Why a Free CMS Isn’t Ideal for School & District Websites

Gaggle Speaks

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.

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Friday 5 — 7.15.2016

Perry Hewitt

Om Malik points out that the app has heightened expectations for how we can access information, acting as a kind of gateway drug for broader applications of AR. Friday Five app augmented reality brand cms content facebook Friday5 nintendo social strategy video

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom Management Software Course management systems (CMS) are designed to provide a platform for teachers to reach thousands of students all at one time in one course. classroom management cms edtech guest post lms

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Pulling Care Out of Hospital—By Phone, Ambulance, and Good Ol’ House Calls.

The Christensen Institute

trillion annual health care expenditures, according to CMS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is also promoting home- and community-centered care models, with programs like the new Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) payment model.

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N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

eSchool News

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.

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Watch this space: 3 phenomena that will drive healthcare innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

At the most fundamental level, this coverage expansion has vastly improved one of the most important conditions for a healthy population—access to healthcare.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Highlight Key Elements for Success in Personalized Learning

The PL2C Blog

Charlotte, NC – Today The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) released an in-depth case study on CMS’ Personalized Learning (PL) efforts. In 2013 when CMS began working with individual schools on their PL plans there was a recognition that the best avenue for success was in implementing a grassroots approach, grown organically and organized from the bottom-up.

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Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

EdTechTeacher

Several edtech products and platforms are also aiming to simplify the process for teachers so that accessing actionable information in a student’s’ learner profile is as timely and seamless as possible. CMS Learns (Visual). Who would have access to what information?

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) vision for science emphasizes inquiry, problem solving and communication. CMS is implementing Essential Physics in all 19 high schools that offer physics or honors physics courses.

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Districts move to single sign-on solution

eSchool News

Schools extend access to multiple web resources with a single sign-on system using one user ID and password. In addition, SchoolMessenger Passport supports access to student information systems, family portals, school social media tools and more.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means it’s accessible from school or home, with any platform (including Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, and tablets). The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. full access to Google Drive. Users (students and teachers) can access materials and submit work using the camera, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

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Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

techlearning

Students can access Tutorials with tablets, computers, Chromebooks, or netbooks. ASSIST is a single integrated system with a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system. ASSIST works on any computer or device with Internet access.

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Catalyzing Teacher Growth and PD Ownership with Video Observation

Edthena

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?

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Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodo is a free social learning network for teachers, students and schools, providing a way to connect and collaborate, share content, access homework and grades, and much more. 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.

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ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

techlearning

With this integration, students are able to seamlessly access assessments in Reading and Math, and educators are able to instantly pinpoint proficiency levels of students. ASSIST is a single integrated system with a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system. ASSIST works on any computer or device with Internet access.

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?A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER

Edsurge

The Department of Education has its own OER initiative, called #GoOpen , which aims to promote equity for all students to have access to high quality learning materials. When considering a platform to house all the content and metadata, think about what tools are already being utilized, such as your district’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Object Repository (LOR) or Content Management System (CMS).

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Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No “Fine” Time to Text

techlearning

All of us in CMS are very proud that our students’ work has been nationally recognized,” said Joey Burch, principal at Levine High School. “By -- Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Selects Winner from 1,300 Submissions in Nationwide PSA Competition -- Silver Spring, Md.

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District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

In keeping with Waltham Superintendent Drew Echelson’s strategic priorities for the district, RediSite will make it easy for all parents to access information about their students’ progress and about their schools.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

Graphite Blog

Google Classroom is not a stand-alone learning management system (LMS), course management system (CMS), or student information system (SIS). In most cases, teachers and students can access Google Classroom using a Google account provided by their school. If your students have regular access to devices, Google Classroom can help you avoid some trips to the photocopier and cut down on some of the paper shuffling that comes with teaching and learning. What is Google Classroom?

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

To get started you just need to go to the site and register at: [link] Once you have registered you get access to the dashboard and this is where you can start creating your forms.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Reuters : “How a Chinese company bought access to admissions officers at top U.S. Edlio , which makes an education-focused CMS, has raised $40 million from L Squared Capital Partners. But they have less access to computer science in school.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Cynthia Cornwell Virginia So glad it is happening and is so accessible! 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.

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