Category Archives: Blended Learning

A crash course in creativity: Tina Seelig at TEDxStanford

Published on 1 Aug 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Teachers Mixed on Common Core, Support Blended Learning

By Dian Schaffhauser 02/09/15

More than nine out of 10 teachers in America report using technology in the classroom. Two-thirds said they support the idea of a blended classroom, where students spend part of the school day working with a teacher and part working on a computer. A similar number of teachers said they like the idea of requiring students to take at least one online course before they graduate.

These results and others came out of an “internal poll” given to the members of the Association of American Educators, a national, non-union professional membership organization founded in 1994. According to spokeswoman Alexandra Freeze Read More

 

Ken Robinson on Passion

Sir Ken Robinson believes that everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?

I am a big fan of his book: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Quote form Jeb Bush

“We continually underestimate children. Setting high standards ans demanding results drives student academic gains…It will take some adjustment, but kids will rise to the challenge of these new standards if we give them the opportunity and tools to do it.”

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist”

Great BBWorld 2014 Session

Just came from a fantastic session where a panel of student 3rd to 9th grade discussed their experiences with online and blended courses and various technologies.  My biggest take a ways were a desire by the students for more opportunities for blended learning and more peer collaboration. In the student’s views these to changes gives them more one on one time with the teacher as well as chances to teach and learn from each other.

Get ready for hybrid thinking