Category: Safe Learning Management

Ideas,
News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

LMS School Snow Days Cyber Days

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LMS + Cyber Days: The New Snow Day

States, districts and schools are increasingly exploring the idea of engaging students during at-home snow days, by offering “cyber days” or “flexible instruction days” when kids can’t make it into their classrooms. Here are some ways to take advantage of your LMS on cyber days.

01/20/2016

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How to Empower Teachers to Build a Culture of Innovation with Technology

Making groundbreaking changes in the classroom is much easier than in the past. Ideally, students take charge in such a way that they help their teachers reimagine the classroom and education as a whole. But to get started, you have to empower your teachers and not just plop new technology on their desks.

01/08/2016

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5 Reasons to Replace Your School Newsletter with a Blog

Whether it’s sharing report card dates, holiday performances or parent-teacher conferences, there’s plenty of information that has to be disseminated to parents. Oftentimes, the preferred method is a school newsletter. And while newsletters have served their purpose quite well in the past, it’s time to consider using a blog instead.

12/14/2015

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Teaching Comprehension Strategies Through Video

While the use of video has become increasingly popular in education, students can still struggle with comprehension. Teach Thought, a learning brand dedicated to empowering teachers, offers a useful sequence of steps for students to take to enhance their comprehension strategies while watching videos.

12/11/2015
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15 Must-Read Blogs for K12 Administrators

Staying current with the latest edtech is becoming increasingly more challenging. Everything seems to move at such a rapid pace that some products seem to be here today and gone tomorrow. As K-12 administrators, it’s important to remain in the know. To help, here are some of the top blogs to read and participate in a conversation.

11/24/2015

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6 Exciting Ways to Use Technology to Engage Your Students

Engaging students of any age is often easier said than done. Still, when you engage students, it’s much simpler for them to carve out their learning paths towards knowledge retention. Here are six ways to keep your students engaged.

11/20/2015
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4 Ways to Use Video to Make Reading Exciting

The amount and level a person reads impacts reading comprehension, expanded vocabulary and even writing skills. If you’re having trouble sparking student interest in reading, consider incorporating video to draw students in and get the more excited.

11/13/2015
K-12 Safe Learning Management System

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A Principal’s Guide to Using an LMS

Without the right strategies in place, most edtech—whether free or paid—is underused in K12 schools. Implementing a learning management system (LMS) is no different. We’ve created a new ebook to help you increase user adoption of your LMS and to help ensure that your learning management system is safe for teachers and students to use.

10/28/2015