Friday, February 25, 2011

Have you tried Schoology?

Facebook reigns not only for us but our students love it too.  How many times have we as educators tried to use Facebook to communicate with students and parents only to discover that our district blocks the site?  If you're in the same boat then I wonder, have you tried Schoology?  Schoology has the same look and feel as Facebook but it is a Learning Management System (LMS) similar to Moodle, Blackboard, etc.  Your students will L-O-V-E Schoology for the social networking and you will adore the LMS for the ability to embed projects, share videos/links with students and create assessments that are a 20 steps above multiple choice tests.  Check out the video for a guide to creating the Perfect Unit One.  As always, please contact me should you need guidance integrating this dynamic tool into your curriculum.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Digital Media - New Learners of the 21st Century

Have you ever flipped to a station and instantly experienced regret?  This happened to me when I tuned to PBS and this incredible documentary was nearly over.  Thank you PBS.org for making your shows available online.  This show is a major reason we cannot allow the government to stop funding public TV and radio.  Please view this documentary and discover new and innovative ways to reach today's students.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

No time for Moodle training - here's your solution

Moodle is an outstanding Learning Manangement Software for educators; however, most of us cannot afford to take time off for training.  Are you in a similar situation or is Moodle not an option at your school?  If so, take a look at Schoology.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Using Moodle/Blackboard in the Classroom

Enjoy this webisode of Technology in Education where we talk to Leems who details how Learning Management Systems are vital to educating 21st Century learners.

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