Look at communication use in the different generations what do they use?
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Quickly emerging style of communication.
Allow equality in communication among students.
Communicate with students in a way that transcends time and geography.
Assess communication and build communication skills.
No teacher control or moderation.
No teacher control or moderation.
Teacher views all.
Teacher communicates with text, code, image, link or attachment.
“ It is like a Twitter for Education”
Which means pretty much anything!
Share text links and files.
Students turn in grades.
Give and semi-organize marks.
Create a calendar.
Chat with specific students, groups or class as a whole.
Great site support!
Edmodo in Social Studies
How it is used in my classroom. Develop Digital Pride Develop Digital Safety Develop Digital Responsibility Develop Digital Respect Develop Etiquette Link, Embed, File Share, Note Student Accountability Student–Group Communication Teacher Model Student–Teacher Communication Edmodo Micro-blogging
20 Ways to Use Edmodo
1. Student writing projects
Give your students an enriching writing experience through Edmodo.
Help students tap into individualism, build self-esteem and measure how far they’ve come during the school year with writing projects:
“ Flat Stanley”project
“ This I Believe” project
Edmodo provides students a platform for sharing their writing with teachers, peers and family.
2. Role Playing*
Help students understand key events by reenacting them through role playing activities.
Create student profiles for relevant figures and integrate knowledge in action.
Inject life into old curriculum and helps students develop the skills of initiative, communication, problem-solving, self-awareness, and working cooperatively in teams.
3. Backchannel Discussions
Encourage real-time discussions through Edmodo.
Professional development events
Extend learning beyond the classroom walls. (Backchannel during current events- e.g. State of the Union, Elections, breaking news stories, etc.)
Mobile website and iPhone/Android apps provide easy access to Edmodo anytime, anywhere.
4. Language Practice
Spice up your foreign language class by having students write and respond to questions in Edmodo.
Encourages students to practice their language skills through real life conversations.
Create a co-classroom with other students from across the globe to help students learn from each other.
5. Grammar and Punctuation
Help your students improve their grammar and punctuation by enforcing proper usage on Edmodo.
Require students to post in complete words and sentence (i.e. “you” not “u”, “I” not “i”).
Teach students proper use of social media tools to help prepare them for our connected world.
6. Communicate with Parents*
Send a message to students and parents in your class each week to keep them updated on all of the events and achievements of your class.
Provides a way for parents to reach out to you for one-on-one discussions.
Keep parents up-to-date on classroom activities during the semester through parent accounts on Edmodo.
7. Book Clubs*
Encourage students to read and help make their reading experience more engaging with an Edmodo book club.
Host after school book clubs or summer book clubs.
Facilitate discussions with writing prompts.
Connect with other classrooms around the globe for book discussions.
8. Mobile Learning
Give your students an interactive educational experience through mobile devices.
Bring Edmodo on your next field trip
Post photos and create scavenger hunt questions, polls or quiz questions along the way.
Great for backchannel discussions
9. Sick days & extended leave
Edmodo is great for communicating when you or one of your students are absent from school.
Provide notes, assignments or other updates to students who are absent.
Communicate updates or check in with your your class if you are absent from school.
10. Teacher Lounge
Create a “teacher lounge” where teachers within your school can discuss ideas and share content.
Creates a casual environment where online discussions can take place.
Share ideas, files and links between a voluntary group of teachers.
Teachers can contribute on their own time.
11. Planning Committees
Whether you’re planning your school play, the annual fundraiser or next year’s curriculum, Edmodo makes it easier through online collaboration.
Invite teachers, students, parents, or administrators to join.
Share ideas and content with all group members.
Allows for ongoing dialogue at the convenience of your group members.
12. Tutor Connection
Create a group on Edmodo to connect with any tutors working with your students.
Allows you to communicate upcoming assignments, quizzes or tests
Enables you and the tutor to share ideas, content and advice to that will further advance the learning potential of the student
Include parents in on the discussions
13. Project Based Learning*
Take a project-based approached to learning by creating Edmodo sub groups.
Students can collaborate and work towards specific goals together in small groups.
The Edmodo platform allows for anytime, anywhere communication between students.
All group information can be shared and stored in Edmodo for easy access by all group members.
14. Reading Critique
Take reading to the next level by having students critique each other.
Students can upload and listen to audio files directly on Edmodo.
Promotes encouragement between students in the classroom.
Helps improve listening skills
Not limited to reading, can also do art critiques, writing critiques, etc.
Connect your classroom with other classrooms within your school or around the globe.
Co-teachers can help grade assignments, monitor discussions, and post files or comments to the group.
Join an Edmodo subject area community to connect with other teachers around the globe.
16. “Sub Hub”
Provide your sub an easy way to help manage students and stay connected with you.
Create a student account for your sub so they can participate in your Edmodo class, without gaining access to your account.
Allows you to communicate with your sub and students, plus view all classroom activity, even while you’re away.
17. Science Probes*
Engage your students through science probes on Edmodo.
Post videos and other interactive to supplement
Those students who are too shy to raise their hand in class, usually feel more comfortable communicating online.
18. RSS Feed
Keep up with all your favorite blogs through Edmodo!
Create an Edmodo group, retrieve the RSS links for the blogs you like to read and add them to the group.
Stay organized and up-to-date with content being shared by bloggers in your PLN.
19. School Clubs
Edmodo is a great collaboration tool for district wide clubs like Robotics, Forensics, sports teams, etc.
Use the calendar feature to mark important dates/matches/meets/practices.
Notifications will help you update the group on important messages .
Post results, pictures, etc. for the group to view.
20. Alumni Groups
After the school year ends, keep in touch with students and help them stay connected with each other.
Create one alumni group for all your classes to join
Distribute group code at the end of the year
What questions do you have?
Join the 20 Ways to Use Edmodo group:
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Check out our Edmodo In Action Videos: http://help.edmodo.com/ideas
Implement one of these ideas and tell us how it worked: