Tag Archives: LMS

Sharing the Genius

Chalkup founder Justin Chando talks growth, struggle, success – and students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They do everything a Learning Management System does, but “we hate learning management systems” says Justin Chando, Chalkup founder and CEO (pictured, left). “We … Continue reading

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Building the Best Learning Platform

For technologists in education, teacher input is key. GUEST COLUMN | by Kenneth Chapman As technologists focused on the education space, we’re constantly striving to stay on top of the needs of teachers and their goals in educating students. That … Continue reading

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Tying It All Together

A pioneer in online community building carves out a niche for a private school LMS. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Throughout his career, Gary Falcon has been fascinated by the power of technology as a transformative agent in education. As … Continue reading

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From 100,000 to Millions

Up close and personal with the founder of one of the world’s leading learning platforms. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeremy Friedman creates and leads the execution of Schoology’s strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided … Continue reading

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Getting More Out of It

A primer on fully leveraging LMS capabilities in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by Steve Wilson Ninety-nine percent of schools have a learning management system (LMS), yet one in four schools report dissatisfaction with their LMS tool. LMSs have been … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Otus LMS

In a crowded educational technology market, Otus provides two dynamic products. Otus LMS is an easy-to-use yet powerful classroom tool for 1-to-1 classrooms that brings the best iPad and Chromebook education features together into one secure environment, with one login. Otus … Continue reading

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A District-wide Endeavor

An instructional technology coordinator on moving to a digital curriculum ecosystem. GUEST COLUMN | by Martha Barwick  Like many school districts around the nation, we are being asked to do more with less these days. Though school budgets are tighter than … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Schoology

New York City-based Schoology—used by nearly fourteen million users in 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. It transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where … Continue reading

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EdTech Experiment

A math teacher takes an un-calculated risk to yield an exponential value.  GUEST COLUMN | by John Choins I’ve been a teacher for 16 years, and for the last 9 years I’ve taught middle school math. Before the start of … Continue reading

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An Experience to Love

Inspired by frustration, a recent college grad creates a next-generation LMS. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero His first real introduction to learning management systems came when he was in college. “I was using one of the most widely-used LMSes in … Continue reading

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Education Technology is Nothing — without People

Putting purposeful tools in the hands of teachers we support and believe in. GUEST COLUMN | by Renny Monaghan There are some teachers and administrators who are so smitten with education technology, they believe there’s a technological solution for every … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Taken Charge

An online educational game that brings comprehensive technology education into a game-based learning environment created by Galvanize Labs, Taken Charge submerges players in a captivating story while giving them the building blocks for a quality technology education. Players progress through 49 … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | onCampus

A learning management system that makes it simple to manage information and create online interactions to bring out the best in students and the school community, onCampus allows teachers to: generate and share engaging and relevant learning resources, post general housekeeping … Continue reading

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A Tremendous Undertaking

Under the hood of report cards at Hillsborough County Public Schools. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Asbury As school districts have modernized and digitized their instruction, so too have they updated their processes for managing and distributing student performance data. … Continue reading

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Trends | Learning the Millennial Way

Technology is a way of life for Millennials, according to a white paper from Jupiter Ed.  Influences from the technology which they’ve been raised around have branched out to encapsulate all areas of the typical Millennial’s life. “They tend to … Continue reading

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The ABCs of CBE

Five things to think about when transitioning to competency-based education. GUEST COLUMN | by Steve Pappageorge Even as institutions continue to wrap their arms around competency-based education (CBE) – what it means, how one should think about it, and how … Continue reading

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LMS for PD

How professional development is becoming a virtual reality. GUEST COLUMN | by Jordan Barrish I can’t think of anyone who has more of an important role in the future of today’s youth than our teachers—besides their parents, of course. Teachers … Continue reading

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The Data Dilemma in Education

GUEST COLUMN | by Jeremy Friedman The last decade has seen the rise of the Student Information System (SIS) and the Learning Management System (LMS) to help improve the workload of teachers and to help districts better prepare students. For … Continue reading

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Interview | Joshua Blank: Open Sesame Unlocks Learning

Joshua Blank and his co-founding partners created OpenSesame after 10 years in the e-learning business, working with learners, professional associations and companies that connect their employees to learning and development programs. They discovered that one of the largest roadblocks preventing … Continue reading

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