As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!
So You Think You Know Your Students? Using Videos, Polls, and Reflective Response to Inform Instruction.
Wednesday, August 6, 8:45 am–9:30 am PDT
Robert Miller teaches 5th grade at Port Orange Elementary, “a great little school on the coast” in Port Orange, FL. He enjoys encouraging students to use technology, specifically student movie making, as it’s a great collaborative process.
If you think you know your students, you’ll want to hear what Robert Miller has to say about Edmodo formative assessment, “kicking it up a few notches,” and bringing immediacy, ease, and interactivity that you just don’t get from other means. Robert will share his use of Edmodo for blended learning and formative assessment of standards through the sharing of concept videos—videos that require students to respond with their reasoning via an Edmodo embed and the Edmodo Poll tool. Robert will present this combination for educators to see yet another use of Edmodo as an interactive way to gather individual student information through their own creative means.
When asked why he wanted to present at EdmodoCon 2014, Robert replied, “I found Edmodo in its first year and immediately saw the potential in my class. Every school year I choose an interesting focus or a new approach to revise my pedagogy. A recent focus was implementing more informal assessment throughout my curriculum. I am excited to share some of my successful examples and hope to connect with others to continue sharing after the event.”
Robert’s favorite Edmodo features (we let him list two) are the ability to schedule posts, which lets him set up the day or week in advance, and the ease of embedding YouTube videos within Edmodo, no other interface required.