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Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :)

Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :) | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
Hello, folks :)


Since ClassDojo’s beginnings, millions of teachers have signed up to use ClassDojo in their classrooms. Over time, we’ve been excited to hear those teachers spread it to other teachers in their schools and grade-levels - creating entire ‘ClassDojo schools’ where every teacher uses ClassDojo, or whole grade-level teams using ClassDojo to help students develop the behaviors and skills they need for success.


Today, we’re thrilled to announce two features that make using ClassDojo across an entire grade-level or school - or even with just a few other teachers - a lot easier! Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to connect with other teachers in your school to teach classes together, share student rosters, and track your students’ progress across all their different classes. These features have been the most popular requests from teachers everywhere over the last few years - we hope you like them :) 


There are two ways to work together with other ClassDojo teachers, Shared Students and Shared Classes:





With Shared Students, teachers can connect with each other and share individual students to fill each other’s classes. Setting up your classes will be faster by pulling from the school roster, and you can also view students’ reports from their other teachers’ classes.




With Shared Classes, you and your colleagues can teach the same class, awarding feedback points in each others’ classes, and instantly messaging parents! This feature is great for teaching assistants and also classes that move together during the school day.



Read more details on the ClassDojo Community Forum!


We’ve been hard at work building these features to help you use ClassDojo across your whole school or grade level - and this is just the first step! We hope you love what we’re launching today, and we’d love your feedback - let us know what you think in the comments below, or by emailing us at hello@classdojo.com :)

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Class Dojo is a useful application to track attendance and generate behavioral awards.  It also generates reports that can be shared with parents.  While Class Dojo is a great idea, there may be FERPA concerns with sharing the information with other classrooms.

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The Shift of the Role of the Teacher

The Shift of the Role of the Teacher | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.


They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


 
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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:32 AM

The  role of the Teacher

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:14 AM

What's the change: Excellent Tips!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 28, 2015 9:53 PM

There are huge shifts in the role of the teacher these days! A very worthwhile read and great graphic

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Our Favorite Books (an enhanced eBook) - YouTube

Our Favorite Books (an enhanced eBook) - YouTube | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
These are books we love to read, and we hope you will too! Ms. Moore's 2012-2013 Third Graders created this book originally as an enhanced ePUB eBook using B...
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Think of how many learning objectives this project covers!  It is very powerful for beginning and intermediate readers to "hear themselves back".  Also, could you imagine adding a discussion forum or voicethread for them to analyze (or comment on) other creations?  That would also cover the socioemotional development

 

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30 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About

30 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
Including a secret game! (Seriously.)
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Everyone can benefit from knowing how to optimally use the Google search engine.  This article provides 30 Google "Tips and Tricks".

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What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? - Edudemic

What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? - Edudemic | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
Using games or game play elements in the classroom to drive learning outcomes is sill gaining popularity. Though most teachers aren’t ready to embrace bringing serious games like Minecraft into their classrooms, many are willing to gamify learning or use other types of games. That said, getting an idea of how many teachers are (or …
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Interested in incorporating gamification in your classroom?  Already do?  This article and infographic discusses the organized use of gaming in the classroom.

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Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :)

Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :) | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
Hello, folks :)


Since ClassDojo’s beginnings, millions of teachers have signed up to use ClassDojo in their classrooms. Over time, we’ve been excited to hear those teachers spread it to other teachers in their schools and grade-levels - creating entire ‘ClassDojo schools’ where every teacher uses ClassDojo, or whole grade-level teams using ClassDojo to help students develop the behaviors and skills they need for success.


Today, we’re thrilled to announce two features that make using ClassDojo across an entire grade-level or school - or even with just a few other teachers - a lot easier! Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to connect with other teachers in your school to teach classes together, share student rosters, and track your students’ progress across all their different classes. These features have been the most popular requests from teachers everywhere over the last few years - we hope you like them :) 


There are two ways to work together with other ClassDojo teachers, Shared Students and Shared Classes:





With Shared Students, teachers can connect with each other and share individual students to fill each other’s classes. Setting up your classes will be faster by pulling from the school roster, and you can also view students’ reports from their other teachers’ classes.




With Shared Classes, you and your colleagues can teach the same class, awarding feedback points in each others’ classes, and instantly messaging parents! This feature is great for teaching assistants and also classes that move together during the school day.



Read more details on the ClassDojo Community Forum!


We’ve been hard at work building these features to help you use ClassDojo across your whole school or grade level - and this is just the first step! We hope you love what we’re launching today, and we’d love your feedback - let us know what you think in the comments below, or by emailing us at hello@classdojo.com :)

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Stacy Peterson's insight:

Class Dojo is a useful application to track attendance and generate behavioral awards.  It also generates reports that can be shared with parents.  While Class Dojo is a great idea, there may be FERPA concerns with sharing the information with other classrooms.

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HowStuffWorks "Learn How Everything Works!"

HowStuffWorks "Learn How Everything Works!" | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.
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Explore the "whys" and "hows" behind nearly every category with this interactive information hub.

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Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud

Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
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This is a site to record a student's reading - for them or you, as the teacher, to evaluate.  I could see this as a great way to encourage "any time, anywhere, any device" technology, to manage aiding a large classroom, providing students with a way to evaluate their own reading, and to aid a student who needs additional help.

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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
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Blended learning, such as the "flipped classroom", can be accomplished with many interactive or video-based resources.  Many teachers have heard of Educreations, but may not have heard of some of these other sites.

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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.
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To visually captivate your students, and to focus them on the topic at hand, consider adding word clouds to your classroom.  There are also ways to make word clouds (or vocabulary generators) interactive - defining the words as you scroll over them and/or showing the interactions with other words.  This article is a must to bookmark!

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Murky Reef - iPad Apps for Early Elementary - Class Tech Tips

Murky Reef - iPad Apps for Early Elementary - Class Tech Tips | MCA PD Lower School 2014 | Scoop.it

"For ELA, Math and Science comprehension activities, check out this series of Murky Reef iPad apps for first and second grade students.  With content aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Murky Reef engages students with high quality content as they explore an underwater world.  They’ll see jellyfish, an octopus, pufferfish and more as they work through activities that were designed with Bloom’s Taxonomy in mind."

 


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Pedagogical concepts are often missing in technology applications.  This STEM app works a student through various levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Arisbe Jacquez's curator insight, February 3, 2015 5:31 PM

Math and science activities