EQ: How can KidBlog or Edmodo be used to improve literacy skills in the elementary and middle school classroom?

Objectives:
Participants will be able to create a KidBlog or Edmodo account and instruct students in creating their accounts.
Participants will be able to post to their page and instruct students in how to post content including text, images and videos.
Participants will be able to moderate comments on their blog or site and instruct students on how to post a comment to other student's blog page or post.
Participants will be able to assess posts and comments created their students.

Agenda
How do you select a classroom technology tool?
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Check out why to blog first!!!
Introduction to KidBlog website
Examine existing teacher blogs and usage
Create account and classroom blog
Blog settings
Blog posts, posting multimedia
Student account creation - Submit a classroom integration ticket!
Posting and moderating comments
Why use Edmodo?
Introduction to Edmodo website
Examine existing teacher sites
Create account and classroom group
Posts, library, polls
Student account creation - Submit a classroom integration ticket!
Posting and moderating comments/notifcations feature

Assessing student content and participation

Resources:
A pilot study using KidBlog - lots of great information!!
Edmodo Help Center