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Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
Open source Learning Management Systems have become extremely popular in recent years, but what does open source mean?

 

With the huge number of Learning Management systems available today, making the decision on which platform to choose can be quite overwhelming. Below I have written brief explanations on 6 of the best systems currently available (Moodle, .LRN, eFront, Doceos, Sakai and ATutor).

 

Conclusion

To conclude, of the six Learning Management Systems listed above, Moodle is by far the most popular, and in our opinion, the best. It has over 62 million users worldwide. On top of the features listed above, here are some other reasons we believe Moodle should be your number one choice for an open source Learning Management System.


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It's here to stay, may as well learn to navigate it better!

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Once you go Diigo, you’ll never go back.

Once you go Diigo, you’ll never go back. | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

TrySo much of what students do with technology doesn't tap into the independent learning skills they'll need for lives that benefit from all the information available to them. To do that, they need hands-on practice with tools that help them access that information. [...]

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A concise blog post about the benefits and power of Diigo

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This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Jeroen Clemens
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Great data graphic about internet use

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ANA's curator insight, May 5, 9:45 AM

WOW!

Candice Blount's curator insight, June 8, 7:45 PM

A visual representation on one minute on line.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 19, 6:36 PM

Wow!...4 Million google searches a minute!!.....Bing has no hope...

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LOL Librarian

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A snapshot of an integrationist's view of the positives and challenges in the 21st century librarian's role.

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


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There's some good ideas for ES teachers too!

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Fast Moving Targets's comment, February 11, 12:10 PM
To be honest, all those people that want to be rock stars. From startups to content curators. Forget it! You're not!
Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 8:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 3:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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A Mighty Girl

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A Mighty Girl is the world's largest collection of books and movies for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls.
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Girl power? Yes and much much more 

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.

 

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Gust MEES

 

Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/

 


Via Lisa Johnson , Nesrin Ouis, juandoming, Gust MEES, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sandy Hill-Budreau
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A great resource list for a variety of tools

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Ariel Muñoz Prado's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:22 AM

¿No estaremos hablando de una Educación Transmedia? De mejorar la experiencia del usuario universitario, combinar conocimientos y TIC`s en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

"Como educadores do século 21, devemos oferecer oportunidades para que os alunos demonstrem o domínio e compreensão do currículo, não só com texto, mas também com imagens, áudio e vídeo".Wesley Fryer.

Website muito interessante que disponibiliza : definições, video exemplos, WORKFLOW, Ferramentas e tutoriais (Mapa de médias para o currículo)

 

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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A good up to date resource for teachers and parents.

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María Eugenia Mayer's comment, September 11, 2013 3:17 PM
I will scoop it even though I have not created a proper category for this type of information; which I will as soon as I finish with my SOCRATIVE webinar.
Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Great, Maria. Thank you.
BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great list of apps for iPad classrooms!  Check them out and tell me what you think!

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Key Information for Global Read Aloud 2013

Key Information for Global Read Aloud 2013 | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

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A great way to join other flat classrooms!

 

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Grade 4s Dewey-ing it at the Library | IST Library and Information Literacy Center

Grade 4s Dewey-ing it at the Library | IST Library and Information Literacy Center | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
How do we organize the IST library's non-fiction collection? We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize it by subject. The

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Love the inquiry questions to match the pictures!

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Emma Alcock's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:57 AM

Great infographic about the Dewey Decimal system

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Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick

Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

"Why do I need to teach movie making? Because you want students to create good content that they can share.

Why do I need to teach how to search? Because you want students to have the skill of evaluating and analyzing."


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Skill focus is the way to go!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:08 AM

So well put. The case for seamless use of technology in learning.

EVERY TEACHER SHOULD READ THIS.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:27 PM

Jeff Utecht is right on the mark with this blog post - I still find it hard to believe we continue to have to encourage people and remind people that this is the way forward.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:04 PM

We need to stay away from the verb teach and embrace the word learn.In doing so, we embrace our partnership with the students and become a learning community; these are the first steps in a true collaborative learning community. Embrace the fact that students have something to bring to the table to share.

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Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

"Creating an eBook online is no rocket science and anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of how to use internet can get his/her eBook up and viral in a couple of minutes provided the content part of it is already written in a word document. I find the typing and editing part the most  difficult stage in this process;  however, if you just want to set up a short ebook for your students then that would not take you much time.


Just a couple of weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of great apps  to use to create eBooks on iPad and I received several emails following that post and some of you asked for tutorials on this topic. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on how to create an eBook on iPad that I always recommend to my fellow teachers. Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy"


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A great way for young authors to share their work

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 1, 2013 11:36 AM

Great possibilities for creativity in the Learning Commons.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 5, 2013 11:20 AM

I see the tell tale signs of my beloved Comic Life!

Stefanie Stewart Crosser's curator insight, September 20, 5:08 PM

There are various ways to use technology in the classroom, but how long does it take to prepare lessons through technology? They say "Don't take your work home" because it can seriously affect one's family and home-life, but is there enough time in the day to prepare effective lessons without taking your job home? Teachers are not paid enough to create their own lesson plans using technology - let along to teach, with all of the constant changing standards!

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Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds

Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

"I’m not much of a movie-showing kind of teacher. When I first began teaching, I knew a teacher who showed reel-to-reel movies every afternoon.  I didn’t understand that. For me to show video in my classroom, there needs to be a very clear curricular reason and it has to tie in directly with what we are presently learning. It also has to be the best way for my students to learn something.  I sometimes show videos from our Discovery Education account to introduce or clarify concepts for students, but full-length movies rarely happen. This week was one of those uncommon occasions.

 

We have just finished a unit about fairy tales and I decided to show the students a fairy tale they were not familiar with to see if they could identify the characteristics of fairy tales in a non-book format. I also wanted them to look for some of the viewing elements from our curriculum such as colour, shape, size, movement etc.

 

In the past, I have tried showing a movie and stopping it frequently to allow students to reflect on what they have seen. The students don’t really enjoy this, as it interrupts the flow of the story. (“Can’t we watch it all first?”) But, if I wait until the end, the students have forgotten much of what they have seen. The reflective moments have passed.

 

This time, I decided to try back channelling."


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A great way to keep the flow of a story going but still have students contribute.

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Emma Alcock's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:24 PM

Great lesson idea for using twitter with students!

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Embracing the Messiness: Lessons from a 21st Century Classroom

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of presenting at a workshop for regional 7-12th grade teachers. The workshop was sponsored by CoRE, which stands for Collaborative Regional Education, a program...

Via Hybrid Pedagogy
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It's geared towards older students but has some valid points about peer assessment and trusting students with technology.

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Summer Reading Guide - Best Apps & Games for Reading

Summer Reading Guide - Best Apps & Games for Reading | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
Our Summer Reading Guide shows you how to use today's best apps and games for reading, with fun outdoor activities sure to get kids ready to read.
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Creating summer resources for parents? This link can help

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The development of children's Web searching skills - a non-linear model

The development of children's Web searching skills - a non-linear model | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
Interesting read... Digital literacy in schools.. http://t.co/Usy8NHSi4y
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and the new 4th skill - Information Literacy

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Millennial Library Users Need … What?

Millennial Library Users Need … What? | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
Last August I found the MTV study – Young Millennials Will Keep Calm & Carry On – that surveyed Millennials in greater detail than ever before.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews, Joyce Valenza, GwynethJones
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Understanding your audience is critical!

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Three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner introduces Mr. Wuffles! (Coming Fall 2013) - YouTube

Three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner has created a stunning tour de force in which a determined cat named Mr. Wuffles confronts visitors from outer spac...

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If you don't know how to use wordless books or aren't sure where to start then watch this video by my fav wordless book author David Wiesner!

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens (The case for libraries: freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication.

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Great for advocating for libraries and librarians.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2013 6:44 AM

Dear Neil,

Thank you for being there for us librarians & literacy lovers. You get it. You preach it. You Live it. You Rock.

Cheers!,

Gwyneth Jones

The Daring Librarian.

Darryl Barnaby's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:07 AM

Neil Gaiman library champion makes the case for libraries and the role of reading in stimulating the imagination.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.

 

There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative? In case you couldn’t guess, it’s not. So here’s a hypothetical to clear up my rhetorical questions even more:


Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sandy Hill-Budreau
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A great summary as technology as a tool!

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Melinda McCombe's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Every teacher needs this insight! How to keep up with what technology has to offer on a daily basis is the challenge!

 

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News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian

News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it

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A great literacy idea!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:49 PM

New blog post! News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV feat. @Flocabulary @snnheadlines

Jessica Schmitz's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:48 AM

A great idea to get kids involved.  Possibly do this with the "Journalism" class - or simply have it offered as an elective or for kids to do during study hall time ?

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Anne McLean, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Linda Dougherty
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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2:56 PM
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Digital Citizenship Is More Than Living By a Set of Rules

Digital Citizenship Is More Than Living By a Set of Rules | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
I've avoided responding to an email from a school district leader asking for resources on digital citizenship that he can give a principal to work on developing. I could have shot him back a list o...

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A great summary of the ever evolving face of digital citizenship. It includes a great summary and link about Stephen Carrick-Davies digital citizenship as a rubric cube.

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Michelle R. Green's comment, July 19, 2013 9:43 AM
Glad you found the post useful. Thanks for sharing it!
Linda Weeks's curator insight, March 6, 6:54 PM

We can't just makes rules! Digital citizens need a way of thinking.

 

Roimata Baker's curator insight, July 29, 7:06 PM

E tautoko ana i ōna whakaaro - kia aro ki te katoa o te tangata ka noho ki ao matihiko.  Ehara i te mea, ko te 'tāurungi' he ture noa iho. Ko te whare tapawhā o te tangata, o te kura.

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LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf


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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:47 PM

This is a great visual resource for TLs and Libraries.

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4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter

4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter by first appeared on gettingsmart.com As the use of social media rise, we may feel tempted…
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Easy for a beginner to follow and it's not overwhelming

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10 ways to use Pinterest in the classroom

10 ways to use Pinterest in the classroom | Collaboration with your PYP Librarian | Scoop.it
Pinterest is one of the new social networking sites sweeping all sectors, and it's really very useful, probably one of the most useful things we have found on the internet in some time.  Plus it's ...

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A good tool for a genre or theme activity

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