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Stop Chasing Shiny Objects

I was not at FETC this year but Robert Dillon was and he gave a quick summary over at Getting Smart that continues a familiar thread we have been talking about at GPA, most recently in Where’s the Disruption, that EdTEch is definitely in the midst of great change. The days of chasing shiny objects . . .

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Where’s the Disruption in Blended Learning?

It’s been an interesting few weeks here at team GPA. We welcomed the king of education disruption, Michael Horn, to our board of directors and we recently attended the iNACOL Online and Blended Learning Symposium. The events are tied because it highlighted a big question for the education industry—where’s the disruptive innovation? Michael highlighted the . . .

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Does Automated Assessment Fit with Blended Learning?

Teachers today must educate in ways that are completely different from 50 years ago – even 10 years ago. Blackboards and chalk have been replaced with Smartboards, iPads, and Google Classroom. This has become necessary, because besides keeping students’ attention, the digital world can transform not only tired old teaching methods but also how learning . . .

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Station Rotation Model of Blended Learning

You can probably differentiate learning in a dozen different ways in your sleep.  The Station Rotation Model is a new way to look at something that feels familiar. Finding ways to promote student engagement through stations, flexible groups, cooperative work, small group activities and face-to-face instruction, are effective methods. This model helps you to differentiate using . . .