Why a Free CMS Isn’t Ideal for School & District Websites
DECEMBER 6, 2016
There are a lot of free content management systems (CMS) out there: Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Google Sites, and that’s just scratching the surface. The CMS you’re looking at might be free, but you could be required to pay for the components you need to build the final product you have in mind. Access Now >> Why a Free CMS Isn't Ideal for School & District Websites Click To Tweet. From time to time, we get asked, “Why should I pay for school and district websites when I can build them myself for free?” It’s a fair question. Startup. Security. Compliance.
Google Classroom: LMS or NOT?
MAY 9, 2015
” LMS or CMS LMS stands for Learning Management System. Technically what most people refer to as an LMS is actually a CMS (Course Management System). Tweet I hear Google Classroom frequently referred to as an LMS. The question is… “Is Google Classroom an LMS?” ” and “Can I use Google Classroom if I have an LMS?” An […].
Friday 5 — 7.15.2016
JULY 15, 2016
As someone who has been through the process more times than I'd care to admit, her observation about "irrational uniformity," the tendency to slavishly shoehorn everything into the CMS, is apt. Friday Five app augmented reality brand cms content facebook Friday5 nintendo social strategy videoHere are some practical tips for ways non-designers can create images for social media.
Friday 5 — 11.27.2015
NOVEMBER 27, 2015
Friday Five app cms culture Friday5 messaging open source research trends WordPressIt’s been an odd, three-day work week on the interwebs. We had the #SlackDown maelstrom with an impressive social media save, fake Don DeLillo joined Twitter to announce a fake death, and then a real Jeff Bezos joined Twitter to announce a real disposable rocket launch. Go figure. Still thankful?
Haiku Deck Just Got Better: Welcome Haiku Deck Classroom
Ask a Tech Teacher
AUGUST 18, 2016
Haiku Deck Classroom offers an easy way for educators to add and manage student accounts, integrate with Google Classroom and other CMS systems, sign in through Google, share projects to a classroom gallery, and more. Share to CMS: Students can easily share their Haiku Decks to Classroom Management Systems like Schoology, Edmodo, and more. . News Web Tools
A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Course Management Systems (CMS). A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. by TeachThought Staff. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. Moore’s Law and all. And And lately, education has had its share of innovation, whether it’s showing up in your local public school/K-20 classroom or not.
Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps
Educational Technology Guy
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Here is my old classroom site and Physics blog as an example: https://sites.google.com/site/dandradeedusite/Home [link] I also know some teachers who use Google+ as their CMS using Circles and posting resources and announcements there and most teachers are now using Google Drive in some way to host files and share them. There are a lot of course management tools available for educators, including Blackboard and PowerSchool, that allow educators to do attendance, grading, post and organize resources and lessons, and interact with students. Many of them cost money.
AUGUST 18, 2015
All search results are generated from user created content and it combines the best features of a LMS and CMS. Trandori is a rather interesting Kickstarter campaign for educators that introduces a new kind of search engine for interactive educational problems. This is an ideal resource for self paced learning. Below is a brief demo video. For a more detailed review check out Edshelf.
10 districts that have seen big blended learning success
OCTOBER 21, 2015
It is exciting that Edgenuity recognized CMS as a top district for innovative approaches and commitment to students,” said Hope Kohl, Director of Virtual Learning and Media Services at CMS. Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has a commitment to ensuring success for every student. Clark County School District , Nev.
5 ways to improve your school website design right now
AUGUST 16, 2016
That being said, design is not something you should fear since it does not present a difficult task given the development and advancement in the CMS that enable even those without much designer skills achieve great results. These days, before visiting your campus or even speaking to anyone on the phone, the first impression anyone will ever have with your school is via its website. Simplify.
N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions
JULY 30, 2015
Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning solutions, announced that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), North Carolina’s second-largest school district, has selected Edgenuity as the district’s primary online and blended learning solution. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery.
Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems?
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
CMS tools often offered: a way for professors to upload content, like lectures, notes, […]. Back in 2012, Jason Blanchard wrote an article for Edudemic about the problems with Course management systems (CMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle. At that time, CMSs were centralized platforms that host software tools essential for online course instructors and students. The post Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems? appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured classroom tools course management featured learning better Learning management system LMS Web 2.0 Tools
Districts move to single sign-on solution
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Schools extend access to multiple web resources with a single sign-on system using one user ID and password. SchoolMessenger, a platform for school community engagement, has launched SchoolMessenger Passport, its new K-12 single sign-on product. SchoolMessenger Passport is built to offer maximum flexibility to K-12 districts in need of a single sign-on solution.
NEC Displays reveals interactive 4k touch displays
JUNE 14, 2016
Targeting the retail and transportation markets, this solution combines the NeoFace Engage analytics solution from NEC, the Microsoft Kinect camera system, the Microsoft Kinect Ambient Intelligence Toolkit (KAIT) and StratosMedia Content Management Software (CMS). Large touch screen displays and more. NEC Display also will demonstrate the NEC Engage powered by StratosMedia platform.
5 Companies to Watch in 2011
The Electric Educator
JANUARY 17, 2011
Alongside my search for curriculum providers I also began researching content management system (CMS) for virtual schools. While Blackboard dominates the marketplace, BrainHoney is a very impressive CMS geared toward the K-12 market. Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. Thanks for subscribing to my blog.
Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders
The Daring Librarian
MAY 19, 2013
See pic below from Tiff) My kids were so impressed with the lovely behaviour & charming Louisiana accents of the CMS kiddos & were urging to connect again! This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids! She said she wanted a sister library & I was like I''m willing!! her kiddos correctly guessed Maryland! LOVE Amazon Prime!
Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider
Ask a Tech Teacher
AUGUST 31, 2016
The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. It allows teachers to create, distribute and track class materials anywhere, on any device. In this article, we’ll treat all as LMSs. student and teacher blog platforms.
You Don't Have to Marry It!
The Daring Librarian
APRIL 19, 2015
Makerspace — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox CMS Makerspace: The Beginning | Mighty Little Librarian Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps | Renovated Learning. could go on! It''s EXHAUSTING! Then.there''s all the new technology that you have to get, use, and master! Don''t have an unlimited budget or a super generous PTA? OK, now you have to get funding like Donor''s Choose. Then what? Longest.
NC State Senator's Mean-Spirited & False Response to Concerned Teacher's Email
The 21st Century Principal
MAY 13, 2014
Update: According to this WBTV news posting (" CMS Teacher''s Strong Words to Politicians ") North Carolina State Senator David Curtis "has no regrets" for what he said. Would you like to see what happens when a teacher in North Carolina sends her legislators an email about her concerns about the teaching profession? This message from State Senator David Curtis of Denver, North Carolina is a good indicator that the level of respect he has for teachers. This email came from the Senator after Charlotte-Mecklenburg teacher Sarah Wiles sent her email to all the legislators. Check it out.
Flashcards by NKO
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Best of all are the CMS (content management system) features that allows teachers to track students, download thousands of flashcard decks, create folders, share, and much more. Flashcards by NKO is an excellent free iOS app that combines flashcards w/ Game Based Learning. highly recommend checking out Flashcards by NKO by clicking here !!! flashcards game based learning
Is Thank You Enough?
JUNE 20, 2016
So my dear team at CMS, please allow this post to be my big present to each and everyone of you for an incredible year of putting students first. I am proud to be your principal. It's our last week of school and I found myself at a nearby shopping center this evening, weaving in and out of stores looking for some end of the year presents. decide to pick up something (small) for them too.
Mission Accomplished: Academy Gets New Website in One Week
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Among the many benefits of its new website include: cost savings; teachers and users can easily create and edit website sections; a friendly CMS; and. Frustrated with its website and the little, to no, customer service it was receiving, North Valley Military Institute was on a mission to find a new web hosting vendor. filled out a bunch of web forms. responsive customer service.
Single Gender Classrooms Offer Comfort to Younger Students
K-12 Schools - Education News
MARCH 20, 2015
Principal Lisa Bailes of CMS schools said she has yet to be able to differentiate between the test scores of students in the two types of classrooms, reports Andrew Dunn for The Charlotte Observer. Single-gender classes are rising in popularity in the United States, having increased throughout the last decade. She’s not going to compete for attention in the classroom,” Cotton said.
District launches responsive website from Rediker Software
JUNE 13, 2016
RediSite websites are built with the user-friendly content management system (CMS) concrete5. Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff. Users maintain a high level of control over any changes needed while still ensuring the site’s responsive integrity.
Catalyzing Teacher Growth and PD Ownership with Video Observation
JANUARY 19, 2016
How does Edthena help your staff and coaches to provide personalized, purposeful support to CMs? What is the vision for the experience of Bay Area CMs, and how does video coaching help you move toward that goal? Teach For America is using video coaching to put teachers in the driver’s seat of their professional development. This is the second year using Edthena with Bay Area teachers.
Charlotte Schools Adopt Regs to Respect Transgender Identity
K-12 Schools - Education News
JUNE 29, 2016
CMS Superintendent Ann Clark said the regulation has been in the works for a year, but fighting over the North Carolina House Bill 2 resulted in educators being confused and cautious, according to The Charlotte Observer’s Ann Doss Helms. Pat McCrory (R) continues to defend the anti-LGBT law, saying that CMS is “purposely breaking state law.” But North Carolina Gov.
Hack Education Weekly News
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Edlio , which makes an education-focused CMS, has raised $40 million from L Squared Capital Partners. Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential debate this week. Thankfully, it was the last one. There’s also a global wine shortage, and I’m like, no s**t. We are drinking so heavily to make it through this election. women of groping and sexual assault. million.
In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) vision for science emphasizes inquiry, problem solving and communication. To support these skills and increase student engagement and understanding in physics, CMS has purchased Essential Physics, a comprehensive, high school physics program from PASCO Scientific. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. What changed?
‘Gender Unicorn’ Lesson Prompts Complaints in Charlotte, NC
K-12 Schools - Education News
AUGUST 12, 2016
Created by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS), the purple character with two hearts on its chest known as the “Gender Unicorn” is set to appear on a number of training materials for faculty and staff meant to help train students on the issue of gender identity. “It was really slick marketing,” remarked Donica Hudson, whose two children attend CMS schools.
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The Learning Revolution Has Begun
APRIL 1, 2014
Christopher Pappas shares this article on avoiding the pitfalls of poor instructional design, i.e. using an LMS/CMS as a document repository with a built-in discussion forum. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at [link]. RSCON5 MiniCon Kicks Off Sunday.
The Midas Touch shatters Theranos’ dream of disruption
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 28, 2016
Early last week, reports surfaced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had threatened to sanction Theranos Inc., an early-stage diagnostics company, by banning founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from participating in any laboratory business for at least two years. If sanctioned, the collapse of this entrepreneurial superstar of Silicon Valley would be all but certain.
The paradox of quality measures in healthcare
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 21, 2016
Announced in February, 2016 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the new core metrics are intended to simplify and standardize the existing measures which have been viewed as convoluted, inconsistent, and ineffective. process, or a repeatable sequence of activities, is one of the four main elements in a business model.
Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad?
The Daring Librarian
MAY 26, 2014
My cool new principal, Mr. Wasilewski even Tweeted about our class!-- 7th graders G+ Hangout abt fav books w/ @librarian_tiff & students at CMS in B. We love connecting with other kiddos in schools in other cities and states. Our sister library is Central Middle School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we had a great time the other day chatting with them about books! It was lots of fun!
Thank You, Common Sense Ambassadors!
AUGUST 29, 2016
The Common Sense Ambassador Program was created to elevate and cultivate a community of our Certified Educators as speakers, presenters, and overall ambassadors for Common Sense Education. We want to support top educators in the field who are furthering our mission to help students harness the potential of technology for learning and life. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, Washington, D.C.
iNACOL Virtual School Symposium
The Electric Educator
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
Life after the CMS: the future of the platform Engaging a Gaggle of Googlers Rather than write a summary of each of the above sessions, here are some of the general things that I gleaned from the conference as a whole. This past week I had the opportunity to fly down to Glendale, Arizona (just outside of Phoenix) to attend iNACOL''s annual Virtual School Symposium. The conference brought together 1,800 leaders in the field of online and virtual education. From feasibility to pilot to launch: putting vision into action More than technology: preparing teachers for the online environment.