4th Grade Earth Science
Technology tools we will be using in Ms. Pryles class!
Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for the class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework. It is a social network for students, teachers, and also a great way to get the parents involved. I use Edmodo to communicate with the students and parents about various upcoming events, assign work, start group discussions, submit grades, post resources, and create events. I am constantly updating the content on the class web page, so it is a great place to look to stay informed about what is going on in the classroom. Students are able to ask questions about assignments, turn in work, and keep tract of their schedule.
Parents can also monitor their student’s grades and upcoming assignments to ensure that the parents are always aware of what is going on.
Google Drive allows the students share and collaboratively edit Google Docs with anyone else who has a Google account, for free. Google Drive allows the students to collaborate on assignments such as, projects, papers, or presentations. Students can work together and edit the same document or presentation at the same time. It is also a great way for every student to access their personal documents wherever they are, without the hassle of using a jump drive or sending it through email. The students can simply log on and access their assignments on any device.
Glogster is an online tool that allows teachers and students to create interactive posters with a variety of media on one page. A poster can contain text, images, graphics, audio, and videos, that can combine tell a story about a topic on just one poster. Glogster is a flexible tool that allow students to create a poster that is much more interactive than a simple cardboard poster. The students will also use Glogster as a study tool. They are able to access other teachers and students Glogs online to learn from.