Update! Thank you to everyone who reached out after the news I shared at the end of episode 178. The follow-up to that bit of personal news took an interesting turn my surgery had to be postponed because I experienced a delayed allergic reaction to the MIR contrast which I need to have done as part of the pre-op procedure. That lead to fighting off a massive full-body rash which I am almost done treating.
The new date for my surgery is June 16 and I will certainly keep you posted about everything and I sincerely appreciate all the well wishes. It means a lot.
What Is Blended Learning?
- Blended learning is what we need to focus on as we enter the post-pandemic lockdown world of 2020 and 2021. We need to reevaluate the human component in the learning experience. A blended learning approach ensures that students are engaged and driving their individual learning experience. This approach also helps cater to the individual needs of the learner, every student has a unique learning style and a blended approach is more likely to cater to those needs than a traditional classroom teaching experience.
Why Is Blended Learning Important?
- Blended learning is important because it breaks down the traditional walls of teaching, ones that don’t work for all students, and now with access to present-day technologies and resources, we can tailor the learning experience for each student. Blended learning also offers flexible time frames that can be personalized to each person, offering them the ability to learn at their own pace.
Benefits of Blended Learning
- Blended learning makes education more accessible
- Teachers can become more engaged with their students
- Blended Learning is more fun for everyone
Tools for Blended Learning
- Learning Management System
- Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Edmodo, etc.
- Online Texts and Resources
- Tools To Create & Organize Video Content
- YouTube, Google Drive, Flipgrid
- Video Content
Scott Nunes - Teacher, coach, #MIEExpert, #schoologyamb, Google cert. lvl 1 & 2, @wakelet amb, #cccue board, @nearpod cert., host of @tntedtech & @EducationToday8 #podcast!
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11 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers 2021 - HoET188
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How To Increase Student Engagement - HoET187
39:02Feedback and Shout Outs (1:38) Support for this episode comes from eSpark Learning - eSpark helps teachers save time by giving you online resources for your small groups and centers based on the standard you’re teaching each week. Shout out to Dan Hacker on Clubhouse! Thank you to Bryon Carpenter for including his thoughts about 186 on his podcast Fresh Air At Five. #EdTech Thought (5:33) Have we not learned our lessons? #EdTech Recommendation (10:09) 50 SEL Prompts for Middle and High School How To Increase Student Engagement (12:15) Student engagement can take on a different meaning or focus depending on the context of your goals. For some, the goal may be to understand early on what fundamentally motivates students, whether intrinsically or extrinsically, to acquire new knowledge and skills. For others, the focus may be relative to a specific lesson or activity during which capturing and retaining student attention "in the moment" is the most immediate concern. Here are six factors to consider in designing lessons to help increase student engagement behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively. MAKE IT MEANINGFUL FOSTER A SENSE OF COMPETENCE PROVIDE AUTONOMY SUPPORT EMBRACE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ESTABLISH POSITIVE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS PROMOTE MASTERY ORIENTATIONS Just Give It A Try (32:42) October Question: What collaboration tools are you and/or your students loving? Stefan Troutman - Padlet November Question: What are you thankful for? In life? In your career? Share your thoughts by Friday, October 29, 2021 I will include responses in episode 189 on November 7, 2021
Podcasting and Audio in Education 2021 - HoET186
39:28Feedback and Shout Outs (1:28) 2021 House of #EdTech Smackdown! This will be the 8th annual smackdown and it's one of my favorite regular episodes to create each year. Submit by December 18, 2021! September 30th - International Podcast Day - SHARE THIS PODCAST! #EdTech Thought (5:11) Get Creative with Audio - QR Codes and Audio Sharing Check out https://www.qr-code-generator.com/ #EdTech Recommendation (11:54) Floop - Floop is a web app that saves teachers time and helps students see the value of feedback. Collect images, PDFs, and Google Docs from students. Leave text and audio comments that lead to conversations. Floop is freemium. They have a basic free plan as well as a premium option and they are also willing to work with entire districts on larger scale pricing and rollout. The only limit on the free plan is the number of active assignments you can have which is limited to 10. Podcasting and Audio in Education (16:39) Audio in School - https://www.weareteachers.com/best-podcasts-for-kids/ Elementary School But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids Tumble Brains On! Middle School The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified StarTalk Radio Stuff You Missed in History Class High School Adult Ish – Youth Radio Freakonomics Radio Criminal Podcasting In School 2017 - Episode 96, Episode 97, Episode 98 Gear - chrisnesi.com/podcastgear Mics & accessories Recorders Software & Tools Audacity, Audition, https://audiomass.co/ How to Install Audacity on Chromebook What to podcast about? ANYTHING! Just Give It A Try (35:02) In episode 185 I talked a lot about collaboration so I want to know - What are yours and your student's favorite tool for collaboration? Why? Submit your thoughts by Friday, October 1, 2021, and I will be able to include them in my October 3rd, release.
How to Support the Use of #EdTech - HoET185
37:01EdTech Recommendation (3:47) Collaboration - In this new era of learning, the education world is constantly changing. It's vital for educators and students to stay connected, collaborate, and learn from anywhere in the world. How we teach and learn remotely or virtually, share knowledge, and collaborate is more critical than ever before. How are you and your students using a collaborative space to turn ideas and learning into action? Benefits of Collaborative Class Notes Collaborate in real-time Interlink class notes and other documents Create fully responsive documents Create class notes visible to yourself and your classmates Track engagement on shared class notes with classmates, teachers, etc. How to Make Your Class Notes Interactive? Weblinks PDFs, Presentations Video content Cloud Documents Check out BIT @ https://bit.ai Featured Content (9:55) Scott Chandler submitted a voice message that is the basis of this episode's topic. Scott asked the following questions: How to create an environment, at the school and district level, that is professionally rich for the application of technology and learning and teaching? What do we expect from our administrators? What are our professional development expectations? How can we better collect or choose resources for instructional use? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! Just Give It A Try (25:11) September Questions of the Month: What are you looking forward to trying in the coming months in your classroom or school? Thank you to Nathan Nagele and Craig from Ingles Podcast for submitting responses. Nate shared craft.do October Questions of the Month: What are yours and your student's favorite tool for collaboration? Why? Submit responses by 9/24 House of #EdTech VIP (32:23) Hillary Umholtz - Passionate Future Educator, Tarleton State ‘22, EC-6th, ESL, All level SPED major
Tech Tips to Start the School Year - HoET184
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#EdTech for Fall '21 - HoET183
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Teaching and Learning with Wakelet - HoET182
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#EdTech To Explore This Summer - HoET181
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#EdTech for the End of the School Year - HoET180
32:52Thank you for the continued support as I prepare for my surgery on June 16th to have a small tumor removed from my foot. I'm all healed up from the allergic reaction I had to the MRI contrast so that has been a relief. I will certainly keep you posted as I have throughout this process and I ask that you take a moment and think of me on June 16th. #EdTech Thought I recorded some thoughts while watching my boys at running camp. It was a beautiful day and I share my thoughts on appreciation and relaxing. #EdTech Recommendation Google Takeout is a service offered by Google that backs up all of your Google account's data into one file, which you can then download. When you use Google Takeout, you'll download all your emails, YouTube videos and comments, Google Drive files, and more. This is something districts have to enable, so check with appropriate IT personnel if this doesn't work. https://takeout.google.com/ Featured Content Wrapping up your school year for the summer is almost as challenging as starting back up in September. When it comes to education technology there are backups, sharing files, cleaning drives and accounts, updating of settings, and vacation email responses that — if not done right — can lead to problems when you return from summer break. If you have a school device, a lot of work can be completed by the IT dept. as they backup, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image devices. If you have a device assigned to you by the school that you take home, the steps may be more numerous but really, not more complicated. Clean out your documents Back up your files Take out the trash Learn it or Lose it Update software Clean up your desktop Clean up subscriptions Change alert frequency Just Give It A Try As we head into Summer 2021 I want to invite you as you reflect on the school year that was -- to contribute a Just Give It A Try story. This is the segment of the show where you share something you tried that worked or maybe it didn't work out as you thought. Your story will help every member of this community continues to learn and grow together. Thank you in advance for sharing and I look forward to hearing and sharing your stories. House of #EdTech VIP This episode's VIPs are AJ Bianco and Stacey Lindes. Stacey and AJ are no strangers to this podcast and together we recently hosted and released the 100th episode of PodcastPD. I couldn't be more proud of the podcasters and content creators that Stacey and AJ have blossomed into. PodcastPD started as a blog post on a now-retired blog of Stacey's. It morphed into a Twitter chat and a live stream during a Twitter chat to a full-blown podcast that we love creating. AJ also launched his own podcast, ReflectED back in June of 2020. @StaceyLindes @AJBianco And if you're not also listening to PodcastPD, what are you waiting for? Go to podcastpd.com/go
The Benefits and Tools of Blended Learning - HoET179
33:11Feedback and Shoutouts (2:10) Update! Thank you to everyone who reached out after the news I shared at the end of episode 178. The follow-up to that bit of personal news took an interesting turn my surgery had to be postponed because I experienced a delayed allergic reaction to the MIR contrast which I need to have done as part of the pre-op procedure. That lead to fighting off a massive full-body rash which I am almost done treating. The new date for my surgery is June 16 and I will certainly keep you posted about everything and I sincerely appreciate all the well wishes. It means a lot. Featured Content (5:36) What Is Blended Learning? Blended learning is what we need to focus on as we enter the post-pandemic lockdown world of 2020 and 2021. We need to reevaluate the human component in the learning experience. A blended learning approach ensures that students are engaged and driving their individual learning experience. This approach also helps cater to the individual needs of the learner, every student has a unique learning style and a blended approach is more likely to cater to those needs than a traditional classroom teaching experience. Why Is Blended Learning Important? Blended learning is important because it breaks down the traditional walls of teaching, ones that don’t work for all students, and now with access to present-day technologies and resources, we can tailor the learning experience for each student. Blended learning also offers flexible time frames that can be personalized to each person, offering them the ability to learn at their own pace. Benefits of Blended Learning Blended learning makes education more accessible Teachers can become more engaged with their students Blended Learning is more fun for everyone Tools for Blended Learning Learning Management System Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Edmodo, etc. Online Texts and Resources OER Commons, Project Gutenburg (60K Free EBooks), Planet EBook (free EBooks) Tools To Create & Organize Video Content YouTube, Google Drive, Flipgrid Video Content Smarter Every Day, YouTube Learning, Veritasium, AsapSCIENCE, Crash Course or Crash Course Kids, MIT Open Courseware, MIT K12 Videos, Bozeman Science, PBS Idea Channel, Numberphile, Vimeo Instructional Videos House of #EdTech VIP (28:32) Scott Nunes - Teacher, coach, #MIEExpert, #schoologyamb, Google cert. lvl 1 & 2, @wakelet amb, #cccue board, @nearpod cert., host of @tntedtech & @EducationToday8 #podcast! https://www.tntedtech.com/ https://twitter.com/mrnunesteach