Unit 2: Practicing with Digital Tools for Blended Learning

Blended Learning in the ELA Classroom

Unit 1: Exploring Blended Learning

Lesson 1: Google Classroom

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Objective: Learners will...

  • describe the uses of Google Classroom


Part 1: Please follow the link below in order to explore the digital tool, Google Classroom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sELWB6Gr-I

Stop! Collaborate & Listen:

Wait, why use Google Classroom in a blended classroom?

Part 2: Please visit the resource below to explore more about what Google Classroom has to offer:

Thinking Point: How could you utilize Google Classroom to present classroom material to students in a way that would allow them to work at their own pace?

Lesson 2: Padlet

Objective: Learners will...

  • describe the uses of Padlet

Stop! Collaborate & Listen:

You've already practiced with the digital tool, Padlet! It is a useful tool for collaboration and keeping a running record of classroom material. You also only need to log in with your Google Account so students and teachers don't have to create a separate Padlet account.

Part 1: Please follow the link below in order to explore the digital tool, Padlet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZk4jwEen_o
Part 2: Please visit the resource below to explore more about what Padlet has to offer:

Thinking Point: How might online collaboration and student dialogue foster more student participation that f2f conversation alone?

Lesson 3: Discovery Education

Objective: Learners will...

  • describe the uses of Discovery Ed


Part 1: Please follow the link below in order to explore the digital tool, Discovery Ed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38Yg-95vgY

Stop! Collaborate & Listen:

Wait, what exactly can I discover through Discovery Ed?

Part 2: Please visit the resource below, which includes commentary from teachers, in order to explore more about what Discovery Ed has to offer:

Thinking Point: How does Discovery Ed act as a one-stop-shop for online classroom resources?

Blended Learning in the ELA Classroom

Unit 1: Exploring Blended Learning

Unit 3: Envisioning a Blended Classroom