Lesson Plan

Utilizing Social Media Education in the classroom

Students will be introduced to Edmodo and the practical uses in the classroom.
Steve H.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Objectives

Students will see the practical applications of using social media in the classroom.  Edmodo has advantages in that it is very similar to Facebook, its is free, and it is a medium that the students can see immediately with instant feedback from classmates and teachers where applicable. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Grades 9
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

With Edmodo's similarity to Facebook, it will immediately be somewhat familiar to students, and access prior knowledge.  With feedback from classmates and teachers alike, the students will be given a short journal topic to be uploaded for proofreading and editing by the class. 

 

2 Direct Instruction

The concept of revising/editing anothers work with the ultimate goal of the editors own writing process being improved will be introduced.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

3 Guided Practice

Multiple chances to revise and edit others work as well as thier own being revised and edited will be given.  We will also begin to read and determine main idea and details of short literary works as the class progresses, keeping in mind the writing process. This will all be posted on the Edmodo sight so all can see and critique the writing process. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

4 Independent Practice

With multiple short journal entries being done over the span of the week with multiple editings, the students will have a much stronger grasp of the total writing process.  

The culminating project will be include the reading of a larger literary work of non-fiction with a writing project to follow.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
 

By the end of the grade 9 lesson, read and comprehend literacy nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

5 Wrap-Up

With Edmodo, my ability as an educator is immediately enhanced as I will have immediate access to student work, they will have differentiated learning opportunities by being able to edit other students work as well as their own, and we can have real-time project-based learning that is easily accessible. 

The ability to use it for bell-ringers (short early class starter activities), full class writings and editings, and/or larger projects makes Edmodo ideal for the 9th grade English class.