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
- 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
- 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
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.
Choose one of the following assignments 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.
Choice 1: Write It Out
Now it is your turn! Think about your classroom and write a 2-page paper with the following:
Model: What Blended Learning Model (Flex, Rotation, etc) are/will you using in your classroom? What does/will it look like and why have you chosen this model?
Classroom Design: How did/will the physical space in your classroom change? Did/will you need new equipment or to re-arrange seating?
Class Procedures: Did/will students be expected to understand or practice new procedures and rules.
Lessons: How would your lessons change to incorporate this style of classroom?
Technology: How would you incorporate the Google Apps platform into the classroom and your lessons?
Choice 2: Peer Share
Select two Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Classroom, Sites,etc) and create a presentation, with at least ten slides, explaining how those apps could be used in a Blended Classroom. Describe the purpose of the App and give examples of how it would be used in lessons.
For your presentation, consider using Google Slides.
Choice 3: Record a Lesson
Record a Blended Learning lesson that you teach in which you use the Chromebook/Google Apps. At the end of the video, please share a 2-3 minute reflection of how you feel this lesson went, the positives from the lesson, and negatives (reminder – these can be learning experiences), as well as what you might change for next time.
You may use any video creation/editing tool of your choice but below are some recommended tools.
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!