The Sweet Stuff of Blended Learning
For this section there are four articles for you to read about different website tools to implement into the classroom. While you are reading the articles take notes in your Blended Learning Cookbook. A Blended Learning Coach will go over the notes with you during your small group instruction on "The Sweet Stuff of Blended Learning". When you are finished reading the articles, complete the survey form at the bottom of the page. This will prompt the instructor that you have completed this section of the ""The Sweet Stuff of Blended Learning" Articles.
Student Collaboration Tools
8 Free Collaboration Tools is an article by Campus Technology that describes how to use web based programs to promote student collaboration. While exploring the article, take a look at a few of the collaboration tools and write down how you would use that tool in your blended learning classroom setting.
Student Engagement Tools
4 Student Engagement tools to implement into your classroom. "When students use tool technologies to create content, their engagement is largely based on how successfully teachers craft the learning assignments, rather than on the technology itself."
Take a moment to read about how to use four tools that will help the students to engage in a lesson. Make sure to write your thoughts and ideas down in your Blended Learning Cookbook while you are reading and exploring.
The new age writers workshop. In the Article 5 Great Tools to Publish student work, the author talks about how the writers workshop has been around for 30 years. The key part of writers workshop is to publish the students work:
"Writing workshop relies on a set of core principles and one of these principles is about giving students the chance to publish and share their works with others. Below are some of the web tools you can use to publish your students work. check them out:" Continue to read this article and take notes on how you can use some of these tools in your blended learning classroom.
Follow this blog on Music Education to get ideas on how to create a blended learning music learning environment.
Fun Music Tools to use in the classroom:
Online Music Courses for Free for the students to use.
6-12 Technology Tools
Evolution of Technology in the Classroom
Tweet To Win!
Post to Twitter about your favorite Web 2.0 tool that you just read about.