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. s especially difficult to do this with products like Google Sites or a patchwork of products like Wix, where contributors can choose any template, style and layout.

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Google Classroom: LMS or NOT?

Teacher Tech

Tweet I hear Google Classroom frequently referred to as an LMS. The question is… “Is Google Classroom an LMS?” ” and “Can I use Google Classroom if I have an LMS?” ” LMS or CMS LMS stands for Learning Management System.

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


The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. classroom management cms edtech guest post lms

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Friday 5 — 11.27.2015

Perry Hewitt

Or let this Google Easter Egg take you back a long time ago to a galaxy far far away. Friday Five app cms culture Friday5 messaging open source research trends WordPressIt’s been an odd, three-day work week on the interwebs.

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

Graphite Blog

What is Google Classroom? Is Google Classroom an LMS? Who can use Google Classroom? How do teachers use Google Classroom? How do I set up my Google Classroom? What is Google doing with my students' data? How can Google Classroom support differentiation in the classroom? How can families and parents stay in the loop with Google Classroom? What's new in Google Classroom? Where can I find more ideas about using Google Classroom?

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Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom - web based, integrated with Google Apps, easy to use. My district uses PowerSchool for attendance and gradebook, but I have used classroom blogs, a class website, and Google resources to share resources, post information, and communicate with my students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. blogger classroom edmodo google applications google classroom Google for Educators google sites schoology

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EdTech Acronyms Explained


CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders

The Daring Librarian

This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids! we finally got our kiddos to meet and chat using Google+ Hangout! Google Hangout TIPS: • Practice beforehand!

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Watch this space: 3 phenomena that will drive healthcare innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), accounting for a whopping 37% of all national health expenditures, has been particularly influential on this front.

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30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

eSchool News

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. In August, CMS finished bringing Wi-Fi to every mobile classroom.

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Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider


CMS Learns (Visual). Google Sites, Adobe Spark, Jumprope). While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging.

Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad?

The Daring Librarian

7th graders G+ Hangout abt fav books w/ @librarian_tiff & students at CMS in B. by David Gaughran Google Hangout TIPS: • Practice beforehand! fan fiction google hangout google plus librarian tiff tiffany whitehead wattpad WBRZ

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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. full access to Google Drive. You can log in through your Google account. Users (students and teachers) can access materials and submit work using the camera, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

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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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District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

RediSite websites are built with the user-friendly content management system (CMS) concrete5. With Google Translate added to RediSite, they are able to translate any text, speech, images, or real-time video from one language into another.

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. My podcast series " Google, More than Search " [iTunes link] was created entirely using Camtasia Studio. LearnBoost is also specifically designed to integrate with Google Apps.

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You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The work is also supported by companies including Apple , Google and Expedia , as well as education organizations including the CollegeBoard , Teach For America and STEMx.” Google has released an update to its Course Builder software. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). 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.

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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

Education Revolution Google+ Community Creating Learning Objectives in eLearning Environments. 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.

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