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  • 1. NETWORKING: Using Technology in the 21st Century Classroom Quinessa Williams Lamar University EDLD 5362
  • 2. As an educator, there are many tools and resources used to engage our students in learning while in the classroom.  Technology and the internet allow us the opportunity to collaborate online with other educators as well as gain access to innovative ideas and multimedia resources.  E-Learning: Benefits of Using Technology in Elementary Classrooms.
  • 3.  The 2 networking sites that I would like to introduce you to are: ◦Edmodo ◦Edudemic Two Networking Sites
  • 4. Website: edmodo.com Blog: blog.edmodo.com Twitter: @edmodo Email: contact@edmodo.com Edmodo Background Information
  • 5. Edmodo was founded in September of 2009 by Jeff O’Hara and Nicholas Borg.  Edmodo is a network designed to help increase online collaboration and enhance engagement in the classroom.  Edmodo was also“designed to help educators harness the power of social media and customize the classroom for every learner” (CrunchBase 2013).  Edmodo Background information
  • 6. Edmodo is a teacher controlled environment that allows students and teachers the opportunity to collaborate and communicate with openly and securely.  Students are granted the opportunity to:  ◦ Access Assigments ◦ Access Grades ◦ Complete home work assignments. Benefits of Using Edmodo in the Classroom
  • 7.  Students are granted the opportunity to: ◦ Review class emails etc ◦ Teachers are granted the opportunity to:  Upload assignments to the entire class  Post information for the class to view  Send emails to students and parents  Create online quizzes, assignments and polls Benefits of using Edmodo Cont’d
  • 8.      Website: www.edudemic.com email: edudemic@gmail.com Twitter: @edudemic Google:http://www.edudemic.com/google -apps-in-the-classroom/ Facebook:www.facebook.com/edudemic Edudemic Background information
  • 9. Edudemic is a community of educators and technologists looking to enhance learning through the use of technology(Edudemic 2013).  Edudemic is a one stop shop for teachers. It has information on everything from the best technology instruments to use in the classroom to “how to” portals for teachers. It is a very resourceful website for educators.  Benefits of using Edudemic
  • 10. Edudemic has several tabs for teachers to go in and look at any topic they may be of interest to in when it comes to technology and education.  Benefits for Students  ◦ Edudemic has a student portal that has tips on how to care for electronics, best apps to use and guides for students that are new to using technology. Benefits of Edudemic Cont’d
  • 11. These two sites are both geared toward enhancing the use the technology in the classroom.  Edmodo is a hands on site that engages both teachers and learners. Edmodo can also be used as a parent portal.  Edudemic is a mainly used as a guide or information center for anything that you would want to know about bringing technology into the classroom.  My Thoughts
  • 12. I am very excited about using both sites. Edudemic is very informational and contains information on every topic. It is a place that I would visit when deciding on ways to incorporate technology or even before purchasing electronics for my personal use or the classroom.  Edmodo is a great tool that I am excited about incorporating in my classroom for myself, my students and my parents.  My Thoughts Cont’d
  • 13. http://edmodo-in-theclassroom.wikispaces.com/Benefits  http://www.stevehargadon.com/2008/10/ becta-report-on-benefits-of-web-20in.html  http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ed modo  http://www.edudemic.com/a-quick-lookat-the-history-of-education-technology/  References

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