# Edmodo Have-a-Go

Remember how I told you about Edmodo the other day?  Today’s the day we’re going to try it out!  You will need to use the link here to get to the login page.  While you’re there, look around, and then I want you to consider these things:

1. Can you figure out what to do?  Is it easy?  What are some confusing parts that you have a question about?

2. What kinds of things do you think we could use this to do in our classroom?  Why do you think that would be a good idea?

3. Would you use Edmodo at home?  (if you know that at this point)  Why or why not?

Ok, lastly, I want you to post something.  It can be about anything right now, but I want you to think about adding a question so that people can respond.  This will feel pretty much the same as writing on your blog, only WE will be the only ones who can see it.  This will be a little assessment to let me see how much we figured out and then what I need to do next so we can get started.

GOOD LUCK and have fun learning about Edmodo today!

# ActivActivity–January 22-23, 2013

Study this image from our math handbook:

Talk with your group, then explain with precise mathematical vocabulary, the difference between these polygons: quadrilateral, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square.  Tell how a shape can have more than one of these names at a time.

# Paragraph?

Today, with your group, you’re going to do a little digging.  You’re going to dig into the paragraph examples here and here:

Next your job is to figure out what makes them all paragraphs.  What do they have in common?  What are the “rules” for writing a paragraph?  After you’ve figured out the answer, post your thoughts in the comments (along with your group members’ names) and we’ll discuss together.  Happy digging!  Can’t wait to see what you uncover!