Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

May 14 University of Maine System Faculty Institute

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Inspiration

Concept mapping can be a great way for students to document thinking, and can easily be transferred into an outline for writing if you use the program Inspiration on the iPad.   See the screen shots below. President Report Outline Character Trait Template Ch...

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Bubbl.us

Bubbl.us is concept mapping tool you could use as the teacher, with the class, or have students use.  Here is an example of a map an upper elementary student may create while s/he is studying the landforms in Maine and how these are connected to human activit...

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Britannica Online and QR Codes

Britannica Online is an excellent leveled reader that is free to students and teacher in Maine.  You can access from MARVEL Maine’s Virtual Library Network. Here is a brief overview of features you may find useful. Generating QR codes is a simple and ef...

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Using Socrative

Here is a quick overview of features I like about Socrative //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xKll9EWk0OQ?rel=0

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Hamlet’s Blackberry

The day I began reading Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers was also the day I returned my Smartphone in exchange for a simpler model that has no internet access.  I found the coincidence great, and am enjoying the book and the arguments he makes that...

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Maine Early Childhood Educators interested in ipads

Spent the morning in Auburn with a group of educators who are interested in using ipads to support early childhood students.  It was great to hear how thoughtful and concerned this group is as they think about the benefits and potential drawbacks of using the...

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