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Writing with Edmodo
Published on Nov 18, 2015
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Leveling Up student Writing
Using badges for Better Essays
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If I had to choose 3 apps that I was stuck with forever, they would be: Edmodo, Google Drive, and Haiku Deck.
In our 7th grade writing class, we are responsible for teaching two kinds of essays: expository and personal narrative. The most difficult thing about it is teaching students the process of revising and editing.
Adding competition has always been important to me.
The Garvin Cup
The Garvin Cup has been an annual event for 7 years now.
WGMS ELA Olympics
A co-worker came up with the idea to try the Olympics with the entire 7th grade. Our events revolved around grammar and writing concepts.
the ninja board
The ninja board is a culminating activity that happens the last 6-weeks. Students pass quizzes that cover concepts we've learned over the course of the year to move up.
The idea to use Edmodo badges came when I was playing Fifa soccer on X-Box and earned an achievement badge.
allowing students to level up while they write
I created badges for my students to earn as they are writing essays.
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Assign the essay
read essays weekly, make list of common mistakes
Set up Google Calendar with appointments
Benefits of badges
Specific things to work on
Guidance for writing conferences
Badges can be earned in any order
The impact of earning a badge
Choose a writing assignment
Select the most important things
Create the badges
Set up a schedule
edmodo badges + Google Drive