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The Blended Learning Breakdown: Practices, Models, and Edtech

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Episode #126: The Blended Learning Breakdown: Practices, Models, and Edtech

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 126 called “The Blended Learning Breakdown: Practices, Strategies, and Edtech” In this episode, we’ll share best practices and models of Blended Learning and the edtech tools that enhance your blended classroom. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.

Segment 1: Updates

  1. Happy Thanksgiving
  2. NJECC Conference is March 7th (Tuesday in person) and March 8th (Wednesday remote)
  3. Upcoming 12 Days of EdTech

Segment 2: Intro To Blended Learning

  1. What is Blended Learning?
  2. What are the advantages of Blended Learning?
  3. The focus shifts to the acquisition of knowledge rather than its transmission.
  4. Deeper understanding of content
  5. Increases student engagement through collaborative experiences
  6. Collaboration allows students to hear/see many viewpoints of the content
  7. Creates an opportunity for more meaningful learning experiences
  8. Student autonomy
  9. Allows the educator to help students that need 1 on 1 interactions
  10. Allows for personalized small group/individual feedback opportunities
  11. Allows teachers to strategically prescribe groups
  12. Allows students to work at their own pace
  13. How can blended learning be implemented into the classroom?
  14. Many of the best practices from Episode 124 Personalized Learning still apply to Blended Learning
  15. Get to Know the Learners
  16. Everyone is a student but has the ability to be a learner (autonomy is their learning)
  17. All learners are different
  18. Special Education Considerations
  19. Gifted Education Students
  20. SEL Students
  21. ESL Students
  22. Multiple Intelligences
  23. Use UDL or Flipped, give options for assignment completion
  24. Design a Personalized Learning Environment
  25. Help Students Set Goals
  26. Learn the art of questioning
  27. Professional Development
  28. Podcasts
  29. YouTube
  30. Online Asynchronous PD Opportunities
  31. Asking your PLN

Segment 3: Blended Learning Models and Edtech   

  1. Flipped Classroom
  2. How will you share video content? Many options 
  3. EdPuzzle
  4. PlayPosit recently purchased by WeVideo
  5. Screencastify
  6. Screencastomatic
  7. ScreenPal
  8. YouTube
  9. Google Drive – interactive video lessons! 
  10. Station Rotation
  11. Need to provide feedback as students work through stations … 
  12. Mote
  13. GoFormative
  14.  Floop
  15. Other Tech
  16. Edji
  17. QR Codes
  18. CanvaEDU 
  19. GoSoapBox (GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension)
  20. Playlists
  21. Flippity (large variety of uses from grouping to games)
  22. Prodigy (Prodigy unlocks game-based learning · Students reported an average of twice the level of math enjoyment in just a few months)
  23. Choice Boards

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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