Blended Learning

By Josh Allen | Articles related to blended learning in a K-12 educational setting.

What Is the Point of a Makerspace?

<b>Listen to my interview with John Spencer (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and Microsoft Class Notebook<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. …

Teaching

Flaticon.com has a growing collection of icons and clipart. In fact, they boast that 4,000 icons are added each month. You’ll most likely be downloading images as PNG. PNG images can be used in pretty much any app. PNG supports transparency, so you’ll see no white boxes around these icons! While you can use Flaticon for free, you are required to attribute the illustration to Flaticon. If you pay $90 a year or $10 a month for a Premium subscription you can use all illustrations without any attribution. Paid subscribers also get access to premium icons.

Best Free Blog Software to Get You Started

The criteria for blogging software very much depends on the individual or business requirements. However, there are some universal factors at play …

Web Design

$5 a year for Photoshop? Yes, as Adobe slashes education pricing

Adobe's full suite of software, which also includes Illustrator and Premiere Pro, plunges from its previous price of $240 a year for kids in K-12.<p>You may think of Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects as expensive professional tools for photographers and video editors, but Adobe Systems wants …

Adobe

Hattie on Dweck: Sometimes pupils need 'fixed mindsets', argues leading academic

“Fixed” and “growth” mindsets both have advantages for learning at different times, an influential education academic has claimed.<p>Professor John …

Pedagogy

Being a Maker: Just Create Something Everyday

April 23, 2018<b>in</b> Makerspaces2 Comments<p><i>(Post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using them, I get a small commission that helps support</i> …

Adobe Spark Activities for Elementary Students

Creation in the classroom is essential at every age. All students have stories to tell about their learning, and I’m so excited that the Adobe Spark …

Education Technology

Lego Lessons in the classroom: Building creativity at all levels of education!

Classroom Management Strategies for Digital Learning

Technology has revolutionized the way we learn, and the ability to integrate technology into schools and classrooms has become standard practice. …

Education Technology

Adobe Launches Spark With Premium Features for Every Student, Free of Charge

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced today that Spark for Education with premium features and additional functionality is …

5 Ways to Support a Culture of Learning - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 556<p>Last weekend at the Long Island Connected Educator’s Summit, Tony Sinanis and I facilitated a session, 5 Ways to Support a Culture of …

Frickin’ Packets

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Hacking STEM<p><b>I saw a video a few months ago</b> that I haven’t been able to …

Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work

A major barrier to innovation in the classroom is teacher exhaustion. I regularly work with teachers who like the idea of trying new teaching …

First Nineteen K-12 Schools and Higher Ed Institutions Adopt International Standards for Flipped Learning 3.0

CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, …

Updates to YouTube Live Streaming

<i>Cross-posted from the YouTube blog.</i><br>Together, we've experienced the biggest music, sports, science, culture and gaming events unfold live on YouTube. …

Apps

Drivecast Episode 2 by Greg Kulowiec | Anchor - The easiest way to make a podcast

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar …

Education Technology

The 9 hottest topics in edtech

The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology to transform teaching and learning are not about the tech at all, but about the …

Education Technology

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Blockchain

Innovative classroom design requires shift to 'designer' mindset

Embracing that shift requires navigating the hundreds of "micro-decisions" made about classrooms every day to find the choices students would love to …

Education Technology

Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts

Loom is a free screencasting tool that works in the Chrome web browser. In addition to using it on a Chromebook, you can use Loom on a Mac or Windows …

6 Emerging Technologies Supporting Personalized Learning

<i>This is a follow up to 4 Iowa Schools Getting Personalized Learning Right written by Meredith Allen: educator, instructional technology consultant</i> …

The next time you’re recording a selfie video with your laptop, consider elevating it to raise its camera to your eye level. This gives your audience the view that they would see if they were standing or sitting across from you. It makes your video more personal and provides a more flattering view. Be sure to make eye contact with your audience by looking into the camera.

Did you know National Geographic has a YouTube Channel with a playlist of 360° Videos. Great way to interact with students to spark inquiry and active exploration of environments and animals that they normally wouldn’t have access to. Check it out. #360°Videos #VR #edtech #nationalgeographic #teachersfollowteachers #education #teachersofinstagram #technoliteracies #makelitreal

How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education)

While still in it's infancy, Blockchain has the power to transform education by increasing learner ownership and control over data, reducing …

Blockchain

74 Interview: Richard Culatta on How to Do Personalized Learning Well — and Why It Could Be the Key to Narrowing a School’s Equity Gap

<i>See previous 74 interviews, including</i> <i>2017 Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee</i><i>,</i><i> former education secretary John King</i><i>, and</i><i> former secretary of state</i> …

Education Technology

Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

Teachers value today's classroom digital resources, but students might not be as comfortable using technology as parents and educators believe, …

Education Technology

Do students buy into maker culture?

Maker culture is going mainstream. The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker movement infiltrating …

Makerspaces