Week 4 GAME plan update
My GAME plan is going well. I am focusing on using technology to give formative and summative assessments and using technology to increase communication with parents. I chose Edmodo.com as a source to satisfy both of these ISTE standards. Students are able to take assessments on-line and parents are able to log in to check for homework assignments and for class announcements.
My plan does not have to be modifed, as I have been in contact with a representative from the website and have already set up my page and am working on my partner teacher linking to my page, so things seem to be going as planned. My partner teacher and I are in the process of choosing a student from each of our classes to manage the website, in terms of posting homework and announcements for parents. I, of course, will create any assessments and require students to log in and complete assessments as needed.
My one concern is being so close to the end of the year, that if I have all of our students create logins and passwords, they will forget them by next year. I will have to determine whether I can generate a list of logins and passwords. That way, our students could still create a login this year and become a bit familiar with the website and I can reprint the login and password list next year. I am able to do this because I currently teach 7th grade and will have the same students again next year for 8th grade. I am excited to potentially use this tool as a communication tool for parents as their students start school next year.