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!
“Leveling Up” Student Writing With Badges
Wednesday, August 6, 7:45 am–8:30 am PDT
Nathan Garvin teaches 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts and Reading at Walnut Grove Middle School in Midlothian, Texas. As a four-year user, Nathan claims Edmodo has transformed his teaching. The phrase “log in to Edmodo” has replaced “get out a pencil and a sheet of paper” in his classroom.
In his session, “Leveling Up” Student Writing With Badges, Nathan will present his experiences with using Edmodo badges and Google Drive integration to help students revise and edit essays over the course of a grading period.
When asked why he wanted to present at EdmodoCon Nathan answered, “Teachers are expert mash-up artists. We can take little pieces of others’ ideas and put them together to create something that works for our specific situations and our students. I created this successful project for my class and I wanted to share it at EdmodoCon so other educators can make it work for their needs.”
Nathan’s favorite aspect of Edmodo is the fact that it extends the boundaries of his classroom. Communication with and between students isn’t limited to the hour a day they spend together. Discussions can continue on Edmodo; students don’t have to turn in a paper within the hour; and on the weekends, articles or other topical information can be shared without waiting until Monday.