Friday, November 24, 2017

Blended Learning in the Science Classroom


Why do Blended Learning?

Blended Learning is a great way to incorporate different modes of learning so that you can reach more students and help them understand in the method that works best for them.  

It helps students learn about the topic through guided inquiry, group collaboration, and allows them to become responsible for their learning.  

It also allows the teacher to focus on a smaller group of students so that you can better meet their needs.  


What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning can take on many models but all of them involve integrating technology into the classroom.  The three most common models in schools are stations, flipped learning, and lab rotations.  

Stations involve three areas set up in one classroom.  One area is for online instruction, another area is for group collaboration, and the third area is for teacher-led instruction.  

Flipped learning is where the students learn the basic information outside of class, usually by watching a video and taking notes.  They then use class time for practice and projects.  

Lab rotation is similar to stations however the online learning occurs outside of class in a computer lab.  The students learn the information and do some practice on the computer which tracks their progress.  They then meet with a teacher that will do some direct instruction based on how they did on the computer.  


How to do Blended Learning in the Science Classroom using stations?

For how to do blended learning in the science classroom follow the link that you are most interested in.

- Science Stations

- Flipped Learning