Social networks are a growing part of our daily lives. These powerful and diverse online communities also have the potential to
be robust learning platforms. The challenge many educators face is how to incorporate
and maximize social learning networks to serve them in the classroom and in
their professional lives.
In Let’s GetSocial,
authors Ginger Carlson and Raphael Raphael show you how easy — and fun! — social
learning can be. Using the popular educational social network Edmodo, they
demonstrate the many ways to use this powerful tool to enhance
instruction, share knowledge, and create an extended network of colleagues.
You’ll get immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of
tools and apps for:
- Flipping your classroom
- Gamification and “leveling up”
- Differentiating instruction
- Polling, surveying and getting instant feedback
- Creating professional learning networks
Whether you’re a new or experienced Edmodo user, this innovative and
instructional book will give you everything you need to know about integrating
social learning at all grade levels.
About the Authors
Ginger Carlson has
20 years’ experience working with schools, families, and educational
organizations around the world. The author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing
Creative and Naturally CuriousChildren,
Carlson has written and presented widely on the topics of instructional
technology and creativity.
Dr. Raphael Raphael lectures for the College of Education in
the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has taught for 20 years in the United
States, Asia and Europe in K–12 settings, international schools and
universities. His writings on film, education and media have appeared in
numerous books and articles.