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MICROSITES for

BLENDED LEARNING

EXPERIENCES

When the Covid-19 pandemic overturned our once familiar world within a span of just a few months, teachers faced the grand challenge of re-imagining education, including what and how our children learn. During the circuit breaker period, many teachers rose to challenge and conquered steep learning curves in order to motivate and engage students in a socially distanced world which eventually led to Blended Learning becoming integral part of education in Singapore. 

What makes a Blended Learning Experience?

How can Microsites help facilitate Blended Learning Experiences?

In this Talk Shop presentation, the art teachers at CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity share how the use of Microsites can help facilitate Blended Learning Experiences by going beyond the limits of PowerPoint Presentations and meet the demands of both face-to-face instruction as well as online learning.

Share Your Learning

Why Blended Learning?

Use the questions below to share your thoughts as you watch the video.

How to create Microsites for Blended Learning Experiences?

When we embark on anything new, it is often going to be challenging.

But here are 4 tips that might make the journey easier.

START

It is okay to start small but the most important thing is to get started.

TEMPLATE

Once you get your template right, it is pretty much copy, paste and edit.

USERS

Always have your users in mind. 

GROW

Let it grow and grow along with it.

And most importantly, it's about having the GUTS to take some risks and go against what has always been done especially when the rewards are too great to ignore. 

As educators with GUTS, we pledge to

1. consistently identify ineffective activities, lessons and teaching practices.

2. commit to finding better ways to teach - even if we don't know what it looks like yet.

3. brainstorm new ideas in a non-judgmental way because more ideas lead to better ideas.

4. make the best plans we can based on the best wisdom we have at the time.

5. bravely try our best to create learning experiences that make positive difference in our students' lives.

6. evaluate our efforts honestly and critically to find ways to improve - then take action!

7. refuse to dwell on failure and constantly find ways to do better next time.

adapted from

Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable

Matt Miller

"It's not going to be easy. 

Lots of roadblocks will stand in your way. Technology will fail on you. Lessons will blow up in your face. People might not understand what you're trying to accomplish. The toughest doubter of all might be you yourself."

Matt Miller

Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable

it's not supposed to be

EASY

it's supposed to be

WORTH IT

- Dave Burgess -

INSPIRATION

a dose of

Art Challenge

We may know it's worth it. But when things get hard, we need a little encouragement.

Create a poster with words of affirmation to encourage yourself on days when you feel low.

 

What are some Positive Traits you possess?

What are some of your dreams you have for yourself?

What special advice do you have for yourself?

 

Choose from either of the two activities below to create your poster.