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Consider the following Standards for Quality Online Teaching: Standard B:The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment. Standard I:The online teacher demonstrates competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content …

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Navigate 3- LMS Tool Categories

Learning Management Systems provide numerous tools for all stakeholders. Some of the major tools include gradebook, course assessments, and communication tools. The gradebook is essential to all stakeholders as it provides feedback as to a student's classroom performance on graded assignments and allows for teachers to leave notes and feedback for students. Parents can view …

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Navigate 2 – Tools for Deciding on an LMS

When choosing an LMS system, an organization must first evaluate the needs of its stakeholders- teachers, administrators, parents and students. The organization must also consider the costs and level of technological support needed for implemetation, training and upgrades. My favorite LMS is Canvas. Canvas has several desirable features such as gradebook, testing and assessments, skill …

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Navigate 1- Commercial Vs. Open Source Virtual Classrooms

Synchronous learning allows the instructor and student to engage in real time using various resources such as group video conference, instant chat, and over the phone. These resources can be either commercial or open source resources. Commercial products such as GoToMeeting (video conference) require a paid subscription, but are beneficial due to better quality and …

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