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Ellis, Michael – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Upgraded with new features and components, the learning management system (LMS) has transformed into a platform that allows teachers to answer the challenges of 21st century education. Educators are taking full advantage of the new features that LMS vendors are regularly adding to their platforms. Although the formative years of LMSs trace back…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Ten years into the new century, people are still trying to find the web 2.0 tools that best facilitate collaboration--one of the fundamentals of 21st century learning. As the number of tools continues to grow, and fuzzy terms like "cloud computing," "hashtags," and "synchronous live platforms" are introduced into the lexicon daily, even the most…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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McCrea, Bridget – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
When Matthew Slaughter stood before a roomful of staff, community members, and former and current students at Minnetonka High School to receive the Distinguished Alumni award, the honor was not only his, but belonged in part to the effectiveness of a coordinated, integrated, multi-pronged online communication strategy. He reconnected with this old…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Alumni, Communications, Alumni Associations
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Open source software is poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. For years industry experts have been predicting the widespread adoption of open source tools by K-12 school districts. They're about to be proved right. The impact may not yet have been profound, but it's fair to say that some open source systems and non-proprietary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Software, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers