A Little about me Educator in APS for almost 11 years Taught 2 nd, 4 th, and 5 th grades Master’s in Urban Teacher Leadership from Georgia State University (GSU) Bachelor’s in Office Information Systems with a minor in Management from University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)
Purpose From Edmodo to www.kidblog.org, how can you use these two web tools to increase the “talking” of your students?www.kidblog.org Edmodo, A Centralized Learning Station with Control and Fun Engagement Daily, Weekly, or Bi-Weekly Check In Depends on the Age Group Available Resources A way to “talk” about their day or any given topic via Blogging by moving through Edmodo
Join the Group! Log on or Create an Edmodo account at www.edmodo.com www.edmodo.com Join the group that I set up for this conference. The group code is “ym6awz”.
Edmodo What is It? It’s like Facebook for teachers, students, and parents. Social network of professional learning & educational outreach Quick Assessment Tool for you and your students Communication hub and “look see” for parents Interactive choice for students with its apps, ability to ask the teacher, and reply to other students’ comments
Kidblog What is It? Online talking where kids can have their own page A “new” way to write a journal Controlled by the teacher Assessment of writing and grammar skills Easy to use for kids and teachers
The 3 W’s Why? Technology Inclusion Attract the Video Generation Address different learning styles Transition into more of a paperless classroom Move toward the Flip Classroom When? 1-2 times per week or bi- weekly Where? Classroom Computers (2) Weekly trip to computer lab
How? Set a Schedule for trips to the computer lab and rotation on the classroom computers Be consistent AND start the first or second week of school Student serves as a Computer Manager (SCM) Assign a topic to be written first in their tablets or journals Connect the content to the activities on Edmodo and the writing on the Blog Give each day a theme (i.e. Relaxed Wednesday, Talkative Tuesday, Thinking Thursday, etc.)
How? Ask the Media Center Specialist to Co-Teach Use your ETC (Educational Technology Specialist) or equivalent if available Use a Form that helps logging in easier Copy the form to place on a clipboard in alphabetical order by the classroom computers and the SCM takes it on lab visits Send original form home with student stapled to the homework folder
The end? Before you leave or at home, I want you to complete an assignment. Click on your newly created Edmodo Group. (Code=ym6awz) Read the latest post. Answer the Poll Question. Follow the directions to your kidblog link. (http://kidblog.org/signup/?stage=re gister-with-regcode) http://kidblog.org/signup/?stage=re gister-with-regcodehttp://kidblog.org/signup/?stage=re gister-with-regcode Registration Code = egnuw7 Set up account. Complete a comment to the Welcome Blog.