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Education and the Exploratorium,
K12IMC.org is a non-profit resource,
maintained by Dr. Bonnie Tenenbaum.
teacher at Ashland Middle School in
Massachusetts, used what she learned
through Project ABLE (Achieving
Blended Learning Environments) to
transform her teaching and her classroom. Bernier was a self-proclaimed
“newbie” to blended learning, but the
success she had making information,
digital resources, and pre-assessments
available to her students 24/7 through
her school’s Moodle site made her eager to learn more.
When the Project ABLE training introduced her to the flipped classroom,
Bernier decided to give it a try. She
first relied on the video resources of
Khan Academy but slowly integrated
her own vodcasts and other free resources as well. She created a whatev-er/whenever/wherever online learning
environment and blended it into her
student-centered, project-based face-to-face classroom.
She was amazed at the impact this
shift in approach had on her students.
They were engaged and excited about
learning math, sometimes even bringing parents to their online classroom
to show off what they were learning.
Bernier saw students who had struggled with math move to a higher level
of competency by the year’s end. She
is not only giving her students a rigorous mathematics education and raising proficiency rates, she’s also giving
them the opportunity to master a host
of digital age literacies.
The rationale for using these
technology-enhanced lessons is clear.
They help students write more effectively when they plan, revise, edit,
and rewrite. They develop visual and
multimedia literacy. They encourage
self-directed, self-motivated learning
experiences. They engage students with
subject-specific content, and the learning takes place at all levels of Bloom’s
Taxonomy. Best of all, students can
apply the digital age competencies they
gain to all subject areas and grade levels, ultimately preparing them for success in our technology-driven world.
Edmodo example: http://wps.edmodo.com/
Edmodo tutorials: http://help.edmodo.com/userguide
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
LiveBinders tutorials: http://livebinders.com/?
My Fake Wall: http://myfakewall.com
Photo Story 3: www.microsoft.com/download/
Photo Story 3 screencast: www.youtube.com/
Photo Story 3 student project example:
ToonDoo student project example:
ToonDoo tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/79as5lw
Voice Thread: http://voicethread.com
Liz Pape is the president and CEO of the Virtual High School Global Consortium, which is based in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA.
Tracy Sheehan is manager
of instructional development
for the Virtual High School
Colleen Worrell is manager
of professional development
for the Virtual High School