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How does Edmodo support PBL? COACHES' CORNER | Dayna Laur A project based learning environment can certainly be created without the use of technology. The addition of technology in the classroom, however, undoubtedly enhances the project based learning experience. Edmodo has many benefits for classroom use. As a free online tool, one would expect Edmodo to contain unwanted advertisements on the site. The Project and Edmodo as Support My junior/senior level law class just recently completed our Introduction to Criminal Law unit. The significant content covered in this project integrated a myriad of things. The public audience element of this project was not completed via Edmodo. If you would like to hear more about my project, see screen shots of the project in action, and listen to how I utilized Edmodo to manage the project, please visit our YouTube channel for the archived webinar. BIE National Faculty

Assignments - Rubric Cover Sheets How To Instructions Below you will find links to and descriptions of all the assignments we use for Choose Your Own Adventure. Click on the individual assignment links to get the full instructions and printable worksheets. The assignments are divided into three categories based on what skills you will use to complete them. History assignments for just about any topic! 5 Point Assignments20-30 Minutes to complete 10 Point Assignments45 minutes to complete 20 Point Assignments90 minutes to complete40 Point AssignmentsAll 40 point assignments require significant work outside of class and take up to 4 hours to complete.

Why Study History? - American Historical Association By Peter N. Stearns People live in the present. They plan for and worry about the future. History, however, is the study of the past. Any subject of study needs justification: its advocates must explain why it is worth attention. Historians do not perform heart transplants, improve highway design, or arrest criminals. In the past history has been justified for reasons we would no longer accept. History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty. History Helps Us Understand People and Societies In the first place, history offers a storehouse of information about how people and societies behave. History Helps Us Understand Change and How the Society We Live in Came to Be The second reason history is inescapable as a subject of serious study follows closely on the first. The importance of history in explaining and understanding change in human behavior is no mere abstraction. The Importance of History in Our Own Lives Further Reading

Mrs. Vance's Biology Page I'm looking forward to a great year learning about the natural world, and I hope you are, too. Biology is my favorite subject to teach, and I hope it will be one of your favorite subjects to learn. Why should you take PreAP Biology? - by Sandhiya Ravichandran PreAP Biology Supply List Students in PreAP Biology should be prepared for class with the following: For personal use (bring every day): A 5-subject notebook for biology notes and reflectionsColored pencilsBlack or blue pen Some other color pen (for grading)Pencils with erasersGlue stick ScissorsFor classroom use (please bring the first week of school): 1 box of tissues1 container hand sanitizer Tips in Getting Good Grades in Difficult Subjects I just came across an interesting article that might be helpful to you: Tips in Getting Good Grades in Difficult Subjects. About Edmodo Edmodo is a secure, education-oriented social networking site - similar to Facebook - that our class will use for communication, links, and assignments. Study Aids Sojourn to the Past » Education Links Journey Details Itinerary Speakers Sign-Ups and Forms Get Involved Photo Gallery Doing a research paper on the Civil Rights Movement or a Civil Rights Leader? King Papers Project and the Liberation Curriculum website The King Papers Project is the most extensive collection of Dr. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee website This site covers SNCC from its birth in 1960 until 1966, when John Lewis was replaced by Stokely Carmichael as chairman. Sovereignty Commission website The Commission investigators toured the state of Mississippi and compiled reports on civil rights activists. Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement website This timeline showcases key events in civil rights history beginning in 1472. Our Documents website Here you can find 100 historical documents, from Plessy v. Don’t forget the resources available through the museums we visit during the 10 day journey. This trip teaches [students] history, respect, values and kindness. -Karen, Parent

15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo Last week the Wall Street Journal had an article announcing that Edmodo had received a $15 million venture capital investment from the founder of LinkedIn and a former VP of Facebook. That article gave me the idea for this post of fifteen things teachers and students can do with Edmodo. For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. Edmodo allows teachers to create a group specifically for their students and exclude those not invited to the group. Edmodo provides teachers with a place to post assignment reminders, build an event calendar, and post messages to the group. Here are fifteen things teachers and students can do with Edmodo. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Do you use Edmodo?

Web Search Strategies The Web may seem like a vast ocean when it comes to finding something you need. Thankfully, search engines can help turn oceans of information into small pools that make finding information easier. Before we dive in, let’s talk a bit about how search works on the Web. When you search for a word, the search engine finds all the pages where the word appears, and displays them in the search results. The problem is that there are often too many results. Say you’re looking for a specific kind of fish, and these represent all the websites on the Web. Try to imagine the exact fish and describe it in the search box. But to be a smart searcher, you should know some basic shortcuts. Here’s another shortcut. To remove the results about hair, place a hyphen or minus sign just before the word you want to exclude, which means “show me the pages about mullet, but take away results relating to hair.”

American History Edmodo in GCISD If you are an Edmodo user this blog post contains information that is important to you and your students. We are excited to announce our district subdomain within Edmodo! In the coming days, our Edmodo website access within the district will be redirected to (notice there is no www). Teachers will need to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Note: When you as a teacher enter the school code, your students will automatically join the district subdomain. Edmodo is a free and secure social networking platform for teachers, students, parents and administrators. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Edmodo, contact a digital coach. A Grave Interest It was 124 years ago today that a rare storm, sweeping across the U.S., coupled with a neglected dam in a Pennsylvania valley town, led to tragedy and thousands of deaths in the city of Johnstown. Floods were nothing new to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Built into a river valley along the Appalachian Plateau, which was located at the confluence of two rivers, and a man-made lake 14 miles down the mountains; the local residents had dealt with many high water occasions. At least once a year, the two local rivers would overflow their banks due to melting snows from the mountains above, or intense rains that got trapped in the valley below, and unleash torrential amounts of water. Heavy rains had pummeled the area for days. But no one had paid much attention to the redesign of the dam at the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, located high above the city. In the ten minutes it took for the flood to sweep through the city, over 2,200 people were drowned or swept away. ~ Joy

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