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Presentation for OBEA Spring Conference - April 20, 2012. Overview of social media. Making a case for the use of Edmodo - Safe social networking for teachers, students, and parents.

Presentation for OBEA Spring Conference - April 20, 2012. Overview of social media. Making a case for the use of Edmodo - Safe social networking for teachers, students, and parents.

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    • Social MediaBusiness Education ClassroomOBEA Spring Conference 2012
    • OBEA Spring Conference 2012Social MediaBusiness Education Classroomportal.sliderocket.com/BFSAX/Social-Media-in-Business-Education-Classroom Peter McAsh petemcas@ed.amdsb.ca @pmcash dcvi.typepad.com/mcash edmodo.com/pmcash This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
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    • Social Network for Students, Teachers, and Parents
    • Ways to Use Edmodoin Business Education Classrooms (adapted from: www.edmodo.com/Lucia)
    • 21C ClassroomMake Edmodo a daily part of youractivities. Mobile website andiPhone/Android apps provide easy accessto Edmodo.Daily outline - eliminates the questions"What are we doing today?" and "I wasaway yesterday, did we do anything?"Electronic copies of handoutsEmbedded content - videos - GoogleDocsAssignments - paperless submission andfeedbackGradebook - students can monitor theirachievementIncentives - badges
    • Professional Social MediaTeach proper use of social media byrequiring professional standards.Require students to post in completewords and sentence (i.e. “you” not“u”, “I” not “i”).Help your students improve theirgrammar and punctuation byenforcing proper usage on Edmodo.
    • Backchannel DiscussionsEncourage real-time discussions throughEdmodo.In-class moviesExtend learning beyond the classroomwalls. (Backchannel during current events- e.g. breaking news stories, etc.)Mobile website and iPhone/Android appsprovide easy access to Edmodo anytime,anywhere.
    • Mobile LearningGive your students an interactiveeducational experience through mobiledevices.Bring Edmodo on your next field tripPost photos and create scavengerhunt questions, polls or quiz questionsalong the way.
    • Communicate with Parents Keep parents up-to-date on classroom activities during the semester through parent accounts on Edmodo.Send a message to students and parents inyour class to keep them updated on all of theevents and achievements of your class.Provides a way for parents to reach out to youfor one-on-one discussions.
    • Sick days & extended leaveEdmodo is great for communicatingwhen you or one of your students areabsent from school.Provide notes, assignments or otherupdates to students who are absent.Communicate updates or check inwith your your class if you are absentfrom school.
    • Teacher LoungeCreate a “teacher lounge” whereteachers within Business Departmentcan discuss ideas and share content.Creates a casual environment whereonline discussions can take place.Share ideas, files and links between agroup of teachers.Teachers can contribute on their owntime.Connect with other BusinessDepartments at other schools
    • Project Based LearningTake a project-based approached to learning bycreating Edmodo sub groups.Students can collaborate and work towardsspecific goals together in small groups.All group information can be shared and storedin Edmodo for easy access by all groupmembers.Students need not be from the same school /class.
    • Co-teachingConnect your classroom with otherclassrooms within your school oraround the globe.Co-teachers can help gradeassignments, monitor discussions, andpost files or comments to the group.Students from different schools can bemembers of the same group.
    • “Sub Hub” Provide your sub an easy way to help manage students and stay connected with you.Create a student account for your sub so they canparticipate in your Edmodo class, without gainingaccess to your account.Allows you to communicate with your sub and students,plus view all classroom activity, even while you’re away.
    • RSS FeedKeep up with all your favorite blogsthrough Edmodo!Create an Edmodo group, retrieve theRSS links for the blogs you like toread and add them to the group.Create an Edmodo group for yourstudents with RSS links to currentbusiness news
    • Business Club / OBEA ContestsUse the calendar feature to markimportant dates / meetings / dealinesNotifications will help you update thegroup on important messages .Post results, pictures, etc. for thegroup to view.
    • Alumni GroupsAfter the school year ends, keep intouch with students and help themstay connected with each other.Create an alumni group for allyour graduates to join.Keep in contact with studentswho pursue post-secondary /business opportunities.
    • Edmodo in ActionDemonstration of my use of Edmodo.groupsdaily postsassignmentscommunication with students / parents / publicPLN - making connections, communities
    • Wrap-upCurrent Edmodo user? How do you use it?Additional questions / comments / suggestions Peter McAsh St. Marys DCVI St. Marys, Ontario edmodo.com/pmcash petemcas@ed.amdsb.ca @pmcash dcvi.typepad.com/mcash This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License