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LMS VERSION 8.0
Edvance360
LMS Version 8.0-which works on multiple devices-allows users to
quickly build a course with lesson plans and goals. Updates include table
improvements such as built-in pagination and sortable columns. It also
has a better calendar that can display multiple events per day, and a
dashboard with new options, including a page to view earned certificates
and course progress. Submissions no longer have to be downloaded
from Dropbox and files can be imported from and exported to Excel.
Edvance360.com

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GOOGLE DRIVE
INTEGRATION
Schoology
Recent Google Drive updates
allow students and educators to
more easily search, browse and
use Google Docs directly within
Schoology. Using Google Drive
Integration, teachers can distribute
Google Doc copy to every
student in class, place grades and
feedback within Google Docs,
and monitor student progress
in real time without leaving the
Schoology program. Students can
also submit assignments with a
single click.
Schoology.com
STRONGMIND LMS
StrongMind
This system comes with a
virtual classroom that includes
a message center for classroom
announcements, group
discussions and instant chats.
Teachers can track student
progress and personalize
curriculum by adding videos,
links and detailed notes. Students
can have text in the virtual
classroom read aloud, can switch
color schemes to help with
organization, and can change
course layout options. LMS
tutorial videos are included.
StrongMind.com
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SPONSORED CASE STUDY

Using 3D printers to create
authentic experiences
The user-friendly MOD-t 3D printer facilitates
experiential learning at Los Angeles academy
When STEM3 Academy built its first
innovation lab in 2014, one of the first
pieces of equipment installed in the
space was a 3D printer.
"We saw that it could be a very
useful tool to integrate into the curriculum," says Dr. Ellis Crasnow, director
of STEM3 Academy. "We began immediately teaching 3D modeling and using
the printer to prototype student designs."
The Los Angeles academy provides a STEM-based curriculum to 75
students who have high-functioning
autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and
other social and learning differences.
The 3D printer the students most enjoy
using is the MOD-t from New Matter.
"MOD-t printers are distinguished
by their ease of use and high quality of
the print," says Crasnow. "It's rare to find
that combination in a printer that is also
reasonably priced and hardy."
Consistent reliability
The clear cover of the MOD-t printer
protects students' prints, as well as reduces noise and keeps students safe
from hot or moving parts. Because it is
Wi-Fi enabled, students can print wirelessly from any device. It also runs dependably, says Crasnow.
"In the time that we have had it, I
cannot recall having a single issue with

it," he says. "So it's always in use, unlike
other printers that are often down being maintained."
Real learning moments
The MOD-t fits in perfectly to STEM3
Academy's experiential learning model.
Students must engage instructional
material, be hands- on and apply what
they learn to real-world projects and
solving contemporary problems. Because the Academy is a STEM school,
it is important that students have access to and develop proficiency in contemporary technologies, including 3D
printers. Elementary school students
use the MOD-t printers with assistance,
and middle and high school students
can use them independently.

For more information, visit www.newmatter.com/district-administration
This case study appears in DA's January 2017 Special Report Makerspaces
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