Tag Archives: LMS

PowerPoint Mix

One of the great ways to share PowerPoint is the free cloud-based add on, Office Mix. You will create an account online, but also download a “Mix Tab” add-on to your PowerPoint application. The Mix Tab houses some of the … Continue reading

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Day 6: Symbaloo

I know I have blogged about Symbaloo before, so this post will be short. But, I couldn’t share some technology cheer without mentioning Symbaloo and the Symbaloo Lesson Plan Builder. Feel free to explore the Symbaloo webmixes page I have … Continue reading

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Edorble: Virtual Classroom

I wanted to share a new virtual application with you, Edorble. First, Edorble is in beta. Expect rough spots as you interact with the application. But even at this stage Edorble is useful for a virtual classroom. I met Gabe … Continue reading

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Part I: Presentations

One area I have focused on for the faculty is presentation development. PowerPoints are a viable tool, especially for our online courses. All textbook publishers now supply supplemental material like instructional videos, PowerPoints, and printable material. As an institution, and … Continue reading

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Responsiveness

In the 2010 study, Students’ Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education by faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, it revealed some interesting expectations students have for their teachers in distance learning classes. The nine main characteristics, in order … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 4

Navigating your LMS A question for you.  If a new student logged on to your LMS in your class, would they know what to do? The first standard for Quality Matters states, “The overall design of the course is made … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 3

Organizing content on a Learning Management System (LMS) is tricky. The design of the LMS is the first factor you have to contend with. Moodle uses topics, with six different format options.  Schoology uses folders. Edmodo uses a feed design. … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 2

Over the last 20 years I have been asked to articulate my lessons in a variety of ways.  As a student teacher I was required to follow the Madeline Hunter format for my lessons. Each administrator I have worked for … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 1

For the next series of posts I will discuss designing your digital curriculum.  I will be addressing ideas, pedagogy, and providing examples when I can.  Since there are a number of different Learning Management Systems (LMS) and different levels of … Continue reading

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