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Using Edmodo in class…Earth Science: students will complete a collaborative web quest.
The Task…• Students work in groups• Research earthquakes• “Inform” town residents about earthquakes and how to stay safe.
The Process Assign RolesWeek 1 Develop Research Weeks 2-4 Essential questions with Create Weeks 5-6 and sub- “Professional Group” presentation questions. with “Newscast Group” and present to class.
Essential QuestionsWhat are earthquakes and why do they happen? What have What can Where do they been some people do to happen and significant prepare what causesearthquakes in themselves for them? history? an earthquake?
Role Playing• Geologist• Seismologist• Safety Expert• Damage Investigator
Use Edmodo to Collaborate…• Create different groups on Edmodo and students in small groups can collaborate and share resources.
Students teach each other Students research the questionsThey share information and resources on Edmodo Rehearse = “teaching” other members.
Content StandardsPlate Tectonics and Earths Structure: Plate tectonics explains importantfeatures of the Earths surface and major geologic events. earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust called faults, and volcanoes/fissures are locations where magma reaches the surface. major geologic events, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building result from plate motions. Students know that the effects of an earthquake on any region vary, depending on the size of the earthquake, the distance of the region from the epicenter, the local geology, and the type of construction in the region.
ISTE Standards For StudentsStudents demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, anddevelop innovative products and processes using technology. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. Students exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
ISTE Standards for Teachersengage students in exploring real-world issues andsolving authentic problems using digital tools andresources Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments collaborate with students, …using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation. …facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
Thank you!• Parts of the Edmodo presentation were adapted from Cristina Runkles’ presentation to ISTE conference 2011 in Philadelphia.