Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems


Learning management systems may have come onto the education scene relatively recently, but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. Articles How To Updates classroom tools edmodo featured Learning management system LMS MoodleAs 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 […].

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle.


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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just when I think I’ve got everyone coloring between the lines, things change and I have to get a different paintbrush. Here are ten of the most common face-palming, head-slapping myths that I have to correct: Kids are digital natives. This is contrary to popular belief — that being raised with iPads means they understand all about them. It’s important to remember that lots of kids aren’t raised with technology. Here’s how this works.

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Focus On Teaching: Teachers Teaching From Home, Facilitating Virtual Learning


Educators who were expecting to teach in classrooms in Beijing, China, are now teaching virtual classes remotely from their homes. To prepare to facilitate virtual learning, educators had about half a week to set up for online learning. According to Edutopia – What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month , Laurel Schwartz describes how teachers in classrooms in Beijing made the transition to educating students via an online digital platform.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

Ask a Tech Teacher

This school year, you have probably heard about dozens of new apps–all educational, rigorous, and highly-recommended–and you can’t wait to try them in your classes. The problem is there are too many so how do you pick? Award-winning educator, presenter, and teacher-author Alice Keeler says, “ Paperless is not a pedagogy” What she means is: Go paperless not to save trees but to improve the education experience.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

I have scoured the web to compile this ultimate list of Google Classroom resources! Whether you are just getting started with Classroom or are looking to go even further with it, this ultimate resource list has something for you! How does Google Classroom compare with Schoology? Moodle? Video: comparing Google Classroom, Edmodo, and Moodle By Valerie Beilman, Plymouth Canton School, Michigan Setting up your first Google Classroom Brand new to Google Classroom?

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!


I have scoured the web to compile this ultimate list of Google Classroom resources! Whether you are just getting started with Classroom or are looking to go even further with it, this ultimate resource list has something for you! How does Google Classroom compare with Schoology? Moodle? Here’s what you need to know! These articles will show you how to manage them and tell you which ones to disable.

10 Ways To Naturally Support Teacher Collaboration

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Ways To Naturally Support Teacher Collaboration. A recent story on The Onion , the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. There are days when we just can’t recapture our enthusiasm for teaching, or have to cover a topic for the millionth time, or are struggling with a class that just doesn’t seem to get it.

What the flip?

Learning with 'e's

An article entitled 'University just flipped'. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but when you get down to the fundamentals, isn't flipping the classroom a load of old hat? What 'flipping the classroom' boils down to it seems, is the creation of online content including videos that offsets the need for students to physically attend class. I used to jump all over lecturers who, when they had nothing better to speak about, decided to 'put on a video.'

10 Teacher Development Task for Web 2.0 Tools

Nik Peachey

Over the last couple of months I've been busy travelling round a bit and doing some face to face training and workshops. As part of the materials for these workshops I created a number of tasks for teachers which I hope will help develop their ability to use technology and to evaluate and create materials using web based tools. Please feel free to use and share these tasks and by all means leave any comments or suggestions for improvement.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

This was the first time in a while I had been asked to teach such long courses and i thought it was a great opportunity to see if I could fundamentally change the way the teachers related to technology, not just in the classroom as a tool for teaching learners, but as a tool within their everyday working practice. As sub goals I set out to run the course with absolutely no paper. In this course I asked teachers to use it instead of taking paper based notes.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via ThinkProgress : “ Bolsonaro ‘s party launches campaign against ’ indoctrinator teachers ’ ” That’s all you lovers of Paolo Freire , to be sure. Department ’s Privacy Office to Take Effect in Early 2019.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Ivanka Trump with an op-ed in The New York Post : “Why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten.” Journalist: “Care to comment on Ivanka Trump’s announcement she’s making ed-tech a focus of her time in the WH?” The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. The money is also used to provide preventive care, such as vision and hearing screenings, for other Medicaid-eligible children.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to decry “ fake news ,” then you best not be sharing it. If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Or did you just want a story to confirm your gut feelings that she should hit the road? Anyway, as Matt Barnum writes , “ No, there’s no reason to think DeVos is planning to resign, contrary to viral news stories.”