I just LOVE the Wallwisher that the 5th graders created together today during library and technology time. It is a great example of using a Web 2.0 tool to engage learners in an activity that they drive and are excited to participate in while learning and sharing new things.
The 5th graders just started using Edmodo within their classroom so today I introduced all of them to the new "Van Meter 5th Grade Technology" group.
I added the link to the new Edmodo group, along with the Wallwisher link, to the Van Meter 5th Grade Symbaloo so it would be very easy for the students to access. I always start out with Symbaloo up and show them where each new link we will be using for that day or project is located.
Earlier I had added an assignment for the students. It was called "What Can We Find In The AEA Databases?" I included simple instructions and also a link to the Wallwisher, What Can We Find In The Iowa AEA Online Databases?Iowa AEA Online databases throughout the year, there are a few that the kids never get a chance to just look around in. I wanted to give them time to learn about all of the databases today and also learn something new while they were there.
I am excited to use Edmodo with the 5th graders at Van Meter. There are so many different ways we can collaborate with the classroom teachers and their curriculum. I really love how we will be able to connect to other classrooms and students around the world as well.
If you want to learn something interesting about perhaps a snake, the Super Bowl, or even a chicken....I suggest you check out our Wallwisher we created today too.