This blog and infographic first published on Cafe Quill. Blended learning is one of the fastest growing sectors of education. It is estimated that more than four million K-12 students participate in some kind of online schooling, such as taking an online class in their conventional public school, attending a blended learning program or enrolling in a completely virtual charter school.
The following excerpt is from "Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry," by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled "Making Reflection Relevant." Characteristics of Meaningful Reflection For student reflection to be meaningful, it must be metacognitive, applicable, and shared with others.
Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also has a dynamic style. Sitting through her workshop presentation was like being a student in her classroom.
Ellen Lettvin, Joseph South, and Katrina Stevens emphasize the importance of pedagogy when using technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes. Without proper instruction, technology can be an obstacle to learning even for students that grew up with it. This blog was first publish as an essay in TechTank's Ideas to Retire series.