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    • Using PODS To Create a Democratic Classroom Heidi Minnier EDIM 510
    • What are PODS?
      • P erformance O rganizational D esign S ystems
        • Basically a classroom management system
        • Uses a cooperative literacy approach
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/phelyan/2281095105/
    • How do PODS compare?
      • Traditional Cooperative Learning
      • Groups change regularly
      • Students are held accountable to the teacher
      • Students earn a grade for their work
      • Cooperative Learning with PODS
      • Same groups for extended period of time (4-6 weeks)
      • Students are held accountable to each other
      • Students earn points for specific classroom behaviors
    • How does this strategy work?
      • Students earn points for the following:
        • Being present in class
        • Arriving on time
        • Completing homework
        • Being prepared
        • Participating in daily assignments
        • Following expected behavior
      www.discoveryeducation.com
    • How are students accountable?
      • The entire group cannot turn in an assignment until all students in the group have completed it.
      • Bonus points can be given for
        • Appropriate behavior
        • Cleaning up work area
        • Encouraging one another
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_holloway/254561650/
    • What are the effects?
      • The students:
        • Encourage one another to complete homework
        • Come to class prepared
        • Work together to get the job done
      • The teacher:
        • Becomes a facilitator
        • Puts the students in control of their own behavior and the behavior of their group-mates
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlhamcollege/4777275773/
    • What problems might occur?
      • Time and flexibility is needed
        • Preparing for PODS is time-consuming
        • Students need time to get accustomed
      • Students who just don’t care negatively impact the group
      • Classroom can be noisy
      http :// www . flickr.com/photos/duck/77660245/
    • Citations
      • Carnardo. (2005). Time is fleeting [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/duck/77660245/
      • Discovery Education. (2011). Textbooks [Clip Art]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com
      • Earlham College. (2010). Engaging in classroom discussion [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlhamcollege/4777275773/
      • Holloway, A. (2006). Bonus [image]. Retrieved from http://www. flickr .com/photos/ adam _ holloway /254561650 /
      • Sanjoin, P. (2008). Classroom [image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/phelyan/2281095105