Blended Learning in Grades 4–12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms

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Corwin Press, Jun 13, 2012 - Education - 272 pages
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Use technology to focus on your students!

You′ve heard about blended learning, which mixes online learning with traditional classroom instruction. You have the support of your principal, the backing of your district, and you are ready to take the leap. Now what?

In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, works for your students, and allows you to focus your energy where it is most needed. Catlin Tucker will teach you how to:

  • Use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking
  • Design dynamic online discussion questions
  • Create a safe space online
  • Prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time
  • Assess online work
  • Personalize learning and differentiate lessons
  • Move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student

With concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, Blended Learning in Grades 4–12 is the ideal tool for the busy 21st-century teacher looking to create a student-centered classroom.

 

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Contents

THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM
1
Crossing the Digital Divide
2
Developing 21st Century Skills Is Critical to Future Success
3
What Does the 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
5
StudentCentered Classroom
6
Chapter Summary
7
Book Study Questions
8
References
9
Chapter Summary
112
Book Study Questions
113
Reference
114
HISTORYSOCIAL STUDIES
115
Upper Elementary HistorySocial Studies
116
Grades 45 Writing Standards Addressed
117
Research PreColumbian Settlements
118
Should This Event Be Called a Massacre?
120

BLENDED LEARNING
11
Six Common Blended Learning Models Currently in Use
13
TeacherDesigned Blend
14
10 Benefits of a Blended Learning Model
16
4 Spend More Time in Class Doing What You Love
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7 Facilitate Group Work That Works
18
CommunityofInquiry Framework
22
Cognitive Presence
24
Book Study Questions
25
References
26
THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN A BLENDED LEARNING MODEL
29
Choosing a Learning Platform or Learning Management System
30
Blackboard
31
Moodle
32
Defining Your Role as Facilitator
33
Silent Facilitator vs Involved Facilitator
35
Involved Facilitator
36
Effectively Differentiate Instruction With Online Discussions
38
Weaving Online Work Back Into the Classroom
41
3 Collaborative Group Work
42
Book Study Questions
43
References
44
THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS ONLINE
45
Encourage Conversations With WellChosen Questions
46
ProblemSolving Questions
47
English Question Grid
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HistorySocial Studies Question Grid
50
Science Question Grid
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Math Question Grid
53
Question Types That Kill Conversations
56
Embed Media
57
Ask Controversial or Polarizing Questions
58
What Does a Good Online Question Look Like?
59
Book Study Questions
60
DEVELOP A DYNAMIC LEARNING COMMUNITY ONLINE
61
The Dos and Donts of Student Communication Online
62
Creating a Class Code of Conduct
66
Visually Display Your Expectations for Participation on Your Site
69
Building an Online Community
70
Break the Ice Online
71
Five ParentStudent Icebreakers Adapted for an Online Community
73
Start Simply to Cement Routines and Correct First Missteps
75
Teach Students to Say Something Substantial
78
Chapter Summary
82
References
84
INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 6 THROUGH 9
85
Chapters 6 Through 9 Are Based on the Following Assumptions
86
Teaching the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Learning
87
Reference
88
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
89
Upper Elementary English
90
Grades 45 Writing Standards Addressed
91
Example Online Activity 61 What Does Minli Learn About Greed in the Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin?
92
Example Online Activity 62 Do You Prefer Reading Casey at the Bat or Listening to a Dramatic Reading of the Poem?
95
Middle School English
98
Grades 68 Writing Standards Addressed
99
Do You Think the Boycott of the Wallaces Store Was the Best Way for the African American Community to Fight Racism?
100
How Does Guilt Motivate Action in the Novel?
103
High School English
105
Grades 912 Reading Literature Standards Addressed
106
What a Difference a Film Can Make
107
Transition From Reading to Burning
110
Middle School HistorySocial Studies
122
Grades 68 Writing Standards Addressed
123
Has Kings Dream Come True?
124
Address to Parliament on May 13 1940 by Winston Churchill
127
High School HistorySocial Studies
129
Grades 912 Writing Standards Addressed
130
Analyzing the Forces That Threaten the Nations Stability
131
Should the United States Have Entered World War II?
133
Chapter Summary
136
Book Study Questions
137
SCIENCE
139
Grades 45 Reading Information Standards Addressed
140
The Amazing Story of the Red Planet Do You Think the Government Should Spend Money to Explore Mars?
141
Example Online Activity 82 What Causes Hurricanes?
144
Middle School Science
147
Grades 68 Literacy in Science Standards Addressed
148
Producers Consumers and Decomposers
149
Sink or Float?
151
High School Science
153
Grades 912 Science Literacy Standards Addressed
154
Prokaryotic Cell or Eukaryotic Cell?
155
Do You Think Cloning Should Be Banned?
157
Chapter Summary
159
Book Study Questions
160
MATH
163
Upper Elementary Math
164
Grades 45 Writing Standards Addressed
165
Multiplying Fractions to Solve RealWorld Problems
168
Middle School Math
171
Example Online Activity 93 Design a Survey Take a Random Sampling and Make a Generalization
172
Example Online Activity 94 RealLife Ratios
174
High School Math
176
Grades 912 Writing Standards Addressed
177
How Much Is College Going to Cost You?
180
Chapter Summary
182
Book Study Questions
183
Reference
184
FLIP YOUR INSTRUCTION WITH ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
185
Homework in the Flipped Classroom Model
187
Strategies for Flipping Instruction
189
What Happens in the Flipped Classroom?
191
How Can I Lesson Plan for the Flipped Classroom Model?
192
Tips for Successfully Flipping Your Classroom
194
Break Up Online Lecture
195
Chapter Summary
198
Book Study Questions
199
Reference
200
ASSESSING WORK ONLINE
201
Managing Online Participation
203
Rubrics
206
Group Work Rubric
207
Upper Elementary Rubrics
208
Middle School Rubrics
211
High School Rubrics
215
Preparing Students for HighStakes Exams
219
Standardized Exam Preparation
220
Released Test Questions Online
221
Chapter Summary
224
Book Study Questions
225
INDEX
227
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About the author (2012)

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s books Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 and Blended Learning in Action are both bestsellers. She has also written a book titled Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology to support teachers in thinking outside of the box as they shift to the Common Core. Catlin is working on her doctorate at Pepperdine University. She writes the “Techy Teacher” column for ASCD’s Educational Leadership. She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker and writes an internationally ranked education blog at CatlinTucker.com.

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