Thursday, May 19, 2011

Donate Your Used Android/iOS Devices to Education

I teach programming to high school juniors and seniors. I started teaching game development this year, and found mobile App and game development the direction to take my class this fall.

For my class, I currently have some devices.

I would really like one device per student (each OS would be really nice).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weebly or Google Sites for Education?

Which one is best, and why?

I have only used Google Sites, but have found issues (ordering pages, gadgets, etc.)

Weebly or Google Sites for Educaiton?
Google Sites
other (leave comment) free polls

Friday, May 13, 2011

6 Needed Features in Edmodo

It's that time again... for me to ask about features in Edmodo.

1.  Google Apps Integration:  When? When? When?  I found an LMS that does this already - - however, their overall look and feel and user experience is MUCH lower than Edmodo's.  Google Apps for Education is NEEDED for Edmodo to just take over the LMS world!  I know some schools with Apps for Ed that basically use that as an LMS - turn in assignments, notifications, etc.  Why would they need Edmodo on top of that?  I know the answer, but it's hard for them to see.  Edmodo with Google Apps integration (not just single sign on) is the answer.

2.  Analytics: this needs to be greatly improved on Edmodo.  It is INVALUABLE when I can (easily) tell parents the last time their student was on the class site, what links they clicked, etc.  The parent feature helps, but doesn't tell them when their student has logged in, etc.  Time spent (with detailed log/charts) would be cool, too, so the kids don't get hip to just logging in and then out.