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.

  1. Go to http://www.edmodo.com/
  2. Select I’m a teacher.  Register (use your teacher email).
  3.  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).
  4. Type in my CODE:  sp1v7g (Teachers at BVW, or anyone if you want to preview what it looks like)!
  5. 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.


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