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- 10 Sites for Blended Learning

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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.
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What is Blended Learning?  This is a question that I frequently think about and a term that gets tossed around in education.  It's a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. Below is a list of resources that can be used for Blended Learning instruction.

10 Sites for Blended Learning - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=8250#sthash.Gne0auGu.dpuf

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6 Myths of the Flipped Classroom | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

6 Myths of the Flipped Classroom | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

What percentage of your meetings is the word “flipped” mentioned? 

We seem to have a history of coming up with the most ridiculously bad words to describe what we are doing in higher education. MOOC, blended, hybrid, and now flipped.

 

In many of these discussions about flipped classrooms I hear the same complaints and the same concerns.  Perhaps if some of the myths around flipped classrooms could be dispelled we’d be able to have more productive conversations.


 

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We teach children and teenagers #Spanish Online, with use of virtual, educational platform, guided and evaluated by a Spanish native teacher in Spain. The student first learns while having access to interactive learning materials, and will then be evaluated by a qualified Spanish teacher. #FlippedClassroom  www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

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6 Myths About Flipped Classrooms:

 

Myth #1 - Proponents of the Flipped Classroom Methodology Dislike Lectures:

 

Most of us can point back to our own college experience, where some of the most inspiring and life changing courses were lecture courses. The last thing we should ever do is stop a brilliant lecturer from lecturing. 

 

What flipped classroom proponents recognize is that there is variation in the quality of lecture classes on our campuses. Some classes should be left alone, and some classes could benefit from moving from a pure lecture format to a teaching format that takes advantage of new techniques and technologies.

The choice to move from lecture to any other format should totally be up to the instructor. She is in the best position to know what is the most effective teaching method. If she wants to do some flipping then resources and help should be available to give her a a hand.

 

Myth #2 - Flipping Your Class Means Getting Rid of Lecturing:

 

 

 

 

 

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Flip Your Language Classroom the Right Way | Language News

Flip Your Language Classroom the Right Way | Language News | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model promotes more rewarding classroom experiences, when implemented well. Learn how to flip a foreign language class the right way.
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The flipped classroom model is turning the education world on its head. (See what we did there?) Essentially, students listen to traditional lectures not in class, but in videos that they watch independently. In doing so, teachers can free up class time for more interactive learning activities.  So, why wouldn’t every teacher do so?

 

Learning #Spanish #online the flipped way: study the interactive learning materials individually, and then sign up for the one-on-one online session with your Spanish native teacher in Spain for guidance and evaluation. Available for children (+9), teenagers and adults.

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Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time.

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 If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction. While the instructional or teachable content is still available in class, however this content is mainly designed in such a way to be accessed outside class which is a great way for struggling students to learn at their own pace.

 

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How the Flipped Classroom Turned Me into a Better Student - Getting Smart

How the Flipped Classroom Turned Me into a Better Student - Getting Smart | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
My first two years of high school were a continuous struggle. I wasn’t very engaged during class, had a difficult time doing my homework, and was unable to get help from my parents because they didn’t know the material that I was being assigned. After my sophomore year I took the ACT test and scored a 13 – which was not good enough to have many options after high school.
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I began preparing myself to work at McDonalds because I didn’t think there would be anything else I’d be qualified to pursue after I finished high school. It wasn’t what I wanted – but it seemed to be my only option.

 

On my first day of class junior year, everything changed.

My school began flipping all of its classes, which meant that for homework, I was assigned videos to watch, which were made by my teachers and explained the material which we were learning. During class, instead of listing to my teacher lecture, we began doing our homework assignments. If I had any questions, I was able to ask someone else in the class or my teacher, who was there and ready to help whenever I was confused or didn’t understand something. Suddenly, everything started to make sense.

 

The biggest different in the flipped classroom was that I was able to learn at my own pace. When watching videos at home, if I didn’t understand something my teacher said, or wasn’t able to take notes fast enough, I had the ability to pause and rewind the video, and watch it again. Also, with class time now being spent doing work and solving problems, I could get help whenever I needed it. Rather than getting stuck on a problem at home and give up when it became too difficult, my teacher was able to show me what I was doing wrong, so I could figure out the answer and move on.

 

Learn Spanish according to the flipped classroom concept; the student studies the material provided in the virtual platform, and after each chapter signs up for a one-on-one evalution session online, with the Spanish native teacher in Spain.

More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com/online-spanish

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23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow

23 Ways To Use The iPad In The 21st Century PBL Classroom By Workflow | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
The iPad is not magic, and as many educators have found integrating them meaningfully is by no means a just-add-water proposition. The same applies to Project-Based Learning …
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The same applies to Project-Based Learning.

Project-Based Learning is a method of giving learners access to curriculum in authentic ways that promote collaboration, design, imagination, and innovation while also allowing for more natural integration of digital and social media. Below we’ve offered 23 ways that the iPad can be used in your classroom. While given strategies may or may not fit exactly into your curriculum or grade level, consider them instead as a kind of board of ideas to inspire your own thinking. If “Designing a tire” is beyond the ability of your 4th graders (and you’re certain of that), what else might they design instead? If analyzing narrative design sounds below your college freshman, what might them “consume and design” instead?

 

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Learn #Spanish #online in a professional and personal way, for children and teenagers. #BlendedLearning

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Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

A large percentage of today’s students, in fact, are eager to use their ingenuity to solve problems both big and small. A recent Gallup-HOPE survey found that 42 percent of youth in grades 5-12 aspire to develop world-changing inventions.

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Helping good ideas grow is part of the innovation process, too. That’s why innovative PBL teachers often seek out collaboration opportunities. They make time to brainstorm and problem-solve with colleagues, modeling the benefits of teamwork. They open windows on the innovation happening in their own classrooms by inviting the community to project showcase events, posting videos of student accomplishments, or just tweeting out amazing moments of student creativity. Learn #Spanish #Online, professional and Personal #BlendedLearning www.spanish-school-herradura.com/online-spanish

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
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The world around us is changing.  This change affects the way we think, learn, and connect. In education, we have three options when dealing with these changes: avoid it, struggle with it, or embrace it. Technology would seem to be the panacea for solving all of these issues when it comes to engaging the digital brain. However, while it does have an impact in the classroom, the greatest impact still lies within the teacher and the content that they are trying to get their students to learn.  Until the pedagogy and purpose align with this new world, we are all left fighting a battle rather than embracing it.

 

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
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The days of talking at students are finally over. I recall many a college class filled to the brim with students feverishly taking down notes, as our professor talked at us.

 

Sounds familiar? Probably.

 

Recently, I finished my Masters degree in what was a new environment for me: blended classes. The experience allowed me to further communicate with my colleagues and classmates in a manner that I hadn't been accustomed to. Instead of reading each other's notes and organizing study groups, we were posting in wikis and responding to discussion board posts. Instead of learning focused on facts and statistics that we needed to figure out how to memorize, our learning was focused on what we could do with the information presented.

 

I left this experience determined to bring the concept to my classroom, and due to the Common Core's adoption, we all need to embrace this concept. The fact is that the average American is using technology which is not only above what we in education generally use to teach, but this same technology is banned from our schools to prevent students from using it inappropriately. It's our job as educators to embrace this technology and navigate our students through it. Districts have already begun to explore blended instructional models, so to help ease any tension, here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin adopting these new teaching methods.

Tip #1: Kids Aren't as Tech Savvy as You Think

 

 

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TCEA 2014: Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success

TCEA 2014: Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

A prominent Louisiana-based IT leader breaks down what mobility means for K–12 environments. 

 

Preliminary data from the 2013 research show that 53 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 want to be able to use their smartphones, tablets and notebook computers at school for educational purposes. Educators are equally excited about how mobile devices can reshape the teaching and learning process, with 58 percent of teachers and librarians viewing such devices as a good way to personalize learning and 55 percent of them already using the technology to extend learning for their students beyond the school day.

 

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What Does 21st Century Learning Really Mean?

Rote memorization and the mastery of basic skills are no longer enough. To succeed in college and the workplace today, students need to be able to:

Solve problemsCommunicateAdapt to changeWork in teamsAnalyze and conceptualizeReflect on and improve performanceSelf-manageCreate, innovate and critiqueEngage in learning throughout life

Given the proliferation of mobile devices today, for students “there’s no more ‘I think,’” Abshire told session attendees. “If you ask them something, they’re immediately on their phones and tablets Googling the question. It’s now ‘I know.’”     

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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
As a new episode of My Teacher is an App airs on BBC Radio 4, Edward Lawless urges teachers to embrace digital technology in the classroom – however frightening it seems
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No matter what the conditions may be – online or face-to-face – the quality of the educational experience depends on the integrity of the curriculum, the teacher and the learning community.

That said, it's normal that teachers and leaders find the integration of online technology in education frightening. First of all, our generation of "digital immigrant" teachers must shift out of our comfort zone and into the world of our "digital-native" students. Second, it requires bricks-and-mortar schools to take a leap of faith into a medium that's essentially an unknown world. They have to let go of the familiar model that we hold dear – not necessarily because it works so well, but because it's what we know so well – to embrace an educational medium that many of us don't use, don't understand and don't trust. Third, and most importantly, it requires us to shift the power of learning from the teacher to the student; to become the facilitator for learning rather than the deliverer of knowledge and in so doing, to let students lead their own learning. That is a very disturbing prospect for many educators – and parents – because it's all about relinquishing control and taking risks.

But the internet is a natural part of students' lives and for many of them it has been that way since before they could walk. It's their natural environment for watching movies and TV programmes, accessing music, communicating with friends and organising their daily lives. It's not surprising that these digital natives don't consider online learning as such a risky venture. The internet already empowers our students with unprecedented educational access in ways that we could never have foreseen as teachers in training. The question is – how are we teaching them to use that power?

 

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Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers

Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

The challenges facing a new teacher are clear: how to write a strong lesson plan, how to master the fine art of lesson delivery and how to keep kids engaged in a positive classroom environment are all high on the list 

 

#Spanish #Online #BlendedLearning

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Defining Blended Learning

In researching for this post, I found a significant amount of information across the Internet regarding the definition of blended learning. What it is, what it's not, and the fact that some say that it's not a new concept at all, but rather the re-birth of something that's been around for awhile -- just now with a new name.

 

There are many definitions of blended learning to be sure, but for our purposes let's take the definition of blended learning from Innosight Institute which defines blended learning as: a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home. The institute even goes on to say: there are four models of blended learning that categorize the majority of blended-learning programs emerging across the K-12 sector today. These four models are: Rotation, Flex, Self-Blend, and Enriched Virtual. (Not a perfect definition by any means, but one that gives us food for thought.)

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Flipping The Classroom... A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom... A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

Greetings from Boston and  BLC12 (Alan November's Building Learning Communities Conference ).  If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter...

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Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place. I have researched and tried to find you the very best resources to get educators in all positions thinking about what a Flipped Classroom” really is”? I know that if you take a look at the resources provided you will walk away with a better understanding, and a well thought out implementation. It is the understanding and implementation that hold the key to success.


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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

"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 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.

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1. Build a Tech Team

Integrating technology can be very stressful for educators that aren't familiar with it. Having a support team that's flexible and available to struggling teachers is crucial for any tech rollout. Our tech team consisted of teachers, support staff and administrators. This group was able work together across multiple content areas and grade levels to support successful tech integration. We focused primarily on mind mapping ideas and helping teachers slowly introduce technology into their classes.

 

2. Scaffold Effective Professional Development (PD)

 

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Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox

Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it

The sandbox of today has gone digital and is filled with dynamic touch screens that permeate the play area with brilliant colors, music and animation. These devices provide opportunities to increase engagement, participation and social interactions.

 

 

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 Parents, educators and related service providers seek out activities that ensure young children can reach their potential. The brilliant colors and unique interface of today's technologies offer young learners the opportunity to explore and learn in brief-yet-powerful, on-demand learning intervals with increased focus and motivation.

 

Should we embrace such technology for young learners? A joint position statement by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning Children's Media at Saint Vincent College emphasized that it is essential to apply principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media for young learners 0-8 years of age. When technology integration is built upon solid developmental foundations, and both the challenges and the opportunities of technology are considered, then technology and media can potentially benefit every child.

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Think Big: How to Jumpstart Tech Use In Low-Income Schools

Think Big: How to Jumpstart Tech Use In Low-Income Schools | Ipad Classroom, ICT, Education Innovation | Scoop.it
The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to technology and broadband, tight budgets, and educators who have not been trained in using technology in meaningful ways. But these hurdles did not deter Daisy Dyer Duerr, Prek-12 Principal of St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, Arkansas.
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Professional & Personal #Online #Spanish courses, guided and evaluated by qualified, experienced Spanish native teachers in Spain

After teaching Spanish to foreign children and teenagers for many years at our Spanish Language School in the South of Spain, we have worked on a concept to be able to let students from all over the world benefit from our concepts and proficient way of teaching from the comfort of their own homes. We offer a form of Blended Learning, where the student can learn Spanish using the newest teaching techniques along with the guidance of his or her personal teacher in Spain.

 

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