Learning Management Systems in general are amazing tools to use in the classroom. For me, Edmodo is the best and easiest LMS to implement in my classes, because students are so familiar with its interface. Edmodo looks like one of their favorite social media tools, Facebook!How can you use Edmodo in your classroom? As a high school social studies teacher, I use Edmodo....to stimulate classroom ... Read More about Using Edmodo in YOUR Classroom!
What is digital citizenship? How should we address it in our classrooms? In our increasingly global and digital society, we must prepare our students to be digital citizens who are conscious of their digital presence.According to digitalcitizenship.net, digital citizenship is defined "as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. As teachers, we model appropriate ... Read More about Digital Citizenship
Wow! There are so many awesome Chrome apps that would benefit students in most any classroom! The apps listed below are incredible for managing information and creating amazing products. Enjoy!VideoNot.esTake notes WHILE watching a video! The notes are "time-stamped" so the student knows at what point in the video their notes were taken! This links with Google Drive...so they can access their ... Read More about Chrome Apps for Education: Students
What is backchanneling? According to TodaysMeet.com, backchanneling is anything happening in the room that isn't coming from the person presenting the information.Sometimes, the "backchannel" can have a negative influence in the classroom environment. Students may be zoned out of the lecture and trying to use their electronic devices for activities that ARE NOT school appropriate. Maybe (at least ... Read More about Backchanneling in the Classroom
After my second awesome day of METC conferences, I've decided to take another look at the use of social media in schools. In my Educational Technology and Twitter post, I focused mostly on how teachers could benefit from using Twitter...specifically for professional development. Today, I want to branch out into other forms of social media and emphasize their place in the world of ... Read More about Social Media…it DOES have a place in education!