This blog is for teachers or anybody interested in strategies for students living in the 21st century . Here I will post updates on the Maine Literacy and Technology Grant. Information on technology use in classrooms will also be posted on a regular basis. Please feel free to comment. Welcome! The adventure begins.
For many school reformers, blended learning is an exciting instructional model because it combines the best elements of both face-to-face and online instruction.
As technology advances and new digital tools become available to educators and students, a steady migration toward online learning has begun to take place. Many students who struggle in a traditional learning environment now have the opportunity to attend a "virtual" school, where they can learn at their own pace: Advanced students are not held back by the slower pace of their peers, while students with disabilities have more time to understand the material before moving on. Parents in rural communities who home-school their children because of the time and distance it takes to travel to the nearest brick-and-mortar school can have the support of a strong online curriculum. And students who have dropped out of school have the chance to resume their education, finish high school, and get a diploma via distance learning. Meanwhile, multimedia options give online learning an edge often not found in traditional learning environments.