July 10, 2016
Here is a short visual we created for teachers explaining the core notions behind the concept of Blended Learning. We have also included a collection of what we believe are some essential web tools for classrooms that adopt a blended learning model of instruction. You can share, print and use the visual the way you want as long as you credit us as the source.
What is blended learning:
It is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction.
Blended learning models:
According to Dreambox, Blended learning has 6 main models:
1- Face-to-face driver
This is ideal for individualized learning and is performed on a case by case basis
Involves a regular flipping between
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Prepare for back to school by getting the supplies (and the rewards) to help you and your classroom succeed. These tips and tricks will help you shop at my FAVORITE school supply shopping store — Staples! Get out your pencil. Follow these links and make your Staples shopping list now. Here we go.
1. Stock Up on Essential Supplies
I’ve pictured supplies from the Staples “Less List.” These are supplies I’m using for my Makerspace. Let’s look at some essential items.
- Staples 1 subject notebook – 17 cents and the Staples Composition Notebook – 50 cents – I keep these so students working on projects between multiple
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More Than Just a Sidekick
Hollywood has a representation problem.
A few weeks ago, Jennifer Lawrence told us that she made far less than her male costars, and admitted that she knew it was because she was a woman, but didn’t quite know how to fix it.
A few months ago, Viola Davis told us in the plainest words possible that women of color cannot fill roles in film and on television that simply aren’t there.
6 Ways to Get the Most out of Back to School Shopping
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Game Design: Systems, Stories and Lots of Writing
CAIS Northern Regional Meeting, March 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
Head Royce School
Oakland, CA USA
(All downloads are in MS Word .docx format to enable quick editing/reformatting)
Winding through every Q-BA-MAZE creation is a pathway for marbles to bounce, drop and roll. With the single-exit and bottom-exit cubes you can direct the marbles to go just where you want them. When they reach a double-exit cube the suspense begins – which way will they go?
The strength of the inter-locking joints allows you to build sturdy structures in just a few minutes, while the versatility of the 3-cube system allows hours of design experimentation and marble-dropping fun.
Available in 20-packs and 50-packs in Hot or Cool colors.
A Makerspace/School Fab Lab for the Play Make Share program at REM Learning Center which investigates how the integration of methods such as design thinking, systems thinking, computational thinking, play, making, and tinkering within both formal and informal learning environments can be used to introduce 21st Century Skills and inspire a lifelong love of learning at an early age.
jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions,
Whether you’re building highly interactive web applications or you just
need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect
Download jQuery UI 1.12.0
What’s New in jQuery UI 1.12?
New theme: New theme: Our long-time default grayscale theme Smoothness has been succeeded by a modern theme with some colors, less gradients and some other improvements.
New widgets: jQuery UI 1.12 includes widgets: Controlgroup replaces buttonset and adds support for selectmenu and the new checkboxradio widget. We’ve added support for using jQuery UI with AMD and Bower. We also have over 50 bug fixes.
New classes option: All widgets got a