6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


For example, in a survey investigating the impact of collaboration in the learning of secondary school Statistics, one school found out that students had a 11.8% 6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS. All of these tools — and more — can be found incorporated in your LMS; no need to look any further than that. Read on to find out how to create a collaborative learning space using an LMS. Team assignments are a great feature to have in an LMS.

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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. Not so at Houston Independent School District, Ontario’s Greater Essex County, and Brooklyn LAB Charter School—three places where the LMS is being used in pretty innovative ways. 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. In addition to videos, you can easily add photos, PDF files, links, worksheets, and more to create engaging lessons and assessments. Cloudschool is a truly amazing LMS and completely free for individual teachers to use.

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. The back channel in the classroom is powerful and your LMS (Learning Management System) may serve this quite well. Back Channel for Formative Assessment. A back channel can allow the formative learning and assessment essential for 21 st century learners.

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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, the grades earned are secondary to how students understand what happened in the lesson. Students should become comfortable using a digital portfolio such as Google Classroom, DropBox, OneNote, the school’s LMS, or another option as a convenient way to curate their work for easy access during the conference. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks


This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. The entertainment industry has been shifting how it connects fans with music, movies and other media.

10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

This goes for secondary students too! 6) Print paper directions (in plastic covers) for offline stations and create online directions (Google doc, class website, LMS) for online work. If I grade something, it is an assessment. A lot of the work my kids do in a station rotation lesson is practice or preparation for an assessment. Teachers are already blowing up my Twitter feed with awesome photos taken during their first few station rotation lessons !

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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs


Demand for K-12 teachers, as well as High School and secondary teachers in the U.S. This starts with the school or university program itself, where they can be expected to experience what it means to be assessed in a nontraditional way – for example, they can be expected to film themselves delivering a classroom activity or create a multimedia lesson with the tool of their choice. The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?


Joosten and her team collected data from the combination of a three-year review of Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation (DLI) Award submissions, plus a review of documents produced by industry leaders, national organizations advancing technology in learning, journals and peer-reviewed research, news and media sources, and prominent research centers, with a focus on post-secondary education within the US over the past 18 months.

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Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby


Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. Edsby is a modern, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes


As a campus administrator, you need to assess whether your institution is competitively positioned over other organizations offering students similar courses. Use the Data Lab provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) to assess where your campus stands against others in your niche. The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone!

Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

“You find a PDF of an open textbook for your class, you upload it into your LMS, and you’re done!” They’ll just write their own LMS, practice system, analytics, or other replacement tools themselves. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditional, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER.

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Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some our earliest and most painful experiences with supporting effective OER adoption involved the campus learning management system (LMS). From the very beginning, we have felt strongly that learners should work with OER directly inside their LMS. Everything is trapped inside the LMS. And because you’ve trapped your OER inside the LMS, the day after class ends all your students lose access to their OER.

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


The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year. This adaptive content has proven to raise exam scores, promotion rates, course pass rates, and post-secondary readiness for students in grades 6–12.

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The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

The second, which is my path, is to make common cause with others who are working on solving the problem of the cost of attending a post-secondary institution, like Martha Kanter , Morely Winograd , and others making slow but steady progress eliminating tuition as a barrier to students. But there is plentiful evidence that this is true in the context of post-secondary faculty choosing required materials for their courses. All integrated cohesively within the LMS.

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Also Unplag is launching a survey to create a better teacher lead LMS (assignment management system, actually). Using educators’ needs as their driving force, the app will integrate lesson planning and building, assessment management and portfolio content, and better means of connecting with home learning. It allows for discussion boards, polling, subject content, quizzes and “snapshot” which assess student’s competencies. 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom.

4 secrets to building rapport with students (even when it’s hard to connect)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Charlene was an experienced and well-liked teacher of secondary science. After completing and peer assessing the starter worksheet, Ms. comments on blogs, stars on student-generated websites, ‘stickers’ in learning management system (LMS) forums, etc.) If your school has an LMS, a novel way to do this would be to scan the work and post it on your subject page. We all know that building rapport is critical for strong classroom management. But how exactly do you DO that?

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Investors surely hoped that Edmodo would become a “social learning platform” – a central place for classroom assignments, assessments, and readings; a place for student and teacher collaboration in and out of the classroom; a site that third party developers (you know, other startups in investors’ portfolios) could install their apps and expand their reach; a system where student and teacher data could be collected, integrated, analyzed. It’s now an LMS too.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

Iterating Toward Openness

frequent formative assessment opportunities) can appear in educational resources with any copyright license. Here is an extremely back of the envelope example for Introduction to Biology: Ce = 2 teaching faculty per post-secondary institution x 4000 post-secondary institutions = 8000 people. Earlier this week I read an op-ed – sponsored by Pearson – titled “If OER is the answer, what is the question?”

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April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. As a CFD, she has been part of the training team for LMS’s platforms in eLearning, Bongo, BrightSpace, and MML (MyMath Lab). As a CFD, she has been part of the training team for LMS’s platforms in eLearning, Bongo, BrightSpace, and MML (MyMath Lab).

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. As a CFD, she has been part of the training team for LMS’s platforms in eLearning, Bongo, BrightSpace, and MML (MyMath Lab). As a CFD, she has been part of the training team for LMS’s platforms in eLearning, Bongo, BrightSpace, and MML (MyMath Lab).

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

UPDATE: Here''s a podcast feed link - [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: Pearson’s “Free” LMS Assessing “What Works” in Education Technology UC-AFT Versus Online Education — Labors Issues Versus Learning Issues Are We Creating a Culture of Academic Dishonesty? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. Pushback against Common Core tests specifically and against standardized testing more generally have also prompted states and districts to rethink the kind and frequency of assessments they buy. The LMS, of course, needn’t be a permanent line item in schools’ budgets.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… “Big changes ahead for how California assesses school performance,” KPCC reports. Will it also expand its “Concierge” services , in which the company takes a cut of contracts it facilitates between schools and ed-tech companies, into post-secondary markets? ” Coming soon to an LMS near you… Data and “Research” Via T.H.E. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. Inside Higher Ed examines the challenges facing LMS provider Blackboard. Education Politics.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. See: the LMS, the MOOC. Arguments in for automation in education often insist that it’s preferable for machines to handle boring, repetitive tasks – say, robots replacing the low-wage workers who have traditionally been hired by assessment companies to score standardized tests.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Dan Meyer writes “Why Secondary Teachers Don’t Want a GitHub for Lesson Plans,” in a response to Chris Lusto who suggests that we do (or at least “We need GitHub for math curriculum.”) PowerSchool has acquired the LMS Haiku Learning for an undisclosed sum. “ Amplify Slims Down and Spins Off Assessment Content Provider, Fluence ,” says Edsurge. Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”


The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise. With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this decade — from ITT to coding bootcamps, from Trump University to the Draper University of Heroes — we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works now.