Designed by educators for
Sakai is an enterprise
teaching, learning and academic
that best meets the needs of
today's learners, instructors and
Sakai Project (www.sakaiproject.org)
What is Sakai?
Sakai is a set of software tools designed to help schools create
collaborative sites online.
Using a web browser, users choose from a set of features to
create a site that meets their needs.
The Sakai Foundation
coordinates the ongoing
development of a stable
platform through the
over 200 institutional
How can Sakai be used?
• Teachers can create collaborative online classrooms with
the ability to take tests/quizzes online, complete and
submit assignments online, conduct discussions, etc.
• Professional development communities can be created in
your district for staff, interest groups or even school
• Portfolios - for K-8 and High School can be created,
maintained, shared, saved, and transported/exported.
What is the K12 Sakai
NH K-12 Sakai Collaborative consists of a number of districts
running their own instance of Sakai in a new and exciting
collaborative learning environment, sharing locally developed
materials such as
• Necap related test materials,
• Matricies and Portfolios for professional development, ICT
digital portfolios, HS competencies
• Best Practices, and
Current Sakai Collab Members
SAU4 Newfound Area
SAU10 Derry Cooperative
SAU65 Kearsarge District
SAU 18 Franklin
SAU 59 Winnisquam Regional
Districts in Maine and Vermont
have expressed interest
Sakai is used in a variety of ways –
there's a "site" for everything!
• Portfolios - ICT K-8; HS 9-12, professional development
• Staff Pages/sites - for announcements, calendars, forum
discussion, resource files... committees
• Courses & classrooms, clubs and sports
• Even school boards
Here are some examples of how some of the collab members are
already using Sakai.
SAU 53 Professional Development Portfolio
SAU 53 ICT K-8 Portfolio Project
See 21st Century Digital Portfolio
through Sakai, Wed 3-4pm
High School Portfolio Pilot
See Tracking HS Compentencies with Sakai on Thurs 2:30-3:30
All of these matrices and
showcase portfolios are shared
within the NH Sakai Collab.
The Five Districts of SAU 53
Armand Dupont Allenstown
Chichester Middle School Elementary Three Rivers
Central Sch School Middle School
Epsom Pembroke Hill and
Central School Village Schools
School Board Sites
All seven SAU 53 School
Boards have their own Sakai
site (tab) for accessing
• Committee Info
• Bus Routes
Staff Pages @ Three Rivers School
Sakai is used as a communication vehicle for Three Rivers School. Centrally
located in the staff site, information can easily be accessed! Sakai is a
wonderful tool to use to keep the staff informed and up to date on
Barrington School District
Barrington Middle School
Examples: 7th Grade Math and Middle School Team Site
Barrington Grade 7 Math Class
"I have posted the electronic link to the textbooks my math
classes use on my Sakai class sites. Every day since showing
my classes how to access the on-line text, I have had
students and/or parents tell me they are so glad they have
Using Sakai for Course Management grades 5-8, Tues. 1:30-2:30
If you have passwords for subscriptions that cannot be posted
on the web, Sakai can help!
Team Site - Homework Announcements
"I have convinced my team to post the homework assignments to a team
page. Parents and students can access this with or without user id and
password since we have made the site public. We use the Announcements
for this - it is found on the home page of our site as well as one of the
areas that can be made public. This gives a wider exposure to Sakai..."
Lebanon School District
Lebanon has 7th and 9th
graders scheduled to build
portfolios in Sakai this
Having implemented the
instance fully only a few
weeks ago already the hs
teachers are implementing
course instances in their
"Freshman Foundations" Course
Example: Assignment for Photoshop
I love Sakai! I find it a great way to have students use the
computer to practice their math skills at any time of the day or
night. With a simple log-in, they are able to complete assignments,
engage in math through web-sites that I have chosen, and
communicate with each other as well as with me. I have had
students who have been stuck on homework communicate with me
via Sakai and I was able to help them. It is amazing to see how
many students are logged on after school, when it is not required
Russ Manchester - Gilbert H. Hood Middle School
More from Derry....
I have created several
assignments on Sakai, as well
as a few quizzes. The students
love it and when students are
absent, I can have them
complete it at home. It is a
learning process, what the
students see, what I want
them to see, but they are
really getting the hang of it
and so am I.
Kimberly Parsons, GHHMS
How is Sakai hosted?
•Sakai is Open Source.
That means it is free, but not necessarily easy to install.
•The K12 Collaborative uses a hosted solution from
The approximate cost of yearly hosting is $4,000 -$5,000 the first year.
•You can however run it on your own server.
There are consultants available to help with your install.
SAU53 used Serensoft to get started.
How is Sakai hosted?
•With either solution you can be part of the K12
This is free and you immediately have access to the all
of the NH materials developed so far.
There is no commitment.
There are monthly meetings that are also available as
video conferences. The next one is January 19th at 9:00
am at SAU 53, Pembroke
We often share space in staff training.
Join us at https://collab.sakaizone.org
Contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org or
1.Click New Account Allison at email@example.com
3.Click Joinable Sites
4. Join as many sites as you like, but include
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