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What is flipped, blended, and connected learning? How do these approaches to learning differ from traditional technology integration while supporting effective instruction? Learn the basics while exploring the latest tools, trends, and strategies that support flipped, blended, and connected learning in and out of the classroom.

Social technologies, multimedia, & mobile devices such as iPads have enabled educators and learners to become more connected and to engage in learning anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365. Blended learning, flipped classrooms, & connected learning are some of the latest buzzwords used to describe the emerging practices being rapidly adopted as devices become more ubiquitous for students. While many educators are embracing these methods, others find the terms confusing or vague and some debate whether the new methods and tools are effective or even very innovative. So what does all of this mean? How do we make these methods more meaningful and transformative methods of instruction? Let’s engage in a lively and constructive dialogue around these terms, the methods they describe, the how, why, why not, and what it means for our work as educators, learners, edupreneurs, and education innovators.


  • What do we mean by flipped, blended, and connected learning? What makes a technology-based teaching and learning practice innovative or transformative?
  • Of these emerging practices, which, if any, do we consider more revolutionary and which seem to be merely a replication of the traditional methods/models/systems in digital form? Is it better to be truly revolutionary and transformative, or is replication acceptable if it improves learning outcomes?
  • What are the implications of this for each of us individually in our own work? How does this inform our practice or challenge how we approach the use of technology in teaching and learning?

The Grouping Template: Grouping Template .pdf

Transformative Technology Integration Resources

TPACK & SAMR Together

Thinking More Deeply About TPACK & SAMR

Flipped Classroom & Flipped Learning


Blended Learning

Research Findings:

Connected Learning & Connected Educators

And Beyond...

Learning Spaces --
Stephanie's Pinterest Board:
Carolyn Foote's Page:

Interview with Chris Lehmann and The New Playbook
Embedded Ubiquitous Learning
Drop Everything and Make -
Maximize Instructional Time with ScreenCasts -
8 Simple Ways to Use Video in the Classroom -

Google Flip Packs (Video with Google Forms)

Flipped Classroom Example