App of the Week: A clever LMS for instruction design

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Haiku Learning. Haiku Learning is a cleverly designed LMS geared towards extending learning beyond the classroom. Keep up a gradebook, attendance rosters, and inter-class communications in this centralized, cloud-based learning hub. The site integrates well with dozens of websites and online tools, and it’s especially well integrated with Google Apps for Education: teachers and students can use their Google login to access the service.

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Pear Deck Raises $4M to Jazz Up Digital Presentations in the Classroom

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Founded in 2014, Pear Deck lets teachers create and share multimedia-rich digital presentations, which students can access on their devices and respond to through text, drawings and other interactive features. Prior to this venture, Eynon-Lynch and two other co-founders developed an online gradebook that was acquired by Haiku Learning in 2013. Haiku Learning, in turn, was bought by Powerschool in 2016.)

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PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

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The newest addition comes courtesy of Schoology, a K-12 learning management system provider that PowerSchool announced it was buying last month. After PowerSchool rolled out its Unified Classroom suite in 2016, Schoology was tapped to be its first learning management system partner.

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Develop a Professional/Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLNs). Discover which tools and apps your students already have access to or know how to use by surveying them. Send your student ninjas on learning missions with technology. You will need ninja learning community (a VLE/LMS ). Have students learn the tools, then train others. Click to access that resource!

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PowerSchool Buys Chalkable, Tops $200 Million in Acquisition Spending

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The once venerable publisher axed several high-profile (and profitable) businesses in the Financial Times and The Economist as part of efforts to transform itself into a digital learning business. The sale gives PowerSchool access to Chalkable’s clientele of 1,100 U.S. Gulati gushed about another Chalkable asset, Learning Earnings , that allows teachers to offer rewards (such as hall passes and lunch) to incentivize positive student behavior.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

We can get students to learn at home with engaging content and show them how to use web tools and apps to seek help. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Edpuzzle has many features to get your students to interact and learn from video instruction. Embed videos on a virtual learning environment (VLE), a space on the web and also accessible on mobile devices, where students access the lessons or videos.

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

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PowerSchool has reached an agreement to acquire Schoology, a provider of learning management systems with a sizable footprint among K-12 schools and districts. Schoology would be PowerSchool’s second purchase of a learning management system (LMS), after it acquired Haiku Learning in 2016. Haiku has since been rebranded as PowerSchool Learning.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

We can get students to learn at home with engaging content and show them how to use web tools and apps to seek help. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Edpuzzle has many features to get your students to interact and learn from video instruction. Embed videos on a virtual learning environment (VLE), a space on the web and also accessible on mobile devices, where students access the lessons or videos.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

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Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . I embed these into Haiku and make many of them with Office Mix (PC) or Screenflow (Mac.). If you use Keynote, learn how to use Magic Move.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “For-profit Ashford University , facing loss of access to GI Bill benefits by month’s end, needs approval from a state to stop thousands of student veterans from losing aid.” Microsoft has released an early access version of its Minecraft : Education Edition. That doesn’t seem like much money if you’re selling access to your students as a “case study” for a tech company. Education Politics.

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