Becky Boze, Laurie Shipley, and Jenny Wandell teach kindergarten. While some teachers might use their students’ age as a reason to avoid technology integration, these three took it as an opportunity.
“Edmodo Family Homework” is a project in which kindergarteners at Delton Kellogg Elementary are asked to complete creative, curriculum-focused homework assignments with their families. From mapping out a fire escape plan in their home during fire safety month, to using knowledge of shapes to create snowmen in the winter, these students are using what they’ve learned in school to connect with their families at home. To submit their projects each month, which could include pictures, videos, and text, kindergartners help their parents utilize Edmodo (Delton Kellogg’s learning management system).
This is year two of “Edmodo Family Homework” for Becky and Jenny, and they were pleasantly surprised by the outcomes that they saw last year. Parents were more involved in their children’s learning experiences and more connected to the school. To ramp up the project, the team decided to hold an “Edmodo Family Homework” orientation this fall. Their commitment to their students is inspiring. Great job Becky, Laurie, and Jenny