Blended Learning

Education news, analysis, and opinion about the approach which combines technology-based instruction with teacher-lead instruction in physical classrooms
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Online Blended Learning
This Spotlight will help you clarify ways to relieve technology fatigue, obtain need-to-know info on the future of blended learning, plus more.
April 21, 2022
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Student Achievement Spotlight Spotlight on Student Learning
This Spotlight will help you discover how movement-oriented SEL can improve learning, how to instill the confidence students need, and more.
March 23, 2022
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Interactive Technology
This Spotlight will help you consider what changes are on the horizon with the metaverse, parent privacy concerns, and virtual SEL options.
December 28, 2021
Classroom Technology Webinar Building Better Blended Learning in K-12 Schools
The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings (and will likely continue
December 9, 2021
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Classroom Technology Schools Are Battling Tech Fatigue. How Are They Responding?
Blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and online instruction—is declining in popularity, a Christensen Institute survey shows.
Alyson Klein, December 2, 2021
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Special Report Hybrid and Blended Learning: Poor Planning and Rising Opportunities in Uncertain Times
Misplaced optimism and the rigid priorities of some state leaders limited the ability of educators to put in place flexible ed-tech plans.
September 15, 2021
Classroom Technology Online Summit Optimizing Digital Instruction in Schools: What Does Learning Look Like Now?
Join the discussion and ask experts about using tech, evaluating products, making difficult decisions, and ultimately accelerate learning.
September 15, 2021
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Classroom Technology Q&A Pandemic Fuels Tech Advances in Schools. Here's What That Looks Like
One district chief technology officer calculates the pandemic has propelled his school system as many as five years into the future.
Arianna Prothero, September 14, 2021
7 min read
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The Future of Blended Learning: What Educators Need to Know
More than two-thirds of educators expect their use of blended learning to increase during the 2021-22 school year.
Alyson Klein, September 14, 2021
8 min read
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School Choice & Charters Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight
Nearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.
Benjamin Herold, May 6, 2021
6 min read
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Classroom Technology As Teachers Livestream Classes, Privacy Issues Arise
When in-person classes are livestreamed to distance learners, every heated class debate, teacher mistake, and student outburst is on display and might be recorded.
Sarah Schwartz, August 20, 2020
8 min read
Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons.
Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
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Teaching How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person Classes
When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn?
Sarah Schwartz, August 5, 2020
9 min read
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Teaching Explainer Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic
Advice for deciding what to teach, how to teach it, and how to make sure students and teachers both get the support that they need.
August 5, 2020
8 min read