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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.

Google Classroom: LMS or NOT?

Teacher Tech

” LMS or CMS LMS stands for Learning Management System. Technically what most people refer to as an LMS is actually a CMS (Course Management System). Tweet I hear Google Classroom frequently referred to as an LMS. The question is… “Is Google Classroom an LMS?”

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Friday 5 — 7.15.2016

Perry Hewitt

As someone who has been through the process more times than I'd care to admit, her observation about "irrational uniformity," the tendency to slavishly shoehorn everything into the CMS, is apt. Friday Five app augmented reality brand cms content facebook Friday5 nintendo social strategy vide

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

Haiku Deck Just Got Better: Welcome Haiku Deck Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Haiku Deck Classroom offers an easy way for educators to add and manage student accounts, integrate with Google Classroom and other CMS systems, sign in through Google, share projects to a classroom gallery, and more.

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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Course Management Systems (CMS). A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. by TeachThought Staff. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. Moore’s Law and all.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Here is my old classroom site and Physics blog as an example: https://sites.google.com/site/dandradeedusite/Home [link] I also know some teachers who use Google+ as their CMS using Circles and posting resources and announcements there and most teachers are now using Google Drive in some way to host files and share them.

Trandori

Technology Tidbits

All search results are generated from user created content and it combines the best features of a LMS and CMS. Trandori is a rather interesting Kickstarter campaign for educators that introduces a new kind of search engine for interactive educational problems.

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10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

It is exciting that Edgenuity recognized CMS as a top district for innovative approaches and commitment to students,” said Hope Kohl, Director of Virtual Learning and Media Services at CMS. Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning.

5 ways to improve your school website design right now

eSchool News

That being said, design is not something you should fear since it does not present a difficult task given the development and advancement in the CMS that enable even those without much designer skills achieve great results.

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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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Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems?

Edudemic

CMS tools often offered: a way for professors to upload content, like lectures, notes, […]. Back in 2012, Jason Blanchard wrote an article for Edudemic about the problems with Course management systems (CMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle. At that time, CMSs were centralized platforms that host software tools essential for online course instructors and students. The post Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems? appeared first on Edudemic.

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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. SchoolMessenger, a platform for school community engagement, has launched SchoolMessenger Passport, its new K-12 single sign-on product.

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NEC Displays reveals interactive 4k touch displays

eSchool News

Targeting the retail and transportation markets, this solution combines the NeoFace Engage analytics solution from NEC, the Microsoft Kinect camera system, the Microsoft Kinect Ambient Intelligence Toolkit (KAIT) and StratosMedia Content Management Software (CMS).

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5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Alongside my search for curriculum providers I also began researching content management system (CMS) for virtual schools. While Blackboard dominates the marketplace, BrainHoney is a very impressive CMS geared toward the K-12 market.

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Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders

The Daring Librarian

See pic below from Tiff) My kids were so impressed with the lovely behaviour & charming Louisiana accents of the CMS kiddos & were urging to connect again! This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids!

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You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

Makerspace — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox CMS Makerspace: The Beginning | Mighty Little Librarian Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps | Renovated Learning. Education Trends-A-Go-Go It''s SO easy to get overwhelmed with all the new education tech and trends going on in the world.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more.

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NC State Senator's Mean-Spirited & False Response to Concerned Teacher's Email

The 21st Century Principal

Update: According to this WBTV news posting (" CMS Teacher''s Strong Words to Politicians ") North Carolina State Senator David Curtis "has no regrets" for what he said. Would you like to see what happens when a teacher in North Carolina sends her legislators an email about her concerns about the teaching profession? This message from State Senator David Curtis of Denver, North Carolina is a good indicator that the level of respect he has for teachers.

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Is Thank You Enough?

Reflections

So my dear team at CMS, please allow this post to be my big present to each and everyone of you for an incredible year of putting students first.

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Flashcards by NKO

Technology Tidbits

Best of all are the CMS (content management system) features that allows teachers to track students, download thousands of flashcard decks, create folders, share, and much more. Flashcards by NKO is an excellent free iOS app that combines flashcards w/ Game Based Learning.

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Mission Accomplished: Academy Gets New Website in One Week

Gaggle Speaks

Among the many benefits of its new website include: cost savings; teachers and users can easily create and edit website sections; a friendly CMS; and.

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Single Gender Classrooms Offer Comfort to Younger Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Principal Lisa Bailes of CMS schools said she has yet to be able to differentiate between the test scores of students in the two types of classrooms, reports Andrew Dunn for The Charlotte Observer.

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District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

RediSite websites are built with the user-friendly content management system (CMS) concrete5. Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff.

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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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Charlotte Schools Adopt Regs to Respect Transgender Identity

K-12 Schools - Education News

CMS Superintendent Ann Clark said the regulation has been in the works for a year, but fighting over the North Carolina House Bill 2 resulted in educators being confused and cautious, according to The Charlotte Observer’s Ann Doss Helms. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edlio , which makes an education-focused CMS, has raised $40 million from L Squared Capital Partners. Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential debate this week. Thankfully, it was the last one. There’s also a global wine shortage, and I’m like, no s**t.

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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‘Gender Unicorn’ Lesson Prompts Complaints in Charlotte, NC

K-12 Schools - Education News

Created by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS), the purple character with two hearts on its chest known as the “Gender Unicorn” is set to appear on a number of training materials for faculty and staff meant to help train students on the issue of gender identity.

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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. 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.

The Midas Touch shatters Theranos’ dream of disruption

The Christensen Institute

Early last week, reports surfaced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had threatened to sanction Theranos Inc., an early-stage diagnostics company, by banning founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from participating in any laboratory business for at least two years.

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The paradox of quality measures in healthcare

The Christensen Institute

Announced in February, 2016 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the new core metrics are intended to simplify and standardize the existing measures which have been viewed as convoluted, inconsistent, and ineffective.

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Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad?

The Daring Librarian

7th graders G+ Hangout abt fav books w/ @librarian_tiff & students at CMS in B. We love connecting with other kiddos in schools in other cities and states.

Thank You, Common Sense Ambassadors!

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Ambassador Program was created to elevate and cultivate a community of our Certified Educators as speakers, presenters, and overall ambassadors for Common Sense Education.

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iNACOL Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

Life after the CMS: the future of the platform Engaging a Gaggle of Googlers Rather than write a summary of each of the above sessions, here are some of the general things that I gleaned from the conference as a whole. This past week I had the opportunity to fly down to Glendale, Arizona (just outside of Phoenix) to attend iNACOL''s annual Virtual School Symposium. The conference brought together 1,800 leaders in the field of online and virtual education.

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