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Edmodocon 2011


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My presentation for the edmodocon 2011 virtual conference.
Edmodo an extension of the classroom

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Edmodocon 2011

  1. 1. An extension of your classroom by Henrietta Miller Roseville College
  2. 2. Year 5 at Roseville <ul><li>57 students split into two classes </li></ul><ul><li>Girls aged 10 turning 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed ability </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our edmodo groups <ul><li>This Term’s groups </li></ul><ul><li>Year 5 homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra maths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>HSIE topics- currently Antarctica </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>E- Book chats – an interstate collaborative group </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy study groups for term 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spilled Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chelonia Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Rose for the Anzacs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of Winn Dixie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahtab’s Story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Friendship matchmaker </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How I have used edmodo <ul><li>Homework forum and posting homework sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups for Science and Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>E-pals with a class in Wisconsin in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Links to interesting videos and websites for homework </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss poetry with a class in Victoria, another state in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>For a French treasure hunt to extend interested students </li></ul><ul><li>As an extra for experts in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>To pose interesting questions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why I love edmodo <ul><li>Extending students beyond the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Extending the time available for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Posing thinking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Students helping each other </li></ul><ul><li>Students asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>No excuses for lost paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>A voice for the quiet ones </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Quick to upload </li></ul><ul><li>Can see answers straight away </li></ul><ul><li>A place to teach students appropriate commenting skills. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why my students love edmodo <ul><li>The thing I like about edmodo is that you can help people with homework and lots of other stuff or they can help you. And everyone can keep up with everything that goes on, if someone is sick or away. </li></ul><ul><li>I like edmodo because you can answer questions that people post and keep up to date with everything! </li></ul><ul><li>I think I like edmodo because its fun and in the holidays when people were away and everything, some girls were talking to each other through edmodo, even though they couldn't see each other they discussed their holidays and what they were doing. I like edmodo because you can talk to your school friends even if your not face-to-face with them! </li></ul><ul><li>I like edmodo because you can interact and communicate with people at home on the internet. Say if you left something at school that you needed to do , you can send a direct message to the teacher saying that you forgot it . </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Literacy Program - Term One <ul><li>Frindle by Andrew Clements </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used as a discussion forum between three schools </li></ul><ul><li>Roles played by students by taking characters from the novel </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used when designing ‘teacher stopper’ questions (an aspect of the book) </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used to present new cover designs and new back cover blurbs </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used for students asking questions and seeking answers from teachers and peers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Term 2 <ul><li>Students read from a choice of three novels all novels are set in WW2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once by Morris Gleitzman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number the Stars by Lois Lowry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Silver Sword by Ian Serralier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiated to suit all readers </li></ul><ul><li>They read the book in small groups with parent helpers </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used for different groups </li></ul><ul><li>Novel discussed using different thinking questions each week </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo used to upload written work including letters and final chapters evn ones translated into Polish for authenticity. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Week 8 - Applying and Analysing What examples of human resilience do you think are shown in this novel. When answering please refer to specific examples in the novel. Week 6 to 7 Analysing - Describe the setting that this part of the novel is set in now. Is it a pleasant or nice place for the children to be traveling through? Understanding Novel Study Why do you think the main character or characters acted the way they did? Week 8 - Understanding How would you explain these events to someone who had not read the book?
  10. 13. Term Three <ul><li>Students read from a choice of six novels ‘Girls reading about girls’. </li></ul><ul><li>Term Four </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian poetry with a focus on ballads. </li></ul></ul>
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