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
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Segment 2: Intro To Blended Learning
What is Blended Learning?
What are the advantages of Blended Learning?
The focus shifts to the acquisition of knowledge rather than its transmission.
Deeper understanding of content
Increases student engagement through collaborative experiences
Collaboration allows students to hear/see many viewpoints of the content
Creates an opportunity for more meaningful learning experiences
Allows the educator to help students that need 1 on 1 interactions
Allows for personalized small group/individual feedback opportunities
Allows teachers to strategically prescribe groups
Allows students to work at their own pace
How can blended learning be implemented into the classroom?
Many of the best practices from Episode 124 Personalized Learning still apply to Blended Learning
Get to Know the Learners
Everyone is a student but has the ability to be a learner (autonomy is their learning)
All learners are different
Special Education Considerations
Gifted Education Students
Use UDL or Flipped, give options for assignment completion
Design a Personalized Learning Environment
Help Students Set Goals
Learn the art of questioning
Online Asynchronous PD Opportunities
Asking your PLN
Segment 3: Blended Learning Models and Edtech
How will you share video content? Many options
PlayPosit recently purchased by WeVideo
Google Drive - interactive video lessons!
Need to provide feedback as students work through stations …
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)
Flippity (large variety of uses from grouping to games)
Prodigy (Prodigy unlocks game-based learning · Students reported an average of twice the level of math enjoyment in just a few months)
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