Often it is easier to understand definitions by identifying what it is not. I offer these ideas to better clarify the meaning of blended learning and blended teaching. Please do add in the comments of other examples of what blended learning is not. There are a variety of resources at the end of the post that may help as well.
Blended learning is not simply:
- Putting lesson plans or content online
- Emailing with students or parents.
- Having students view videos online.
- Using websites for classroom instruction.
- Having students write blogposts or post a class newsletter online.
- Being active on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or …
- Integrating technology into lesson planning and curriculum
- One-to-one tablet or computer initiative
- Using computers or technology on a daily basis in the classroom
- Using an online math or reading program for student learning or remediation
- Taking an online course
What else would you add to this list?
Blended learning resources…
- Join the Blended Teachers Network to learn more
- From the Christensen Institute
- Pinterest showing variety of Infographics about blended learning
- Some videos that illustrate blended learning
- A nice visual showing what blended learning is…