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Using Social Networking to Tackle Tough Problems in Education. By Erika Orians. eorians@bucyrusschools.org http://missspitler.wikispaces.com/. What is Schoology?. Tough Problems. What are the biggest problems that need to be addressed? Poll - you may take poll by text or email.

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using social networking to tackle tough problems in education

Using Social Networking to Tackle Tough Problems in Education

By Erika Orians

eorians@bucyrusschools.org

http://missspitler.wikispaces.com/

tough problems
Tough Problems
  • What are the biggest problems that need to be addressed?
  • Poll- you may take poll by text or email.
  • Poll created by: textthemob.com
tough problems1
Tough Problems
  • Lack of student participation and motivation
  • Disorganized students and incomplete assignments
  • Budget cuts:limited books, resources, and paper
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Lack of student participation and motivation

  • Looks and navigateslike Facebook
  • Students can comment and « like »
  • Ideasreceive positive feedback fromteacher and peers.
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Lack of student participation and motivation

  • Everyone has a voice.
  • Students sharedeeperlevelanswers
  • More comfortablewith sharing
  • They love to have civilized and intelligent arguing.
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Lack of student participation and motivation

  • Videos and Pictures
  • Interest Groups
    • Clubs
    • Sports
    • Class groups

Click for Blog on Groups in Classroom

HOME

disorganized students and incomplete assignments
Disorganized students and incomplete assignments
  • Create assignments, discussions, quizzes or tests
    • Appears on students’ newsfeed and course page.
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Disorganized students and incomplete assignments
  • Receivetext or email notifications
    • Teachersreceivealertstoo!
  • Dramatic impact on myclassroom
  • Students know theywillget feedback in timelymanner.
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Disorganized students and incomplete assignments

The Digital Drop Box

  • Alternative way to turn in assignments
  • Papersgetmessy and lost
  • Can view if LATE or ON TIME
  • Turn in early to recieve feedback and fix

HOME

budget cuts limited books resources and paper
Budget cuts: limited books, resources, and paper
  • Bucyrus in papercrisis!
    • Myclassroomis 95% paperless
  • Schoology Topics
    • Create (Topic) for each unit taught
    • Store notes, presentations, worksheets, studymaterials, test/quizzes
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Budget cuts: limited books, resources, and paper
  • Shortage on books?
  • Shortage on paper?
  • No color printer?
  • Scan documents, post as assignment or quiz, students type answers and upload!
  • Perfect for maps, diagrams, charts, and art