Blended learning is necessary for today’s students to compete in the world. It incorporates many of the skills that we want our student’s to have. Knowing how to use technology to communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve are important skills students need. I have also come to realize that while you think using computers means less face-to-face time, you can still work on language and speaking skills if you are using tools like VoiceThread or Screen Cast-O-Matic. There are many models that can be used in a blended learning classroom like the Rotation Model or the Flipped Classroom. Take a look at my VoiceThread on blended learning and see if you learn something new!