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InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann authors Body Language in the Bandwidth, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

Giving Back to Your Personal Learning Network

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jan 20, 2017 11:46:00 AM

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Last week, we discussed ways to manage your Personal Learning Network (PLN) without becoming overwhelmed. Once you have constructed your personal learning path, and identified the experts, resources, and websites that support your goals, now it’s time to create a plan that maximizes your learning while minimizing distractions.Personal Learning Network

Remember, this is a NETWORK, and that means that information flows in more than one direction.

Almost 20 years ago, I started InSync’s first learning community. The focus was on virtual classrooms, called ‘synchronous’ classrooms back then. It was a listserv called “SyncTrain” (Synchronous Training) with the following tag line: “Get on the Sync Train!”

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Topics: Personal Learning Networks, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

EdTech Tools and Apps For Creating Knowledge-Based Content

Posted by Phylise Banner

Jan 19, 2017 12:05:00 PM

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We opened this series by introducing six technology toolbox compartments that are used in blended learning to provide content, develop interaction, and perform assessment. Knowing which tools to use in each piece of your modern learning design improves the learning experience. This week, we’ll start our deeper dive into these compartments by looking at knowledge and content technology tools and apps. EdTech learning tools and apps

EdTech Tools and Apps for Creating Documents

I use the standard tools and apps including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Framemaker. A few mobile apps I have explored are CloudOn, and iWork. Both of these are much easier to work with than Mobile office, and cost less than $10 each.

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Topics: Blended learning, EdTech, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Defining 5 Modern Instructional Strategies

Posted by Phylise Banner

Jan 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Instructional Strategies Blended LearningWe have explored some new language of learning definitions this week, so let’s continue our exploration by defining a few different instructional strategies that we use on a regular basis to design, develop, deliver, produce, and facilitate our modern learning campaigns. 

Instructional strategies are the approaches that we use in the design, development, and delivery of learning to engage our students in learning experiences. We choose these strategies based on what, how, where, and when we want our learners to learn. 

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Topics: Social Learning, Gamification, Instructional Design, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Adaptive Learning, Collaborative Learning, Problem Based Learning

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