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#8560352 Oct 10, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Guild Officers
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For this quest briefly explore an environment you’ve never played with before. Then reflect on two things:
  1. What environment did you explore? Why? How/why might it be useful (or not)?
  2. In what learning environment do you think you will develop your lesson plan (hopefully Reusable Learning Object)? How and why is it appropriate to your class, the lesson objectives, and the OERs you are using?
Learn from others by giving some feedback to your fellow players (be sure to earn points with the “Reviewing and Providing Feedback” quest).
Shelley Rodrigo, Ph.D.
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"That is how innovation happens; chance favors the connected mind"
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#8713648 Nov 14, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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I checked out Weebly. I like the drag and drop nature for quick design and a professional look. It reminds me of squarespace.com where I host my webpage. www.marktennyson.com That however does not have a free solution other than the 2 week trial. So that may not be the best solution for everyone. I re designed my website so most of my lessons are on the old pages and haven't migrated over, but I also use edmodo. edmodo saves all my previous asignments to be reused again. This is how I have been keeping my resources.
For open content I may section of an area in my website for a wiki that way content can stay for future classes. We also may explore google sites this year.

As for collecting information quickly I use pintrest to pin things to my educational ideas board, but it is not ideal because it is not focused solely on education. I looking at using educlipper as a way to collect and share resources. They have an edmodo plug-in as well. this seems to be a good start for my students, because they are familiar with the edmodo interface.


"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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#8725075 Nov 17, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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Mark, sometimes I hate putting together a list of examples...they are always changing in terms of availability and such.
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#9062863 Feb 05, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Guild Officers
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What environment did you explore? Why? How/why might it be useful (or not)?
In what learning environment do you think you will develop your lesson plan (hopefully Reusable Learning Object)? How and why is it appropriate to your class, the lesson objectives, and the OERs you are using?

I have explored using Wordpress as a portfolio site for learning. I have found this particular site needs a lot of trouble shooting to get things to embed correctly. In addition to this, I have used Weebly as well. This is a much easier platform for a learning environment with reusable lessons in it. I have also designed several Google Sites for this purpose as well. If your school has gone to Google Apps for education this is a great way to create lessons plans with OERs. I have also designed content in 3D Gamelab for both middle school aged students and professional development.

Personally, I found that students were most motivated working in 3dGameLab because of the leveling up features and feeling of student choice while still having progressive steps towards mastery of content.

At the present point, I have transitioned from teaching middle school to elementary school. Given the students current ability using computers I am not currently using this model, however, I am looking to add it for next school year for 5th grade students.
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#10179631 Oct 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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I examined Weebly as a a place to host a course site. Right now my school uses Blackboard, but the challenge of Blackboard is that while material can be attached, it can't be embedded, and course sites are no longer available to students after the semester ends. I played with Weebly as a way to create a course site that has course documents all in one place and that are always available for students to use even after a course finished.

I really liked the drop and drag aspect of the site and found Weebly really easy to use (upon first use more intuitive than Wordpress or Google Sites for me at least). I think this site could work well to embed Google presentations created for/by the class, and I like the document converter to be able to embed word documents right onto the site.
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#10230973 Nov 02, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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What environment did you explore? Why? How/why might it be useful (or not)?

In what learning environment do you think you will develop your lesson plan (hopefully Reusable Learning Object)? How and why is it appropriate to your class, the lesson objectives, and the OERs you are using?


I explored Weebly as a course site. I am most familiar with Blackboard and eCampus for LMS. Weebly was very east to use. My favorite aspect was the drag/drop option. Course design and management can be challenging. I think that Weebly was easy to navigate and I could see creating a LMS using weebly or even just creating a course website for students to manage the syllabus, assignment sheets, etc. The main concern I had was the cost. It is free, but I feel like a effective course site would need more than 5 pages.

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