The Perfect Blend:
Classroom-Proven Practices for Blended Learning
What is Blended Learning?
Benefits of Blended Learning
Flavors of Blended Learning
Bring Your Own (BYOT/BYOD)
This is the beg, borrow, and "steal" method. Students may bring their own devices. The teacher/school supplements the personal devices with school devices.
The classroom is relocated to the lab for content learning and instruction. When one teacher found that Wednesday was empty, she move her classroom to the lab every Wednesday for Wacky Wednesday. Another teacher discovered that space for storing the mobile device cart was limited. He volunteered to keep the lab in his classroom, and found that it was available much of the time.
1:1 or 1:x
Every student is provided with a device every day.
Recipe forBlue-Ribbon Blending
- Online space for students and teachers to save and share resources.
- Discussion areas that allow for sharing ideas and resources.
- Messages can be sent between teacher and students, sometimes between students.
- Quizzes and assignments can be given and often auto-graded.
- Teacher can leave annotations and/or verbal comments on assignments.
- Calendar/Schedule can coordinate assignments/quizzes, etc.
- Classes can be created by teacher or by admin.
- Students can be enrolled by admin or can join class with a code.
Learning Management Systems combine components in one tool.
Common Learning Management Systems used in our area:
Online Classroom Must Reflect and Extend the Face-to-Face Classroom
Be PRESENT in the online classroom.
If you share it in the face-to-face classroom, share it in the online classroom.
- Take pictures or use the TinyScan app to convert analog papers to digital.
- Have students take turns posting a picture of the whiteboard everyday.
Have students turn in work using the online platform - even paper and pencil work!
Use the online platform for discussions and reflections.
(Blended learning is not taking students to the lab once a week to do iStation.)
More Info about Learning Platforms
Google Drive Resources from Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning
30 Helpings of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
1 to 1 Procedures
- One to One Computing and Classroom Management
- Essential rules for effectively using iPads in classrooms
- Canyon ISD Policy
- Classroom Management in the BYOD Classroom
- Mansfield BYOD Packet
- BYOD Classroom Guidelines
- Tips for Managing Mobile Information Technology in the Classroom
- BYOD at West Hartford
Station Rotation Procedures
- Aspire Learning
Complete unit of lesson plans for preparing kids for Stations Page 20 – 68
How to Set Up Digital Workstations
- Polk PowerPointvRotations in the Secondary Classroom
- Introducing the Flipped Classroom the First Days of School
- Letters and procedures for Introducing the Flipped Class to Students and Parents
Online Discussion Procedures
Mix all ingredients liberally with . . . H.E.A.T.
The H.E.A.T. Framework by Dr. Chris Moersch of LoTi
Higher Order Thinking
- Academic Discussions
How to Write a Quality Comment
Discussion Guidelines from Catlin
- Innovation is Combination
Learning Event Generator on the iTunes Store
- Create Media
Sketchnote about Using Images
Infographic about Infographics
Animation - Tellagami and Powtoon
ESC11 Digital Learning Resources
- Voice and Choice
What do you want to create today? by Wes Fryer @wesfryer
Show What You Know by Tony Vincent
Google Apps for Education
Cool Tools for Teachers Collaboration Tools
Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams
From Groups to Teams
Deeper Learning, A Collaborative Classroom is Key
Grouping Strategies to Avoid Creating Bullies
To be ready for life, students need to practice life. They need to learn by practicing the skills, ideas, and habits that they will need to thrive in life beyond the test, beyond high school, beyond college. The idea that students should learn by doing and should be active in their own education has been the foundation for the project based learning model.
"Cells Gone Wild"
Transforming Technology Use
Let's Learn Together!
Future Ready Learning Experience
This Fall, Tracie will be facilitating the Future Ready Learning Experience (FRLE) at ESC11. FRLE equips and supports teachers as they endeavor to transform teaching and learning to meet the needs of digital-age students. Through this innovative blended-learning course, teachers will:
- build student-centered learning environments that cultivate problem solving, innovation, and collaboration.
- design and facilitate learning activities that move beyond simply digitizing traditional lessons to redefining the learning task.
- leverage the power of digital age applications, tools, and devices for deep, connected learning.
For more information, contact Tracie at email@example.com.