Edmodo launches a new Resources page for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodo has just redesigned their Edmodo Discover section. The resources cover all different subjects and grade levels and have been rated and reviewed by other Edmodo using teachers. Grades 2-12 Math and English Language content, developed by expert teachers and aligned to Common Core State Standards. edmodo In here, teachers can find lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources that have been shared by other educators.

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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

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Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Edmodo is a free and secure social learning platform for teachers and students to collaborate and connect in the 24/7 classroom. The design and functionality of Edmodo is similar to Facebook, but the focus is on teaching and learning within a protected environment. Edmodo supports a variety of multimedia to provide students with flexible learning paths including links, images, video and interactive graphics created with ThingLink.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

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On paper in class using scantron forms (really old school), but good back up when servers go down photocopies On computer in library/computer lab On computer at home On student personal device For assessments administered on the computer, I use the following platforms: Edmodo''s quiz feature Socrative How students are organized: Alone In partners-- one stipulation for working with a partner: students cannot communicate audibly, no sounds allowed. Does it align with Common Core Standards?

A ThingLink Toolkit for Teachers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Several samples of Common Core aligned projects by grade level. How to integrate with Edmodo, Flickr and Facebook. common core education interactive multimedia research screencast student tools technology thinglink tutorials web 2.0 I am excited to share a ThingLink Teacher Toolkit of Resources. The toolkit is designed to provide teachers and students with all the resources needed to use ThingLink as an efficient and effective tool for teaching and learning.

CSI: Salinas

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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. assessment BYOD BYOT common core digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping literature PBL project based learning teaching technology writing Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

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I can assign novels, poems, short stories, and current event articles for my students to read, and they can answer Common Core aligned questions and quizzes in the text. Whether you are signing in with your own email, using the Edmodo app , or signing in with Google, accessing your Curriculet is simple. Go to the websit e and log in or in Edmodo, launch the Curriculet app. 1:1 BYOD common core curriculet flipping PARCC Reading

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

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Lotta has been using Edmodo since May 2012, and really appreciates "the global teachers'' lounge" that Edmodo creates. Here is her recap of Edmodocon 2013: In Sweden Edmodo Con started at 4pm. I have started to get my head around the British school system and think I might understand what the Common Core is, and Stibaly Johnson’s talk about how to use Edmodo definitely inspired me anyway.

3 Ways to Embrace Change This Year

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Teachers embracing technology to support the Common Core and new ways of teaching may want to get organized and prepared for some positive changes. Edmodo Edmodo is a popular, free and secure social learning platform for teachers and students to collaborate and connect in the 24/7 classroom. The design and functionality of Edmodo is similar to Facebook, but the focus is on teaching and learning within a protected environment.

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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

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. Once teachers create an account, they set up their classrooms either by importing student lists from Google Classroom, Microsoft, Clever, or Edmodo, or by providing the class join code to students.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

6 Edmodo. Edmodo has “the largest global teacher network.” In Edmodo, users can find thousands of teacher resources—from articles to videos vetted by other teachers—and share their own with rest of the world. Edmodo is an amazing tool to involve all important parties in a child’s learning and education. #7 Writing reports, book reviews, and projects are common place in school. Original Article Source: [link].

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Another solution: Tracking Formative Standards-Based Student Performance

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To track formative student learning and alignment with the standards, I created this Google Form: My students will be completing practice (aka formative) standards-based learning tasks in Curriculet and Edmodo. Every Curriculet text has questions tagged with a Common Core ELA Standard and each Curriculet-USA Today news article is tagged with one specific standard. With Edmodo Snapshot , I can select specific standards and a number of questions for students to answers.

Scoodle Jam

Technology Tidbits

This app uses an Edmodo login for students to create stunning presentations, drawings, projects, or more. Also, there are an abundance of educational templates or lessons for educators that are aligned to Common Core Standards. Scoodle Jam is a free iPad app that is designed for grades K-6 and ideal for Project Based Learning. Finally, this is an easy way to integrate technology into the classroom and can be used for any subject or curriculum.

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

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They can be generated from content providers like Khan Academy, Common Lit, CK-12, and IXL, or created by the teacher (by uploading documents from their local drive or Google Drive). There are lots of brief how-to videos (mostly just a few minutes) that deconstruct common tasks. Each standard has its own card showing how many assignments have focused on it and how students are doing as far as achieving the standard (such as Common Core math standard).

3 Comic Creators That Will Wow Your Students

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It’s equally appropriate for fiction and nonfiction and does a solid job of reinforcing Common Core standards related to writing in a fun, agile way that appeals to students. For the Fun and Business accounts, you can log in from Facebook, Google, Edmodo, or Moodle. Common Core Writing–Digital Quick Writes (includes a comics lesson plan). Comics are a robust medium for sharing empathy and perspective in a story.

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

TeacherCast

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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The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book!

The Innovative Educator

Learning to Teach with Edmodo: Social Networking-based Activities by Kathy D. Student Led Podcast Projects Make Common Core Literacy skills Come Alive by Dr. Rose Reissman Page 64 ? Willyn Webb and I contributed to the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) Literacy Journal. The journal features innovative ways to enhance learning with technology. Our chapter is called, "The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy learning.

One Solution for Tracking Standards Based Learning

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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?

How to Run a Parent Class

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review what is being covered in core classes (adapt this to the age-level of students of the parents who signs up for the class). help them understand how technology supports the school’s mission and overarching curricula (such as Common Core or Everyday Math). As you teach, use tools their children use in class such as a timer, digital note-taking, a digital portfolio, annotation tool, Google Classroom or Edmodo, Google Forms, or others.

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Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

Throughout the year they met to develop extensive binders to compile resources related to text complexity as outlined by the Common Core Standards. Math teacher April Millian has been exploring the flipped instructional approach and has begun to implement it on a routine basis with the use of Edmodo. A year and a half ago I decided to implement a job-embedded growth model at the suggestion of some of my teacher leaders.

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. 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. I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Perfect for ESL or slower readers, as it provides an u nlimited access to hundreds of levelled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day. 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom. by Lynn Usrey.

Film & the Back Channel

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We compare and contrast the cinematography of Zeffirelli''s R&J (1968) with West Side Story (1961) in the opening brawl sequence--there really is no comparison, WSS is amazing-- and focus on how the filmmakers used the source material of Shakespeare''s play, meeting Common Core Standard 9-10.9. I then post each period''s video to our Edmodo group where students can compare and contrast the conversations from the various periods.

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

Educator Innovator

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. Teachers also have access to an online community where they can create, share, and browse lesson plans and instructional ideas that are designed to address Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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

Edsurge

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. Several years ago, two of the “Big Three” integrated their supplemental and core sales forces.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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. EDMODO AND CLEVER ( www.edmodo.com/integrations ) & ( www.clever.com ) Edmodo announced a new partnership with Clever to give teachers, students and parents immediate access to fully rostered digital classrooms. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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

MSEDTechie

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!

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

Edsurge

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.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing

Graphite Blog

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Former Teacher, Site Admin, & District Admin) Process Education: Effective Communication, Reaching Every Person - Tracy Watanabe Technology Integration Specialist and Common Core Co-Coordinator SPOTLIGHT - Students as Producers of Content, Not Merely Consumers - Will Kimbley, Instructional Technology Consultant 1:00pm (ACSA) Preventive Discipline - Sherman Garnett ACTFL''s New Can Do Statements: Implications for the Modern Language Classroom - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Twist on an Old Practice by Lisa Ripley skype-is-the-limit-edmodo-says-no by Chryssanthe Sotiriou SkypePlay by Mardelle Sauerborn Social Learning and Creating Social Change by Shelly D Gooden Social Learning in the 21st Century Begins with Basic Understanding of Digital Citizenship by Sean Thompson Social Media for Learning: The Twitter Alternative to Online Discussion Forums by Melissa A.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

Edmodo - A safe learning environment for teachers and students. Glogster EDU - A popular Common Core Aligned digital platform that allows educators to create student accounts for making interactive posters, signs, presentations, etc. Little Bird Tales - A fun site/app for digital storytelling w/ lessons that are aligned to Common Core Standards. A while back I compiled a very important list of Web 2.0 sites that can be used in education.

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Celebrate the National Day on Writing

Graphite Blog

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.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Geo-educators can join the community through a variety of online platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and the secure educator site, Edmodo ( www.geo-educatorcommunity.org ). Partner Spotlight Common Sense Media Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Common Core Writing Prompts.

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