a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also : the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use a tool such as  to invite students to brainstorm about a particular topic or project.

Blended Learning

Blended learning has 3 essential parts. There is a part online with some element of control over the time, place, path, or pace of the learning. A part away from home in a brick-and-mortar location. Last part pertains to the modalities along a students learning path are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Everytime you post an assignment or ask students to submit work to a program such as Google Classroom or Moodle, you are using Blended Learning as a learning strategy.