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Learning Technologies Bulletin 16: Blended Learning

In this bulletin, we share some tips and tools that may help you do more with less.

Handy Tool:  Gmail
We all know what Gmail is, but did you know that your Gmail account can help you do more than just read and reply to emails? With the know-how, you can also make Gmail
1. Preschedule messages
2. Send stock responses
3. Make a to-do list
4. Schedule appointments
5. Work offline 
and more! 

Find out about other features and learn more
In Focus: Blended Learning
Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities. (Source: Wikipedia)
In this issue, we look at some models that may (or may not) be a signs of what can be done in the near future.
  • At this High School, the schedule is flexible
    Blended learning is not a panacea, and the success of the program isn’t about spending a bunch of money on technology. Rather, [it’s] looking at what students actually need, and building a culture of innovation to meet those needs.”
  • Education technology often is used to do the same old thing—only with less paper. Technology must change teaching in order to make a difference. 

We hope that you will find the information helpful.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome! Please leave a comment below about what you would like to see in this bulletin.

Posted by: Pamela Ng, Sharon Siow, Shen Mei Ling and Caroline Tng

Learning Technologies Team (LTT)

Raffles Girls’ School

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