Blended Learning

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

Why Makerspaces Are the Key to Innovation

Makerspaces are creative spaces located in communities, schools, and public and academic libraries. These areas are designed to engage participants …

Education

Six Steps to Creating Engaging and Effective Classroom Podcasts

Tips and Tricks<p>Podcasts — or a series of audio or video recordings — can help develop students’ listening, research and writing skills, while also …

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying …

Education

YouTube for Kids

A multimedia resource list crowdsourced by educators and curated for elementary and middle grade students.

YouTube

Anatomy of @canva. So easy to use and integrate into any classroom! #aurorahuskies https://t.co/4R7ZtCIEp4

The Maker Movement in schools has students learning by doing

"Grade Fives! This is where everything you've done up until now comes into play. We are going to move to the IDEA Lab and there are going to be buckets of material on the table and you are going to take the one best idea you have and create a prototype. Questions?" Meg Penafiel asks the class of …

Education

3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

Scratch has become a popular way to introduce coding to young people around the world. Yet many schools are just beginning to realize the potential …

Learning

Code Your Own Games! 20 Games to Create with Scratch

I'm constantly being surprised by what people are making with Scratch, a kid's programming language that lets you make games, cartoons, and other …

Programming

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Grants<p><b>NEW! Grants for Math Learning in Multicultural Classrooms</b><br>Deadline: November 30, 2017<br>This NCTM grant program is designed to fund PD learning …

Education

Getting Started with Activities in Seesaw

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What does learning look like st your school? via @shareski at #ITECia https://t.co/WH3rlAkWeC

Fake News is a Real Problem. Here’s How Students Can Solve It.

If you like this sketchy video, I encourage you to <b>subscribe to my channel</b> and be the first to see my latest short videos.<p>I used to teach a class …

Fake News

Instagram for Teachers

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

High school English teacher Michael Godsey’s favorite work by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. But a few years ago, he stopped teaching his students …

Podcasting

Genius Hour in Elementary School

We’ve all heard legends of Google employees being able to spend 20 percent of their workweek exploring topics of their choosing. Some of our favorite …

The Oregon Trail is coming back to schools through Minecraft

<i>The Oregon Trail</i> is perhaps the most beloved educational game ever made — and soon it’ll be getting a new life in schools thanks to <i>Minecraft</i>. A blocky rendition of <i>The Oregon Trail</i> is now available for <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i>, a version of the game tailored specifically for classrooms. The new</i> …

⌨️ There are keyboard shortcuts you can use while viewing a YouTube video. Here are two of them... #googleedu #edtechchat https://t.co/7ElfiAtp2S

What's happening with Book Creator for Android and Windows? - Book Creator app

You will probably know by now that we have released a new version of Book Creator for Chrome browsers. This works on all devices, including Android …

Loom - Screencast on Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs

Loom is a free screencasting tool that works on Chromebooks, Macs, and Windows computers. Loom is a Chrome extension. With Loom installed you can …

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement …

Learning

A Gif-tastic Guide to Using GIFs in the Classroom

GIFs everywhere today, but have you thought about using them with students in your classroom? In this post we will take a look at what GIFs are as …

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

As computers become less expensive, many schools are opting to bring low-cost machines such as Chromebooks into the classroom. While this has opened …

Education

Here’s what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process …

7 Super Screencasting Activities for School

<b>Screencasting</b> tools are a popular option for use in schools. At their most basic they allow you to record a video of what is on your <b>computer screen</b>, …

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My Back to School Speech

It’s been interesting watching the various ways schools and districts kick off the new year. Some begin in a very low key fashion with staff meetings …

Education

9 Back-To-School Ideas for Adobe Spark in the Classroom

Have you tried out the awesome Adobe Spark tools? I love apps and websites that empower students as creators and I’ve shared lots of ideas on my site …

Graphics

9 Places to get Awesome Pictures Online for Free (and Without Copyright Restrictions)

Bookmark these.<p>Everyone knows the clickability of an article or blog increases dramatically with the right image. But despite the fact that there are billions of digital pictures, it seems that finding high-quality images is still a challenge.<p>Plus, while the stock photo sites like Getty and …

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

John Spencer is someone I have connected with and followed for years. I have become a huge fan of his work, and I am proud to have been a part of his …

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