Developing Voicethread and Edmodo for the Classroom

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Developing Voicethread and Edmodo for the Classroom

  1. 1. Antwuan Stinson, Ed. D. Professor, Secondary Education Curriculum & Instruction Alabama State University
  2. 2. Current Professional Development What Professional Development should look like
  3. 3. 1. 2. 3. To give you an idea what is available for teachers Guide you through a few tools that I use with my students Give you some ideas to help you expand your information and page on the schools website
  4. 4. CoolToolsforSchools Wikispaces Google for Teachers Google apps My Google Site EdWeb2 Wikispaces
  5. 5. GO2WEB20.NET Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) Rubistar Youtube
  6. 6.     Designate a day for critical thinking or creative ideas for a major grade Try Glogster for online student development of multimedia posters Use Voicethread for the collection of group conversations, images, documents, and video Create a Edmodo site for classroom interaction (blog, discussions, projects)
  7. 7. What can Voicethread webtool be used for? Students can share stories or design a project which explains an assignment. Allow students to change or amend it any way they wish. This authentic assessment will engage creative students for hours.
  8. 8.       Book Stories Solving math problems Flip books Pre-reading and making predictions Field trips Back to school night tour of your classroom       Creating digital collages over the year Authors of a certain period Scientific method Animal Habitats Photosynthesis Lab report or dissections
  9. 9. http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/
  10. 10. Digital Discourse Facebook for the Classroom Presented by: Columbia Borough SD Park Elementary, Grade 5: Michael Deiter, Rachel Fried, Kevin Kreider & Fellow Students: JH, MS, ST, JS
  11. 11.      Facebook for school Mirrors social networks Classroom, school, and collaboration abroad Meaningful center and off task options Online tracking and grouping opportunities
  12. 12.           Free Privacy Used in any subject Assign and explain online… just 1 time! Attach and links, media, files Organize content in Edmodo permanent Library Create polls and quizzes Grade online with rubrics Threaded discussions- prepare for online learning! Parent access
  13. 13. Edmodo Setup Edmodo is FREE!
  14. 14. Teachers Can Manage Their Own Groups (Change Passwords, Remove Students, Remove Groups)
  15. 15. No Email Needed for Students to Join a Group (Just a Group Code)
  16. 16. Optional: Parents Can Access the Group (Each Student Has Their Own Parent Access Code)
  17. 17. Edmodo Offers Many Ways to Communicate and Collaborate
  18. 18. Way 1: Conversations about assignments 23
  19. 19. Way 2: Create a Library of Posts with Tagging 24
  20. 20. Way 3: Create a CrossClassroom Shared Group 25
  21. 21. Way 4: Post to yourself 26
  22. 22. Way 5: Poll Students/Teachers
  23. 23. Way 6: Assignment as a Digital Dropbox
  24. 24. Way 7: Link to Google Docs to share them 29
  25. 25. 1 2 4 3 5 6
  26. 26. Way 9: Set-up a Class Calendar You can view separate group calendars or see everything all-in-one.
  27. 27. Way 10: Send out Directions Using the Note and Reply…Threaded Discussions
  28. 28. Jigsaw, Think-Pair-Share, Literature Circle? Subgroups Within a Group Step 1 Step 2
  29. 29. Edmodo Privacy Students Can Only Send Messages to the Group or Teacher. Students are unable to direct message each other. 
  30. 30. Antwuan Stinson mrstinson34@gmail.com (334) 229-7690 (office) (334) 377-0537 (text my Google Voice)

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