My first experience with learning management systems (LMS) wasn’t until high school when my school adopted Infinite Campus, an online system where teachers were able to update both students and parents on classroom and school events, share online resources for different subjects, communicate homework assignments or any other announcements, and post grades. Having the experience of using this technology during high school helped me stay better organized by ensuring that important information could be effectively communicated through the system.
As a future teacher, I plan to incorporate LMS into my classroom in order to more effectively communicate with my students, as well as their parents. I have heard of many K-12 schools recently adopting Google Classroom as a means of communicating and enhancing learning for their students. LMS would be beneficial for my students because it would allow them to access educational resources more easily and it would provide opportunities to use technology to support their learning. Something that I would like to keep in mind when using LMS, however, is that technology can be unreliable in terms of resources not uploading properly, the website being down, or the WiFi being slow. In addition, it is important to remember that some students may not have technology available at home to use LMS. Although it may be more difficult to reach these students at times, it can still be beneficial for them to access educational resources at school.