Lovonya DeJean Module 4

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Module 4 - Creating a Digital Collaborative Classroom

Objectives: Teachers will

  • become familiar with digital classrooms.
  • think of alternatives to paper and think of ways to go paperless.
  • create a collaborative environment for students.

Using Edmodo and Google Forms to Create a Collaborative Classroom


Handouts / resource

Introduction to the collaborative digital classroom

         Discuss with shoulder buddy one aspect of the video that applies to Common Core and/or Edmodo


         Report out form members of the group.

A Positive Classroom Environment



Differentiated Hands-on Edmodo


Ready to Rock and Roll-Create a lesson on how to use Edmodo with your students

            How can this lesson be used in the classroom without individual devices?

         Teachers should put items on the calendar, add an assignment, and create a poll.


Want to experience Edmodo from a student point of view before trying to create a lesson/assignment.

            Discuss with a buddy how the lesson could be improved.  Report out to group


Other Resources

            Edmodo help center

                    Student Tutorial

Videos to introduce your students to Edmodo


Katie Regan Series






Helping Students to Keep Devices Safe

                    Absolute Safe Schools - Parents and Teachers of Middle and High Schools 


                         Absolute Safe Schools (Middle and High School Students)







Google Forms:A new best friend

         Click on the link to the right and take the survey


Create a form of your own to survey parents or students.  Go to GDrive and create one for your students.  Be sure to save your link to give to students.



Good for quick formative assessment.




A fun form


Tutorials on the web that are current and good


Google Forms 2014 Tutorial  12 minutes


Google Forms – Google Drive’s Hidden Gem 13 minutes

Magic Moment


      25 Interesting ways to use Wordle in the classroom

      Using Wordle in the classroom

      38 Interesting ways to use Wordle in the classroom


 Other interesting Wordle like resources

Tagxedo will make specific shapes out of your word lists -- like a US map


10 Really Good Site to Create Word Clouds

http://www.moreofit.com/similar-  to/www.wordle.net/Top_10_Sites_Like_Wordle/


         What did I learn today

         What do I need in the future

         Provide feedback for presenters

 Feedback form for today



 Unfamiliar with Edmodo? -Some videos to watch




Edmodo in the middle school:

20 ways to useEdmodo:



Next steps:

      Complete the digital classroom environment or add more components

      Create/revise a new lesson where it is most appropriate using the digital classroom environment and reflect on the lesson’s outcome and student responses


Follow-up suggestions for Edmodo:

      Teachers look at the Edmodo communities and join one or two.

      Teachers engage parents in the Edmodo environment.

      Teachers create quizzes in Edmodo.


Next meeting --  Nov. 19  Module 7  Digital Citizenship



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