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Content Management System
(online substitute for Moodle)

This one is would fit the needs of younger kids.
"Free web-based education site with comprehensive features for teachers, students and parents. Anyone can teach and/or learn using the system, whether it's at school, at home, or on the move."

*lesson planning
*tech integration
*school issues
bills itself as "the educator's best friend"
  • a search engine for educational Web sites only; site reviews
  • original content (lesson plans; practical information on how to integrate technology)
  • daily features and articles written by education experts
  • teacher and principal profiles
  • 'Wire Side Chats’ with important educators
  • employment listings

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record keeping for teachers
Engrade is a free set of web-based tools for educators allowing them to manage their classes online while providing parents and students with 24/7 real-time online class information. It's private, secure, truly free, and unbelievably easy to use - so join over 150,000 teachers and start using Engrade today.
Apr 2010
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*audio book podcasts
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July 2010
*record keeping
*lesson planning
"Manage your gradebook, lesson plans, calendars, scheduling, and more from one place; you can create and manage lesson plans with our fantastic visual editor; (for US teachers) 'tag' standards to your lesson plans, gradebook; enhanced security." It's like an old-style planbook but online and the grades can be exported to other programs.
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Content Management System
(online substitute for Moodle)

This one is would fit senior secondary needs.
To use with Canadian students you'll have to use the gmail work around -->
1) open a class account with a generic name
2) register for student accounts by adding a number or code name
3) instructions -- (
Polling, brainstorming, collaborative
"Tricider is the easiest way to get group decisions made. You and your team can propose ideas, evaluate and vote for them. Without the need of being in the same room. Less emails, meetings and phone calls. Tricider is the perfect solution to reach consensus in difficult discussions or just decide where to go for lunch. Brainstorming with a result."