Blended Learning

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

10 New & Innovative EdTech Announced at ISTE 2017

Another ISTE conference is in the books, and this year’s roundup of new products and ideas announced at the world’s second largest EdTech event …

Augmented Reality

Kahoot Unveils a New Mobile App and Game Play Options

Kahoot announced the release of new mobile app this week at ISTE 17. The app, still in beta, addresses a lot of the complaints about Kahoot that I've …

Google Earth takes students globetrotting from the classroom

Google has a fun new educational tool for those students slowly falling asleep at their desks.<p>The company on Monday launched 10 new "stories" on Google Earth Voyager specifically designed for educational use. Students can explore remote places such as the Costa Rica Thermal Dome Hope Spot through …

Google Earth

Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief - Office of Educational Technology

Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human …

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ISTE Learning Spaces

EDU with an EDGE Episode 1 by Craig Badura - Listen to music

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Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 hours each …

Kids

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 …

Education

Elementary Makerspaces

Suggestions on possible funding sources and ways how to communicate what a Makerspace is to the stakeholders. <br>​<p>Explore lesson plans to use with …

Makerspaces

Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks.<p>Ebook …

Publishing

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …

Education

Using Digital Games — And Empathy — As Teaching Tools

Dr. Matt Farber, a social studies teacher at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, New Jersey, uses digital games in the classroom as a way to take his kids on impossible field trips, to back-in-time revolutions or to current, far away conflicts.<p>But his 11- and 12-year-old students aren't expected …

Orchestras

Jennie Magiera, chief innovation officer at Des Plaines Public Schools in Chicago, is confident educators can bridge the gap between inspiration and classroom reality http://bit.ly/2oTwVIK

The Epic Guide to Student Ownership

“Is this real, Mr. J?” The question came from the back of the room. Todd rarely spoke up in class, but today he seemed visibly upset. “Yes, it is …

Pedagogy

How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age

Imagine these everyday scenes: A father and his two-year-old are in their library’s bookmobile, checking out electronic and print picture books they …

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Preparing students for jobs that don't exist

Imagine a world where parents can genetically design and modify their own children.<p>Think it’s far-fetched? The cost of sequencing our personal genome …

Education

Exploring Blended Learning

Flipped Classroom

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Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

ISTE | Keynote<p>Interview with the CEO of the world’s biggest nonprofit ed tech organization.<p>Richard Culatta is the new chief executive officer of the …

Rhode Island

What’s the Difference Between Blended and Personalized Learning?

<i>This post originally appeared at the Christensen Institute on April 25, 2017.</i><p>Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the …

Learning

Highlander Institute: Adapting Technology to Better Match Organizational Mission and Vision

The Highlander Institute, located in Providence, R.I., is an education non-profit working around the country to support schools with new ways of …

Rhode Island

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

What was once a web filled with code and scrolling text, the Internet is now the world’s largest conglomerate of images. And as visual content …

copyright

4 maker activities to keep students tinkering

Kids are natural makers, right? Give them a few tools, and their imaginations will do the rest. Before you know it, your makerspace will be humming …

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Six Types of Classroom Video Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools

The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with …

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

IB teachers are moving beyond traditional approaches to homework to maximize student potential and increase engagement, as they share with IB World …

Teaching