What is Your Ideal School?

International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says – so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.

Learning Management Systems: My Three Favorites

Do you use a Learning Management System? Because I can’t function efficiently without them. I’m an online teacher. When I assign activities, it’s online. When I give out readings, videos to watch, and other assignments, it’s all online. Without an LMS, these assignments get messy. With students in different age groups, in different places and contexts, I cannot imagine how I’d keep track of what’s been assigned, when it’s due, who’s completed it (and when), and where the email is they attached it to. For me, an LMS is one giant teacher notebook.