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Simple Steps to Blended Learning

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Learn the best practices for adapting blended learning to your classroom. It isn't elearning it isn't really face to face - it is both. You can do this.

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Simple Steps to Blended Learning

  1. 1. SIMPLE STEPSTO BLENDED LEARNING Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher www.coolcatteacher.com/TICL Author, Reinventing Writing (June 2014) Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
  2. 2. INTODAY’S SESSION SimpleConcepts for Blended Learning in the Classroom 1. Understand the 21st Century Schoolhouse 2. EssentialTips for Blended Learning 3. ScreencastingTips 4. NotetakingTips 5. Online Presenting 6. (If we have time – a peek into my classroom)
  3. 3. 1.THE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE Bricks and Clicks
  4. 4. WHY IS BLENDED LEARNING IMPORTANT?  46% of college students taking at least one course online  By 2019 (half of college classes will be eLearning based)  IBM study shows that eLearning tools boost productivity by 50% http://elearningindustry.com/top-10-e-learning-statistics-for-2014-you-need-to-know
  5. 5. Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation_Students.pdf
  6. 6. The signpost of your destiny is becoming what you post online. In our interconnected world, the only face people will see is your name and what you share. To refuse to share is to refuse to exist in technological spaces where humans connect. #flatclass Flat Classroom Conference Doha, Qatar 2009 Students in Australia presented remotely about digital citizenship
  7. 7. THE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 1: 21st Century School House
  8. 8. THE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLHOUSE Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 1: 21st Century School House
  9. 9. YOU:THE 21ST CENTURYTEACHER  Face  Voice  Body Language  Your F2F “Persona”  How you interact  How you dress & look  How you organize & teach  Face  Voice  Body Language  Your “online” persona  How you interact  Your avatar  Your profile  How you organize & teach Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 1: 21st Century School House
  10. 10. ESSENTIALS FOR BLENDED LEARNING SUCCESS  Fast Boot  Extended Charge  Is power readily available  Use a common language  “Devices on.” “Devices off”  Easy to Project Anyone’s Device As Needed  Easy to Share Files From the Device to Anyone  Multisensory Materials  GoodWifi and Internet  Individual Headphones for each student  Durable Cases  Loaner Devices Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 1: 21st Century School House
  11. 11. 7WAYS BLENDED LEARNING CAN HELPYOU BE A MORE EFFECTIVETEACHER 1. It HelpsYou ManageYour Online Persona 2. It HelpsYou Capture and Share More Easily 3. It HelpsYou ConnectYour Students to Each Other 4. It HelpsYou ConnectYour Students to the World 5. It HelpsYou ManageYour Online Places 6. It HelpsYou Create and Share Powerful Ancillaries 7. It HelpsYou Stage Complete Learning Experiences Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 1: 21st Century School House
  12. 12. 2. ESSENTIALTIPS FOR BLENDED LEARNING
  13. 13. 9 KEY P’S FOR SAFETY & SUCCESS 1. Passwords 2. Privacy 3. Personal Information 4. Photographs 5. Property 6. Permission 7. Protection 8. Professionalism 9. Permanence Reinventing Schools Learn More: ReinventingWriting: Chapter 13 Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 2: Essential Tips
  14. 14. I USE HAIKU LEARNING AS MY PLACETO TEACH - #INFLIP TIP: Create an online Classroom Simple Steps to Online Learning 2. Essential Tips for Blended Learning
  15. 15. • You can use stock videos. • In my student surveys, my students 100% agreed they preferred the videos that used my voice. • I use screencastomatic and Office Mix but there are other options. Screencasting TIP: Learn to Screencast Simple Steps to Online Learning 2. Essential Tips for Blended Learning
  16. 16. REMEMBER! Check for understanding 3 times per lesson (AT A MINIMUM!)
  17. 17. USE KAHOOTTO MAKE FUN GAMES OUT OF LEARNING  Use it to teach  I use it as a presenter with pictures #5 Reinventing Word ProcessorsImprove Assessment: Kahoot Simple Steps to Online Learning 2. Essential Tips for Blended Learning
  18. 18. USE SOCRATIVETO QUIZ AND LEARN  Ticket to leave  Open ended response  To give as quizzes  To gamify and test #5 Reinventing Word ProcessorsImprove Assessment: Socrative Simple Steps to Online Learning Part 3: Practical Ways to Use Tablets in Your Classroom
  19. 19. 3. SCREENCASTINGTIPS You can see my videos at www.youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  20. 20. MY FAVORITE SCREENCASTINGTOOL: OFFICE MIX
  21. 21. RECORD & SCREENCAST INSIDE POWERPOINT! My Favorite ScreencastingTool: Office Mix
  22. 22. ADD QUIZZES AND GET FEEDBACK INSIDE THE PRESO My Favorite ScreencastingTool: Office Mix
  23. 23. RECORD SCREENCASTS INSIDE POWERPOINT My Favorite ScreencastingTool: Office Mix
  24. 24. THINGSYOU CAN INCLUDE IN OFFICE MIX  Screencasts  Audio  Externally produced videos  PowerPoint slides  Quizzes  A video of you as you talk My Favorite ScreencastingTool: Office Mix
  25. 25. POWERPOINT RECOMMENDATIONS  AlwaysTurn Slides into Electronic Handouts  CreateTutorials Out of Your Slidedecks with Interactive Features (andYourVoice)  Give StudentsWho Are Ahead aWay to “Level Up” and Learn NewThings  Add “Extra Help”Tutorials forThose Who Need to Learn It Another Way  ShareVideos and Resources with OtherTeachers  UseYour Published Slides as Part ofYour Online Persona  You can also take the video and make enhancements in a site like Zaption
  26. 26. CONSISTENT LAYOUT OF SCREEN Essential Questions Video with Custom Thumbnail Assignments
  27. 27. A NOTE ON ASSIGNMENTS – SPELL OUTTHE LOCATION FORTURNING WORK IN My Locations: • (HAIKU) • (FOLDER)
  28. 28. Tip: Create your video thumbnail using Canva
  29. 29. Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Use1bHFasTQ
  30. 30. 4. NOTETAKINGTIPS My video I made for my students is available on YouTube www.youtube.com/coolcatteacher
  31. 31. 2 KINDS OF NOTES 1. Review and Remember Notes (You’ll be tested) 2. Reference Notes (You’ll want to refer to this later)
  32. 32. WHY DO WETAKE NOTES? 1. To help us pay attention to what is important 2. To trigger memories 3. To understand what your teacher thinks is important (and is trying to teach you so you can learn it) 4. As a resource for review and reference 5. Can be better than the textbook!
  33. 33. PREPS Notetaking System • Prepare • Record • Engage • Ponder • Sync
  34. 34. #inflip Tip #1: Use the Cornell System for taking notes Title Section 1. Prepare
  35. 35. How do I set up my notes for class videos using the Cornell Notetaking system? Step 1A: Draw the lines 1. Prepare
  36. 36. How do I set up my notes for class videos using the Cornell Notetaking system? Step 1A: Draw the lines Step 1B: Write the lesson number at the top 1. Prepare
  37. 37. How do I set up my notes for class videos using the Cornell Notetaking system? Step 1A: Draw the lines. Step 1B: Write the lesson number at the top Step 1C: Write the teacher’s name or class name 1. Prepare
  38. 38. How do I set up my notes for class videos using the Cornell Notetaking system? Step 1A: Draw the lines Step 1B: Write the lesson number at the top Step 1C: Write the teacher’s name or class name Step 1D: Write the date 1. Prepare
  39. 39. #inflip tip #2 Add essential questions #inflip Tip:3 If you don’t know how long something will be just stop writing your essential questions and come back to them 2. Record
  40. 40. #inflip Notetaking Tips 4-6 Tip #4: Insert movie times in case you need to review later Tip #5: Anything that your teacher tells you to DO or you want to DO, put a box beside it. Check it off when you do it or put it on your list. Tip #6: When you notice that your teacher repeats something, underline it so you’ll know it is important. 2. Record
  41. 41. #inflip Notetaking Tips 7-9 Tip #8: If your teacher mentions or spells a name or term and you’re not sure if you’ll need it later just write it to the side and put it in a square or separate it so you know it was mentioned but not related to the larger topic at hand. Tip #9: When new things that are important are mentioned write them in the key terms column Tip #7: If the teacher starts going too fast and you miss a time, don’t spend your time writing them down, you can miss a few. 2. Record
  42. 42. #inflip Notetaking Tip 10 Tip #10: When you run out of room: STOP! 2. Record
  43. 43. #inflip Notetaking Tip 11-14 Tip #13: Summarize what you learned just on this page! (Should be no more than 2-3 sentences.) Tip #12: Write the video times on the bottom in the summary so you can quickly scan. Tip #14: If the video is continued on the next page, then use an arrow to know it is continued. 2. Engage Tip #11: When there is a pause, it often means a transition to a new idea. Pause the video and make sure you’re happy with your notes.
  44. 44. #inflip Notetaking Tips 15-16 Tip #15: If it bleeds through the back, start on the front of a new page. Good idea to leave blank anyway. W 1.1 Proofreader’s Marks Mrs. Davis 2/26/2015 page 2 Tip #16: On your next header, put the page number of your notes. 1. Prepare
  45. 45. #inflip Tip #17: Good notes • Fit you • Are clear • Use shorthand • Relate to things you’ve already learned • Are filed properly!! 2. Record
  46. 46. #inflip Tip #18 Things that help you remember • Bullets • Numbered list • Marking important things and reviewing them later • Leave space to add notes later 2. Record
  47. 47. Tip: #19 Important Things to Do When You’re “Done” • Review your notes • Write out quiz questions for yourself (and answer keys) • Organize your notes • File them (Sync) where you can review or reference later 3. Engage 4. Ponder 5. Sync & Store
  48. 48. #inflip Tip #20 Set an appointment with yourself to handle your notes at least once a week.
  49. 49. 5. ONLINE PRESENTING What to teach your students and presenters
  50. 50. What I’ve learned through More than 400 hours of online teaching and presenting • Some Students Think Online = Play • Being a Digital Native ≠ Knowledge of Digital Spaces • Some simple methods make online presenting faster, easier, and more fulfilling
  51. 51. WE ARE ONLINE BUT DO WE KNOW HOW TO INTERACT IN AN ONLINE CLASSROOM? Audience, Presenter 2 Roles
  52. 52. How often are your students joining an online classroom now? Vote A. Multiple times each semester B. Once a semester C. Once a year D. Infrequently E. Never
  53. 53. Audience Enter Engage Exit Effective
  54. 54. Enter Early “X” out off-task windows Check audio/ video
  55. 55. Initiate Yourself to the Classroom  Read the menus at the top  Point at the icons  Find the help file.  Look at the views.  How do I ask a question?  Where are the emoticons?  What do the emoticons mean?  Are there any protocols for this room?
  56. 56. Take Handouts Engage
  57. 57. Enter Early “X” out off-task windows Check audio/ video Initiate Yourself to the Classroom Take Handouts Engage
  58. 58. Enter • Early • X windows • Check AV • Initiate • Take Handouts • Engage Engage Exit Audience Effective
  59. 59. Listen Enquire  How do I ask questions?  When is it time to ask questions?  Am I qualified to ask questions? (Have I prepared?)
  60. 60. Acknowledge We have no Face voice and body language so you must EMOTE. (Emoticons.)  Confusion  Agreement  Disagreement  Appreciation
  61. 61. Relate Ask yourself am I:  On Topic?  Distracting?  Helpful? Netiquette Do I understand  Backchannel  Protocols
  62. 62. Listen Enquire Acknowledge Relate Netiquette
  63. 63. Save To do Exit Pre-plan Don’t STOP Until you STEP
  64. 64. Enter • Early • X windows • Check AV • Initiate • Take Handouts • Engage Engage • Listen • Enquire • Acknowledge • Relate • Netiquette Exit • Save • To Do • Exit • Pre-Plan Audience Effective
  65. 65. Presenter Enter Engage Exit Effective
  66. 66. Prepared Protocols Practiced P3 How will the audience?  Ask Questions  Manage the backchannel  Emote
  67. 67. On Time Pre-meeting  Orientation to the room?  (10 minute countdown)  Start on time  End Early  Have a designated “troubleshooter”  Teach your AUDIENCE how to be a good audience
  68. 68. Presenter Enter • Prepared, Practiced & Has Protocols • On Time Engage Exit
  69. 69. wow-ing  Help participants connect  Stand up when you talk  Would you listen to yourself?  Plan for participation Energetic Relevant Ask yourself am I:  On Topic?  Distracting?  Helpful?
  70. 70. Feedback-centric  Polls  Free writing  Audience-directed topics Understandable  On Topic?  Distracting?  Helpful?
  71. 71. Literate  Handle problems?  Drawing on the board  People who don’t understand mike  Manage the room  Run polls  Advance slides  Load your slides.
  72. 72. Save To do Exit Pre-plan Don’t STOP Until you STEP
  73. 73. Presenter Enter • Prepared, Practiced & Has Protocols • On Time Engage • Wow-ing • Energetic • Relevant • Feedback-centric • Understandable • Literate Exit • Save • To Do’s • Exit • Pre-plan
  74. 74. Presenter P repared, Practiced, & has Protocols O n Time W ow-ing E nergetic R elevant F eedback-centric U nderstandable L iterate 3 Effective
  75. 75. 6. PEEK INTO MY CLASSROOM (Time Permitting)
  76. 76. INTODAY’S SESSION SimpleConcepts for Blended Learning in the Classroom 1. Understand the 21st Century Schoolhouse 2. EssentialTips for Blended Learning 3. ScreencastingTips 4. NotetakingTips 5. Online Presenting 6. (If we have time – a peek into my classroom)
  77. 77. SIMPLE STEPSTO BLENDED LEARNING Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher www.coolcatteacher.com/TICL Author, Reinventing Writing (June 2014) Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
  78. 78. What do you want to do next? Vote A. Take 5 minutes to talk about backchannel netiquette rules for online classrooms. B. Ask Questions. Enter • Early • X windows • Check AV • Initiate • Take Handouts • Engage Engage • Listen • Enquire • Acknowledge • Relate • Netiquette Exit
  79. 79. Backchannel Netiquette and Best Practices
  80. 80. Backchannel “a live chat that accompanies a live presentation”
  81. 81. Google Jockey A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
  82. 82. Backchannel Moderator A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation.
  83. 83. Troubleshooter A person who monitors the backchannel for those who are having problems and helps them troubleshoot. (Note: It is more fair to have a non- student / non-lead presenter perform this task.)
  84. 84. Classroom Uses •Group Notetaking •Link Sharing •Quick Quiz •Archivable Record •Involvement of quieter students
  85. 85. Backchannel Netiquette #1 1. Answer with @ Iteachkids: I need help with differentiated instruction. Joanna: I need help with my reading program Hamster: @iteachkids I have a great program to share with you.
  86. 86. Backchannel Netiquette #2 1. Answer with @ 2. Get a RoomIteachkids: I need help with differentiated instruction. Joanna: Anyone want to hear a joke? Hamster: You’re the joke. Joanna: I know what you did last week, don’t tell me that.
  87. 87. Backchannel Netiquette #3 1. Answer with @ 2. Get a Room 3. Get a Moderator Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. Joanna: I’m the backchannel moderator, type your question in and when it is time, Vicki will ask me what is happening in the backchannel.
  88. 88. Backchannel Netiquette 4 1. Answer with @ 2. Get a Room 3. Get a Moderator 4. Be yourself but not a fake Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. Vicki Davis: I’m not really Vicki, I just thought it would be fun to impersonate her.
  89. 89. Backchannel Netiquette #5,6 1. Answer with @ 2. Get a Room 3. Get a Moderator 4. Be yourself but not a fake 5. Be a link dropper 6. Be up front about self promotion Iteachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers. Vicki Davis: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at http://coolcatteacher. blogspot.com – I also love Jo McLeay’s at….

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