PSEA House of Delegates: May 2012


Social Networking for the Classroom

Edmodo
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  • Similar to Facebook, but a closed network designed specifically for classroom use.
  • Join a sample group with the following code: 5zvtww
  • Can create groups as classes, then create small groups within a class to collaboration among classmates. Could create one large group for all of your students then use small groups to collaborate between sections.
  • Parent logins available so parents can be part of classroom.
  • Grade assignments and quiz directly within edmodo.
  • Obtain feedback through built in polls.
  • Professional groups already exist to allow for collaboration amongst educators.
  • Learn moreabout the many features.

Cell Phones and Mobile Devices

Poll Everywhere

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Celly

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  • Create text groups for communication without collecting any cell phone numbers. Students and parents sign themselves up.
  • Allows for more immediate response to students and parent.
  • Can be accessed on phone or computer.

QR Codes

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QR Codes: Quick Response Code that is a two-dimensional matrix-based barcode that can be read by most cell phones and tablets with a QR Code reader (most are free to download). Scan the code above (or click here) to get to a google search for ways to use QR Codes in the classroom.