Blended Learning: An IT Perspective
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ScratchEd

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Keli Jurgensen Shapiro's curator insight, July 15, 2016 8:05 PM

Scratch is a unique tool for students as young as elementary school that allows them to create online games, art, animation, stories and so much more.  This link to ScratchEd allows you explore what educators and students are doing with Scratch.  

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How Schools Are Making Mobile Learning Work

How Schools Are Making Mobile Learning Work | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
K–12 IT leaders map out the strategic planning and policies that make mobility feasible on their campuses.
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It all starts with planning. It is this phase where the real work needs to happen for blended learning to be successful in the school environment.
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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
This education infographic, created by HP and Intel, explores the crucial steps all IT departments need to take to truly become a 21st-century school.
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It's more than just by devices, the IT infrastructure must be planned and developed to support blended learning. Many behind the curtain considerations are overlooked when blended learning initiatives are implemented.
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The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it

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Do apps make it easier to use a plain whiteboard in the classroom? Should we reconsider the types of tools purchased to support blended learning in a new way?
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iPad Management At Scale: Preparing for iPads in the Classroom

iPad Management At Scale: Preparing for iPads in the Classroom | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Preparing to distribute classroom iPads in your school district? Read eSpark's advice on iPad management and tips for deploying iPads in the classroom.
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If Ipads are the mobile solution of choice, this article gives clear guidelines for deploying them for a large group!

Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 15, 2016 12:53 PM

Great assist to the flipped classroom. Great tips for implementation

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Mobile Phones | The effects on children | Social Stress

Mobile Phones | The effects on children | Social Stress | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
The effects on children of mobile phones, when the mobile phone becomes not just an essential item for communication but instead something that takes control of a child’s life, parents have a right to be worried.
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Conisderations for offering 1:1 with school purchased equipement versus BYOD using mobile phones
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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Here's a useful list of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, complete with what each tool is and how teachers are using it right now!
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This list  of effective and favorite web tools was derived from a Twitter poll!
Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 15, 2016 12:54 PM

Great resource for tools in the flipped or Blended classroom.  Collected from Twitter!!

Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 18, 2016 12:02 AM
Useful list!
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Ten Steps to Choosing Digital Curricula for Blended Learning - DreamBox Learning

Ten Steps to Choosing Digital Curricula for Blended Learning - DreamBox Learning | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Blended learning is the foremost trend in education – in fact, the 2011-2012 investment in IT for kindergarten through Grade 12 public education to support it was an estimated $9.7 billion, according to the Center for Digital Education. As the…Read more ›
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Collaborize Classroom Library

Welcome to the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, a free resource where teachers can download, share and archive the lessons that are most effectively engaging students today. Here you can find thousands of peer-reviewed topic-based lessons shared by teachers from all around the world.
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Free tool to encourage online communication with mobile technologies

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Blended Learning in Plain English - YouTube

Louder version available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVeA0hP_Tg Inspired by Lee LeFever (@leelefever) when he did a talk at RCAC in London Ontario in...
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How 5 Inspiring Tablet Classrooms Are Changing Education -- THE Journal

How 5 Inspiring Tablet Classrooms Are Changing Education -- THE Journal | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
There’s no one way to use tablets in the classroom. We look at some of the most creative uses from today’s top tablet educators.
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Various schools are using device distribution in different ways to reach and engage students in learning.
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Top 18 Incredible Resources On Using QR Codes in eLearning and mLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 18 Incredible Resources On Using QR Codes in eLearning and mLearning - eLearning Industry | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in eLearning and mLearning. Using QR Codes in eLearning and mLearning.
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Using QR quotes increase organization for teachers.
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The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators | Edudemic

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators | Edudemic | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Teachers are using intuitive programs & websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you the hassles that you may not realize you've tolerated.
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Are we bottle-necking student access by using a standard device in a school? Incorporating device ignostic apps in the classroom can increase student engagement in academic coursework outside of school hours.
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EasyBib Tool- An Incredibly Helpful App for Citing Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

EasyBib Tool- An Incredibly Helpful App for Citing Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it

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Website resources offer students a plethora of information. This tools will uphold copyright requirements while encouraging students to synthesize the information they find on the web,
Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 15, 2016 12:51 PM

Great site for students. Assists with one of their biggest stressors when writing papers. Great tech application.

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Different Routes to a Blended Education [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

Different Routes to a Blended Education [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
As technology enables education to move beyond the classroom, many different combinations of traditional and online learning are emerging. Some courses focus heavily on a face-to-face setting while others primarily rely upon digital platforms. Whatever the case, educators have the opportunity…Read more →

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Voice Thread could be a great tool to encourage communication and collaboration among peers.

dana gravot's curator insight, February 10, 2015 7:54 PM

A break down of different degrees of Blended Learning

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A Beginner's Guide to Integrating Technology

A Beginner's Guide to Integrating Technology | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
AThis guide is easy and accessable for beginners to integrate technology into the teaching field.
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A few guidelines for beginning to use mobile technology in the classroom. Has a few links to direct to more in-depth information.

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Lessons From the Frontier: How to Make Blended Learning Truly Work (EdSurge News)

Four years ago, Aspire Public Schools senior leadership decided that we should explore the use of blended learning in our schools to find out if it was “right” for us and asked me to lead the effort. I was not a particularly techie educator, but I did believe that it was time for us to figure out wh
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Before choosing a blended model, learn from other success stories in how they approached the shift.
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Mobile Learning Program | New Trier Township High School

Mobile Learning Program | New Trier Township High School | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
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There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Let's learn from what others around us are doing.
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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
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Interesting perspective shared for not needing 1:1 for technology to be successful in the classroom. Sharing devices can encourage colaboration.
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Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com

Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
The mobile revolution is here. More and more schools are moving toward mobile learning in the classroom as a way to take advantage of a new wave of electronic devices that offer portability and ease of use on a budget. Netbooks, iPads, cell phones, iPods,
e-readers and even PDAs are increasingly becoming the tools of choice for today's educators, and it is easy to see why.
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Mobile technologies increasing student engagement.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Blended Learning: An IT Perspective | Scoop.it
Edutopia's VideoAmy uncovers some of the best tools online that enable teachers to engage students with educational Web videos.
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Using videos in the classroom to extend learning!
Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 11, 2015 6:53 PM

I don't think that an Instructional Designer can have lists of too many tools for integrating into teaching/learning. Here is yet another great resource for my Designing Toolbox!