The Amazing Race
Digital Learning Edition: Race Leg 4
A Bold Approach to Blended Learning
When it comes to learning, don't be afraid to mix it up!
With all the technology available to us, there are so many ways we can use it to positively impact student learning. Many teachers are leveraging the power of technology to support face-to-face instructional class time with online resources, assignments, and activities. As a result, students are empowered with some element of control over time, place, path, and or pace. In this leg of the journey, you will learn what it means to have a blended learning environment, why blended learning is a viable option in today's classrooms, and some tools that will help you get started with this student-centered model. We will focus mainly on Edmodo and Edpuzzle and you will submit and share your task for the week on Twitter!
Step 1: Watch the Race Leg 2 Overview Video.
Step 2: Watch the Scenic Route or Express Pass Video.
Step 3: Complete the Scenic Route or Express Pass Task.
Step 4: Submit your completed task on Twitter using the hashtag #amazingfbisd.
Race Leg 2 Overview Video
Express Pass (intermediate): Find a video from one of the Edpuzzle sources (YouTube, Learnzillion, CrashCourse, Khan Academy, etc.) in Edpuzzle. Use one of them and add some questions, audio comments, or edit the length to make it suitable for your students. Share your new video lesson on Twitter with the hashtag #amazingfbisd and the content area hashtag #elachat, #sschat, #mathchat, #scichat, #edtech or #edchat AND share it with one of your classes in Edmodo.
Scenic Route Video
Express Pass Video
- EDPuzzle Quick Reference Guide
- 7 Ways to Use Edmodo Infographic
- What Does Great Blended Learning Look Like?
- Blended Learning and the Future of Education: TEDxTalk
- Blended Learning Making it Work in Your Classroom - YouTube
- Blended Learning Tools YouTube Playlist
- 7 Tips to Plan for Effective Blended Learning
Week 4 Host
Feel free to email or call me if you hit a roadblock or speed bump this week.