Blended Learning Apps for Teachers

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What is Blended Learning, how can a teacher achieve it and what are the available tools or apps to support it. More info: http://beta.getkahoot.com/

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Blended Learning Apps for Teachers

  1. 1. what is blended learning and why is everyone talking about it ? Wednesday, 24 July 13
  2. 2. According to recent surveys, 51 percent of all students are carrying a smartphone to school with them every day. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  3. 3. Nearly a quarter of all students in K-12, overall, are doing so, while 8 percent of students in grades 3-5 are bringing a smartphone to school. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  4. 4. too big to ignore Do these figures represent the students’ behaviour inside the classrooms? How much has the rapid technology development affected education? 49% 51% Students using MobileTechnology Students not using MobileTechnology Wednesday, 24 July 13
  5. 5. ..."...”there are a significant portion of mobile devices that are just being turned off when students get to school, or are being used under the radar," Peter Grunwald, the president of Grunwald Associates LLC Wednesday, 24 July 13
  6. 6. Available technology Evolution in Education BLENDED LEARNING It’s pretty obvious that there is a gap between what is already happening and what can be done to further improve the way education works. This gap can be filled with Blended Learning... Wednesday, 24 July 13
  7. 7. Blended Learning “integrates online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Sloan Consortium Wednesday, 24 July 13
  8. 8. how does a teacher achieve blended learning? Besides Google Drive, Evernote,Twitter and Wordpress there are many innovative tools available to get you started with Blended Learning. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  9. 9. Kahoot! for instance, is a fine example of an innovative blended learning tool and it’s one of the most promising for the new academic year. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  10. 10. Kahoot! is a blended learning platform for schools, universities and businesses encouraging learners and educators to ask great questions. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  11. 11. In real-time and with gaming elements to increase engagement and motivation, learners answer questions through their personal devices. Educators get an overview of the current knowledge levels of everyone Wednesday, 24 July 13
  12. 12. Devised from typical behaviour, gaming and teaching models, the Kahoot! pedagogy creates a cycle which encourages both independent or collaborative research and creation, whilst also empowering learners to present and share their new-found knowledge to their peers, in a playful and social manner. Wednesday, 24 July 13
  13. 13. Either by asking quick questions to get instant feedback or more in depth questions for formative assessment, this blended learning tool is really great and the best part, it’s free! Wednesday, 24 July 13
  14. 14. You can request beta access for now, or wait for its official launch in August. Wednesday, 24 July 13

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