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Redesigning the Virtual Classroom: Applying @educonphilly

The previous post focused on the microcosm of my own classroom, and how I might answer the following questions within my own course: “What does empathy look like in an online school?” “What does it mean to acknowledge silent voices … Continue reading

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Students MIA during synchronous sessions: What’s it Mean?

The synchronous session in an online class is essential for building community among the students and for strengthening the relationship between the student and the teacher. I know this. And now you know this. But my students…. Do they know … Continue reading

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GAVS – Homepages

Communicate 3.1.1 – Homepages The homepage is the digital bulletin board, and it should function and look like its cinder-block classroom counterpart. Just like a real bulletin board that takes some time to put up and take down and consequently … Continue reading

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GAVS – Choosing an LMS

Navigate 3.2.1 – Tools for Deciding on an LMS Although many schools and corporations have already adopted Learning Management Systems, if your organization is just now considering the move, pray that you are not volunteered into the decision-making process. Even … Continue reading

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GAVS – Using Analytics

Navigate 3.1.4 – LMS Reporting Learning Management Systems offer not only tools to teach and assess, but also many forms of analytics to help all stakeholders monitor students’ progress with curricula and engagement. Most LMSs provide the same types and … Continue reading

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GAVS – Essential LMS Tools

Navigate 3.1.3 – Tools within the LMS In an earlier post, I described the different tools within an LMS, specifically Haiku Learning, and how they could best be used for instruction. Now, I want to broaden the scope to the … Continue reading

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GAVS – Creating a Course Template with Haiku Learning

Navigate 3.1.2 – Creation and Investigation into Courses My previous post reviewed some basic tools most Learning Management Systems offer, and once teachers know these tools, the next step is to build a course shell, or template, to be reused … Continue reading

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GAVS – LMS Tools Categories

Navigate 3.1.1 – LMS Tool Categories Good instruction, whether in a cinderblock classroom or virtual learning space, must include content, discussion, and assessment. In order for the content to impact student lives, teachers must use a variety of strategies such … Continue reading

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GAVS – Discussing the LMS and the CMS

Navigate 1.3.1 – Discussing the LMS and CMS Similar in kind but different in scope, both Content Management Systems (CMS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) give schools and virtual teachers tools to save time and focus on instruction. Specifically, they … Continue reading

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