Blended Learning in a Chromebook-Infused Classroom

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Holly Clark  
Explore five ways to create meaningful blended learning experiences for students using Chromebooks. You'll see student examples that focus on the power of creation, deeper learning and project-based learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This objective of this session is to give educators classroom examples and a framework for infusing Chromebooks in powerful and meaningful ways that impact student learning. We will look at the ways we can go beyond digital literacy to reach digital fluency and the importance of this idea. This session will use a variety of classroom examples with hands-on interactive learning to help teachers see, experience and take part in an overview of how we can use Chromebook to foster deep and effective teaching and learning in the classroom to go beyond the consumption model of note-taking and slide presentations.


Hands- on Learning Activity: “The True Power of Chromebook in the Classroom” activity infused with technology that we use to break down the learning framework and mixologist strategies for empowered learning.

Using the learning framework we will look at learning outcomes and the technology tools that can be used to amplify the learning process.
1. Lessons from Around the World
A quick tour of 3 classrooms using Chromebooks in dynamic and effective ways
Groups breakdown the characteristics of these three classrooms

2. The Chromebook Infused Classroom Learning Framework
Hands-On Example
Group Analysis

Add ideas to collaborative learning doc

3 Three tools that deepen the learning experience
Digital literacy vs Digital Fluency
Why an effective Google Search is more important than you think
Sample an interactive hands-on lesson using Classroom, Fligprid, VR and Google Geo Tools
Groups breakdown the characteristics of this lesson and how it relates to the characteristics from above.

4. More Examples
From Making Meaning to Transfer of Knowledge
Hands-on learning reflection

5. Reflections, Resources and Question Time

Supporting research

This session will be based around ideas of Making Student Thinking Visible by both Ron Richard and John Hattie. It will include a look at essential questions from Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggens and Jay McTighe. It will look at the constructs of cognitive learning theory found in Make it Stick by Peter Brown. All concepts part of the book are also included The Chromebook Infused Classroom authored and researched by the presenter.

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Holly Clark, The Infused Classroom

Holly Clark is an education thought leader, international speaker, bestselling author and student advocate. She’s a veteran educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom, and over five years as an administrator in public and private schools. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology from Columbia University. Clark is passionate about helping teachers create classrooms where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding. She’s is a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and the chief learning officer for The Infused Classroom Inc. She still spends time co-teaching in classrooms where she helps teachers and schools begin the process of putting students at the center of the learning. Clark consults with schools globally on blended learning environments where meaningful pedagogy is infused with the strategic use of technology. She authors a popular education blog at and gives keynotes to audiences worldwide. In 2017, Clark published her first book, The Google Infused Classroom. This year, she’ll release two new books, The Microsoft Infused Classroom and The Chromebook Infused Classroom.

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