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Moodle launches Moodle for School

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The world’s most widely-used learning platform presents Moodle for School, a MoodleCloud hosted solution specifically designed for K-12 educational environments. Moodle, an open source learning platform, announced Moodle for School, the latest initiative from MoodleCloud. Other features of the Moodle for School package include: Hosted by MoodleCloud.

10 Time-Proven Moodle Plugins for Teachers and Students That You Don’t Want to Miss


Image source Making the Most of Moodle With Plug-Ins I thought these plugins, and Leona’s insights, would be of interest to some Moodle users and applaud Leona’s willingness to experiment. Administrative Solutions Learning Management & Course Management Systems Mobile Learning Resources best free moodle plug-ins best moodle plugins recommended moodle plugins

Need to Learn Moodle? Start With VerveEd

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Moodle is an open source free cloud-based learning platform used by over 96 million people to create over 11 million courses. The problem with Moodle and what stops many educators from using it has nothing to do with its flexible and scalable platform. All learning takes place within Moodle, not through videos or quizzes. Clicking that button takes you into the Moodle sandbox.

Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems


Articles How To Updates classroom tools edmodo featured Learning management system LMS MoodleLearning management systems may have come onto the education scene relatively recently, but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. As of 2014, the LMS industry was made up of at least 350 systems, worth over $2.5 billion. For schools and districts, that’s an overwhelming amount of choice; but there are a […]. The post Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems appeared first on Edudemic.

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems


Learning management systems, like Blackboard and Moodle, have helped educators manage assignments. However, the LMS can be an obstacle to letting students take their work with them while connecting. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Big Ideas CONNECTED EDUCATORS connected learning featured full-image learning management system

Unplag Plagiarism Detection Online Tool for Educators

Class Tech Tips

Unplag can be integrated with LMSes like Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle and Canvas.  . Many schools have adopted plagiarism detectors and Unplag is an online tools for teachers and students designed to support academic integrity. Unplag has special options for schools so that institutions can. Read Article → Teacher Tools plagiarism

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

Bryan Alexander

wonder if that holds true across other LMS tools (Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, etc). How do instructors and learners use learning management systems? Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS. Key takeaway: the clear supermajority of LMS usage is, at least for Blackboard, just document management. education and technology LMS

Happy Birthday YouTube! Tips and Tricks For Doing More With Our Favorite Video Service

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. Today (April 23, 2014) is the 9th Anniversary of the first video ever being uploaded to YouTube. You can still see that first video here. Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. And lets face it. The YouTube Video Editor is a great alternative.

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Your Google Apps Questions!

The Electric Educator

Linking Google Apps with Moodle MoodleRooms has a pretty slick Google Apps/Moodle integration. It provides SSO between the services, syncs your Google and Moodle accounts, and allows you to add a Google Apps "block" that connects with Gmail, Docs, and Calendar. When a student is submitting a file through a Moodle "drop box" they also have the option of selecting a file from their Google Docs Account. macul12 Google Apps google calendar Google Docs google teacher academy Moodle professional development My teachers still prefer ms office suite over google docs.

Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Moodle is free, but you have to pay to host it somewhere, or host it yourself. 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. There are some great, free alternatives available. Here''s a list, in no particular order. Google Classroom - web based, integrated with Google Apps, easy to use. If you are a GAFE school, this is a great option. What course management system do you use?

Summer Learning Series-Doing More With YouTube

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. This is the fifth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags. Then we looked at TED Talks. Our last post centered around Twitter chats. Today we look at some simple, quick and easy tools to do more with YouTube. And lets face it. No annoying comments.

Setting Up Your Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

Classroom is not a complete classroom solution; it must be used alongside perennial favorites such as Edmodo, Hapara Teacher Dashboard, Moodle, etc. For the first time, Google has designed a product for a specific industry. Fortunately for educators, that product is for them! Google Classroom is a brand new tool designed to help ease the burden of sharing and receiving assignments from students. The excitement surrounding classroom has reached a fever pitch; teachers are ecstatic and can''t wait to get their hands on classroom. Streamline the sharing of documents to your students.

Some Handy Tools For YouTube

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. Today (April 23, 2012) is the 7th Anniversary of the first video ever being uploaded to YouTube. You can still see that first video here. Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. There are lots of great videos and channels out there on 1000''s of topics. have put together a list of some of my favorite tools to use with YouTube. Some are for the creation end, while some are for the consumption end. And lets face it. No annoying comments.

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Mastery Simplified: Five Tips to Make Mastery a Reality

Turning Learning On Its Head

used Moodle to do this in my classroom, and have made a short video explaining how I hacked Moodle to create thousands of different tests for the same unit. Recently I have been helping a number of teachers move from a flipped classroom to the Flipped Mastery classroom. mastery classroom is difficult to implement because students are not all learning the same thing at the same time.

Have you Selected an Anchor Technology?

The Electric Educator

Here are some popular technology anchors: Google Apps for Education (now called G Suite for Education) Office 365 from Microsoft iOS from Apple Moodle This is NOT an exhaustive list; just a few representative tools. Earlier this week I was sent to the grocery store by my wife to get some butter. simple task; or so I thought. Completely overwhelming. And no, I did not get the right one!

The Best New iOS 9 Feature for Schools!

Learning in Hand

Students can use the web versions of Edmodo, Schoology, Google Classroom, Moodle, and other online services to turn in PDFs, Office documents, Pages files, Keynote slideshows, or any other kind of file. Apple has released iOS 9 as a free update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Before I reveal what I believe is iOS 9’s best new feature, here are some welcome improvements: New Keyboard!

Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems?


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. CMS tools often offered: a way for professors to upload content, like lectures, notes, […]. 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


Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers


Understanding the use of Moodle and Google in a student-led, hybrid/blended class setting. Ideally, teachers would essentially complete a project during which they would master the following terms: SAMR/TPACK, Flipped Model, Active Learning Environment, Project-Based Learning, Blended and Hybrid Learning, Moodle/Google Classroom, and Personalized and Individualized Learning. My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. But we didn’t just launch into it right off the bat.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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Teaching with Moodle: An introduction. Moodle via Independent. 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. by Class Central. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Education & Teaching (50). Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

How to Use YouTube Live Streaming for Free Lecture Capture


always use unlisted as I then embed the video into our learning management system (Moodle). [ This guest post by Timothy A Lepczyk also also appeared on his own blog, Eduhacker, today. --@JBJ ]. When I first heard that Google was discontinuing Hangouts on Air, I panicked. However, that was unwarranted. If you’ve used Hangouts on Air before, then you already have a Youtube Channel.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 1

Turning Learning On Its Head

have seen cases where one school has one teacher using Edmodo, another Schoology, another eChalk, another Google Classroom, and yet another Moodle. A 2014 study indicates that 46% of U.S. principals expect that new teachers to the profession should already know how to flip a class upon graduation from a teacher training program. Others faced significant challenges which left them frustrated.

Open scholarship

Learning with 'e's

Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office. There is much talk about openness in education. Many can also articulate what open educational resources look like, and have knowledge of Massive Open Online Courses otherwise known as MOOCs. Knowledge is like love. Unported License.

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems


While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as  Blackboard, Canvas ,  Moodle and Schoology , Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. Over the last two years, Google has taken its popular applications and outfitted it for the classroom. Many schools already use Google’s suite of productivity tools — Docs, Sheets and Slides. What Classroom aims to provide is a way to package these apps together and add features unique to what teachers and students need. It is still worth watching and an important edtech tool.”.

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Learning with 'e's

Joyce is best known for her Moodle Tools for Teachers model which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. Not only can they help us to think metaphorically, they can also emote memories. In the centre of the photo is Joyce Seitzinger. Far right is George Couros.

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Now Introducing! EdTech Team Mexico


She is a Google Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Moodle Course Creator Certified. His education is in Educational Psychology, and holds certifications as a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, and Moodle and Linux specialist. EdTechTeam Mexico is growing! Gabriel Muñoz is passionate about education and technology.

More Than Just A Tool – Technology As Transformative Opportunity

There is no box

The end of week quiz must have been born from necessity, a form of feedback that was made super simple by the Scantron (thankfully I skipped them in my classes but sadly still managed to mirror the experience with Moodle quizzes). It may take a bit more effort to initially setup (no way it’s as hard as building a Moodle quiz) but once it’s done, the time savings alone are worth it. Technology is more than just a tool, it is a total game changer. To paraphrase an old Jedi Master, we must unlearn how we learned. To Ubiquitous Access To Information. Instant Feedback.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

The one thing I took from the binder was the general course outline. I put that outline into an online learning management system (Moodle at the time, I pre-date Google Classroom) and proceeded to pull in a ton of relevant content from many different sources, which I continuously updated, modified and adjusted every year. To me, it’s a metaphor for school planning in general. Century.

Flow Through Your Presentation with Flowvella

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Recently, I created a Flowvella for my course and added various YouTube videos I wanted the students to view. I was able to easily upload it to their cloud service, then I received an embed code which I used to embed into our course on Moodle: Students may view the presentation as shown or full screen. It is now Flowvella – and wow – they upped their features! Love it! Sweet!

How Many Days Out Of The Classroom Is Too Many?

There is no box

Thanks to Moodle and Google Docs for that. While a part of me missed being at school (and not because I didn’t want to make lesson plans for subs, I didn’t need to with Moodle!), In my teacher life, I spent a considerable amount of time out of the classroom. Well, classrooms, actually. didn’t have my own classroom. shared two classrooms with two other teachers.

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try Edmodo , Google Classroom , Schoology , Moodle, Edublogs , Haiku Learning, Wikis , or Google Apps for Education. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day,  Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating  the presentation,  The Tech Ninja Guide , which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively. Enjoyed these ideas? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers  and Learning to Go.

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LinkedIn’s New Learning Platform to Recommend Lynda Courses for Professionals


It is marketing the solution as a professional development tool that can help faculty learn how to use classroom tools such as Moodle, Adobe Captivate and learning management systems. LinkedIn loves to learn. Today the social media site for professionals. announced an online learning portal with thousands of courses aimed at helping individuals pivot or pick up new skills for their careers. If that offering sounds like what one might find on, which LinkedIn acquired 18 months ago. for $1.5 billion , that’s because it is. Don’t know what skills to brush up on? LinkedIn is also.

Data Security for Teachers - The Basics

The Electric Educator

Classroom teachers are using tools like Google Apps for Education, iCloud, Moodle, Office365, Chromebooks, iPads at an ever increasing rate. As we put more and more data into "the cloud," keeping your data safe, secure, and away from prying eyes is more important than ever! For teachers, this is especially true. Too many failed password attempts 3. Always good to have a backup!

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Free Virtual Conference Saturday, April 30th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To attend the sessions you need to register, but the conference is free (make sure you follow both registration steps to get into the Moodle!): [link]. The normal Classroom 2.0 LIVE show isn''t being held this Saturday, April 30th, 2011 because of the Way Out West (WOW) Virtual Conference being streamed live from 8am - 4pm Pacific Daylight Time (thanks Blackboard Collaborate / Elluminate).

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. The Included in the  Digital Ideas Advent Calendar  with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. The course is task based and I’m fortunate to be one of the instructors. Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Moodle Share  – MoodleShare is a community of Moodlers sharing their Moodles, Moodle Sites, and Moodle Lessons. Moodle Exchange   – Shares Moodle courses and other content useful for Moodle teachers. You may want to click on the link below to the first of this series. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @ mjgormans ). Let’s take a look!

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

One of the most useful examples I saw this year was at a Moodle conference where in the digital conference guide was a QR next to each session. For the past few years ( here and here ) I started a tradition (if we can call it that) where I look back at the year in #edtech and try to make predictions as to what''s going to take hold in the coming year. No science behind any of this.

Inquiry Sessions: Jakarta Bootcamp


Only dedicated professionals get up early on a Sunday morning to travel a potentially traffic-snarled distance in a downpour to attend an all day educational technology Bootcamp. And even with significant focus on exam preparation, Jay and Patrick made a point of placing tips and tricks in the context of daily practice. There was lots of gain and little to no pain!