Blend Your Instruction-- Resources and Applications

What is Blended Instruction?

Catlin Tucker describes it as "an umbrella that encompasses many different models that combine active, engaged learning online with active, engage learning offline." 

The most commonly used classroom approaches include station rotation, whole group rotation, and flipped classroom.

Blended Learning



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Click on the links below to access great recourses/applications to help you blend instruction in your classroom.

Hyperdocs
Hyperdocs

Designing HyperDocs captures your lesson plans and instructional delivery strategies which sets a stage for artful teaching that has the potential to reach all students. Intentional HyperDoc design personalizes the lessons for the students in your classroom. Exploring content through multimedia before teaching or explaining through direct instruction, creates a classroom community of experts on the topic and the technology lowers the barriers to understanding the content by providing multiple pathways to learning without lowering the bar for variable learners.

SeeSaw
Seesaw
Seesaw is a digital portfolio that allows kids to save and submit a variety of work: videos, photos, text, and drawings. They can reflect on their work in writing or with a voice recording when they submit it, and teachers can offer feedback as well. Teachers can then approve items to make them accessible to parents.

Matt Miller's Awesome Site of Resources
Matt Miller

Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. 

Google Drive
Google Drive
A collection of educational tools including a place to organize and share resources.  Google Drive gives you access to Google Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, Draw, Maps, and more.  Google plays nicely with Capital School District’s Learning Management System, Schoology, providing seamless integration between the two applications.

Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. With a goal of encouraging creativity and meaningful communication, Adobe Spark allows users to integrate text, photos, original fonts, video, audio, professional themes, and icons into simple-but-professional projects that communicate ideas cohesively and quickly. Students from grades K-12 can use Adobe Spark.. The premium version is free to both teachers and students in Capital School District. Learn how to sign-in with your Capital account HERE.


Cult of Pedagogy
Cult of Pedagogy

Jennifer Gonzalez’s self-proclaimed Head Teacher Nerd and author of numerous blogs that help you dig through the plethora of educational initiatives and explains how you can “crush it in the classroom”. 

Schoology
Schoology

Capital School District’s Learning Management  System, a one-stop shop to create and add resources to use in and out of the classroom. Teachers can create lessons and exercises to meet students at his or her own level. Google Integration, Grades, Assignments, Discussion boards, Albums, Test/Quiz, Calendar of Events and more are part of this interactive platform. 

FlipGrid
Flipgrid

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform. As the educator, you are the Topic designer with specialized resources and attachments. Back-to-school intros, booktalks, reflections, expert Q&As, showcase STEAM ideas...the possibilities are endless for students to verbalize their learning!

Catlin Tucker
Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who currently teaches in Sonoma County.

Monica Burns
Monica Burns

Capital School District's 2017-2018 Technology Conference Keynote Speaker and workshop facilitator.  Visit her website for great resources and ideas.

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