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Blended Learning in Grades 4–12
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Blended Learning in Grades 4–12
Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms
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Use technology to focus on your students! In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in...
Use technology to focus on your students! In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in...
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  • Use technology to focus on your students!

    In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that empowers teachers to focus their energies where they're most needed. With concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, this book shows teachers how to:

  • Increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking
  • Prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time
  • Assess online work
  • Personalize learning and differentiate lessons
  • Move toward flipped instruction to create a student-centered classroom

About the Author-

  • Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin's books Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 and Blended Learning in Action are both bestsellers. She has also written a book titled Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology to support teachers in thinking outside of the box as they shift to the Common Core. Catlin is working on her doctorate at Pepperdine University. She writes the "Techy Teacher" column for ASCD's Educational Leadership. She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker and writes an internationally ranked education blog at CatlinTucker.com.

Table of Contents-

  • Acknowledgements
    About the Author
    Preface
    1. The 21st Century Classroom
    Crossing the Digital Divide
    Developing 21st Century Skills Critical to Future Success
    What Does the 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
    Student-Centered Learning
    2. Blended Learning
    What is Blended Learning?
    6 Common Blended Learning Models Currently in Use
    Emerging Blended Learning Model: Teacher Driven Blend
    Discussions are Critical to a Successful Blended Learning Model
    Community of Inquiry Framework
    3. The Role of the Teacher in a Blended Learning Model
    Choosing a Learning Platform or Learning Management System
    Blackboard
    Moodle
    Edmodo
    Schoology
    Collaborize Classroom
    Defining Your Role as Facilitator
    Silent Facilitator vs. Involved Facilitator
    Effectively Differentiate Instruction with Online Discussions
    Weaving Online Work Back into the Classroom
    4. Art of Asking Questions Online
    Encourage Conversations With Well-Chosen Questions
    Question Types That Foster Conversation
    Consider These Sample Questions
    English Question Grid
    History Question Grid
    Science Question Grid
    Math Question Grid
    Question Types that Kill Conversations
    Tips for Designing Strong Questions
    What Does a Good Online Question Look Like?
    5. Develop a Dynamic Learning Community Online
    Creating and Maintaining a Safe Space Online
    The Dos and Don'ts of Student Communication Online
    Strong Sentence Starters
    Creating Class Code of Conduct
    Visually Display Your Expectations for Participation on Your Site
    Building an Online Community
    Break the Ice Online
    5 Student Icebreakers Adapted for an Online Community
    5 Parent-Student Icebreakers Adapted for an Online Community
    Start Simply to Cement Routines and Correct First Missteps
    Teach Students to Say Something Substantial
    Preface for Chapters 6-9
    Chapters 6-9 Are Based on the Following Assumptions
    Teaching the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Learning
    6. English Language Arts
    Upper Elementary— Middle School— High School
    Example Online Discussions and Activities
    Explanation of Common Core State Standards Addressed
    Weave Online Work into the Classroom with Student Centered Activities
    7. History/Social Studies
    Upper Elementary— Middle School— High School
    Example Online Discussions and Activities
    Explanation of Common Core State Standards Addressed
    Weave Online Work into the Classroom with Student Centered Activities
    8. Science
    Upper Elementary— Middle School— High School
    Example Online Discussions and Activities
    Explanation of Common Core State Standards Addressed
    Weave Online Work into the Classroom with Student Centered Activities
    9. Math
    Example Online Discussions and Activities
    Explanation of Common Core State Standards Addressed
    Weave Online Work into the Classroom with Student Centered Activities
    10. Flip Your Instruction with Online Discussions
    What is the Flipped Classroom?
    "Homework" in the Flipped Classroom Model
    What Happens in the Flipped Classroom?
    What If a Student Doesn't Do Their Homework?
    Tips for Successfully Flipping Your Classroom
    Ideas for Flipping Your Class
    English
    History/Social Studies
    Science
    Math
    11. Accessing Work Online
    Managing Online Participation
    Rubrics
    Online Discussion Rubric
    Writing Rubrics for Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High...

Reviews-

  • Jim Anderson, Principal "This book comes at the right time with answers for teachers, principals, and schools who want to be on the cutting edge of the effective use of technology, the internet, and teacher pedagogy."

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