Knowledge Construction Mindtools
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EDMODO! A fun way to build an online classroom community!
Examples and Best Practices
Teachers create an Edmodo account for themselves and create small groups or classes on www.edmodo.com. Users can have an “About Me,” section, and a “Connections,” section where they link with others. It is safer than a Facebook because of the supervision capabilities of a teacher within his or her class. Edmodo has capabilities for having online reading groups or small groups for discussions that teachers can monitor. Students can have book discussions on Edmodo and link not only with students in their class, but outside of their classroom.
How can I use it in MY classroom?!
Edmodo can be used for students participating in county wide programs like Battle of the Books to host book discussions.
Teachers can post a question and students can respond similar to a Facebook post.
Students can share their hypothesis and evidence for Science experiments.
Students can debate an idea weighing out pros and cons.
Students can participate in quizzes or poles easily on a teachers Edmodo page.
Teachers also can post homework or assignments for students to access online.
Teachers and students can access a shared planner or calendar to share upcoming events.
Apps are available in Edmodo for students to have easy access to other websites or webtools.
Glogster EDU- Creativity is Learning!
Glogster EDU is a social networking tool that allows students to create free interactive posers, also known as "glogs". When creating a poster, students can combine text, audio, video, images, and hyperlinks. Glogs are safe and private and can be completely monitoried by a child's teacher. Glogster EDU has become a very popular 2.0 tool in the classroom. It enhances learning by providing a fun and creative learning experience. It promotes the use of the writing process, collaboration with others, and the use of technology to organize and display knowledge.
Engage, Inspire, & Excite
- Book reviews
- Character portrayals
- Story settings
- New vocabulary
- Parts of speech
- Explain mathematical concepts
- Display real world math
- Famous mathematicians
- Body systems
- Solar system
- Water cycle
- Famous people, time or era
- Timeline of events
- Historical events
Create & Share
Anyone can create a glog, including teachers. Once a glog is finished, the user can share using their facebook, twitter, or google + account. Glogs can also be shared through social bookmarking sites like Delicious.com or via email.
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glogster. (n.d.). Math 7th grade (Integers) | Publish with Glogster!. Glogster - join the visual communication network . Retrieved April 1, 2013, from http://www.glogster.com/dariolopezpuerta/math-7th-grade-integers-/g-6lj3b43k3jg89vhp6kodma0
ipadsammy. (Producer). (2011). What is edmodo??. [Web Video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHtwgZEHzNs
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Technology meets Education » Glogster in the Classroom. (n.d.). Technology meets Education. Retrieved April 1, 2013, from http://techmeetsed.com/2011/05/28/glogster-in-the-classroom/
Water Cycle: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. (n.d.). jaymelynne's Profile | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Retrieved April 1, 2013, from http://jaymelynne.edu.glogster.com/water-cycle/