Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

A good example would be how Facebook and Twitter have incorporated common like/favorite and share/retweet buttons. Learning platforms features are standardized because users expect each platform to have the same basic features, such as integrating a school’s grading system in the LMS. So what are these features that any LMS should have? Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. News on Twitter : Students consider tweets and determine which is the most trustworthy.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited. He or she relies on his or her smartphone and other mobile devices to communicate, create content, and access and share information. You might wish to capture it on your mobile device.

Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images. For this introduction activity students are asked to choose a profile image to upload to Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pic-Collage , Buncee , BeFunky , or any other image editing app and add three stickers to describe themselves. Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ?

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Portrait of a technology-using professor in 2016

Bryan Alexander

In Leading Lines’ second episode Derek interviews Corbette Doyle ( faculty page ; Twitter ), a Vanderbilt University lecturer. ” G+ appeals to her as well for its visual nature (interesting) and being mobile friendly. Dealing with this LMS “is my struggle.”

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter. An LMS with social media-like features and integrations with social sites will surely keep more students logged in and active during an online lesson. E-learning is mobile.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They are the Learning Management System (LMS) I use.

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Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

The combination of students and mobile devices in the classroom has long been a debate topic among education professionals. The use of mobile devices during classes is often regarded as an element of distraction for students.

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

TeacherCast

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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/edsby.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

an LMS like Edmodo, Otus, or MyBigCampus–these often include an interactive gradebook, parent inclusion devices, a student discussion forum, polls, a way to collect and share resources, a class calendar, and access across a variety of digital devices.

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Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It is frustrating to only have a Learning Management System (LMS) or VLE accessible only when you are on campus. You will find hashtags used on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and many other social networks. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 117 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid. She shares essential tips on how to use Flipgrid.

Go Paperless for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

an LMS like Edmodo, Otus, or MyBigCampus–these often include an interactive gradebook, parent inclusion devices, a student discussion forum, polls, a way to collect and share resources, a class calendar, and access across a variety of digital devices. Earth Day is April 22nd.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Is your Learning Management System (“LMS”) Social Learning Friendly? In many cases Learning Management Systems (LMS) are either restricted to automating formal learning, or only add in a few social media tools to round off their delivery model.

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Teaching in the Era of Bots: Students Need Humans Now More Than Ever

Edsurge

For example, Denise Maduli-Williams, a faculty member at San Diego Mesa College, sends mobile, motivational video messages to her students via Twitter and Instagram. Faculty record voice and video feedback for students and share it securely through an LMS gradebook. In recent years, technology has played a significant role in reshaping the landscape of college teaching, and it will surely continue to do so.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Haiku Learning (my LMS). Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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Announcing Flipgrid One (now free to all teachers)

NeverEndingSearch

Grids, topics and individual responses are easily embedded on your blogs, LMS, websites, etc. Glance view: It’s easier to watch and review Flipgrid videos from a mobile device using Glance. Keep up with the developments on the Flipgrid blog , follow @flipgrid on Twitter.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

Announcing Flipgrid One (free and fabulous)

NeverEndingSearch

Grids, topics and individual responses are easily embedded on your blogs, LMS, websites, etc. Glance view: It’s easier to watch and review Flipgrid videos from a mobile device using Glance. Keep up with the developments on the Flipgrid blog , follow @flipgrid on Twitter.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “Going mobile: The government’s most crucial financial aid form.” ” One huge problem with the new mobile version of the FAFSA : you can’t use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on it. And that makes the mobile app pretty useless, IMHO. “ Is The LMS A Distraction In EdTech Futurology? ” “ Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via KQED’s Mindshift : “ MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity.” It’s 2017, and ed-tech is so “disruptive” that we’re still debating the LMS , a technology that is at least 30 years old (and that’s just if you date it to the founding of Blackboard. It’s about 50 years old if you recognize some of PLATO’s functionality is LMS-like.) From WCET : “ In Defense of the LMS.”

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Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

This year, they continue their push into mobile computing with a brand new iPad app called Ask3 (free). Plugin integration for popular LMS'' (i.e. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). I''m a big TechSmith fan.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Techcrunch , which never ceases to amaze me with how readily it acts as a stenographer for the tech industry: “As some pricey coding camps fade away, Codecademy barrels ahead with affordable paid offerings and a new mobile app.” ” Via e-Literate : “ North American Higher Ed LMS Market Share by Enrollments: A consolidating market.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

There will be some innovations to escape the limitations of locked down enterprise learning management systems, increasing use of third party services, more innovative use of mobile tech and increasing experimentation with wearable devices. Nothing new in the LMS space. TL;DR.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” ( A good thread on Twitter in response.). Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “Comparing the First Ten Years of Blackboard and Instructure in LMS Market.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It was one of two social media messages – the other a Twitter photo of Tunsil smoking marijuana through a gas mark – that were posted during the NFL draft. ” “Live instruction” is not teachers; it is content delivery via a mobile device. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” Kevin Carey argues in Washington Monthly “Why More Colleges Should Treat Students Like Numbers ”: Students who log on to the LMS, download materials, click on lectures, and contribute to discussions are much less likely to drop out than students who don’t.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Apparently the FAFSA will soon be available on mobile devices. ” Disclosure: the Mooch now follows me on Twitter. ” The company is called TechReady.io , and it scans your computer to make sure it meets all the requirements for an LMS and so on. (National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “ DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk ,’ cheers GOP tax plan.”

"Always On" Education with Project Share #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

The notes area can contain multiple types of media, are date and time stamped, and can be sent out to other course members via email, mobile phones, etc. Wiki area - The more you can keep learning in the LMS shell itself, the more successful students will be. They also do consultation trainings for school districts dmcgeary@hcde-texas.org dcmcgeary - Twitter [link].

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Related: a Twitter thread from Leo Casey about the various connections the Success Academy chain has to Trump and his wealth right-wing backers the Mercers. Via The West Australian : “ Mobile devices drive student suspensions.” Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill writes about the latest from the LMS provider Instructure , noting “culture as a competitive weapon.” (National) Education Politics.

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? This includes video games, mobile games and the like.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

There will be some innovations to escape the limitations of locked down enterprise learning management systems, increasing use of third party services, more innovative use of mobile tech and increasing experimentation with wearable devices. Nothing new in the LMS space. TL;DR.

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The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Robert Furman Principal The Collaborative Essay - Colette Marie Bennett Using Pinterest and Twitter to Build Your PLN - Elissa Malespina School Library Media Specialist Vision of Learning in Changing World : The emergence of Authentic Pedagogues - ROZINA JUMANI , Associate Prof What’s Working in Online Teacher Education Courses? - Thursday, March 28th, is our inaugural, online, and free School Leadership Summit. link].