In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

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I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment. collaboration common core digital citizenship edmodo

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

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Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. Teacher Generated Multiple Choice Assessments Some givens for my MC assessments in 9th grade English: All test/quizzes are open resources (notebook & text). What is that type of question really assessing? What is being assessed?

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CSI: Salinas

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The Final Product Students type up an outline for their case and is an individual grade assessing ability to follow directions, craft a legitimate argument and demonstrate understanding of outline format. The final group portfolio would be posted on Edmodo and as part of their online participation grade, students would comment on each of the groups'' portfolios. Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

Standards Based Grading & Learning

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How can educators accurately assess and symbolize student performance? All of this has me thinking about HOW to manage and assess via a standards-based model. I've written up specific lessons, benchmark assessments , and culminating assessments that are tagged with Common Core ELA Standards, and I've created a 12-week SBL curriculum unit for my most recent graduate class. common core data rubrics standards based grading standards based learning

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

EdmodoCon Guest Post #2: N. Dale

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Our 2nd guest blog post in the series is by Nira Dale , a 9th grade English teacher in Florence, Alabama, and a very active member of the Language Arts community on Edmodo. from EdmodoCon 2013 Create CCSS Edmodo quizzes that strategically tie standards to each question for even more comprehensive feedback.(Stibaly Stibaly Johnson) Navigate and utilize the Common Core Consortium website.(Stibaly digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


There are many educational apps that were created to enhance teaching and learning, tools for knowledge sharing, instruction, collaboration, practice, productivity, and assessment. 6 Edmodo. Edmodo has “the largest global teacher network.” Original Article Source: [link].

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Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight


Use Edusight on the web to manage assessment, grading, and standards seamlessly (includes Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state standards). Edmodo Single Sign On and roster sync. Use Edusight on the web to manage assessment, grading, and standards seamlessly (includes Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state standards).

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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They can search based on subject matter, video topic, Common Core or state standard, or simply browse a list of videos. Many topics include thorough teacher resources such as lesson plans and assessments. They can even create quizzes to assess their learning. Decide which of these eight research tools suit your student group and then collect them into a Box of Links on your class website, Symbaloo account, or Edmodo.

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One Solution for Tracking Standards Based Learning

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I want to work smarter, not harder, and not be like Alice falling down the rabbit hole learning a new and managing a new-to-me assessment platform. I already use Edmodo, Google Classroom, Curriculet, and my district's gradebook program Genesis. My students are trained to peer and self-evaluate using Google Forms , so why can't I adapt that process so that students will make a standards-based portfolio that documents how they have met the Common Core ELA Standards?

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)


Others went deep, with curriculum, intervention and assessment stacks. All of these players, new and old, are operating in a stable yet fragmented market, finding product-market fit in school systems’ existing market segments: core, supplemental, and assessment. (I If you bucket all instructional materials—core plus a broad view of “supplemental”—you have an estimated $6 billion instructional materials market. Assessment (including state tests) is another $1.2

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

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Using educators’ needs as their driving force, the app will integrate lesson planning and building, assessment management and portfolio content, and better means of connecting with home learning. Edmodo – create a more interactive online community around the school and within individual classrooms. Edmodo lets teachers create their own space to share with students and parents. 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom. by Lynn Usrey.

SimCityEDU sets middle school students to work on a “Pollution Challenge”

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SimCityEDU , an Educator Innovator partner, is proudly releasing its first game-based learning and assessment product built on the popular SimCity video game platform. is intended to act as a powerful teaching tool for educators, integrating learning and assessment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the same experience. SimCityEDU is a first product out of GlassLab (or Games Learning and Assessment).



Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. The NEO mobile app for Windows allows users to access the full feature set within the platform including creating and delivering online classes, assessing students, sharing resources, tracking student achievement, and collaborating on projects. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market


Teacher friends in China tell me it’s now common practice for teachers to connect with parents through group chats on WeChat (a ubiquitous messaging app), so they can keep up with what their kids are learning at school and help supervise at home. a good number of edtech products, such as Google Classroom and Edmodo, are designed exclusively for in-school use, and cannot survive without a B2B market.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


iPads More Than Just Apps- Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core iPads More Than Just Apps-Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core from msedtechie and Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom Classrooms Without Walls- Using Social Media to Connect with the School Community from msedtechie Here are a few other takeaways from this dynamic conference!

Celebrate the National Day on Writing

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For younger students, or for a less public option, share within your class or school Edmodo community or set up a Padlet wall and have kids mock-tweet links to their writing there. For teachers, NaNoWriMo has Common Core-aligned lesson plans, fun writing exercises, an assessment rubric, a "Virtual Classroom" for tracking kids' progress, and an educator community. Kids are writing all the time.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

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Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response and Assessment System that uses an innovative graphical interface to help turn a teacher''s classroom paperless (by doing testing on mobile devices) and assess students on any number of subjects in real-time using a free mobile app w/ digital portfolio capabilities. Edmodo - A safe learning environment for teachers and students. Educators also have the ability to embed a quiz into the video for assessment and Flipped Learning.

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

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Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Yildiz, Teacher Educator 2:00pm Edmodo – An Asynchronous Métier - Ms. Our second annual School Leadership Summit is this week, and we hope you will consider joining us for some or many of the 60+ free online presentations and keynote addresses.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

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Burton Creating Student ePortfolios by Melissa Green Creative Learning Environments Promote Creative Thinking by Gail Casey Digital Authentic Assessment by Kati Searcy Digital Media Festivals for Elementary Students by Kass Bates Directing the Moral Compass: Teaching Digital Citizenship for Social Justice by Lesley Farmerr Enhancing Teacher Learning Skills Through Free and Open Online Training Sessions by Carla Arena Get Your Students Connected Globally Through Blogging by Paula L.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing

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For younger students, or for a less public option, share within your class or school Edmodo community, or set up a Padlet wall and have kids mock-tweet links to their writing there. For teachers, NaNoWriMo has Common Core-aligned lesson plans, fun writing exercises, an assessment rubric, a "Virtual Classroom" for tracking kids' progress, and an educator community. Kids are writing all the time.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators. The incident caused a great deal of furor, perhaps because it came at a moment of heightened political outcry about the Common Core State Standards and standardized testing.

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Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!

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You can connect with the Geo-Educator Community through a variety of online platforms including Twitter , Facebook and the secure educator site, Edmodo. Monday, April 14th in Nashville, TN Free Tools to Help Schools Harness Technology for Learning , Join Common Sense Media to learn about their suite of free resources to help schools harness the potential of technology for learning. CEET Meet: Disrupting Assessment with Digital Badges.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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Yet, as was noted earlier, one of the core characteristics of hegemony is the ability of dominant ideologies to permeate commonsensical understandings and meaning. You can see neoliberalism, for example, in efforts towards privatization and the outsourcing of core technological capacities to third party vendors. million in venture capital, for example, Edmodo hadn’t even figured out a business model, let alone become a powerful platform.