Using Edmodo to Incorporate WICOR Strategies in the AVID Classroom
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm HST
Duration: 20 minutes
Social networking sites are popular amongst middle schoolers and many students spend much of their free time on the computer. Educators struggle with finding effective ways to deliver instruction to 21st century learners. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class is an elective, college readiness course. Its emphasis on rigorous strategies can be a challenge to deliver. Now that many of our students are digital natives, finding solutions to enhance and improve instruction for this new generation of learners is a necessity. The purpose of this instructional design module was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based module geared towards the AVID elective teacher to deliver content using Edmodo, an educational social networking site. The module utilized surveys and participant feedback for data collection. Results indicated that the module was effective in delivering ideas on how Edmodo can be utilized to enhance not only the AVID curriculum, but other content areas as well.
University of Hawaii Manoa
Gayle is a graduate student in the Master's in Educational Technology program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.