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Blended Learning

Blended Learning is more than a buzz word. It is more than “the best of both worlds” between face-to-face and online education.

Any definition should include The Christensen Institute’s student control of Time, Place, and Path – and – The Sloan Consortium (presently the Online Learning Consortium) recommended 30-79% of content delivered online.

Words matter, do not allow vendors or colleagues to misrepresent Blended Learning.

Tech Integration vs. Blended Learning :: Does it Really Matter?

If educators have been so confused, for so long, about the difference between technology integration and Blended Learning, does it matter? Maybe these terms mean the same thing or so close that the difference isn’t important? Spoiler Alert: It Matters… Continue Reading →

6 Steps to Understand Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a term whose high usage threatens to obscure its meaning. Unless you understand Blended Learning for yourself. Let’s break it down to 6 steps. Take these 6 Steps to Understand Blended Learning #edchat #blendchat Click To Tweet… Continue Reading →

You Need A Big Idea

Educational Technology is a big business. And every vendor wants to sell you. It is your job to keep in mind the guiding principles of your organization (classroom, school, district) – not the job of the #edtech vendor to only… Continue Reading →

Should Educators Care about their Alexa Ranking?

Should educators care about the ranking that Alexa, an Amazon company, assigns them? I feel like you already know the answer to this, yes. Yes, you should care. Especially educators who want to promote the materials or services they sell on… Continue Reading →

Should Alexa be in Schools?

As I was writing a post for educators selling materials and/or services online I realized the question of if smart speakers like Alexa should even be in schools was a big deal. I broke this information into its own blog… Continue Reading →

Flip Back to School

Family engagement is tough. A wide variety of factors can converge to create a gap between school and home. Sometimes work schedules, vacation schedules, and/or extracurricular events seem to conspire to keep families out of the school. When a school… Continue Reading →

Blended Learning Roundup

Blended Learning is as new as the personal devices students carry. Just as with those devices educators, find themselves learning about teaching methods, like Blended Learning, alongside students and families. Check out this Blended Learning Round-up to find some resources on… Continue Reading →

Your LMS as a 3 Ring Binder

A traditional classroom has many different facets which vary by grade level and personal teaching style. An online classroom can have those same unique stylistic and organizational elements. When one combines pieces of a face-to-face classroom with an online classroom… Continue Reading →

P.S. About Google Classroom

A unique position for me, I actually discourage use of a certain technology. That is atypical, but it might be understandable, let me explain. I cannot stop hearing about Google Classroom. Coincidentally, this surge in chatter coincides with a mandate… Continue Reading →

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