Silent Generation – Grew through the Great Depression, WWII, and the Cold War. Mostly Characterized by a belief in common goals and a respect for authority. Baby Boomers – optimistic and idealistic. They tend to value education and consumer goods. Generation X – Not as easily categorized as the Bbers. Net Generation – The first cyber generation due to the birth of the PC and the internet. iGeneration – have grown up with the iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Wii, etc…
A Classroom Without Walls Brad Knox Hahira Middle School February 22, 2011 LoCo Techno Expo
“ Our children and youth are immersed in technologies that give them opportunities no previous generation has enjoyed. How will schools respond?” (Rosen, 2011, p.10) Rosen, L.D. (2011). Teaching the iGeneration . Educational Leadership , 68 (5), 10-15.
“ Just as we don’t think about the existence of air, kids don’t question the existence of technology and media.” (Rosen, 2011, p.12) Rosen, L.D. (2011). Teaching the iGeneration . Educational Leadership , 68 (5), 10-15.
Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure social learning platform that provides an easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices. Teachers and students can store and share all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more .
Publish your ideas, files, and homework from the “Post bubble,” located at the top of your Edmodo home page. Typing directly into the text box allows you to share content with individuals, groups, or your entire personal network.
Teachers can easily include files, links, and attach notes into your Edmodo library. You can also post alerts, assignments, and polls by clicking on the corresponding tab.
Students can send notes to groups they are members of and directly to their teacher by typing text into the “Post bubble” and attaching files, links, embeds and items from your Edmodo library.
For teachers, handing out and managing assignments is a breeze with Edmodo. In the ”Post bubble”, click on the “Assignment” tab to create a new assignment.
For students, turning in an assignment is just as simple. They can click on the "Turn-In" link located below the assignment post in the message stream. From this link, students can upload homework and leave a message.
Share events with your classroom and view assignments by the month with the Edmodo calendar.
The Spotlight section is located in the top right-hand corner of the teacher and student home page. From this section, teachers and students can view upcoming events, new replies to posts, new alerts posted by teachers, and direct posts from other teachers and students.
Check updates, view and reply to posts, and publish new messages to your Edmodo groups from anywhere, anytime, with our mobile Web application. You can access the mobile application through any Web-enabled smart phone.
Apps for Edmodo are available for the iPhone and Android. Other smart phones (BlackBerry) can access Edmodo at http://m.edmodo.com/ .