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    4. How far is it from Palmerton, PA to Atlantic City, NJ? Use Google Maps - driving directions. Print out the page of directions.
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    Internet 101 - Interactive Tutorial
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    Internet 101 - Interactive Tutorial
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    7. Go to www.SFzoo.org and find out what it would cost to buy an one adult ticket and one child ticket. $ __
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Thursday, April 23

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    Internet 101 - Interactive Tutorial
    Click Here!
    http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet101

    Internet Hunt!
    1. Find a book about the Internet at www.amazon.com Book Title and Price:
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    5. Go to www.drugstore.com and find the GNC Member Price for Burt's Bees Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment $___
    6. Go to http://www.quibids.com/en/ and pick out a product you might like to purchase at an auction site.
    Item: Cost: LetsLets research to
    7. Go to www.SFzoo.org and find out what it would cost to buy an one adult ticket and one child ticket. $ __
    8. Find a toy at www.toysrus.com you would like to buy. Toy: Cost:_
    9. Click on www.africam.com Watch Live Now! Baby Cheetah Cubs. Describe what you saw. ___.
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    12. Find the weather for your home town at www.wunderground.com___
    13. Translate “How are you?” in French from http://www.free-translator.com/___
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Tuesday, December 9

  1. page Blended Learning Resources edited ... iBook Author or iTunesU – If you are interested in creating course content that your students …
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    iBook Author or iTunesU – If you are interested in creating course content that your students can download and access on a portable device, these two offerings from Apple might do the trick. They both have limitations, like needing to use a Mac computer to create an iBook, but they are both elegant and can handle a range of multimedia add-ons to your curriculum.
    Pinterest – While not much used for education at the moment, this new social interest sharing site allows you to create message boards containing a variety of content that you “pin” from around the Web. Though new, it certainly has some educational potential.
    EDpuzzle is a very simple tool that walks teachers through the video lesson creation process, with only a few limitations. With this solution a teacher can make the most of the video assets he or she has access to, plus everything the Internet has to offer. It is also an easy enough experience that you can quickly create individualized video lessons for different students and their particular needs or areas of interest. Edpuzzle Resource
    Putting It All Together No doubt you will want to supplement the materials that you find for free online with offerings from your favorite textbook publisher or that you create yourself, such as video podcast of your lectures. Generally speaking, these resources can be combined into most of the formats above (Apple, for instance, has agreements with the major textbook publishers already in place). If you are creating your own media, aim for a universally accepted format such as PDF for text, Jpeg for graphics, or Flash for video or animation. Hosting any videos that you create on YouTube or Vimeo will make integrating them into your remix very straightforward. Always verify with your institution that your plan is acceptable, as some have more stringent rules about content than others.
    Specific instructions for creating projects using each of the tools mentioned above are beyond the scope of this blog, but information about using each is available online, either through the site associated with the program or on YouTube. Don’t hesitate to mix and match either. Using a site like MentorMob to collect your resources allows you to embed the playlist that you create on another website or right into your LMS.
    Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom
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    This list is in alphabetical order. I will not be including Khan Academy in this list due to the assumption that a "Flipped Classroom" and Kahn Academy go hand-in-hand.
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    Ask3 - A fantastic iPad app for turning your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. This allows for a teacher to create guided lessons (by adding text/drawing/narration) that students can view at home. Students can then use the app in class to answer each other questions before asking the teacher, while teachers can use it to assess student's learning.
    BoomWriter - An excellent innovative site that allows students engage their creativity by completing chapters of a book/story and then having other students vote on which one should be included in the finished product. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered, turning students into published writers.
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    EDpuzzle is a very simple tool that walks teachers through the video lesson creation process, with only a few limitations. With this solution a teacher can make the most of the video assets he or she has access to, plus everything the Internet has to offer. It is also an easy enough experience that you can quickly create individualized video lessons for different students and their particular needs or areas of interest. Edpuzzle Resource

    GoClass - A wonderful iPad/web tool that allows educators to create lessons and then assess students learning in real-time. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.
    Knowmia - One of the most popular sites/apps for creating and searching for video lessons for students. Simply put, Knowmia is one of the best and easiest ways to flip a classroom.
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    The terms "blended," "hybrid," "technology-mediated instruction," "web-enhanced instruction," and "mixed-mode instruction" are often used interchangeably. The concept of blended learning has been around for a long time, but its terminology was not firmly established until around the beginning of the 21st century. One of the earliest references to the term appears in a press release in 1999, when the Interactive Learning Centers, an Atlanta-based education business, announced its change of name to EPIC learning. The article mentions that “The Company currently operates 220 on-line courses, but will begin offering its Internet courseware using the company's Blended Learning methodology. The meaning of blended learning widely diverged to encompass a wide variety of synthesis in learning methods until 2006, when the first Handbook of Blended Learning by Bonk and Graham was published. Graham challenged the breadth and ambiguity of the term's definition, and defined 'blended learning systems' as learning systems that "combine face-to-face instruction with computer mediated instruction. Currently, use of the term blended learning mostly involves "combining Internet and digital media with established classroom forms that require the physical co-presence of teacher and students."
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Monday, December 8

  1. page Blended Learning and Flipped Classrooms edited ... Self-Blend - Students choose to augment their traditional learning with online course work. O…
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    Self-Blend - Students choose to augment their traditional learning with online course work.
    Online Driver - All curriculum and teaching is delivered via a digital platform and face-to-face meetings are scheduled or made available if necessary.
    Applications
    Examples of how models of blended learning are being applied are generally mixed in and found in the evaluation of [[/wiki/Educational_technology|educational technology]] .

    Created by Knewton and Column Five Media
    Introduction to Blended Learning:
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    Proponents of blended learning cite the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment as two major benefits of this approach.Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.
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    History
    Technology-based training emerged as an alternative to instructor-led training in the 1960s on mainframes and mini-computers. The major advantage that blended learning offers is scale, whereas one instructor can only teach so many people.One example is [[/wiki/PLATO_(computer_system)|PLATO]] (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations), a system developed by the University of Illinois and Control Data. PLATO in particular had a long history of innovations and offered coursework from elementary to the college level. [[/wiki/Mainframe_computer|Mainframe]]-based training had a number of interface limitations that gave way to satellite-based live video in the 1970s. The advantage here was serving people who were not as PC-literate, The major challenge was the expense required to make this work. In the early 1990s, [[/wiki/CD-ROM|CD-ROMs]] emerged as a dominant form of providing technology-based learning as bandwidth through 56k modems weren’t able to support very high quality sound and video. The limitation to CD-ROMs was tracking completion of coursework, so [[/wiki/Learning_management_system|learning management systems]] emerged as a way to facilitate progress tracking. The aviation industry used this heavily to track how well one did on courses, how much time was spent, and where someone left off. AICC, [[/wiki/Aviation_Industry_Computer-Based_Training_Committee|Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee]], was formed in 1988 and companies such as Boeing used CD-ROMs to provide training for personnel. Modern blended learning is delivered online, although CD-ROMs could feasibly still be used if a learning management system meets an institution’s standards. Some examples of channels through which online blending learning can be delivered include webcasting (synchronous and asynchronous) and online video (live and recorded). Solutions such as [[/wiki/Khan_Academy|Khan Academy]] have been used in classrooms to serve as platforms for blended learning.

    Models
    Although there is little consensus on the definition of blended learning and some academic studies have suggested it is a redundant term, there are distinct blended learning models that have been suggested by educational think tanks and some academic studies.
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  3. page Blended Learning and Flipped Classrooms edited Blended learning Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at le…

    Blended learning
    Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with [[/wiki/Educational_technology|computer-mediated activities]]. A lack of consensus on a definition of blended learning has led to difficulties in research about its effectiveness in the classroom.
    Proponents of blended learning cite the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment as two major benefits of this approach.Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.
    Terminology
    The terms "blended," "hybrid," "technology-mediated instruction," "web-enhanced instruction," and "mixed-mode instruction" are often used interchangeably in current research literature.The concept of blended learning has been around for a long time, but its terminology was not firmly established until around the beginning of the 21st century. One of the earliest references to the term appears in a press release in 1999, when the Interactive Learning Centers, an Atlanta-based education business, announced its change of name to EPIC learning. The article mentions that “The Company currently operates 220 on-line courses, but will begin offering its Internet courseware using the company's Blended Learning methodology. The meaning of blended learning widely diverged to encompass a wide variety of synthesis in learning methods until 2006, when the first Handbook of Blended Learning by Bonk and Graham was published. Graham challenged the breadth and ambiguity of the term's definition, and defined 'blended learning systems' as learning systems that "combine face-to-face instruction with computer mediated instruction. Currently, use of the term blended learning mostly involves "combining Internet and digital media with established classroom forms that require the physical co-presence of teacher and students."
    History
    Technology-based training emerged as an alternative to instructor-led training in the 1960s on mainframes and mini-computers. The major advantage that blended learning offers is scale, whereas one instructor can only teach so many people.One example is [[/wiki/PLATO_(computer_system)|PLATO]] (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations), a system developed by the University of Illinois and Control Data. PLATO in particular had a long history of innovations and offered coursework from elementary to the college level. [[/wiki/Mainframe_computer|Mainframe]]-based training had a number of interface limitations that gave way to satellite-based live video in the 1970s. The advantage here was serving people who were not as PC-literate, The major challenge was the expense required to make this work. In the early 1990s, [[/wiki/CD-ROM|CD-ROMs]] emerged as a dominant form of providing technology-based learning as bandwidth through 56k modems weren’t able to support very high quality sound and video. The limitation to CD-ROMs was tracking completion of coursework, so [[/wiki/Learning_management_system|learning management systems]] emerged as a way to facilitate progress tracking. The aviation industry used this heavily to track how well one did on courses, how much time was spent, and where someone left off. AICC, [[/wiki/Aviation_Industry_Computer-Based_Training_Committee|Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee]], was formed in 1988 and companies such as Boeing used CD-ROMs to provide training for personnel. Modern blended learning is delivered online, although CD-ROMs could feasibly still be used if a learning management system meets an institution’s standards. Some examples of channels through which online blending learning can be delivered include webcasting (synchronous and asynchronous) and online video (live and recorded). Solutions such as [[/wiki/Khan_Academy|Khan Academy]] have been used in classrooms to serve as platforms for blended learning.
    Models
    Although there is little consensus on the definition of blended learning and some academic studies have suggested it is a redundant term, there are distinct blended learning models that have been suggested by educational think tanks and some academic studies.
    Blended Learning can generally be classified into six models
    Face to face driver - where the teacher drives the instruction and augments with digital tools.
    Rotation - students cycle through a schedule of independent online study and face-to-face classroom time.
    Flex - Most of the curriculum is delivered via a digital platform and teachers are available for face-to-face consultation and support.
    Labs - All of the curriculum is delivered via a digital platform but in a consistent physical location. Students usually take traditional classes in this model as well.
    Self-Blend - Students choose to augment their traditional learning with online course work.
    Online Driver - All curriculum and teaching is delivered via a digital platform and face-to-face meetings are scheduled or made available if necessary.
    Applications
    Examples of how models of blended learning are being applied are generally mixed in and found in the evaluation of [[/wiki/Educational_technology|educational technology]] .
    Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

    Introduction to Blended Learning:
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    Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

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    37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow
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    Pearltrees – This Firefox extension allows you to capture content from the Web and graphically organize it into meaningful patterns. It also has a nice option to create collaborative trees which form a sort of hybrid semantic map.
    Delicious – One of the first curation sites, Delicious, allows users to collect web-based resources into stacks which can be shared within the community and added to by others.
    Curated.by – Curated.by operates by creating “bundles” of tweets which contain links, images and videos collected around a specific topic. The site provides a repository of all of these bundles which can be shared.
    Scoop.it – This curation program allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.
    Storify – Storify is used by many journalists. It has a powerful drag and drop interface to allow users to search multiple social networks and pull pieces from different sources into one place and add their own text to tie it all together.
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    Putting It All Together No doubt you will want to supplement the materials that you find for free online with offerings from your favorite textbook publisher or that you create yourself, such as video podcast of your lectures. Generally speaking, these resources can be combined into most of the formats above (Apple, for instance, has agreements with the major textbook publishers already in place). If you are creating your own media, aim for a universally accepted format such as PDF for text, Jpeg for graphics, or Flash for video or animation. Hosting any videos that you create on YouTube or Vimeo will make integrating them into your remix very straightforward. Always verify with your institution that your plan is acceptable, as some have more stringent rules about content than others.
    Specific instructions for creating projects using each of the tools mentioned above are beyond the scope of this blog, but information about using each is available online, either through the site associated with the program or on YouTube. Don’t hesitate to mix and match either. Using a site like MentorMob to collect your resources allows you to embed the playlist that you create on another website or right into your LMS.
    Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom
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    A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided instruction, usually through video. Basically, it turns a classroom upside down: the learning of a topic is done at home and then the applied practice or work is done at school. With Mobile Learning and BYOD becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom." For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.
    This list is in alphabetical order. I will not be including Khan Academy in this list due to the assumption that a "Flipped Classroom" and Kahn Academy go hand-in-hand.
    Top 10 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Classroom
    9Slides - A wonderful way for teachers to create an interactive/guided presentation for their students flipped learning.
    Answer Pad - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use with their mobile devices or browser to gauge student's learning.
    Ask3 - A fantastic iPad app for turning your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. This allows for a teacher to create guided lessons (by adding text/drawing/narration) that students can view at home. Students can then use the app in class to answer each other questions before asking the teacher, while teachers can use it to assess student's learning.
    BoomWriter - An excellent innovative site that allows students engage their creativity by completing chapters of a book/story and then having other students vote on which one should be included in the finished product. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered, turning students into published writers.
    Educreations - A terrific iPad app that is very similar to Ask3 as it turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard. However, teachers can not only create a guided lessons, but also post them on the web for their students to view at home for flipped learning.
    GoClass - A wonderful iPad/web tool that allows educators to create lessons and then assess students learning in real-time. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.
    Knowmia - One of the most popular sites/apps for creating and searching for video lessons for students. Simply put, Knowmia is one of the best and easiest ways to flip a classroom.
    Math File Folder Games - A great site/company for educational iOS Math games that can be used to create 21st Century "Math Centers". This is a great way to use educational apps to reinforce flipped learning.
    MentorMob - A fantastic site for educators to create guided learning playlists that students can use at home for self learning. One of the best sites around for creating a flipped classroom.
    Nearpod - A terrific all-in-one solution for mobile devices in education. Teachers can use it to create engaging lessons that students can do from home.

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