Over the last 35 plus year, I have been either in school, working in a school, or even developing a school for students. The majority of all classrooms look exactly how I was taught when I was elementary school, high school, and even in college. The teacher arranges the desk to face forward for large group instruction and the students might have the ability to work in small group, on the floor, or even in the hallway when there was a group project. The majority of the classroom all seem to resemble the picture to right.
What are the three main ingredients to a blended learning classroom? In my opinions Place, Path, and Pace create the base to developing a blended learning environment. Today, we are going to talk about Place and how learning can happen in any environment.
With blended learning the students now have the ability to work in non-traditional classroom settings as well as outside of the classroom. No longer does learning have to happen within a classroom. It can happen on a bus, at home, in the cafeteria, courtyard, or even in a gym. The classroom no longer defines the learning, the learning defines the place. Below are just a few of my favorite learning designs, learning layouts, and even learning locations.
Marcia Kish, has been spent the last 16 years as a teacher, instructional coach, school director, and now as a professional development coordinator. Her love an passion for education can be seen through all aspects of her career.
APP Smashing and FedTalk
Classroom Management Tools
Building a Blended Learning Classroom that Works
Blended Learning Classroom
Six Steps to Blending
Virtual Blended Coaching
9 Apps Your Students Will Love
Blended Learning Tech Tools
Place, Pace, and Path
Top 10 Technology Tools
Station Rotation Video
Creativity and Critical Thinking
Free Copy of the Blended Learning Cookbook
Project Based Math Lesson
IPad App for Math PrK-2nd