Blended Learning & Technology

Top 4 Reasons Technology-Based Learning Implementations FAIL
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Top 4 Reasons Technology-Based Learning Implementations FAIL

When schools and districts engage in technology-based learning initiatives, they often focus on the most immediate needs: purchasing the required hardware, vetting the best content, ensuring classrooms have a reliable internet connection, etc. While these are all necessary pieces of the puzzle, the initiative can easily be undermined by these...

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Blended Learning 101: Know the Basics
Monday, July 10, 2017
Blended Learning 101: Know the Basics
Blended learning is an instructional methodology that leverages technology to provide a more personalized approach to learning, giving students control over the time, place, path, and pace of their learning. The Clayton Christensen Institute, one of the most well-known thought leaders on blended learning, defines the approach as a formal...
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Educational Technology Trends in 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Educational technology trends 2017

If the world is experiencing a technology revolution, then many of our schools are at the forefront of change. Educational technology is no longer relegated to computer labs or media rooms. Instead, laptops, tablets, Smartboards, and even cellphones are incorporated into everyday learning tasks. The result? More opportunities for students...

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Technology Integration Guidance for Early Childhood Education
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Technology Integration for Early Childhood Education

For today’s students, learning to use new technologies is a necessary life skill. As more of our business and personal lives take place online, it’s only natural that students must learn to use keyboards, touch screens, and other digital tools as part of their education. However, it is equally...

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5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve
Monday, January 30, 2017
5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve

Effective blended learning requires rethinking the challenges of how classroom instruction is structured, how time is spent, and how limited resources are used. There are a number of different models of blended learning, but if any of the following challenges sound familiar, blended learning could be the answer to your...

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How Phones Can Increase Learning for All Types of Students
Monday, December 12, 2016
teens distracted by phones in class

Educators tend to fall into two camps when it comes to phones—they either love them or hate them. Many teachers wonder whether games, texting, and social media are too big a temptation for students, and whether the distraction outweighs the contribution to learning. Even fans of smartphones in the classroom...

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Stop Wasting My Tax Dollars on Screens!
Monday, November 7, 2016
elementary school kids on laptops

Never before have students had such uninhibited access to technology in the classroom. However, when technology is underused or misused, it’s not only students who suffer, it’s taxpayers, too. When I choose technology for my classes, I make sure it’s intuitive, purposeful, and mobile. I want students to want to use the...

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