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I used Edmodo a little this past year but just as a free space for the kids to comment and such but now I can see how I could use it in so many ways. I would like to have it as the "go-to" spot for assignments, deadlines, important dates, sharing resources such as links, videos, presentations, etc for the students. I could use it for group projects, showcasing student work, peer editing, review guides in prep for tests, flash cards, and surveys. Will definitely play around with this more this summer in preparation for next school year.
Next year, I will plan to use Edmodo for a variety of activities. I like the idea of posting homework questions and assignments, and having the students turn in work online. I will also set up a blog for independent reading books so the students can review, comment, and write main ideas for our 20 book challenge. This will also be a way for other students to get recommendations. Posting videos and links for Math, Science, and Social Studies content will be helpful when trying to implement the "flipped" classroom model, as well.
I could see using Socrative to review or preteach concepts in Math and Science. Creating quizzes to use for vocabulary would be easy and quick. I think assessing students after we've studied a concept would be a great way to use this tool. For example, after doing lessons on "Drawing Conclusions" I could create a quiz with questions on that concept to see how well each student understood.
This year, I used Edmodo in my classroom simply as a free space for students to comment on each others projects and other activities. I definitely see myself using it more next year for various activities. I would like to use it for posting homework assignments as well as students responding to reflection questions in language arts. I will also reinstate a blog for students to use to write book reviews, respond to literature, and book recommendations. It will be a very useful tool.
I see Socrative being a very useful tool with Math, Science, and Social Studies concepts. You can create quizzes for vocabulary terms, which would be a quick and easy check for understanding. You could use it in Language Arts for assessing various comprehension skills, such as inferencing, drawing conclusions, main idea, etc... Students could answer various questions on that concept. This would allow me to see what they understood.
Based on what I've learned about Socrative, I'll be using it quite often for quizzes. I plan on creating some quizzes this summer so I can have them ready for the fall. I think it might be a great way to create a quick 3 question quiz on the math concept learned that day and then give it first thing the next day. This would enable me to know if I need to review a little more before moving on or not.
The students can use IMovie to teach each other about concepts we are studying in Math, Science, or Social Studies. After class discussions and reading, the students can work in small groups to write scripts for their movie. This type of project has benefits like practice with expository writing, using research skills, cooperative group work, and creativity. I like the idea of the students proving they have mastery of a concept by teaching it to others. The really cool thing is that with IPads, the students have everything they need for this type of project in one device!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA_O4tFaKls&feature=youtu.be
I like to use Edmodo as my project sharing page. They can display their own Glogsters and comment, iPad projects, and Animoto movies. That is what I love about Edmodo, it is teaching responsible social networking. I had a case, just last night, where a fifth grader came on and made an inappropriate comment. I got the email that someone had posted, read the post, and deleted it and changed her password within 5 minutes. When she tries to log back on....whoops, someone made a mistake.
The thing that I like about Socrative is the quick answer feature. I would like to be able to ask a question and then for the students to give some anonymous responses that I could see, in order to help modify my lesson. I can see creating and sharing quizes among your grade level teams to make things easier for everyone.
http://youtu.be/9nHpaMXkdiQ Here is my iMovie
Students can use iMovie for just about anything content related. It is a great tool for them to use to teach other classmates about certain skills in math, science, language arts, and social studies. They can re-inact battle scenes from various Texas History events, interview each other about characters from the books they are reading, etc...I like how it is a creative tool approach to learning. Students work on their writing skills while using it as well as learning from each other. I hope to use it more in my classroom next year. I do not have my iMovie to post because it is not working on my iPad. Sorry!