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The Rise of K-12  Blended Learning report identifies six models of blended learning  occurring across the country today. (Horn and Staker, 2011 http://www.innosightinstitute.org)

The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning report identifies six models of blended learning occurring across the country today. (Horn and Staker, 2011 http://www.innosightinstitute.org)

Source: blog.innovativeeducator.us

Free Tech for Teachers: Class.io- Course Management in Google Apps ⇢

"Some of the course management functions provided by Class.io include posting and receiving of assignments, video and audio file postings to students, course announcements, and lecture outline postings. Class.io provides a tabbed timeline for students to use to navigate course postings made by their instructors.”

12 Tools for Blended Learning ⇢

Brought to you by the author of iLearnTechnology. The article was written around a year ago, but not published until now, so some services like drop.io are no longer available. You can also read about some of the author’s other suggestions for blended learning tools here.

In a recent English class, students read “The Fairy and the Chupacabra and Those Marfa Lights” on their laptops. Some students were reading the story on their own, and those who chose could have the story read to them. The teacher adjusted the vocabulary for students who were more advanced. So some children read that the horse ran, while others read that it galloped.

- Blended Learning Experiment Shows Promise of Customized Education - Education - GOOD (via world-shaker)

Blending Computers into the Classroom ⇢

"We are shifting from a whole-group mentality to an individual-child mentality," said John White, the DOE deputy chancellor in charge of labor and innovation in schools. Because some of these programs allow children to learn at their own pace, the teacher "can spend more time with each individual child over the course of the day. Research has shown that individual attention is an enormous tool," he said.

In a recent English class, students read “The Fairy and the Chupacabra and Those Marfa Lights” on their laptops. Some students were reading the story on their own, and those who chose could have the story read to them. The teacher adjusted the vocabulary for students who were more advanced. So some children read that the horse ran, while others read that it galloped.”

Be sure to check out the rest of the article. Here is a teacher’s response to it, as well. Both are good things to consider.

Here’s an informational site about blended learning if you want to read up on it more (what is it, what research shows, designing a blended learning course, etc).

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