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  • Use Tyler Simmons’s as example in Edmodo gradebook.
  • See Feb. 20, 2013 post


  • 1. Martina Graham Shonette SimmonsNC Middle School Conference March 19, 2013
  • 2.  My students just don’t _____ like they used to… I can’t get them to ____ or to ____. They have no appreciation for _____ or _____ .Source: Marc Prensky, Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001
  • 3.  Explore ways teachers can use technology to differentiate Math and ELA instruction. Discuss ways we promote a learning environment that increases:  Student Achievement  Student Participation  Parent Involvement
  • 4.  “Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.”Source: Marc Prensky, Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001
  • 5.  “Digital immigrants, would be well served to alter their instructional methods to better reach students, the “digital natives,” who are accustomed to rapidly changing and involved technological tools(Web 2.0).”Source: Marc Prensky, Digital Natives Digital Immigrants ©2001
  • 6.  Use your cell phone or other device in order to participate. Poll Everywhere
  • 7. Web-based applications that can be used to allow people towrite, collaborate, and share information. Examples: Glogster Prezi Blogs Wikis Social Networks Animoto Audioboo Voicethread Voki GoAnimate
  • 8.  We have to adapt to generations who have grown up using the internet. According to Common Core Standards students must master vital 21st century skills so they will be college and career ready. Students must be able to communicate effectively, collaborate with others, think creatively/critically, as well as being able to gather, analyze and synthesize information. Source:
  • 9.  WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool
  • 10.  Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character.
  • 11.  Allows you to:  Place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation.  Have conversations and to make comments.  Algebra I VoiceThread
  • 12.  Allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily by using images, videos or documents
  • 13.  Free online journaling service
  • 14.  Online software that allows you to make customized animated cartoons.
  • 15.  Transform static content such as PowerPoint® documents into voice- enriched video presentations.
  • 16.  A recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online.
  • 17.  Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. We provide a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices.
  • 18.  Choose one Web 2.0 tool from presentation Go to and post your responses. Plus (pros, advantages, benefits) Minus (cons, disadvantages, challenges) Interesting information (classroom ideas, things you’d like to explore) Share with one other person.
  • 19.  Prensky, Mark.Digital Natives Digital Immigrants from On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001