Select students from your school/district roster and/or add new students.
Review your class. Create duplicate classrooms if necessary (e.g. different subjects for elementary classrooms, separate classrooms for Reading and Writing in Language Arts blocks, specialized populations for integrated classes, etc.)
Select My Builder Tools to create and assign assignments, writing prompts, quizzes, and assessments to entire classes or to specific students.
Assign any media asset to entire classes or to specific students by selecting Classroom/Students, selecting a class and/or students, and setting assigned and due dates.
Edmodo is a private microblogging platform that was designed to be a safe alternative to traditional social networks to use in the classroom. Teachers and students can send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. What is Edmodo?
Teachers sign up for accounts, and then create groups. Each group has a unique code which is distributed by the teacher to the class. Students then sign up (no email address required) and join the group using the code. How does Edmodo work?
Microblogging Public Timeline (RSS) Assignments and Grades Store and Share Files Notifications (SMS) Share Links and Embeds Privacy Controls Class Calendar Subscribe to Feeds Features
What are Diigo Educator Accounts? These are special premium accounts provided specifically to K- 12 & higher-ed educators. You can create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks (and student email addresses are optional for account creation) Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group so they can start using all the benefits that a Diigo group provides, such as group bookmarks and annotations, and group forums. Privacy settings of student accounts are pre-set so that only teachers and classmates can communicate with them. Ads presented to student account users are limited to education- related sponsors.
What are Diigo Student Accounts? Student accounts are Diigo accounts created by approved teachers through their Teacher Console. Classmates in the same class are automatically added as friends with one another to facilitate communication, but students cannot add anyone else as friends except through email. Students can only communicate with their friends and teachers. No one except their friends can send message, group invite, or write on their profile wall. Student profiles will not be indexed for People Search, nor made available to public search engines.
Diigo Tutorials and Support http://sn.im/diigotutorial
Convert Existing Groups Open the group Click "manage group" Click “group overview” Under group details, click "edit" Change the category to "Education - K12" The group will be upgraded to a "class group" with ad- free status, secure student accounts, and will appear within the Teacher Console
“If you build it they will connect...” Create your own targeted educational network with Ning.
Ning Network Features: Member profile pages Individual blogs with public and private post and comment settings Threaded forums Chat rooms Share music, photos, and video Privacy management settings
Step 1: Name Your Network Step 2: Describe Your Network Step 3: Select Features Step 4: Customize Your Network’s Appearance Step 5:Set Network Preferences in Manage Network Step 6:Apply for Ad Removal for 7-12 Educational Networks
Select a name and URL address for your Ning network. Note: The URL must be at least 6 characters long.
Decide if your network should be public or private Create a tagline that will display on your network banner Describe the purpose of your network Select tags, language, and country
Select features for your network and place them in the columns. Educational networks for students over the age of 13 can apply to have advertisements removed from their network.
Profile questions are completed when someone joins or applies to join your network.
Add additional tabs for other websites. Create sub-tabs and decide which categories of users can access the tabs.
http://tinyurl.com/22cwdc 1.Visit http://help.ning.com/ and select Contact Ushttp://help.ning.com/ 2.Sign into Help with your user name, password, and network URL 3.Complete the form as indicated below and submit. Go Ad-Free for Education