Edmodo: A Micro-bloggingEducational Platform Tutorial Presented by: Sandra Tucker
Procedures for Setting-Up a Teacher Account Complete the registration form, “Teacher Sign Up” page, by choosing a username and password. Also enter your email, title, first and last name. Visual cue: The words, “Available” will appear in blue if the username is available. Visual cue: The words, “Taken” will appear in red if the username is not available Visual cue: If for some reason the username is not acceptable, a message box in red will appear. (The email address that you put in is where you will receive your notifications about updates on the Edmodo website that your students have made) Click the “Sign Up” button. (Once you have logged in with your new information, you can go to Settings and customize your profile.)
Set Up Your Teacher Account Set up a teacher account Go to the website: http://www.edmodo.com. This is the start page. Set up your Teacher Account by signing up under “I’m a Teacher” and completing the teacher Sign Up page. Please return to the presentation slide 9 when finished.
Check on Learning Edmodo is:- A private micro-blogging platform built for use by teachers andstudents to use in the classroom.- Edmodo provides a way for teachers and students to share notes, links,and files. Teachers also have the ability to send alerts, events, andassignments to students.- Edmodo is a tool in which teachers can communicate and share skills andideas with one another.
Check on Learning To sign up for an Edmodo accountyou must submit your email account. True or False? True
Uploading a Photo To upload a photo (You can choose one of the available images as your photo by double clicking on it or you can upload your own.) Click on “Settings” under “Account” From the “Settings” page, under upload a photo, click “Browse” or Select one of the available images on this page. Visual cue: The “Choose File to Upload” page should appear. From the “Choose File to Upload” page, find the photo you want to upload. Double click the photo.
Setting An Alert Alert Settings (You could also set what kind of notification that you want to receive and what kind of event that you should be notified about. The choices are email and text message.) From the “Settings” page, under notifications, click your notification type preference. If your notification preference is your email, select your email address from the “Notification Type” box. Click the box next to “Alerts” Click “Save Notifications”. If your notification preference is text message, select “text message” from the notification type box. Type your phone in the phone number box using only the 10 digits, no dashes. Choose your phone provider using the drop down box. Click the box next to “Alerts”. Click “Save Notifications” Visual Cue: A box should appear indicating that the settings have been successfully saved.
Check on LearningTo upload a photo, under what area would you click? Settings
Creating a Group Creating a Group On the left side of the panel from the homepage, select the “Create” link. Visual Cue: A pop up window will appear where you can name your group and provide the details of your group.
Creating a Group Create a Group Once your details are complete, click the “create” button. Visual cue: A 6-digit group code will appear. This is the invitation code you will need to provide your students, which will enable them to join the group. Visual cue: Your group will now appear in the left-hand navigation bar of your home page.
Creating a Group Create a Group Students who already have an Edmodo account can join you group by logging in, clicking the “Join” link on the left panel, and entering the designated 6-digit group code. Once a new member has joined your group, you will be alerted in your notifications section.
Check on Learning Creating a Group On the left side of the panel from the homepage, select the “Create” link. Visual Cue: A pop up window will appear where you can name your group and provide the details of your group.
Check on Learning Joining a Group On the left side of the panel from the homepage, select the “Join” link. Visual Cue: A pop up window will appear. Place the code of the group in the block provided Click “Join”. Instructions: Please go back to the your profile page on the Edmodo website. Using the group code below, join the group I have created. Group Code: 6egq5r
Joining a Community Join a Community or Professional Learning Network (PLN) From here you can follow subject and content communities to connect and share best practices with other teachers or you can access digital content to support classroom instruction. To join a community, click the “Browse” button next to “Communities” at the bottom left-hand side of your homepage. Visual cue: The Edmodo Communities window will pop up.
Joining a Community Join a Community or Professional Learning Network (PLN) The Edmodo Communities window will pop up. From here you can click on the community that interest you. Visual cue: The content page you selected with all of the teachers in that communities will come up.
Joining a Community Connect with Teachers To connect with other teachers within a community, click on their name or profile picture and you will be taken to their profile page. Visual cue: The teacher profile page will appear.
Joining a Community Join a Community or Professional Learning Network (PLN) From here you can request connection by selecting the “Add Connection” button located at the top of the right panel. A connection request will be sent to that teacher. The teacher will have the option to accept or deny your connection request. You also have the option to cancel a connection request by visiting the profile page of the teacher you requested to connect with, and selecting the “Cancel Request” link in the top right corner.
Check on Learning Join a Community or Professional Learning Network (PLN) The Edmodo Communities window will pop up. From here you can follow subject and content communities to connect and share best practices with other teachers or you can access digital content to support classroom instruction. From here you can click on the community that interest you. Request to connect with a teacher within that community.
Conclusion/Review Set-Up a Teacher Account Create & Join a Group Join a Professional Learning Network(PLN)
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