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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Collaboration

TodaysMeet is an online tool that allows for digital discussion.

Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool. It can be used to make thinking visible as students brainstorm, storyboard, map out a project, or really anything that requires the organization of an interconnected array of ideas.

Classcraft is a website that teachers can use to "gamify"  their classroom content and behavior expectations. The design of the website is based on concepts from fantasy games and literature with character classes such as mage, healer, and warrior. Students get to choose which type of character they will have and what that character looks like. They are rewarded by their teacher for making progress or demonstrating good behavior with experience points (XP).

I use this presentation to familiarize students with their blended learning school environment.  This Prezi walks them through their online orientation course through our LMS, but also serves as a year-round reference for students to seek guidance and have their questions answered.  It allows me to edit and modify easily, as needed, without sending continuous updates.  It is user friendly and interactive, which allows for an effective blended learning resources/tool.

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Dotsorming is a combination of a digital sticky note board and a polling tool. Once notes are posted the stickies can be voted on.

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Scrumblr is a pinboard style discussion space.

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Engage students in a scavenger hunt where they can use phones or tablets (mobile app driven) to capture photos and videos proving they’ve solved one of the riddles. All artifacts get collected to a common dashboard for review. Students join teams and compete for points! Great for getting students to engage in teams with the world around them. Use this on field trips to engage students with what they see in a museum, the zoo, etc.

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Seesaw is a digital portfolio for students and a place to share content for teachers. It is an app/site that allows teachers to easily distribute and collect content and provides parents access to their own student’s work.

Digital “Bulletin Board” for student and/or teacher collaboration.

A group editable website.

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