I do not feel like I will be using Edmodo with my first graders in the future. My first thought is that it reminds me of FaceBook, which could be motivating to the kids to have their own account and make them feel grown up, but it would require a LOT of support to get them going. I don't feel like we have tech support at this time to do something like this.It would be great for a class website with parent links, pictures, etc.
Edmodo is a lot like facebook, but used for educational purposes. I could see it being motivational for middle or high school students because of the social networking aspect of it. For first graders, it would not be appropriate and way too complicated to teach or use in our classrooms.
Edmodo is a great idea for older students but does not seem like it would be a good fit for first grade. The kids would need so much background to be able to navigate this site plus many of them aren't fluent readers until the end of first grade if they get there at all during the school year. I would be trouble shooting so much more than actually communicating with the students.
Edmodo is a very interesting program. I like the way it has a feel like facebook, which would be a motivator for kids. I do not think it would work well with first grade because of the complexity and the need to be a good reader. I feel it would work great for older kids!
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Socrative would be a great tool to use in all subject areas, especially Math. There are many times throughout the year, using Everyday Math that we have to compile classroom data to use for graphing information. This would also be great to use as an ice breaker at the beginning of the year, so students got to know each other, as well as the teacher. The teacher could create a list of questions for students to vote on and discuss as a "Getting to Know You" activity the first day.
Socrative would be great for creating games in the classroom. It is a great way for high level thinkers to create questions about for group discussions. It is a great to use for assessment. It would be great for teachers creating Reading group questions and sharing with their other team members.
I LOVE Socrative! Finally something I have learned and that I feel I can use from this class! If my team is on board we can share/take turns making up quizzes to use online to use to gather data. This would be powerful if we all use the same quizzes as we could use it in our PLC to analyze and make instructional decisions/small reteach groups. We could use Socrative for pre-testing, post-testing in any/all subject areas. It would be great to REDUCE the amount of grading I would have to do. CONCERN - 1st graders have a problem typing and transferring what they know from their brains to their fingertips to SHOW what they know! This may invalidate the results until they are proficient at it!
Socrative is a great resource especially when it's a true false or a multiple choice question. I agree with Heather about the concern. First graders sometimes come in not knowing a thing about a computer and even by the end of first grade, it seems we need to review even the basics. If we can give them a black and white, pick this or that, I think the kids would be alot more confident and less mistakes would be made.
iMovie would be a great application to use in almost all subject areas. For Language Arts, iMovie could be used for students to record each other reading and listening to themselves, to practice fluency and expression. Students could also use iMovie to take pictures of a living thing each day and make it into a movie to watch a change over time. These are just a couple of ideas!
I think the imovie could be really great for kids recording each other reading for fluency and also to create a movie from a book they read. BUTWe are having major problems uploading it and making it a "working" project. This could be really fustrating in a room full of 20 first graders.
iMovie can be used in so many for our classrooms. This is one of my favorites that I learned in UT Flip! My kids can-**make videos from pics of field trips**video themselves or others reading and taking**take pictures and do a time lapse for a living thing changing as it grows. **I am too tired to tell you any more....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmUisjTCPJQ&list=UUvfP1cj_RJ1BZPihd0Gnv-A&index=1&feature=plcp