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1st Quarter….Check

1st quarter of the school year is on the books and three left to go!  It was a busy quarter in many ways.  I implemented some new policies, introduced students to Edmodo, gutted and redid my school homepage, became more active on Twitter, and managing the middle school yearbook club.

Somethings went smoothly and others were a tad bumpy.  Edmodo has been a interesting twist in my classroom.  Not only has it replaced email, but has actually made me get organized!  I post my lesson plans everyday for students to see, I use it for collecting homework, and sharing files/links.  It has really changed the way I do my class.  Recently I was honored to teach other teachers how to use Edmodo at our last district in-service.  You can see an example of what I taught teachers by following this link: http://bit.ly/bvRvxH.  It was a pretty successful in-service and many teachers are now interested in Edmodo.

On the bumpy side my homepage revisions have not been as smooth.  I am a little happy with some new additions and changes, but I do not stay on-top of it enough.  The time I should be spending on it has been used tweaking Edmodo.  I am sure there is a way I can integrate the two, but there is just not enough time in the day.  One other problem is I do not have a way to monitor page views/visits right now.  Since the page is hosted through the school, I do not have access to the information.  Also, to view my page a person has to go through a complicated process, which I feel hinders parents visiting it.  Sometime in December I will  do a survey and see how much of an impact the website and/or Edmodo has.

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  1. November 10, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Congrats on making it through the 1st quarter! It’s the hardest one, isn’t it? I’m really impressed with your use of technology; you’re way ahead of me and I thought I was keeping up!

    • November 10, 2010 at 3:21 am

      It is all down hill after the 1st Quarter! I always try to stay-up on things, but it doesn’t last long. After checking out your page it seems you may be the one ahead of me. I enjoy the humor 🙂

  2. November 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Justin, just wanted to thank you for sharing Edmodo at your district in-service. We appreciate it very much.

    -Jeff O’Hara
    Founder – Edmodo.com

    • November 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

      It was no problem. Thank you for the awesome product, it has truly changed the way I teach! If you ever need anyone to be an Edmodo advocate in the Northwoods of Wisconsin let me know. Once again thank you for one of the best education products of the decade, no, century!

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