We have a small test group of teachers trying out My Big Campus. This "Facebook" type of classroom social media site is monitored, safe, and managed by our filter software, Lightspeed. Teachers can post discussions, online lessons, online tests for all their students. There is a plethora of resources for students and teachers. Students can access this site from any internet connection. Students can message teachers and other students (once they have been "friended").
In Mrs. Barnes 7th grade classroom, the students are discussing online the novel from class, doing online assignments, and taking online tests. The first day in class brought a level of excitement and engagement that had never been seen before.
From Mrs. Barnes
"It's amazing. Super user friendly. SUPER USER FRIENDLY! Seriously in love with this thing."
Students getting an introduction to My Big Campus