Technology final project

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Technology final project

  1. 1. Edmodo Mark Schruender “As long as you’re asking what’s next, you’ll get there. But never be content with where you’re at.” – Darren Kuropatwa
  2. 2. My classroom technology timeline  August 2009. Hired.  Meet X2, the online grading system.
  3. 3. The Impact of X2 Pro  Parents find out instantly Con  Students are not given passwords ? ? ? ?
  4. 4. My Classroom Technology Timeline Continued…  October 2010. CarlostheChicken is born.  The dog can’t eat the internet.
  5. 5. The Impact of Carlos Pros  Excuses cut significantly  Parents know… Cons  Homework still not perfect  Kids are spectators
  6. 6. Technology Timeline Continued…  September 2012. Textbook Online  Create discussions.
  7. 7. The Impact of Textbook Discussions Pro  Students creating  Students conversing Con  Site navigation  Lack of bells and whistles  Promotion by teacher  No alerts
  8. 8. Technology Timeline Continued…  May 2013. Netbook computers get fast.  Kids have Google accounts.  Kids can then have their own Khan Academy accounts
  9. 9. The Impact of Khan Pros  Kids motivated by badges  Teachers get data Cons  No true sense of community  Independent
  10. 10. Where am I now when it comes to technology?  X2 – the online gradebook  CarlostheChicken  The Textbook Online  Khan Academy
  11. 11. My Problem: Students don’t currently have a voice online. Students don’t communicate outside of class.
  12. 12. What’s Next? Edmodo!
  13. 13. What can you do with Edmodo?  Communicate  Teacher to student  Student to teacher  Teacher to parent  Parent to teacher  Most importantly: student to student
  14. 14. Why would students want to come?  Creating  Make a profile  Ask questions  Answer questions  Have a voice  Share (math) pictures  Earn Badges  100 Club  Homework Helper
  15. 15. Implementation  Not immediate  Rules & Protocols  Approval  Account Names  Passwords  Message posts  Pictures  Sharing links
  16. 16. Other Bells & Whistles  Teacher to teacher social network  Create polls  Create quizzes  Calendar  Google Docs  Schedule Posts
  17. 17. Where Edmodo falls short…  Facebook? Not close.  No communication between schools  No lengthy writing assignments  Overlap with other tech
  18. 18. Educational benefits of Edmodo  Type faster  Students learn protocols for communication  Reading new literacies  Work from home
  19. 19. Educational benefits of Edmodo Continued…  Pictures of math  Students can become the teacher  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others  A stepping stone to Twitter “microblogging”

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