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  • Modified 1/24/2008
    2000 ELR
    1900 WILS
    38 ELAR
    9 blogs
    (soon: x video clips; x elrs with screen captures)
  • “Supplemental electronic learning resources include software, videos and Internet resources.”
  • “Supplemental electronic learning resources include software, videos and Internet resources.”
  • “CLRN currently reviews electronic learning resources in the four core content areas: English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science and Science. Additional content areas will be added as content standards are developed.”
  • The CLRN Web Information Links (WIL) database is a collection of free primary source, secondary source, and reference web sites that are accessible though a standards based browse function or a search function.
  • Probably the easiest way to begin looking for web links is through the QUICK SEARCH. The main functions of the Web Info Links Collection is accessed via a drop down menu feature on the home page.
  • In 2012, the most popular blended model was Self Blend, which the Innosight Institute has just renamed the “Al la Carte” model, followed by the Enriched-Virtual, a model used by Independent Study schools in California. This seems to indicate that non-consumers, students who are using eLearning to supplement their transcript or schools that provide online courses not offered in the classroom, are a driving force.
    We also found that 31% of districts and direct-funded charters are utilizing more than one blended learning model.
    Self Blend: 60%
    Enriched-Virtual: 36%
    Rotation: 29%
    Flex: 17%
  • In 2013, though, the Rotation method overtook the Self-Blend (46% to 40%) followed in third by Enriched Virtual.
    This year, 34% of districts and direct-funded charters reported they are utilizing more than one blended learning model.
    Self Blend: 60%
    Enriched-Virtual: 36%
    Rotation: 29%
    Flex: 17%
  • When
  • When separating elementary and unified districts, though, we found that the predominate model in elementary districts was the Rotation method, followed by 80% of districts and charters. Just 15% of elementary districts indicated they were using more than one blended model.
    6 of 40 had two blended models in place.
  • In unified and high school districts last year, the predominate blended model was the Self-Blend followed by Enriched Virtual.
  • This year, though, the numbers flipped a little with 48% reporting using the Self-Blend, followed by the Rotation and Enriched Virtual models. 38% of these districts report using more than one blended model.
  • After reading the @ChristensenInst report, “Is K-12 Blended Learning Disruptive? An introduction of the theory of hybrids”, we felt a need to ask the next question, are charter schools disruptive? Are they more likely to promote the eLearning disruptive innovation or are they creating and implementing sustaining innovations? One is a hybrid, a temporary solution. One is revolutionary.
    So, we looked back into our 2013 California eLearning Census data to find out if charter schools are more disruptive than traditional school districts. The answer is not what you may think.
    The short answer to our question is “no”. Direct-funded charters are not more disruptive when it comes to online and blended learning. Whether comparing Enriched Virtual, Flex, or A La Carte, Unified and high school districts are actually implementing more disruptive technologies than charter schools. Of the four blended models, Rotation is a sustaining innovation that is implemented in traditional classrooms. While Rotation grew in this year’s eLearning census, traditional school districts seem to be more disruptive than their direct-funded charter competition.
  • Khan videos have closed captions and are Creative Commons licensed.
  • Blending in the Open

    1. 1. Blending in the Open Great free and open source resources for blended learning
    2. 2. Your Handouts
    3. 3. Blendspace picture
    4. 4. California Learning Resource Network Your one-stop source for Common Core & CA standards-aligned resources
    5. 5. Online Courses  CCSS/CA  iNACOL standards course standards  CLRN-Certified & UC A-G
    6. 6. Supplemental Resources  Internet-based ELR
    7. 7. Content Areas  English-Language Arts/ELD  Mathematics  History-Social Science  Science  Visual and Performing Arts  World Languages
    8. 8. Open Educational Resources (OER) 6000+ iOS & Android applications Free software/Web 2.0 Tools Supplementary Curriculum Primary, secondary, & reference
    9. 9. WILS Page
    10. 10. Wils browse
    11. 11. Demo: finding resources by standard
    12. 12. What’s Your Blend? California eLearning Census
    13. 13. Blended Model Breakdown 2012
    14. 14. Blended Model Breakdown: 2013
    15. 15. 2013: K-5/K-8 Blended Model Breakdown
    16. 16. 2012: K-12/9-12 Blended Model Breakdown
    17. 17. 2013: K-12/9-12 Blended Model Breakdown 28% 37%
    18. 18. Are Charters More Disruptive?
    19. 19. AB 133/SB 185: Digital Required Publishers must provide digital versions “a school district may use instructional materials in digital format … to create a district-wide online digital database for classroom use..” Adopted K-8 Materials
    20. 20. Textbook Format PDF? Make use of tools to chop and post
    21. 21. PDF Sam
    22. 22. CK-12 Open Source Texts  Math & Science Many grade 6-12 CCSS Many grade 6-12 NGSS  Grade 6-8 by subject, not integrated
    23. 23. CK 12 Braingenie Adds Khan-like assessments “Learn, practice, quiz” Grade 1-12 math Grade 6-12 science
    24. 24. Video Clip Sources Khan Academy/CK-12 YouTube iTunes University Academic Earth Record your own Streaming video publishers
    25. 25. Khan academy
    26. 26. Khan Academy Kahn & CCSS  map Note: no “/” after “map”
    27. 27. Khan Videos include captioning
    28. 28. Khan Academy Difficulty with CCSS
    29. 29. But Brian, what if my students don’t have access to the Internet?
    30. 30. Next Gen Science Standards LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
    31. 31. Crash Course U.S. History Chemistry World History Literature Biology
    32. 32. Photosynthesis demo
    33. 33. TeacherTube
    34. 34. iTunes U Interface
    35. 35. iTunes U: Physics This goes on for 38 minutes
    36. 36. iTunes U: Five Minute Spanish
    37. 37. Khan’s Photosynthesis
    38. 38. Flipping Tips It doesn’t have to be about you.  There are other great lecture sources, you know. Carefully consider what lesson parts to flip. Find a partner. Address student technology access early. Find a way to engage students  Don’t just talk. Ask questions. Frame discussion items.
    39. 39. Screenr: Web-based Screencast Creator Web-based screen & audio capturing tool Creates flash or QT videos up to 5 minutes A variety of ways to publish  Embed code  Downloadable QuickTime file  Through Screenr URL  Upload to YouTube
    40. 40. Screenr Screens
    41. 41. Screenr Publishing
    42. 42. QuickTime Recording
    43. 43. Screencast-O-Matic Screenr-like App (Win or Mac) 15 minute limit Watermark, lower left corner Publish as MP4, AVI, FLV movie Publish to YouTubeHD
    44. 44. Need demo here
    45. 45. If i fail every question in an online course test, telling me "Good Job!" does not provide me feedback or remediation.
    46. 46. OER Browse: Free Software/ Web 2.0 Tools
    47. 47. Software/web 2
    48. 48. •Blogs and Wikis •Bookmark/Resource Sharing •Direct Communications •Productivity •Real Time Instruction/Collaboration •Social and Classroom Networking
    49. 49. SlideShare Presentation sharing site Uploads a variety of formats Add YouTube videos to presentations Provides embed codes
    50. 50. SlideShare REview
    51. 51. SlideShare Site
    52. 52. Pocket Cross platform, Cross browser IOS, Android, and an app Saves web pages for viewing later or on other devices 
    53. 53. Announcify Text to speech conversion Browser extension and Android app
    54. 54. Announcify
    55. 55. Announcify Demo
    56. 56. Wunderlist Cross-platform, cloud-based, list creation and sharing Mac, Windows, iOS, & Android
    57. 57. Wunderlist Review
    58. 58. New Wunderlist Demo
    59. 59. Animaps Create animated Google maps 
    60. 60. Animaps Review
    61. 61. Animaps Site
    62. 62. Animaps Demo
    63. 63. DropBox Cloud and Cross-Platform File Sharing iPhone/iPad/Android Sharing 2 - 18 GB storage 
    64. 64. 42,000 free eBooks Project Gutenberg
    65. 65. DROPitTOme Remote DropBox Upload Customers don’t need a DropBox account 
    66. 66. CLRN Review
    67. 67. dropittome
    68. 68. DropIt demo 1
    69. 69. DropIt Demo 2
    70. 70. Dropcanvas: Quickly Share Files Web based only Account not required But very helpful 5GB limit per canvas
    71. 71. DropCanvas Site
    72. 72. DropCanvas Demo
    73. 73. DropCanvas
    74. 74. DropCanvas
    75. 75. Blendspace Share, Flip, Teach (formerly Edcanvas): Upload a variety of resources Share with students Comment
    76. 76. Adding Classes
    77. 77. Flipgrid Create & share short discussion-style questions No student accounts No limits Public or private
    78. 78. Flipgrid demo
    79. 79. Socrative Formative assessment platform Create and deliver instant short or long assessments Results displayed on screen Results available via spreadsheet
    80. 80. The Kindle DX Story (Or, the Office of Civil Rights is looking over your shoulder)
    81. 81. Universal Subtitles: Encode Videos with Your Subtitles Web-based platform for adding subtitles/translations. Very easy to use  You’re only a phone call away from a visit from the OCR
    82. 82. US1
    83. 83. Universal Subtitles Play subtitled video from U.S. site Copy embed code Download subtitle file (text and timing codes)
    84. 84. Uploading subtitles 2 youtube
    85. 85. Capzles Slide show and story teller Online and iPad/iPhone 
    86. 86. Free Software: Capzles
    87. 87. Capzles 2
    88. 88. Capzles 3 Capzles web Site Embedded 
    89. 89. Capzles Demo
    90. 90. Capzles With Video
    91. 91. Free Software: Wordle  World Cloud Generator 
    92. 92. Tagxedo World Cloud Generator (with shapes) Wordle & Shape Collage Mashup Ability to download cloud images 
    93. 93. Tagxedo Review
    94. 94. Tagxedo Site
    95. 95. Tagxedo Demo
    96. 96. But Wait, There’s More to Tagxedo
    97. 97. Tagxedo Demo 2
    98. 98. 101 Ways to Use Tagxedo Hardy Leung Copyrighted. All rights reserved
    99. 99. Make a Self Portrait • Use it as your avatar (Facebook, Twitter, etc) o showing just enough and not too much • Tips o Not all photos work  Need high contrast o Adjust threshold and blur o Use Capture/Undo/Redo o Prefer "Light" themes o Photos can be color or B&W o Examples of "Ideal Photos"  Steve Jobs' B&W  Abraham Lincoln
    100. 100. Start a Class Topic • Start a class topic with Tagxedo o Civil right, cold war, jazz, world cup, Lady Gaga ... o Use Wikipedia (<topic>) o Use preset font/theme/orientation and options o Can be interactive (e.g. class is interested in Malcolm X, so let's make one right then and there) o Talk the Tagxedo, and write down keywords for more detailed discussion
    101. 101. Contrast Candidates in a Political • Tagxedo provides a first-order analysis Debate speeches, slogans, promises, etc. o Debates, • The following example compares the words of Julia Gillard (incumbent) and Tony Abbott in the Australian election debate (July 25, 2010) o Normalized Frequencies  show relative, not absolute, importance of words o Gillard said "I believe" and "Australian people" a lot o Abbott frequently laid blame at the "Government" Julia Gillard Tony Abbott
    102. 102. Summarize Chapters of a Book • Summarize chapters of a book o Use text from the chapter o Highlight selected words to summarize the chapter or lead to the next o Use related shape  Example: Tom Sawyer, steamboat (silhouettes)
    103. 103. Teach Students about Cultures of the World • Fun way to learn geography, history, and culture of different countries • Great for projects o One country per student/group o Research, Prioritize words, Make Tagxedo, Give presentation o Turn the Tagxedoes into beautiful posters
    104. 104. Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine Find historic or discontinued web sites 
    105. 105. Peabody 2
    106. 106. Peabody 3
    107. 107. Blending in the Open California Learning Resource Network