LLS Digital Leaders Meeting 18, 27th April 2012 Setting up Edmodo

Maltesers and a round of applause given to Ali,
Hannah,  Jordan, Daisy, Matthew and Will for outstanding presentation to SLT on Weds.
Lots of interest in you working with subject teachers this term.
Matthew set up our new group on Edmodo called “Secondary Digital Leaders”.  I emailed Mr Barnes at Bedale School and Bedale DLs are now on the group as well.

To Do this week:
– Check email every Friday lunchtime or Friday after school
– Join edmodo www.edmodo.com if not done so already and add code ***** to join “Secondary Digital Leaders”.  Do NOT tell this code to anyone else. Add your own picture.
– enter the competition below
– presenters to update their diaries
– turn up next weds lunchtime for Flash Training from Isaac and Jem
– you could enter the national DL Design a logo competiton at www.digitalleadernetwork.co.uk/?p=420

Edmodo Competition – Week 1

2x £5 Amazon vouchers to be won by Bedale or LLS DLs…

I think Edmodo will be gr8 for Digital Leaders because…

Your task is to become an Edmodo expert and learn as many useful functions for Digital Leaders to use.
Create a new Word document, calling it I think Edmodo will be gr8 for Digital Leaders (by your name + LLS or Bedale)
For each Function, you need to explain how it might be useful for us to use it.
eg.  Start with these three:
Edmodo is on the web. This means DLs in each school can use it to network together
Edmodo has different Groups.  This means we can have a N Yorks DL group and a National DLs group, and by clicking on the tab on the left hand side we will see only the posts for each one.
Edmodo lets you reply to comments.  This means DLs can share our opinions easily.
Then add you own.  You might add a screenshot to show what you mean. You could mention our DL blog and how it could be used with Edmodo; sharing good ideas on the internet; teamwork in school; teamwork between schools… ?? You COULD use screencasting software and record a video…!!
Credit will be awarded for each example you come up with, but the winner will be the one who has the best ideas for us working together and sharing ideas and resources.

Email your competition entry to Mr Sharples (LLS) or Mr Barnes (Bedale)
Closing date for entries end of Sunday 6th May
As you are doing this assignment, be thinking about next week’s competition, which will be developing a protocol (set of rules) for us all DLs to use Edmodo safely and usefully.

Current Status of DL Projects:

Flash – Isaac and Jem – Weds 25th March for trainers led by Mr Lech, then all DLs Weds 2nd March supervised by Mr Lech
Evaluation of Edmodo – social networking site – now the competition A and B.
Evaluation of Evernote – TBC
Proposals on subject use of ICTs – on hold
Presentation to SLT – Weds 25th March – done
Paint.net – led by Daisy – done 19-22nd Marchcontinue using.
Diary competition – presentations 1st March – Mrs Methley /
Blogging – developing the new LLS DLs blog – Rosie and Toria – Ongoing
Autology – Matthew – All DLs – continue using.
Electronic Diaries – Mr S – done – see competition – all DLs to keep updated from now on
Prezi Training – 6th-15th December – continue using.
Setting up DLs with forums on purpose and ways of working together