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Blended Learning w/ Charity Dodd

Blended Learning Episode 52

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • Blended Learning Best Practices
  • Edtech that supports Blended Learning

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Segment 1: Intro to EduMentor Segment and Guest

Segment 2: Charity Dodd and Blended Learning

  • Intro to Charity Dodd
  • Twitter @charitydodd
  • #BLinaction 
  • Our approach we use is called, Reflect, Tinker, Grow: We created a platform, called LINCspring, for personalized professional development. 

What is Blended Learning?

  • There are many different ways to define blended learning. The most referenced definition comes from the Christensen Institute:
  • The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns:
  1. at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;
  2. at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;
  3. and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. 

What is the PAACC Framework?

  • Personalization: Providing unique learning pathways for individual students
  • Agency: giving learners opportunities to participate in decisions about their learning
  • Authenticity: giving learners the opportunity to create for a real audience both locally and globally
  • Connectivity: giving learners opportunities to experience learning in collaboration with their peers and experts, locally and globally 
  • Creativity: giving learners opportunities to make things that matter while building skills for their future

What are some edtech tools that you use to support the Blended Learning classroom?

  • Explain Everything 
  • Skype a Scientist 
  • Canva 
  • Google Arts & Culture
  • ClassroomQ
  • Digital Toolbox Link 

Segment 3: The GotTechED Hotseat

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This weeks question is:

Question: What are your go-to Blended Learning strategies?

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
  • Blended Learning
  • 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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