seminar-workshop

MATERIALS

handouts

 

Handouts for Blended Learning and Powerful Web 2.00 Tools.

 

 

ACTIVITY #1

Warm Up Activity

  • Download the Worksheet 21st Century Skills Relay.
  • Work as a group to complete the needed information.
  • You may use the internet to get the right information.

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ACTIVITY #2

Four Models of Blended Learning

Learn about the Four Models of Blended Learning through Khan Academy.

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  • With your group, complete the handout with what you learned from the video.
  • Save the file as jpg and post in our FB group.
  • In your post, write the names of the members in your group andcomment on your insight regarding the learning task.
  • Like and comment on other groups’ outputs.  Check out the guidelines below when making comments.

 

Guidelines on Making Comments to be Posted on the Web

Here are some guidelines you might want to try with your class to ensure that your comments do not offend or hurt anyone.

Think about your digital privacy:

  • Use your first name only to identify yourself.
  • Leave off your home email, your street address, phone number, or school name.
  • Don’t share specifics of your daily routines that involve time and location (ie where & when your soccer practice is)

Think about the tone of your comment:

  • Be polite, friendly, and encouraging.
  • Have some humour, but be careful with sarcasm.
  • If you disagree, don’t be rude about it; give constructive (helpful) feedback.

Think about the content of your comment:

  • Keep your comment on topic and make sense. Say something about the original post.
  • Don’t say random stuff or get really silly.
  • Be more formal than you would in real life, but not stuffy.
  • Avoid texting shortcuts like u for you and l8r for later, and only use one emoticon if you need to.
  • Sometimes add a question at the end to keep the conversation going.
  • Include your blog url (address) so the blogger knows where to find you.

Think about conventions of your comment:

  • Try to fix your spelling mistakes: use Firefox for drafting your  comments.
  • Use capitals in the right places: people’s names, places, the beginning of a sentence, and on “I” —no evil i’s. All capitals is like yelling.
  • Punctuate properly: period at the end of a sentence, space after a period, comma, or end bracket. One “!” will do: you don’t need a string of exclamation marks.
  • Remember, you are putting your best self forward, so polish your comments.

Source:  

“Commenting Guidelines | Huzzah!” Huzzah!. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://huzzah.edublogs.org/commenting-guidelines/.


WEB TOOLS

Here are just some Web 2.0 tools you can use in your classroom or for blended learning activities.  You might want to try them out.

Edmodo

 

EDMODO  is an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and refines them and makes it appropriate for a classroom.  

pinterest

 

PINTEREST is is a social network that allows users to visually share, and discover new interests by posting (known as ‘pinning’ on Pinterest) images or videos to their own or others’ boards (i.e. a collection of ‘pins,’ usually with a common theme) and browsing what other users have pinned.

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MENTIMETER is a tool that lets you engage and interact with your audience in real-time The audience simply votes via mobile phones.

word cloud

 

WORDCLOUDS is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud generator, similar to Wordle.

padlet

 

PADLET is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

 

Other Web 2.0 Tools.  Click on the link to download the Online Collaborative Tools handout.


 

ACTIVITY #3

Homework

Choose one video to watch below:

    A.  What Blended Learning Looks Like in the Classroom

    B.  Lawrence Public Schools:  Disrupting the Faculty Model with Blended Learning

    C.  Blended Learning in Kindergarten

    D.  Blended Learning:  Making It Work in the Classroom

    E.  Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students

    F.  Singapore’s 21st Century Teaching Strategies

Reflect on additional learning or insights you got while watching the video.

Use any of the following applications:  

  • Google Docs to write a reflection;
  • Google Slide to create a jpeg file or image or slide show; 
  • Youtube video or Vine to create a short video clip of yourself explaining what you learned;
  • other formats or apps that you would like to use to express what you learned.

Post or upload your output to the Padlet posted at the bottom of this page. 

Be ready to share your output with the class.

 


VIDEOS

A.  What Blended Learning Looks Like in the Classroom

 

B.  Lawrence Public Schools: Disrupting the Factory Model with Blended Learning

C.  Blended Learning in Kindergarten

D.  Blended Learning:  Making It Work in Your Classroom

 

E.  Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students

 

 

F.  Singapore’s 21st Century Teaching Strategies


WEB TOOLS

Padlet on Blended Learning:

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