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. Keeping Parents in the Loop: I am using it as an efficient way to keep track of their grades. Make Up Work: I am also using it for absentees. Video Commentary: I love that I can post a video and then have kids write comments about the video.
EdmodoTeacherHub - Selling edmodo. 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). Edmodo describes itself as “Secure social learning network for teachers and students“.
For experimental purpose, let’s look at the service from both perspectives. The sign up window looks ordinary with all the usual fields to fill. After signing up, you’ll land in your Edmodo home page. The update area is “adjusted” as a tool to send Notes, Alerts, Assignments, and Polls to fellow students or other teachers. If you are a teacher, you’ll appreciate the ability to easily send assignments. Teachers also have the privilege to create groups. Then your status will be updated with the group that you’ve just created. The Students’ Perspective The Social Side. Techtools4teaching.wikispaces. Suweb20.wikispaces. The Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for introductory videos to show your students how to get started, a tech director at a school district who wants to make the case for rolling out Edmodo to all of your schools, or a school media specialist looking for helpful hints on effective ways to ensure all of the teachers at your school are registered, this will serve as a resource center for all of the tools you need to introduce Edmodo to your community.
Although we’ve contributed core materials such as User Guides and basic data sheets, our goal is for the Help Center to be a rich and dynamic repository for content developed by the Edmodo user community. Some of the highlights of the Help Center include: Webinar Schedule: For users who prefer a live walkthrough of the site, we offer regularly scheduled webinars for users at all levels. 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 → The assembly theme at my school this week was generosity.
Our principal gave a humorous talk about the need for generosity in our lives. 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.
Firstly, let me talk about 'assignments'. To complete an assignment, children have to click on the 'turn in' button on the assignment description before typing their work in (and upload any pictures/files) - they shouldn't do it by replying to the message. Getting Started with Edmodo. Edmodo Links.