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 a Chromebook, can integrate those devices into a blended classroom to engage and provide that student-centered setting.
Prerequisites: Must have skills outline from the “Google Docs” online module
Contact Hours: 5
- Gain an understanding of Blended Learning
- Differentiate between different Models of Blended Learning
- Explore G Suite for Blended Learning
- Design a classroom Blended Learning environment with Google Apps for Education
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:
3. Play List:
Explore the Blended Learning with G Suite resources provided below.
- 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:
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 the 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.
Google Docs – Hyperdocs This is a website created by teachers providing classroom examples of Google Docs that teachers have created and used in their classrooms.
5. Choice Board:
Choose an assignment from the choice board to complete and submit as evidence that you have mastered the information and applications found in the course. Refer to the Choice Board Evaluation Rubric and the Guidelines for Submitting Your Assignment to ensure your evidence contains the necessary elements.
When you have completed your evidence of learning, finalize the purchase process at the bottom of this page.
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 Google App (Classroom, Drive) to drive your classroom (assessments, collaboration) what app would you pick?
- Exit Ticket – Show what you know!