Week 2: 13/03/16

Week 2 review, this week we focused on the reasons why to use ICT and Pedagogy. This was demonstrated through the concept map which we were required to complete as part of the learning path activities. Secondly, we were required to find a suitable lesson plan which ticked the boxes on the Assignment 1 task sheet. (I found this hard as we needed to find a lesson plan which didn’t breach any copyright infringements). The resources that I discovered this week were Bubbl.us, Gliffy and Elmodo. I came across Elmodo while reading Ashley’s blog on how she discovered Elmodo through a lesson plan she found. (This got me wondering what is Elmodo? And why was it in a lesson plan?). I found that Elmodo is an educational website that takes the ideas of social network and refines them so that they are appropriate for a classroom (Cauley, 2015). Here is a video which shows a teacher using Elmodo.


(http://teachingwithipad.org/2013/04/16/guest-post-does-edmodo-live-up-to-its-worth/ )

Overall, I found this week quite enlightening and I would investigate these resources more thoroughly.

References:

Cauley, p., (2015). A guide to explain it all. Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.csub.edu/~tfernandez_ulloa/Edmodo%20User%20guide.pdf 

Elmodo Overview. (2010). Retrieved March 11, 2015, from https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0c1h1Gdas

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