Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

A while back, I was asked, “What engages students?” Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, […]

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Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of all of our lives, children are spending more time online as well. And they are doing this largely without any guidance about what is responsible or appropriate online. While my six- and seven-year old students don’t yet even understand the words “digital” or “citizenship,” they also […]

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Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry – Free ebook from Athabasca Press

Teaching in Blended Leaning Environments provides a coherent framework in which to explore the transformative concept of blended learning. Blended learning can be defined as the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies. A direct result of the transformative innovation of virtual communication and online learning communities, blended learning environments […]

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Moodle Database API Examples to Learn From – Super Moodle

Moodle Database API represents a free learning administration framework that empowers you to make effective, adaptable, and captivating web learning encounters. Moodle works on any web server that backs the PHP programming dialect, and a database. It works best and is most benefiecial when running on the Apache web server with a Mysql database. These […]

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A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

The goal of the model isn’t content knowledge (though it should produce that), but rather something closer to wisdom–learning how to learn, understanding what’s worth understanding, and perhaps most importantly, analyzing the purpose of learning (e.g., personal and social change). It also encourages the student to examine the relationship between study and work–an authentic “need […]

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Moodle Mobile 1.5 Available in Google Play

New features: * View your activity grades and outcomes (Requires configuration by the Moodle site administrator) * New sign in and manage accounts page, quick access to all your sites Improvements:  * The Site URL field now supports domains without the http/https protocol prefix * Notifications page design improved * Messages received can be replied in-line * […]

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Moodle and LTI

LTI is acroynm for (learning tool interactive) – yes, very vague, which means lots of options or LTI services that you can utilize. On a conceptual level, moodle can act as either; A LTI provider – where your moodle instance is serving up LTI servicesA LTI consumer – where your moodle instance is consuming from […]

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