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Blended courses may combine face-to-face instruction, online components, and video or web conferencing. The type of instruction and amount of time spent in each will vary from course to course. Blended learning activities can extend a lesson beyond the classroom walls and outside the scheduled time of a class, creating meaningful opportunities for students to explore concepts and demonstrate skills.

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FLIPPED LECTURE

A flipped classroom can be structured differently for each course and teaching style. One way to explore flipped classrooms is to incorporate “flipped lectures”. Begin by posting lectures online (through Canvas or another online system) using videos, interactive slide presentations, or podcasts. During actual face-to-face meetings, students can engage in higher-order thinking tasks or projects based off the lectures viewed outside of class.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Recording device (to create online lecture content)
  • Available mobile devices (for students to engage with content)

CONCEPT MAP

Concept maps are diagrams that show the relationship between information gathered. Have students create a concept map about a specific topic in the course, then share it by uploading it to Canvas or another online system. The concept maps can be created individually or in groups as a form of review, or students can be assigned partners to complete a formal peer assessment.
Resource: http://elearningindustry.com/using-learning-activities-optimize-blended-learning

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Large cards or individual white boards
  • Movable tables and chairs

MEDIA LESSONS/PRESENTATIONS

Assign specific concepts, topics, or tasks to each student. Using a media of their choice (e.g., video, infographic, podcast, website), have students conduct research and create a lesson/presentation that teaches their peers the concept. Post their media lessons/presentations online for everyone to access.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Available mobile devices
  • LMS (such as Canvas to post and share media lessons/presentations)

STUDENT QUIZ

Have students create a quiz about the topic being covered. Have them work in pairs or small groups to quiz each other’s understanding. This can be done in class face-to-face or online outside of class time. Students can use the results to help guide their studying and questioning.

Active Learning Technology & Furniture

  • Available mobile devices (to create and share quiz)
  • Online quizzing tools (such as Kahoot!)
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LC2 ARTICLES

“In a Nutshell: What is Blended Learning?”

“Tools and Strategies to Support Blended Learning”

ASSESSMENT IDEAS

Student Quiz: Formative
Have students create a quiz to test each other’s understanding of a concept. Online tools such asKahoot! are easy to use and can be very engaging.

21st Century KWL Chart: Self-Assessment
Students can create KWL charts to help them assess their understanding (what they know,want to know, and learned). Higher order reflection can be explored by asking questions such as, “How do I find the answers?”, “What actions do I take?” and “What questions do I have?”.

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ONLINE TOOLS

Google Sites

  • create and share content
  • ustomizable templates
  • syncs with Google Drive

Kahoot!

  • ree quizzing tool
  • play on mobile device
  • easy to create and share
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SUSTAINABILITY: 
Display confidence in working in various learning environments.

INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: 
Process, analyze, and interpret information from various resources. Use classroom time for collaborative problem-solving, exploration, and team projects.

COMMUNICATION
ommunicate in multiple environments. Demonstrate interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in various contexts.

LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT: 
Synthesize information and apply skills through authentic learning experiences.

INFORMATION & DIGITAL LITERACY: 
Access and evaluate information. Use and manage information from a wide variety of sources.

COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP: 
ollaborate in dynamic and flexible learning environments. Take on various roles within a team. Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions of others. Demonstrate self- initiative and co-operation.