The Hybrid Classroom

21st Century Learning

The Hybrid Classroom is a social network

What is a Hybrid Classroom?

A Hybrid Classroom is one where the students meet face-to-face with the teacher, has extensive internet content, uses only relevant technology and strives to provide real world context so students leave skilled, knowledgeable and well prepared.

This Community is for everyone who wants to discuss best practices in a hybrid classroom, ask questions and collaborate in innovative education projects.

Simple List of Basics:

Whether you use a Learning Management System (LMS) like Blackboard, Moodle or Angel or you use a wiki, a blog or a class website, consider including this short list of basics to get your Hybrid Classroom started:

-Week’s Plan or Calendar
-Commons or Announcement Area
-Access Links and Course -Information and Announcements
-Extra Resources
-Access to Customized Resources
-Self Publication Space
-Collaboration Space
-Assessment Center

Mr Erik Mylenek
I met Mr. Mylenek at Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2010 and I was blown away by the innovative paperless classrooom wiki



Blog Posts


What a phenomenal way to share your work with your class!!!

This week, my students have been working on traditional class project. This time, however, there was a major twist. Students used to create interactive posters. Glogster offers a platform where students can create Posters in a…


Posted by Matinga Ragatz on April 20, 2010 at 11:50am — 2 Comments


Hello, my name is Sophia....
I come from Indonesia. I've invited by my friend Matinga to join this class.
I think i will learn a lot from this class...
Thank you.

Posted by Sophia Mineke on March 22, 2010 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

MI Learns Online Needs Your Help

The Challenge

In the book Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen schools are challenged to find ways to meet the diverse needs of learners and how online learning will test the school’s ability to meet that challenge.

Online learning provides students the opportunities to engage in a variety of learning activities that more closely align with their needs and abilities. Online learning extends the classroom by making an expanded and… Continue

Posted by Mike Souden on October 25, 2010 at 3:23pm

Creating an Interactive eNotebook for your Home Bound Student

I have always felt that Home Bound students always get really diluted version of the courses they are taking in school. It is always very difficult for me to pay enough attention to these students. In my school, a Home Bound… Continue

Posted by Matinga Ragatz on March 22, 2010 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

The Internet Tech Tools Rubric I Use

It is very difficult to choose what Internet tools to include in they Hybrid Classroom. I struggled for years and tried all sorts of stuff. Many of the tools were very cool but did not really help my students. Most were simply too complicated and/or irrelevant to my students.

So I reduced the number of internet tech tools and created this short rubric to help me keep my head when looking for new layers for my Hybrid Classroom:

  • Technology…

Posted by Matinga Ragatz on March 18, 2010 at 8:30pm

New Moodle Upgrades in the Horizon

Your Route to Moodle 2.0

Posted by Joel Kerr on 18 Nov

Moodle 2.0 is here – it is time to give your upgrade strategy some serious thought!…


Posted by Matinga Ragatz on December 15, 2010 at 6:26am


Online Summer Math Programs - proven to reverse summer learning loss

Research shows that most students lose more than 2 months of math skills over the summer.  TenMarks summer math programs for grades 3-high school are a great way to reverse the summer learning loss…Continue

Started by Dan Sherman in Sample Title Jun 2, 2011.


Hi, TenMarks has launched a math practice and learning program for grades 3 - High School and as of today, it’s FREE for teachers to use in class or for their students to use at home. The TenMarks…Continue

Tags: Classroom, Math, Resources, Teachers, Education

Started by Dan Sherman in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dan Sherman Nov 23, 2010.

Collaborative Development of Hybrid Lesson for World History and Art Teachers

One of my colleages shared this linkwith me this week.  It is a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.  It isreally amazing…Continue

Tags: sistine, chapel, art, history, world

Started by Matinga Ragatz in Sample Title Oct 26, 2010.

Matinga -- Teacher of the YEAR!!! 1 Reply

Matinga!! Congratulations!!! You are AWESOME!!!!  May 26, 2010 LANSING – Matinga Ragatz was named 2010-2011 Michigan Teacher of the Year  (MTOY) today during a visit from state Superintendent of…Continue

Started by Mary Groom in Sample Title. Last reply by Matinga Ragatz May 31, 2010.


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