InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

7 Free Social Media Tools for Teachers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th June 2014

7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers http://mashable.com/2010/10/16/free-social-media-tools-for-teachers/ 1. EDU 2.0 EDU 2.0 is a lot like online course management systems Blackboard and Moodle, but with a couple of distinct advantages. First, teachers can share their lesson plans, quizzes, videos, experiments and other resources in a shared library that currently hosts more than 15,000 pieces [...]

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engaging Web 2.0 skills to bridge cultures and classrooms

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th March 2014

Stephen Noonoo in his THE JOURNAL article: Global Collaboration Projects that Go Way Beyond Skype http://thejournal.com/Articles/2014/03/26/Global-Collaboration-Projects-that-Go-Way-Beyond-Skype.aspx?Page=1#QtGjrl5J4swVCRoI.99 describes the “flattening” of the high school classroom, where students use communication technologies well beyond Skype (Edmodo) to works with peers in real time around the world. The idea of flattening involves peer-to-peer mentoring (Vygotsky’s “zone”) besides high school [...]

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CMS (Course Management System/Software) alternatives

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th January 2014

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the MnSCU purchased commercial product of CMS. Prior to D2L, MnSCU paid license to WebCT. WebCT merged with Blackboard, which at the moment is the largest CMS. in the first decade of the 21st century, dozens of commercial CMS products appeared on the market, but they were gradually absorbed mostly by Blackboard [...]

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