I learned about a great new website this year called Edmodo. My school and school district was really active in using it, so I decided to check it out and start using it towards the end of the school year.
It's a really great program because it you can post lessons, websites for learning, quizzes and other assessments on the program and send it out to the students and it's all online.
First you create classes, then you add students to your classes. Then you can create homework, quizzes, test and classwork online and send it out to them. They complete it online and return it to you for grading. It also helps reduce the paper trail and allows to keep records of their learning online.
Also, there is a program called snapshot which creates quizzes based on standards and you send it out to the students. They take the 'snapshots' and you have information on how they are on the standards. When they're finished it recommends online lessons for them to enhance their learning.
You can use it to individualize your learning for your students, allowing them to work on activities and/or lessons at their level while you provide direct instruction to other students. It also can help you monitor students iep goals online through snapshot and other online assessments. There are so many possibilities for learning and individualizing student work.
Another asset of edmodo is that during days you have a substitute and/or snow days if students have access to a computer you can have their learning all online for them.
Anyway, that's just a general overview of how you can use edmodo. Does anybody else use edmodo? How do you use it in your classroom or school?