Teacher Created Transmedia Experiences

When creating transmedia experiences of their own, teachers should think about the platforms available to their students as well as which platform would best suit the narrative extension. The platform should never determine the direction the story development takes. Many free digital storytelling resources lend themselves directly to supporting a transmedia experience in the classroom. […]

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Build an Online Community to Complement Your in Class Community

More and more teachers are venturing online with their students to enhance and extend the work done in the classroom. There are myriad benefits to engaging students online and replacing classic pen and paper assignments with more dynamic online lessons, asynchronous conversations and collaborative Source: catlintucker.com See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

Blended learning is the use of both face-to-face and eLearning approaches to deliver learning experiences (as opposed to direct instruction). Whether you’re mixing a formal learning management system with in-person lectures, or a flipped approach that combines YouTube videos with in-class group work and individual instruction, these are all examples of blended learning. The infographic below […]

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Done right, blended learning breaks through the barriers of the use of time, place, path to understanding, and pace to allow each student to work according to his or her particular needs—whether that be in a group or alone, on practice problems or projects, online or offline. It preserves the benefits of the old and […]

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What is blended learning?

Andrea Edginton was tepid about teaching when her academic career began six years ago. She had gained scant lecture experience in her PhD program and was annoyed by students who showed little motivation in class. On joining the University of Waterloo’s school of pharmacy, where 40 percent of her time would be spent teaching, she […]

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A Guide to Game-Based Learning

Is Game-Based Learning the Same as Gamification? Not exactly. Gamification is “applying typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity.” Great classrooms often use both. . Source: www.edutopia.org See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. But my district has chosen to go a step beyond that as we strive to lead the transformation.   Digital transformation in Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) began with our second-generation strategic planning […]

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