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The METC 2015 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on February 10 and 11 during the edtech conference. Those same sessions are now archived for streaming at your convenience. The presentations chosen include those from keynote and featured speakers as well as Midwest Spotlight Educators.
The Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus Learning Division blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?
The Midwest Education Technology Community Conference advisory committee is excited to bring back book reviews of materials that we will offer at the conference in just a couple weeks! Drew McAllister has reviewed a trio of books for us, here’s his take on the second book in the series:
Over the past few months, I have been reading a trilogy written for those looking to design or aid in the design of online courses or blended learning experiences. Grounded Designs for Online and Hybrid Learning, edited by Atsusi “2c” Hirumi and published by ISTE, consists of the following titles: Design Fundamentals, Designs in Action and Trends and Technologies.
Hirumi refers to this volume as “the heart” of the Grounded Designs series. I heartily concur. Of the three volumes, Designs in Action comes closest to a practicable guidebook for designing learning activities for an online course. The chapters may be grouped into three categories: general instructional models, subject-specific strategies and general strategies.
… read more of Drew’s review, including the sections on general instructional models, subject-specific and general strategies here. You’ll also find links to his review of the other two books in the Grounded Designs series.
In 2014, The Connected Classroom had about 11,000 views. We’re excited that over half of the top five posts for the year highlight the awesome work that three educators in the region are doing in our schools. The single busiest day of the year was January 21st and the most popular post that day was Midwest Spotlight Educator: Heidi Morgan.
Here are the top five most-read posts for 2014:
Thank you for reading The Connected Classroom and we look forward to many more great posts in 2015!
Midwest Education Technology Community Conference Monday workshops- half or full day- are one of the highlights of the annual event. These preconference workshops allow participants to dive deeper in subject matter, get hands-on time with new platforms and projects, plus network with other edtech-minded colleagues.
Search available precons by workshop category or conference strand, or view the entire list. Registration is open and space is limited for these sessions! [Photo credit: METC 2014 Student eNews Bureau]
(1) Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement | METC Book Review
(2) Reader’s Workshop: Revisit and Refine Strategy Groups & Conferring
(3) About Instructional Design and Delivery for the Modern Teacher
(4) Submit Your Students’ Stories to Show-Me a Movie
(5) CPI Refresher: Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training Next Week
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