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Tag 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.

Your T̶e̶a̶c̶h̶e̶r̶ Debt Collector

A teacher friend of mine said, “I feel like a bill collector” recently and I felt it. We can extend all the grace we like in our virtual classrooms, but the disconnect between our deepest selves and what we do… Continue Reading →

Communication Across Modalities

Blended learning, online learning, and face-to-face learning are all different modalities of teaching. You can expect to see all of these modalities at some point in the 20-21 school year, some had that pleasure this past year as well. According… Continue Reading →

#RemoteLearning Roundup

As the new school year approaches, educators need to look back to the spring to learn how to improve what we can offer this fall. #RemoteLearning Roundup // Time to look back to look forward #BlendedLearning #BLinAction #BLchat #blendchat #edtech… Continue Reading →

Non-Classroom Teachers Work During COVID-19

America knows what teachers are doing during this #RemoteLearning episode, but what about others who work in the school district? I have a small view of what is going on in our medium-sized school district in Georgia. The most important… Continue Reading →

What comes after #RemoteLearning?

The K-12 educational world is having a moment. And the only thing we know about moments is that they do not last. Mid-March K-12 districts across the country started to shut down physical locations and offer remote learning instead.  Teachers… Continue Reading →

#RemoteLearning is Something Different

I have the background of a face-to-face K-12 teacher, an online graduate student, and someone who has studied blended learning for the past ten years.  But this Remote Learning is something different than face-to-face/online/blended learning. #RemoteLearning is something different than… Continue Reading →

Week One Online Report Card

It is report card time and the school is sending my son’s report card through the mail, the U.S. Postal Service.  That is where K-12 education has ended this week, reduced to sheltering in place in our homes and the… Continue Reading →

Day # School From Home #COVID19

With ever-increasing days under our belt as remote teachers, thousands of educators are likely taking stock this morning.  If this is the new normal, how normal was yesterday? School From Home: If this is the new normal, how normal was… Continue Reading →

The 12 Days of C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶ HotLunchTray

Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas and extends roughly through teacher break; however it was celebrated in times of old is fine, but that’s how I observe it now.  My stance is that fewer Geese a Laying… Continue Reading →

Interaction in Virtual Communities

Virtual Communities Virtual Communities include online courses and social media platforms.  Online classes offer a variety of interactions. Some are expected and unexpected; there are also some interactions that do more to build social presence than others.  Online classes have… Continue Reading →

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