily into the "face-to-face driver" scenario mentioned in the infographic. I understand we are unique in supporting teachers and students with personalized intervention. It can take place whenever it is needed, during school, after school, or on the weekends. 

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Unlocking Language for English-Learners

Unlocking Language for English-Learners | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Justin Minkel, an elementary teacher in Arkansas, says that a supportive school environment coupled with tailored instructional techniques can help English-language learners make dramatic gains in achievement.
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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MIT Technology Review | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it

HmmOnline courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.

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Hmm. Maybe there are unexpected benefits to MOOCs. They are pushing Universities to more carefully justify on-campus offerings. What benefit is there to offering this course live?

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Use of Blended Learning and Individualized Education Increases - The Heartland Institute

Use of Blended Learning and Individualized Education Increases - The Heartland Institute | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Education Week News
Use of Blended Learning and Individualized Education Increases
The Heartland Institute
Global demand for online learning is growing. In 2000, 45,000 K-12 students reportedly took online courses.
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The article is somewhat of a mini book review of Horn and Staker's Blended (2014) but a good summary of what's trending.

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Some schools to avoid snow days through e-learning

Some schools to avoid snow days through e-learning | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Schools avoid snow days through an e-learning program offered by the Indiana Department of Education
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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
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I'll try some of these ideas.
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Amidst Edtech Horror Stories, Some Blended-Learning Schools Shine - Education Next

Amidst Edtech Horror Stories, Some Blended-Learning Schools Shine - Education Next | Online and Blended Teaching | Scoop.it
A growing number of examples show that used well, blended learning—and hence education technology—can help boost student achievement in both charter and district school settings.
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Horn is right to mention no rigorous studies were done, but I like his "counter the myth" push to find the good. He's determined. 

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings. Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.
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Confirms what we all knew from first-hand experience. Attention spans don't stretch past give minutes on video content. PowerPoint style slides are nearly dead.
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