Thursday, January 10, 2013

Getting Social With Edmodo

Edmodo is a social networking tool designed specifically for educators. Using Edmodo, educators can easily connect with other like-interested educators to collaborate, share ideas, and resources. Edmodo can also be used by teachers to engage their students in meaningful-online discussions as well as posting quizzes assignments and polls.

For the 2012-13 PLN Class, we will participate as a group  in an Edmodo discussion forum. You will need a Group Code to join our group. For security purposes I did not include the code within this post but I will give it to you in class.

One of the things that I find helpful is to create a second Edmodo account that I use as a "student account." By using this additional account, I know exactly what my students can see.

Please refer to the Session 3 & 4 page for the requirements for the Edmodo Unit of our course.

Suggested Reading

Ideas on using Edmodo from Teachers from around the world
22 Great Tips on using Edmodo in the classroom
Notification to parents about using Edmodo in the elementary classroom
Preparing to use Edmodo: Getting Administrators, Parents and Students on Board
Teaching Ideas: Enhancing Communication with Edmodo