Combine Print and Online in the Classroom

Updated January 6, 2017

With three modes of presentation to use in the classroom, Total Motivation™ offers flexibility in delivering instruction. Educators and students can work in the print editions, use their online licenses, or combine both formats in a blended learning environment. With access to varied formats for presenting content, teachers have numerous opportunities to effectively address their student’s diverse needs in the classroom.

Choose Which Format to Use—Print, Online, or Blended

  • Use print if students need practice showing their work on paper
  • Utilize the online format to familiarize students with digital learning, and leverage existing classroom technology such as tablets, laptops, and/or computers
  • Combine print and online formats to differentiate the content, process, and product of how students learn
  • Refer to the Assignment Decision Tree (in the Instructional Technology section of your Teacher Edition) to help you determine whether to assign an activity in print or online.

Facilitate Student Learning

Use the following strategies to facilitate instruction as students complete assignments in print student editions, online, or in combination.

  • Use multiple settings (e.g., whole group, small group, stations) to engage students in teacher edition or student edition unit components.
  • Refer to the Technology Integration Matrix, which you can find in the Instructional Technology section of the teacher edition, to determine how to best use the online system with various devices.
  • Implement Total Motivation using one or more computer usage models (e.g., one-station, centers/pods, laptop/tablet, computer lab).
  • Provide direct instruction and communicate the purpose and directions prior to making Total Motivation assignments or allowing online access.
  • Project print student edition pages onto whiteboards using Total Motivation to provide focused mini-lessons for whole class, small group, or computer lab settings.
  • Use Total Motivation to incorporate a whiteboard or projection device to model, think aloud, and introduce components in each teacher edition unit (e.g., Introduction, Vocabulary) and components in each student edition unit (e.g., Critical Thinking, Assessment) prior to making assignments or while working in tutorial settings to provide intervention.
  • Promote collaboration among students:
    • Engage whole group in critical thinking and in real-world application during class discussion.
    • Have students problem solve solutions to open-response questions in groups, as partners, or independently.
  • Ask questions to interact with students while they work online and in print student editions to check for understanding, gather formative assessment data for monitoring student progress, and engage students in their learning.
  • Use online progress monitoring when online assignments or student edition book assignments have been completed and graded online.