Overview Edmodo.com is a social networking site similar to facebook and moodle or webvista We as teachers are able to create groups for our students. Each group can be entire class or a small group for projects.
Posts Similar to facebook the teacher or students can post a note to a group, a specific person, and to the entire class In this note the students can post a question about homework to their group This can also be used by the teacher to send a file or a link to the entire class
Grades/Assignments Since by law the students must be able to see their grades, this can be used as a gradebook. As a teacher you are able to make assignments. This is similar to the posts that professors use on moodle or webvista
Polls Another aspect is that we can put a poll online to check the understanding of the students. The difference between the polls and the assignment Polls aren’t graded.
Students The students can get notifications to their email and even straight to their phone. This capability makes it hard for the student to say they didn’t know they had an assignment.