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

ISBN-10: 1452240868
ISBN-13: 9781452240862
Edition: 2012
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Description: This book provides teachers in grades 4-12 with a detailed, step by step process for integrating online discussions with face to face instruction to create a blended learning approach to education.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This book provides teachers in grades 4-12 with a detailed, step by step process for integrating online discussions with face to face instruction to create a blended learning approach to education.

Catlin Tucker teaches English language arts at Sonoma County's Windsor High School and online college level writing courses. Named Teacher of the Year at Windsor High School in 2010, she complements her in-class instruction with online discussions and group collaboration using a variety of web 2.0 tools in a unique teacher designed blended learning curriculum. She writes an education blog, leads professional development, designs curriculum, and frequently speaks at education technology events. Catlin earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and English Teaching Credential and Education Masters from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Web Tools Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The 21st Century Classroom
Crossing the Digital Divide
Developing 21st Century Skills Is Critical to Future Success
What Does the 21st Century Classroom Look Like?
Student-Centered Classroom
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
References
Blended Learning
What Is Blended Learning?
Six Common Blended Learning Models Currently in Use
Emerging Blended Learning Model: Teacher-Designed Blend
10 Benefits of a Blended Learning Model
Save Time
Save Money
Spend Less Time Grading
Spend More Time in Class Doing What You Love
Increase One-on-One Interactions With Students
Give Students Opportunities to Practice Standardized Exams Online
Facilitate Group Work That Works
Communicate More Effectively With All Students
Build Community and Relationships
Have Fun
Discussions Are Critical to a Successful Blended Learning Model
Community-of-Inquiry Framework
Social Presence
Teaching Presence
Cognitive Presence
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
References
The Role of the Teacher in a Blended Learning Model
Choosing a Learning Platform or Learning Management System
Blackboard
Moodle
Edmodo
Schoology
Collaborize Classroom
Defining Your Role as Facilitator
Silent Facilitator vs. Involved Facilitator
Silent Facilitator
Involved Facilitator
Effectively Differentiate Instruction With Online Discussions
Weaving Online Work Back Into the Classroom
Online Discussions
Notes and Assignments Posted Online
Collaborative Group Work
Scientific Lab Groups
Debates
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
References
The Art of Asking Questions Online
Encourage Conversations With Well-Chosen Questions
Question Types That Foster Conversation
Subjective Questions
Evaluative Questions
Problem-Solving Questions
Brainstorming Questions
Debate Questions
Consider These Sample Questions
English Question Grid
History Question Grid
Science Question Grid
Math Question Grid
Question Types That Kill Conversations
Factual Questions
Information-Retrieval Questions
Tips for Designing Strong Questions
Begin With an Eye-Catching Title
Embed Media
Layer Your Questions
Ask Controversial or Polarizing Questions
Encourage Students to Make Connections
Be Flexible
Focus on Topics of Interest to All Grade Levels
What Does a Good Online Question Look Like?
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Reference
Develop a Dynamic Learning Community Online
Creating and Maintaining a Safe Space Online
The Dos and Don'ts of Student Communication Online
Creating a Class Code of Conduct
Visually Display Your Expectations for Participation on Your Site
Building an Online Community
Break the Ice Online
Five Student Icebreakers Adapted for an Online Community
Five Parent-Student Icebreakers Adapted for an Online Community
Start Simply to Cement Routines and Correct First Missteps
Teach Students to Say Something Substantial
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
References
Introduction to Chapters 6 Through 9
Chapters 6 Through 9 Are Based on the Following Assumptions
Teaching the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Learning
Reference
English Language Arts
Common Core State Standards: Upper Elementary English
Grades 4-5 Reading Literature Standards Addressed
Grades 4-5 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 6.1. What Does Minli Learn About Greed in the Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin?
Example Online Activity 6.2. Do You Prefer Reading "Casey at the Bat" or Listening to a Dramatic Reading of the Poem?
Common Core State Standards: Middle School English
Grades 6-8 Reading Literature Standards Addressed
Grades 6-8 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 6.3. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Do You Think the Boycott of the Wallace's Store Was the Best Way for the African American Community to Fight Racism?
Example Online Activity 6.4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: How Does Guilt Motivate Action in the Novel?
Common Core State Standards: High School English
Grades 9-12 Reading Literature Standards Addressed
Grades 9-12 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 6.5. A Raisin in the Sun: What a Difference a Film Can Make!
Example Online Activity 6.6. Fahrenheit 451: Transition From Reading to Burning …
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
References
History/Social Studies
Common Core State Standards: Upper Elementary History/Social Studies
Grades 4-5 Reading Information Standards Addressed
Grades 4-5 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 7.1. Early United States History: Research Pre-Columbian Settlements
Example Online Activity 7.2. Boston Massacre: Should This Event Be Called a Massacre?
Common Core State Standards: Middle School History/Social Studies
Grades 6-8 Literacy in History/Social Studies Standards Addressed
Grades 6-8 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 7.3. Read and Listen to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech: Has King's Dream Come True?
Example Online Activity 7.4. "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13, 1940" by Winston Churchill
Common Core State Standards: High School History/Social Studies
Grades 9-12 History/Social Studies Literacy Standards Addressed
Grades 9-12 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 7.5. George Washington's "Farewell Address" (1796): Analyzing the Forces That Threaten the Nation's Stability
Example Online Activity 7.6. Frankin D. Roosevelt's "State of the Union Address": Should the United States Have Entered World War II?
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Science
Common Core State Standards: Upper Elementary Science
Grades 4-5 Reading Information Standards Addressed
Grades 4-5 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 8.1. After Reading Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet, Do You Think the Government Should Spend Money to Explore Mars?
Example Online Activity 8.2. What Causes Hurricanes?
Common Core State Standards: Middle School Science
Grades 6-8 Literacy in Science Standards Addressed
Grades 6-8 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 8.3. Energy Flow in an Ecosystem: Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers
Example Online Activity 8.4. Density and Buoyancy: Sink or Float?
Common Core State Standards: High School Science
Grades 9-12 Science Literacy Standards Addressed
Grades 9-12 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 8.5. A. Cell Biology: Prokaryotic Cell or Eukaryotic Cell?
Example Online Activity 8.6. Debate: Do You Think Cloning Should Be Banned?
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Math
Common Core State Standards: Upper Elementary Math
Grades 4-5 Math Standards Addressed
Grades 4-5 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 9.1. How Would Graphing Points on a Coordinate Plane Help Solve Real-World Problems?
Example Online Activity 9.2. Design a Word Problem: Multiplying Fractions to Solve Real-World Problems
Common Core State Standards: Middle School Math
Grades 6-8 Math Standards Addressed
Grades 6-8 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 9.3. Design a Survey, Take a Random Sampling, and Make a Generalization
Example Online Activity 9.4. Real-Life Ratios
Common Core State Standards: High School Math
Grades 9-12 Math Standards Addressed
Grades 9-12 Writing Standards Addressed
Example Online Activity 9.5. Which Is More Dangerous-Men's Rugby or Women's Cheerleading?
Example Online Activity 9.6. Algebra: How Much Is College Going to Cost You?
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Reference
Flip Your Instruction With Online Discussions
What Is the Flipped Classroom?
"Homework" in the Hipped Classroom Model
Strategies for Hipping Instruction
What Happens in the Hipped Classroom?
How Can I Lesson Plan for the Hipped Classroom Model?
What If Students Don't Do Their Homework?
Tips for Successfully Hipping Your Classroom
"Don't Reinvent the Wheel"
Break Up Online Lecture
Check for Understanding With a Variety of Assessments in Class
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Reference
Assessing Work Online
Managing Online Participation
Rubrics
Online Discussion Rubric
Group Work Rubric
Upper Elementary Rubrics
Middle School Rubrics
High School Rubrics
Preparing Students for High-Stakes Exams
Standardized Exam Preparation
Released Test Questions Online
Chapter Summary
Book Study Questions
Index

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