EduMooc 2011: Week#7 MOOCast - August 10, 2011. More Inspiration: 7 brand new ideas from teachers. We admit, this is starting to get a little crazy — every time we ask for ways you use Edmodo in the classroom, we receive new and fresh ideas — seems like you never run out of new ways to use it!
Here are a few more creative ideas from some of our educators: Pen Pals: I teach in Delaware and use it to communicate with our pen pals in California.We write to each other using pen and paper, but we also have a group we call Pen Pals on Edmodo. Our students post pics and little notes to each other in-between their letter-writing. As a matter of fact, I met the teacher in California when I posted in the [Language Arts] community that I was looking for a 5th grade class to be pen pals with. EdmodoTeacherHub - Selling edmodo. Show summaries to give to your bossThe moodle argumentAs a former marketer, I use the word "selling" unashamedly : we do sometimes need to do a sales pitch to our colleagues and supervisors.
This page for links to resources and ideas specifically aimed at encouraging others to come onboard! See the Parent page for discussion about communicating to parents. Www.tcea2012.org/2012/Custom/Handout/Speaker6734_Session1219_1.pdf. Edmodo – A Social Network For Teachers & Students. Fortunately, the situation has slowly shifted for the better.
There are several great educational tools popping up here and there, and Edmodo is one of them. Let’s take a look to see how it can help. The Teachers’s Perspective If I have to explain Edmodo in one short phrase, it would be: “Facebook for Education” (and you’ll see why shortly). Techtools4teaching.wikispaces. Goals of the class: To learn how to use Edmodo as a teacher and a student.To improve class communication and have an electronic means to communicate with your students and parents.To provide a forum for your students to submit assignments electronically, watch or listen to tutorials, and blog.Establish a new PLN community.
In this class you will earn one (1) C.C.U. and have everything set up for the beginning of school to share with your new students. I use Edmodo in my classroom everyday. Suweb20.wikispaces. Edmodo describes itself as a "social learning network," enabling collaboration and information and file sharing among teachers, students, and school administrators.
The web-based application is free, and enables the establishment of groups that share information within a defined entity, such as a class. Participation requires permission and a school code, so it is relatively secure from participation from unauthorized users. Posting comments, photos, files, links and other digital content, as well as calendar updates are all included, so that due dates, events and information can be accessed at any time. Furthermore, Edmodo is accessible from iphones and other mobile devices, so it is useful for many students even if they are away from desktop access. The Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community. Why I love Edmodo. Classroom Spaces → If you had come into my year 5 classroom last term, for the most part you would have seen clusters of desks usually arranged in groups of four or six. […] Generosity →
EdmodoTeacherHub - About. Simon Haughton's Blog: Edmodo. Last week my deputy head put a writing task on Edmodo for KS2 - within four days, 42 children had chosen, in their own free time at break or at home, to complete it!
They weren't forced, it wasn't formally set as homework - they just decided themselves that they wanted to do it. To say that Edmodo is a success at my school would be putting it mildly. Since my last post (view here), I've managed to get about half of KS1 signed up too and have even had children who are off ill logging in at home during the day.
Having had more time to explore Edmodo, I can now explain some of the tools I overlooked last time, as well as give you some useful little tips I've discovered to help get the most out of Edmodo. Getting Started with Edmodo. Edmodo Links.