Edmodo is another free social media platform that aims to create a learning environment for teachers and learners. It has a similar look and feel to Facebook. You can sign up either as a teacher or student. As a student you need to invited into a class via a group code.
Like Facebook you can create groups, post to your timeline and reward your students with achievement badges. You can also (attach an assignment, create a quiz or distribute a poll.
If you are interested in knowing more about Edmodo you could watch the Introduction to Edmodo webinar created by Edmodo.
There is also a great webinar on 20 ways to use Edmodo that you can watch. If your time is limited fast forward through sections of it.
Here is a great article written on the blog ‘Reflections of a Passionate Educator’ – 10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom . . .
So how can you use Edmodo in the classroom?
- To encourage discussion
- To distribute simple quizzes
- Post assignments (or other types of files)
- Embed audio & video in wall posts
Some other interesting articles and videos that were shared this week were:
- If you have an iphone and want to make your twitter posts more interesting you can use vine to make a scene. in 6 seconds
A video Gail shared to end our week on was created by one of her friends who she recently completed a course with. A must watch for the end of our first week.
‘A Day in the Life of a Digital Teacher – Utopian or Distopian?’
Some of the other platforms we were asked to do some personal research on were:
If you have used Edmodo for training or any of the above platforms I would love to hear your expereinces and great ways to use these platforms with learners. So please leave a comment.