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Edmodo

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URL http://www.edmodo.com/
Description Free microblogging  for the classroom in a safe and secure setting
Account Types
  • Teacher: Free Account
  • Student: Requires teacher code
  • Parent: Requires teacher code
Process

1) Go to: http://www.edmodo.com/

2) Sign up for a classroom account

 

Suggested Inquiry Activities

Post a question about a primary source and ask for student input

Ask kids to reflect on a reading/textual primary source in advance of a classroom discussion
Comment on the primary source and then add another perspective to the conversation
Create a library of primary sources as resources and have the students connect them into the discussion

 

What Teachers Like about Edmodo

  • It breaks down the walls of learning. 
  • You can bring in outside resources to participate in discussions with the students
  • Students are more comfortable talking online in many contexts. It is what they are used to. In this context many times the quiet ones will come alive online.
  • You can control what the kids are getting though the resources you provide (and students bring to) edmodo
  • All students have to have an opinion
  • It is very evident how people are participating in class -- kiddos cannot sit in the background. It tracks who has been in or not.

 

Teacher Tips for Using the Tool

  • Make sure to classify classes carefully
  • Make sure that you are in the classroom version of edmodo not the application version for mobile devices
  • Decide whether you want an assignment turned in or replied to when setting it up in the message area -- you may want to do both.
  • Set up class norms (Spelling, in-class discussions, what is appropriate/not appropriate)
  • Check in regularly-- just because you do not have assignment going on does not mean that kids aren't in the site
  • Use the settings to get alerts for direct posts and student questions which can be sent to your email

 

 Common Core State Standards

   
   

 

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

 
 
 
 

 

 

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards

   
   

 

Primary Sources Example

   

 

Getting Started

One Minute Message about Edmodo (Facebook)

Student Reviews

 

Alternatives

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Facebook

http://www.facebook.com

Moodle http://www.moodle.org

 

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