Discover 12 Useful Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

Discover 12 Useful Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

As concerns around COVID-19 pandemic grew, several schools turned to Learning Management Systems (LMS) to manage their distance learning. Below is a list, shared by UNESCO, of the most used Learning Management Systems around the world:

  • CenturyTech – addresses gaps in knowledge through personal learning pathways with micro-lessons while challenging students and promoting long-term memory retention.
  • ClassDojo – connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities.
  • Edmodo – manages classrooms and engages students remotely, through offering tools and resources backed with a variety of languages.
  • Edraak – offers online education with material and resources for school learners and teachers in Arabic.
  • EkStep – provides an open learning platform with a collection of learning resources to support literacy and numeracy.
  • Google Classroom – helps classes connect remotely, communicate and stay-organized.
  • Moodle – serves a community-driven and globally supported open learning platform.
  • Nafham – hosts an Arabic language online learning platform with educational video lessons that correspond with Egyptian and Syrian curricula.
  • Paper Airplanes – matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16-week sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms.
  • Schoology – equips teachers with tools for instruction, learning, grading, collaboration and assessment.
  • Seesaw – enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.
  • Skooler – turns Microsoft Office suite into an education platform.

References:
UNESCO
https://bit.ly/3b2x8Aw

Global Partnership for Education
https://bit.ly/2RmKDmK

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7 Interesting Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

7 Interesting Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

UNESCO published 7 interesting tools for creating digital learning content to help schools switch to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Thinglink –  creates interactive images, videos and other multimedia resources.
  • Buncee – supports the creation and sharing of visual representations of learning content, including media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters and presentations.
  • EdPuzzle –  creates video lessons.
  • Kaltura – creates and manages videos with integration options for various learning management systems.
  • Nearpod – creates lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.
  • Pear Deck – facilitates the design of engaging instructional content with various integration features.
  • Squigl – creates content and transforms speech or text into animated videos.
References:
UNESCO

 

Global Partnership for Education

 

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Dinosaurs 4D+: AR Dinosaurs App

Dinosaurs 4D+: AR Dinosaurs App

Dinosaurs 4D+ by Octagon Studio is an AR dinosaurs App that gives the learners the prehistoric experience of unleashing extinct Dinosaurs which existed millions of years ago on Earth! By pointing their mobiles or tablets on the flashcards, learners can watch the dinosaurs in 3D action and catch glimpses of the history, features and interesting facts.

They can rotate, zoom in and out the Dinosaurs to see the actual details in 360-degree view by moving the devices. They can also spot the origins of the dinosaurs from the enormous Sauropods to the tiny Compsognathus all over the globe, compare human body size with each dinosaurs, tap to see them in action, and share the knowledge to others.

Get the flashcards here.

Download Dinosaurs 4D+ from Google Play or from App Store.

References:
Octagon Studio
https://www.octagonstudio.com

YouTube
https://bit.ly/2xErwxA

Bookful: Augmented Reality Books for Kids

Bookful: Augmented Reality Books for Kids

Bookful is an augmented reality books App that uses the augmented reality technology to bring books to life. The app merges the digital and the physical worlds to create an interactive reading experience that instils in children a passion for books. It is an incredibly powerful reading tool that helps children better understand book content and even provides information that extends beyond the pages of the book. It engages visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners alike by enhancing a book’s interactivity and generating additional stimuli.

 

 

Download Bookful from App Store or Google Play.

 
References:
Bookful
https://bookful.app

YouTube
https://bit.ly/31QqRnu

Plickers: Student Response System

Plickers: Student Response System

Plickers, the student response system App, is a real-time assessment tool that allows teachers to collect on-the-spot formative assessment data without the need for student devices. They can scan students’ Plickers cards with the Plickers App to get instant feedback on the lesson.

 

Print out your cards here or purchase a set on Amazon.
 
Download Plickers from Google Play or from App Store.
 
References:
Kidslox
 
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