Session: 10:45-11:45

Facilitator/s: Lisa Polacsek (lpolacse@jefco.k12.co.us)

Tech level: beginner - advanced techie

Application level - ALL

Learner should bring: a laptop

Session Description: This session will highlight the use of an educational social networking tool: Edmodo. This is a great tool for teachers or whole schools to create a social network in a safe environment. Teachers can create assignments, students and teachers can provide feedback to one another and there is a calendar feature. It is also another way for students to put their documents in a Web 2.0 environment for use at school and home.

ISTE NETS for Students
•Communicate and collaborate
•Use technology effectively and productively

ISTE NETS for Teachers
1. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assignments
2. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
3. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
4. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Resources to help you learn how:
Edmodo Help Center - http://help.edmodo.com/
Parent Use - http://help.edmodo.com/2011/01/18/sending-a-letter-home-to-parents-about-their-edmodo-accounts-using-mailmerge/
Instructions for Teachers - Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0f9Syv8yCI&feature=related
Instructions for Teachers - Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xu3R5JrZqI
Edmodo - Adding RSS feeds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_S8oT71i8k&feature=related
Edmodo - Adding Assignments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BILtGaDe3qA

Curriculum Connections/ Instructional Impact:

This is a tool that can be used independently by a classroom teacher or as a school to communicate, share, assign, and organize. The impact on the classroom is a network of people collaborating on their educational needs.

Session Objectives / Goal:
The plan for this session is to provide an overview of what Edmodo is and how you can use it as a teacher or school. We will do an overview of how to get started with this tool, classroom ideas, and have some hands on time to get started using it. The end of the session will be a brainstorm of how others might use this tool in their classroom and any lingering questions.