Wednesday, December 16, 2009
7th grade Language Arts teacher Justin Turner selected THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMAN SCHOOL by Dorrie Hillestad Butler as a recent class read aloud. It tells the story of what happens when a student run web site gets out of control. Using a social networking tool to discuss the book online seemed like the perfect pairing:
I have recently started using a classroom social networking/blogging site called edmodo.com. It allows teachers and students to communicate with each other outside of class, and also encourages the quiet students to share their opinions because they don't have to speak in front of everyone in class. It is really easy to use and the students really like responding to books on it. I really like using the feature that allows you to create polls, so that you can gather info anonymously from your students.
If you have any questions about using Edmodo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.