Blended Learning is a form of instruction that incorporates both traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based multimedia instruction. With Blended Learning the instructor is able to provide some content delivery to students when and where it meets the student's needs. The students are able to access this instruction through their own web connection or they can access the media via school computers/ipads/ipods/tablets/etc. at set times before/during/after the school day. The exciting part about Blended Learning is the time it frees for classroom teachers to engage their students in classroom discussion, labs, or even project based or problem based assignments. The teacher can then act as the "guide on the side" helping students with misunderstandings and the application of concepts.
Online Learning - This wiki has a wealth of resources that can be used to support online course development and offsite student learning.
Flipped Classroom Resources:
- Should you flip your classroom? - Fantastic blog post on the website Edutopia by Ramsey Musallam
- My Google Doc on flipped classroom resources
- Ramsey's website flipteaching.com - Ramsey is the leading expert on the pedagogy of the flipped classroom done right
- The Flipped Class Network - social network for nearly 3,000 teachers who are using the flipped classroom idealogy
- Brian Bennett's website
- Jon Bergmann's website
- Camtasia Learning Library - Tutorials on how to use Camtasia screencasting software
- Making a movie using Photo Story (free software) video tutorial
- Photo Story Written Directions
This article explores the pro's and con's.
District in Ohio is becoming a national model of STEM innovation
Reynoldsburg schools has a K-12 STEM pipeline, high school career-based academies, college course work starting in the ninth grade, and utilizes blended learning. See article in The Columbus Dispatch