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My highlights of ASCD 2011 and LMS options

My highlights of ASCD 2011 and LMS options

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  • 1.
    • Neil’s Highlights
    • LMS options
    • Open-source programs
  • 2. Highlights of ASCD 2011
    • 3-day Pre-conference Institute with Wiggins & McTighe
      • Tiring, brain-frying, frustrating, somewhat hypocritical
    • Problem-Based Learning
      • NASA projects and similar Engineering Challenges
    • LMS options and products available
    • MOODLE-based options & add ons
    • Curriculum-focused PD and Vendors
  • 3. Main Trends in E-Learning
    • Moving towards MOODLE
    • Focused on “Social Learning”
      • E-learning with interactivity of Social Networking, but controlled by teachers (safe & secure, NOT open to FB, MSN, etc. but offering similar features)
    • MOBILE-APP FOCUSSED!!!
  • 4. My Big 3 - Gaggle
  • 5. My Big 3 – Open Sources
  • 6. My Big 3 – Open Sources
  • 7. My Big 3 – Open Sources
  • 8. Alternatives to MOODLE and D2L
      • Schoology
        • https://www.schoology.com/home.php
        • http://bit.ly/fhiwWG
      • Pearson e-Learning
        • http://elearning.pearsoncanada.ca/videos/index.php
      • Moodle with add-ons
  • 9. MOODLE “Covers”
    • Gaggle ( https://www.gaggle.net/ )
      • Concept of “social learning”
      • https://www.gaggle.net/home/gaggle-apps/social-learning/
    • Kineo ( http://www.kineo.com/ )
      • Expensive, but typical of companies offering Moodle in a more controlled, structured environment.
  • 10. Open-Source Options
    • All of these are FREE
    • Varying levels of security
    • Varying levels of service
      • (more service + more security = paid service)
    • All are Mobile-Friendly (“…there’s an app for that.”)
  • 11. Open-Source Options
      • Big Blue Button ( http://www.bigbluebutton.org/ )
        • Free online meeting, video conferencing, mobile-friendly.
      • Livebinder ( http://livebinders.com/ )
        • Assignment storage, lesson storage, Social bookmarking & sharing, collaborative and mobile-friendly.
      • ooVoo ( http://www.oovoo.com/ )
        • Video Chat (alternative to Skype, not blocked by many jurisdictions), mobile.
  • 12. Open-Source Options
      • Capzules ( http://www.capzles.com/ )
        • Multimedia sharing, secure document/lesson/assignment repository, collaborative and mobile-friendly.
      • Enter The Group (http://www.enterthegroup.com/)
        • Group projects, secure, multimedia, virtual classrooms, alternative to Google Apps, but more secure.
      • Slideshare ( http://www.slideshare.net/ )
        • Lets users upload, store and share PPT presentations and Word documents.
  • 13. Open-Source Options
      • Prezi ( http://prezi.com/ )
        • Online presentation, can be collaborative, mobile-friendly, zoomable, more interactive than PPT or Keynote and 2.0.
        • Currently my favorite Prezi: http://prezi.com/aww2hjfyil0u/math-is-not-linear/
      • Qwiki ( http://www.qwiki.com/ )
        • Multi-Media Information source, free online dictionary, like Wiki with more bells and whistles (still in Alpha phase)
      • Polleverywhere ( http://www.polleverywhere.com/ )
        • Instant feedback resource, mobile App, text, or website.
  • 14. Poll Everywhere