3 reasons elementary schools should adopt an LMS—and where to begin

eSchool News

Is it really possible for young learners to effectively use a learning management system (LMS)? This is a common question administrators and educational practitioners ask when considering LMS adoption at the district level.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students.

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Finding and Creating Buy-In for a New LMS


Is your school looking for a new LMS? implementing the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS). The idea that FWSU needed a LMS became cemented in my thinking when I my college-age niece showed me the University of Vermont LMS. As I watched her access her classes, schedule, assignments, classmates, grades, teachers and email all in one place, I thought “How could we not have this for our school system?” Some were very familiar with LMS’ and some were not.

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3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Today’s LMS is a bit of an upgrade, with new features and design elements frequently drawn from the social networking sites students love so much. For most, the LMS is rarely so different. We felt that there really wasn’t an LMS that worked with our academic model,” said Mote.

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Cloudschool: a free LMS that makes it easier to plan and teach lessons

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Cloudschool is a FREE personal learning management system (LMS) that aims to unburden teachers by combining the tasks of lesson planning and lesson delivery on one beautiful platform. Cloudschool is a truly amazing LMS and completely free for individual teachers to use.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS?

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. I embed the videos in my LMS and students participate — and we’re good to go!

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS?

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Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

Below are some simple strategies that can be used to integrate reflection into any lesson: Writing - A daily journal, blog, and LMS (i.e., During a coaching visit I observed Zaina Hussein , a 4th-grade teacher at Wells Elementary , use this with her students (see image below).

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Distance and virtual are appropriate where all kids have access to a device and the Internet. The district distributed 1,300 Chromebooks to its middle school students and decided to pay $4,600 to provide wireless access for any student who didn’t have it at home. “We

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Pascack Valley Regional High School District in northern New Jersey makes available lesson plans and assignments that can be accessed from home, on the Internet: Before the snow fell, teachers were prepped, parents were warned and students had received enough assignments to fill a snow day.

Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures


If your school doesn’t have one already, you will first need to select a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Canvas or Docebo to share your resources online.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school. However, global market forces are making the elite access to that kind of education unsustainable, as well as inefficient.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. Launching right in is our very own NEO LMS.

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The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen (Episode #1). People are starting to use these transcripts and I hope it helps those of you researching, wanting to quote the shows, or those with accessibility needs!

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Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement


said Erin Ermis , a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Wisconsin, regarding her experiences with Alexa-powered devices in her classroom, at ISTE just last year. A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

How Might Audio Help Teachers During Extended School Closings?


Elementary grade teachers can narrate short readings, high school history teachers can add audio hot spots on top of primary source excerpts and maps, and science teachers can provide insight into complex graphics and equations. by Greg Kulowiec.

Why your young students love e-learning


An LMS with social media-like features and integrations with social sites will surely keep more students logged in and active during an online lesson. An LMS is the perfect tool for gamifying learning content. Kids are our future.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.


Besides, the blended learning approach makes learning more personalized, increases engagement, social and group collaboration, provides more time for preparation and 24/7 access to the learning materials.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

They are the Learning Management System (LMS) I use. Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms.

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Over 1500 free MackinClassic ebooks available to all K-12 schools

eSchool News

To assist with every schools’ distance learning program, schools and districts with the free MackinVIA platform can swiftly download more than 300 classic elementary titles, 300 classic middle school titles, and more than 500 classic titles for high school.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


According to the Pew Research Center , “Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’”. Back when I was in elementary school, I could only access the internet during Computer class.

6 Awesome AR apps for the classroom


People don’t need extraordinary tech devices to access AR. Students then access the interactive digital content using their mobile devices and extend their learning beyond the physical boundaries of the classroom. Augmented Reality is awesome.

Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

Use Canvas LMS? Access Codes - Codes serve as a safeguard that students cannot access exams when you are not ready for them to access it. By choosing to filter the IP address you can prevent students from possibly accessing or finishing an exam at home without a proctor.

It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

I had the chance to chat with Dr. Jared Scherz, the founder of TeacherCoach , and a former elementary school guidance counselor who became a clinical psychologist in New Jersey. We have created the very first Learning Engagement System (LES), which is an evolution to the traditional LMS.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

So what happens is a teacher would put out what they call a grid, they can either do that via website or an app and they will create a grid that they can push out to their students via whatever LMS that the teacher is using.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. They correctly point out that file naming conventions are more and more being generated for the teacher and student through the LMS. (ie)

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. A couple years ago, Van Ness Elementary in D.C. There are over 132,000 school communities in the United States.

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Adapting to the New Classroom


Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. The school uses Google Apps for Education, PowerSchool SIS, Canvas LMS, and tools like Imagine Learning.



www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right


As the number of students and teachers who must log on, sign in, or register to access those materials grows, so does the challenge faced by the IT departments charged with managing that access. Indeed, keeping digital resources front and center requires behind-the-scenes coordination when creating, managing, and provisioning access for all. But the seams really start to show when access to online resources is stalled by cumbersome sign-on systems, Valenzisi says.

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Some parts of teaching are BETTER with remote learning. Here’s how to leverage that.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Marilyn said, “Online instruction allows my students near-instant access to read aloud technology that they often don’t ask for in the classroom. And for our younger students, we’re using starfall.com , which provides full access to video learning as support for their handouts.”.

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


It provides adaptive remediation, down to elementary level concepts. 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.

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Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?