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  • Welcome and introduce ourselves   CARMEN Show-of-hands poll of our audience:   How many are  K-12 teachers, administrators,  technology staff,  higher ed,  other
  • ANGELA: This is a site that allows you to quickly create a "chat room" where people can interact in real time about a topic.  Connect with your audience in realtime.     Encourage people to use the live stream to make comments or ask questions and then use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs. This todaysmeet room will be available for 1 month.
  • ANGELA:   Read & think about it.   Some of you may agree or disagree... -the blogger who posted the image received over 60 comments from educators We are not telling you what to to think....
  • CARMEN:  review agenda Angela: what is it? models of blended learning, edmodo,  overview teaching strategies free tools How does blended learning help engage students and support their academic success? How are online learning and face-to-face instruction being combined effectively? Is blended learning meeting unique student needs that neither fully online nor face-to-face models can achieve? What digital content and curricula are being used in blended learning?
  • Blended learning, combining the best elements of online and face-to-face education   Is what you make it...   Integrating a blended model for  teaching & learning can be as simple as utilizing online resources within the face-to-face classroom or....   as involved as implementing all or part of your curriculum online. Providing for students and Mixing asynchronous & synchronous teaching & learning Flipped-classroom
  • ANGELA Shift from lecture to student centered learning Use of web-based resources to supplement, add dimension or perspective videos interactive sites collaboration student created products Teacher acts as facilitator   Students take ownership of learning   Best of Both Worlds parents the ability to access classroom resources online at their convenience and, in some cases,  in a manner that allows for social interaction.
  • CARMEN   Create more time for one-on-one instruction and activities.   Allows classroom to move beyond a fixed space and time.   Allows a movement to an inverted or "flipped" classroom.   Enables teachers and students to take advantage of a wealth of resources available online. -- these resources are up to date, and expert, and almost always FREE
  • CARMEN:   Most importantly, ...,  Ask audience, what are those things?  examples: One-on-one instruction, hands on projects, community/expert involvement,
  • Why would should we go to the trouble of learning new technologies when we have SPI's, EOC's, etc. 
  • ANGELA 3 models for implementation Model 1 - open source resources  & online content   Model 2 - flipped class rooms Ted Talk  Model 3 - LMS
  • Model 1 -  online content  & open ed resources Briefly describe and add detailed slides & links at end of presentation in case we have time Online content & Teacher Resources Podcasts- iTunes U Videos- download Youtube with real player or kick you tube Interview an expert - skype or look for video interviews Embed artifacts directly into a class wiki, webpage, or learning management system (Voicethread, Wordle, Audacity, etc.)   Student work Differentiated instruction & assessments ePortfolios Mash-ups Collaboration Group projects Student products (video, audio, e-portfolios)
  • CARMEN   What are OER? Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner.    Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.
  • Should we summarize each major part of the presentation & ask for questions - maybe check the today's meet?
  •   Model 2 - flipped class rooms Require students to review some content, that would normally be delivered through direct instruction,  at home - videos, podcasts, etc to free up instructional time at school.  Use that time for hands on, engaging activities in which students get to APPLY what they have learned.   Teacher webpage or wiki with links out or Use an LMS to house and embed content
  • Should we summarize each major part of the presentation & ask for questions - maybe check the today's meet?
  • House some or all of your curricula & course content in an online platform Incorporate a variety of media - content becomes more diverse and rich through video, external links, interactive components, opportunities for practice Assignments can be submitted & graded online Communicate with students through email & messaging services   Course c   Teacher acts as Facilitator Engaging Learning Environment  Asynchronous teacher and student accessing at different times Synchronous teacher and student online at same time Schedule Flexibility alendar  
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  • ANGELA Show demo page:  Posting: Note, links, videos Housing content inside a folder Creating a group Calendar Creating assignments quizes annotation of assignments Help Page with teacher rollout resources & training materials
  • Open Source Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).   It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company
  • Integrates social and collaboration tools     view recent student and professor activity across courses (much like social network feeds) Integration with Google Apps for Education Collaborate with others & share notes. Easily access online text books View content full screen Submit & review assignments  Integrated gradebook
  • Should we summarize each major part of the presentation & ask for questions - maybe check the today's meet?
  • Remember... class should be about learning... Question: Why is differentiated instruction so difficult?   Lack of.... Time Resources Support In a blended classroom, do teachers have more instructional time? Do students and teacher shave access to more resources?
  • Review Questions/comments from slide...   How could this be used in the classroom?  
  • Feel free to re-write. This takes them to the page the Dr. Grant set up for all of our presentations.
  • What are these students doing? Emailing, Texting, Watching videos, Checking their online class? They are always connected and as their online teacher, we should be as well. *** Go to the Discussion Board and answer the Opening Question ***
  • Twiddla is a web-based meeting platform (think collaborative whiteboard).   Why is it imporant to engage our students with Internet technologies and online content?
  • is the a web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.    How might this tool be useful in the classroom?
  • Wiki - collaborative web pages created by multiple users. Users can write and edit information and the content can be continuously changing. Wikis can include video, audio, & text. Blogs - write, react and share in a multi-media format. Social Networks - online communities of individuals with common interests. Find & share resources!
  • Think of a topic you have been working on this week with your students... how could use use this tool?  How could your students use this tool?
  • Google Earth Tours – teachers & students can create a tour, map out a route, calculate distances, look at topography, space, moon, etc How do you find and share tours? Mapwing – use digital photos, scanned images, and/or create a digital drawing of a room, building. Use cardnial points, Add additional photos to create a 365 degree view from one room. Add text descriptions, Nike+ App -
  • Voice Thread – free educational accounts. Create group conversations with images, audio or text comments and live drawing tools. Prezi – presentation tool, create non-linear presentations, zooming in and out around one slide. Animoto- create videos from pictures, video clips and music.
  • Collaboration with Web 2.0 Tools – Promotes higher order thinking; students like variety Let’s Try it VoiceThread – use them from year to year; delete comments Wordle – use words from Discussion board to create - engage
  • Blended learning the_best_of_both_worlds

    1. 1. Blended Learning: the   Best of Both Worlds Angela Christopher [email_address] @avchristopher   Carmen Weaver [email_address] @carmenweaver
    2. 2. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others! </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. to think about ALL of the resources available... We challenge you.... and to make the best instructional decisions to facilitate learning .
    4. 5. <ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why should I care? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I'm hooked.  Where do I start? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools & Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open educational resources </li></ul></ul>Agenda Blended Learning...
    5. 6. Blended Learning <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Face-to-face & Technology-based Instruction Joining Hands
    7. 8. What does it look like?
    8. 9. Blended Learning <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Why Should I Care? </li></ul>
    9. 10. Blended Learning <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>It will allow you to do all of things you wanted to do... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>if you just had the time.
    10. 11. Why? <ul><li>e are preparing our children for jobs that do not exist today. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>e need life-long learners.   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>e need learning to be... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>what ever, when ever, & where ever </li></ul>W   W   W
    11. 12. I'm hooked.  Where do I start?
    12. 13. 3 Models 1.   Instruction includes online resources, with limited or no requirements for students to be online 2.   Instruction with substantial required online components that extend beyond the classroom and/or school day 3. Mostly online curriculum with students meeting daily in the classroom or computer lab
    13. 14. Use what is already out there... Model 1 <ul><li>for CONTENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>for STUDENT WORK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ePortfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Open Educational Resources (OER) <ul><li>What are OER? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>    Advanced Google Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>     OER sites </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Advanced Google Search Let's Try It!
    16. 17. Let's Try It!
    17. 18. <ul><li>Don't recreate the wheel...  </li></ul><ul><li>Use the resources that are already out there. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
    18. 19. Model 2 Require Online Components... & flip your classroom.
    19. 20. <ul><li>Direct instruction & content delivery happens at home... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
    20. 21. Model 3 <ul><li>Use a Learning Management System... </li></ul>LMS = an online platform for content and student engagement
    21. 22. FREE  Learning Management Systems <ul><li>Haiku </li></ul>
    22. 25. FREE  Learning Management Systems
    23. 26. Let's Try It!
    24. 29. Open Class by Pearson
    25. 30. <ul><li>An LMS is a place to house content and engage students in an online learning platform. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
    26. 31. This is about learning... <ul><li>• teach them  HOW to learn </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• ENGAGE  them, let them engage </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• make it MEANINGFUL </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• let them be PRODUCTIVE </li></ul>
    27. 32. to think about ALL of the resources available... We challenge you.... and to make the best instructional decisions to facilitate learning . AGAIN
    28. 33. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others! </li></ul></ul>
    29. 34. To access this presentation, please visit: <ul><li> </li></ul>
    30. 36. Web 2.0 for Blended &  Online Learning <ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student products (video, audio, e-portfolios) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed artifacts directly into a class wiki, webpage, or learning management system (Voicethread, Wordle, Audacity, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    31. 37. Let's try... Twiddla:
    32. 38. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    33. 39. Shared knowledge <ul><ul><li>Wikis- Coast to Coast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs – Mrs. Cassidy ’s Classroom Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks- ArtEd 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
    34. 40. ToonDoo <ul><li> </li></ul>Let's try it!
    35. 41. Maps <ul><ul><li>Google Earth – Memphis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapwing – Coral Reefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nike+ - Physical Education </li></ul></ul>
    36. 42. Digital Stories <ul><ul><li>VoiceThread – Romare Bearden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prezi – Landslides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto – Stockmarket </li></ul></ul>
    37. 43. Collaboration Let’s try it!