Edmodo is a secure microblogger that looks and functions similar to Facebook and Twitter. It is one of the easiest that I have used. I set up a “group” for us to use for our end of the year technology to-do’s. So many of you have GREAT IDEAS and this will be a great way to share. The best way to learn is to DO. Be brave… follow these steps.
- Go to http://www.edmodo.com/
- Select I’m a teacher. Register (use your teacher email).
- Once you are in, you will look for “Join” link in the Groups section under your profile picture (yes, you can change that too if you like).
- Type in my CODE: sp1v7g (Teachers at BVW, or anyone if you want to preview what it looks like)!
- Take a look around, post a reply to my “welcome” post or create your own thoughts where it says “type your note here”.
SOME Educational Uses:
- Students can post their projects (mine post their programs, could be artwork, video documentaries, reports, etc.) and other students will reply to their posts with their “peer reviews”.
- Teachers can post a blog topic that you want your students to discuss.
- Students can write comments, opinions or questions on daily news items, current events or issues of interest.
- Create an Online Book Club.
- Showcase Student art, poetry and creative stories.
- Communicate with another class outside of your class.
- Elect a weekly class scribe to write a “week in review” posting.
- Use the blog as a reading response journal.
- Post a statement with no supporting facts and ask students to find resources to support or refute the opinion.
AOL 2.OL? Yep, check out the SnapShot in Edmodo. You can create a quick assessment from a common core item bank.
Add the Photos for Class app that will enable a creative commons search engine for student to find and accurately site images.