Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. There are many LMSs to choose from, but none as flexible, scalable, feature-rich, and affordable as the open source ecosystem of Moodle. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Setup and use are reputed to be more challenging than other LMSs. How to get started.

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen to Lisa Scumpieru Give an overview of Hyperdocs Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on Episode 508 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Rob Donatelli on episode 510 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. I’ll also give you a code to receive a free trial of Urkund. Use the code COOLCAT to get a free trial of this product. As we work to encourage creativity and know that it is an essential skill for the modern workforce and student, we also know that there are forces at work who have infiltrated the academic system. to deceive the system.”

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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.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e283. Laurie: Persuasive Design is a set of strategies that guides the learner through a digital learning environment by reducing stress, personalizing it, tailoring it to the individual, giving them suggestions throughout. Re-imagine how you design.

Here’s the Easiest Way to Check for Plagiarism

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the biggest problems facing digital natives as they grow into adults is understanding how to maneuver the vastness of the Internet ethically, safely, and to serve their needs. It sounds simple–log on, search, enjoy–but let’s equate this to a shopping mall. Me, I don’t want to cheat anyone so when I acquire resources from the Internet, I want to do it legally. That’s why plagiarism checkers are important to me.

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How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. You need practice on it, you need to be tested on it.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

If you’re a teacher, chances are you were taught how to teach. You likely didn’t get training on how to be an IT guru. Which is why it’s so wonderful that some teachers are doing as much as they are when it comes to figuring out technology in their classrooms. Some technically inclined teachers are finding and configuring their own classroom management systems, for instance, or trying to make multiple apps work together that weren’t designed to.

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4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

Edsurge

One of the benefits of this change is a focus on long-term planning over displays of quarterly growth to impress shareholders, says Mitch Benson, the company’s chief product officer. To meet the expectation of demands is priority,” Benson says. “I So what else is next for the Salt Lake City-based edtech company? Find A New CEO and CFO Perhaps the first order of business for Instructure is to find permanent leadership. The company will not end the product.

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LinkedIn’s New Learning Platform to Recommend Lynda Courses for Professionals

Edsurge

LinkedIn loves to learn. Learning and development has become one of our most important priorities,” LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said at a press event in the company’s San Francisco office Thursday morning. Increasingly predictions of tech displacing workers are coming to fruition,” he added. Don’t know what skills to brush up on? LinkedIn Learning will also offer free courses from “influencers”—industry and thought leaders selected by the company.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard and Summit round out the top five.)

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing

MindShift

As each passing day brings more school closures, educators and families scramble to respond to a situation that is uncertain and without precedent. How will college admissions be affected? How will learning continue while kids are stuck indoors for weeks? Some districts have sent kids home with a provisional two weeks worth of homework , while others have followed universities like Stanford and Berkeley and pivoted to remote learning in a bid to salvage the year.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. Stemscopes Science challenges students to innovate, create, and problem solve while connecting them to real-world events and issues that affect their lives. Advantages School International provides quality education to students around the globe.

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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. Only one reason to do that: ED's going to reopen and expand the experiment.

Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

Yesterday, I got to be a Googler for the day. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. Six flat screen TV''s were mounted on the circular walls to keep the Googlers updated on anything and everything. After being treated to a breakfast of fresh fruit, waffles, and great coffee, we got started. The Boulder office is primarily dedicated to Google Sketchup and the 3D warehouse (repository for 3D buildings in Google Earth).

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Please bring a story or tool or idea to share. Jim is the creator of the English Companion Ning, ''Where English teachers go to help each other.'' [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: CYBERSAFETY WHEN LEARNING ONLINE (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Tue 25 Oct 12:45AM New York / Tue 25 Oct 04:45AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 02:45PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin.

This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Monday, October 18th 2am PDT (US) / 5am EDT (US) / 9am GMT/UTC ( intl times ): “ Reflect and connect: an introduction to a new course,” with host Coach Carole. What do you need to get started in taking charge of your elearning? In this presentation Jane and Carole will give you an insight into the background of this course and how it may benefit you.

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

To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. ” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Buzzfeed : “How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition.”

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

The changes are due to the replacement of one education acronym (NCLB) with another ( ESSA ). “Dean Dad” Matt Reed responds to Senator Alexander’s proposal to limit student loans. ” “ The Left’s drive to push conservatives out of education reform ” by The Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio. And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.”

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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.”