So part of my spring break plans have been to play around with the technology I've been learning. I recently took an online Edmodo class through our school district. A lot of the teachers at school have been using it with our students and the more I learned about it the more excited I became at it's potential for my students. I can set up online assessments based on standards for my students to see where they are and what they need to work on. I can add materials, resources, activities and lessons for them to work on which helps me do more individualizing for them. Does anyone else use Edmodo for teaching.
I've also been learning a lot about Notebook, which is what people use for creating programs on the smartboard. I don't have one yet, but hope to in the near future. However, I've been learning how helpful it can be in creating lessons. I can use it to create lessons and thinking maps for when we're reading or doing other activities.
I've discovered I can also use it in conjunction with Near Pod which I haven't used yet, but also am pretty excited about using. I've just recently discovered Near Pod, which is an application which will sync your computers with students computers and/ or other devices such as I Pads and allows you to project lessons to their computers, they can work on it and send it back to your computers.
Anyway, so many cool possibilities with those three programs. I haven't used much of it because I've been gearing up for spring break, but I'm looking forward to jumping into it full force when I return to school next week.
What is your favorite website, application and/or technology and how do you use it with your students.