Teaching on the Education Frontier Instructional Strategies for Online and Blended Classrooms

ISBN-10: 1118449770

ISBN-13: 9781118449776

Edition: 2013

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A groundbreaking guide to facilitating online and blended coursesThis comprehensive resource offers teachers in grades K-12 a hands-on guide to the rapidly growing field of online and blended teaching. With clear examples and explanations, Kristin Kipp shows how to structure online and blended courses for student engagement, build relationships with online students, facilitate discussion boards, collaborate online, design online assessments, and much more.Shows how to create a successful online or blended classroom Illustrates the essential differences between face-to-face instruction and online teaching Foreword by Susan Patrick of the International Association for K-12 Online LearningThis is an essential handbook for learning how to teach online and improve student achievement.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

About This Book
About the Author
The Many Variables of Online and Blended Teaching
Self-Paced versus Cohort Approach
Full-Time versus Part-Time Online Students
Blended versus Fully Online Courses
Create-Your-Own versus a Purchased Curriculum
Teacher as Course Author and Organizer versus Teacher as Facilitator Only
Teacher Performance (and Perhaps Pay) Based on Course Completion versus Based on Rubric or Evaluation Systems
What Kind of Online or Blended Teaching Model Is Right for You?
Course Philosophy
Connect to Content
Connect with Other Students
Connect with the Teacher
Connecting on All Three Fronts
Preparing to Teach an Online Course
Course Organization
Fleshing Out the Course Information Button
Be Vocal, an Acronym for Teacher Success
A Word to the Wise
Building Relationships with Students
Starting at the Beginning
Continuing the Relationship
Hosting Face-to-Face Events
Building an Online Persona
Using Announcements Effectively
Types of Announcements
Practical Considerations in Using Announcements
Incorporating Voice Elements into Announcements
Discussion Board Strategies and Facilitation
Discussion Board Basics
Asking Quality Questions
Rubrics and Grading
Teaching Students to Respond in Ways That Keep the Discussion Moving
Teaching Discussion Board Etiquette
How Much to Be Involved
Types of Posts
Handing over the Reins for Student-Led Discussions
Teaching Synchronous Sessions
Basic Capabilities of Synchronous Tools
Communication Tools: Microphone, Video, Chat, and Polling
Presentation Tools: Whiteboard, Screen Sharing, and File Sharing
Time Considerations
Making Up Missed Sessions
Building a Routine
Activity Ideas
Creating and Modifying Assignments
Defining a Good Assignment
Creating Un-Googleable Assignments
Keeping Your Course Current
Using the Platform to Create Unique Experiences
Collaborating in Online Courses
Why Collaboration Is Essential
Google Docs
Collaborative Groups
Staying Involved
Differentiating Assignments
What Is Differentiation?
Creating Choice within Assignments
Customized Path through a Session or Unit
Critical Paths
Differentiating for Special Needs Students
Grading and Feedback
Grading in a Virtual Space
Understanding the Basics
Canned Comments and Personalizing Feedback
Rubric Grading
Word Options for Grading Student Work
File Management
Accessibility, Communication, and Office Hours
Communicating with Digital Natives: Speaking Their Language
Office Hours and Tutoring
Communication Methods
Choosing Your Communication Method Based on Message
Time Management and Routines
Making the Transition
Creating a Weekly Routine
Top-Three Strategy
Managing the E-mail Monster
Using Adaptive Release
Creating a Work-Life Balance
Strategies for Blended Learning
Toward a New Way of Learning
Basic Blended Learning Models
Learning Variables on a Digital Scale
Example Activities for a Blended Environment
Designing Mixed Assignments
Using Online Tools to Make the Face-to-Face Classroom More Efficient
Choosing Your Tools
Training to Teach Online
The Process of Becoming an Online Teacher
Taking an Online Course
Online Training Courses and Professional Development Books
Teaching Part-Time Online
Taking on More Advanced Roles
What to Expect During the Transition
Finding a Mentor or Mentor Community
Avoiding Isolation and Connecting with Other Online Teachers
iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses
Sample Syllabus
iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
Frequently Asked Questions
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