Blended learning is a student-centered approach to instruction that gives the student the ability to control time, place, or pace of the learning. In this badge, the aim is to look at blended learning and identify some of the different models of blended learning. Then you will explore how a classroom with mobile devices, like an iPad, can integrate those devices into a blended classroom to engage and provide that student-centered setting.
Prerequisites: Must have skills outlined in the “Basic iPad Skills” online module
Contact Hours: 5
- Gain an understanding of Blended Learning
- Differentiate between different Models of Blended Learning
- Explore iPad Apps for Blended Learning
- Design a classroom Blended Learning environment with iPads
Work through the resources provided below. Already know the content? No problem! Skip to #5 and submit your evidence of learning from the provided Choice Board. Receive a Proficient or Accomplished rating (grading rubrics are provided for each module) from the instructor and you are awarded a badge and certificate of attendance. Graduate credit is available, as well!
1. Bell Ringer:
Let’s get started! Complete this pre-assessment to help provide context and focus to your learning experience.
2. Setting The Stage:
Watch Setting The Stage for Blended Learning and the iPad. As you view this short video, consider the role personalized learning plays in a blended environment.
3. Play List:
What is blended learning? What will it look like in your classroom? Explore the links provided below to aide in your professional learning experience.
- Blended Learning Introduction Video
- What is Blended Learning Clayton Christensen Website
- Different Models of Blended Learning
- Blended Learning Infographic
- School districts from around the U.S. using Blended Learning
- Technology Integration and Blended Learning Video
4. Integration In Action:
Explore the links provided below to see Blended Learning and iPads in action.
- Video with Blended Learning in action is a school that has implemented the Station Rotation model of Blended Learning. Is the change that is shown in this video of classroom teaching and use of space possible at your school or in your classroom?
- High School with Blended Model is a High School in California that created a Blended Model which allows students freedom in where they learn the content and in how it is delivered. When you watch this video, what do think are the pro/cons of the Blended Model they have set up.
- Using an iPad in Math class is an article from Edutopia and in it the teacher talks about the use of an iPad to her math class to bring differentiation to her classroom. if this teacher had a whole class set of iPads what would change in this lesson?
- Hilliard City Schools iPad classroom use is a post on the Hilliard City schools Technology Blog about a teacher using an iPad App Explain Everything, to have students demonstrate learning. How might this lesson, in this post, be put into a Blended Model?
5. Choice Board:
Take a moment to reflect on the work that you’ve accomplished and where you will go from here.
What style of blended learning would fit your classroom/school?
If you had to pick one iPad app to drive your classroom (assessments, collaboration) what app would you pick?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!