Edmodo presentation


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This document is to be presented in a development workshop on Web 2.0 tools as a part of assignment in Effective Use of ICT for Learning and Teaching/Flinders Uni. It focuses on Edmodo as a free, safe and trusted social networking tool. It's really worth using.

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Edmodo presentation

  1. 1. A safe social network community for classroom use<br />By <br />Ernest NGENDAHAYO<br />Web 2.0 Tool: <br />
  2. 2. Intended outcomes <br />Use the provided code to join a class<br />Open own account<br />Join a community<br />Add content to library (at least a file & a link)<br />Share posted documents & comments with class members<br />Attempt an assignment prepared in Edmodo<br />Explain the unique features of Edmodo for Learning purposes<br />
  3. 3. Workshop agenda<br />Introduction (2min)<br />Overview of Edmodo (13 min)<br />What, when, where, for/by who?(4min)<br />How? (Tutorial video): 2:03 min<br />Curriculum, learning theories and assessment (4min)<br />Advantages & disadvantages (3 min)<br />Practice: signing up, posting, joining class, comments (25 min)<br />General questions, summary and conclusion (10 min). <br />
  4. 4. Home Page<br />
  5. 5. What & for What?<br />Edmodo is regarded as a ‘private’ social networking platform designed for students and teachers<br />It’s used to:<br />Social networking<br />Share files, links and videos <br />Post assignments and provide feedback<br />Post messages to students<br />Track individual students progress <br />Encourage and involve students in the provision of feedback<br />Grade assignments<br />Use the calendar feature to plan and track assignments and events<br />
  6. 6. By Who? Where? When?<br />By Who?<br />Teachers all subjects, <br />Students at all levels, <br />parents<br />Where? <br />Anywhere <br />When?<br />Anytime<br />
  7. 7. How do you get started?&<br />You just have to feel in a few details of yourself mainly: <br />chosen username, <br />email address and <br />Password<br />Watch this<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHtwgZEHzNshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzPHQr1ONaA<br />
  8. 8. Contemporary theories of learning<br />Edmodo has the potential to help students:<br />Socio-Constructivism: Students actively engaged in knowledge construction and through instructions. <br />Learning from each one another <br />Metacognitive skills <br />Self-regulated learners <br />Critical thinking<br />Confident learners <br />Responsible learners<br />Lifelong learners <br />Connectivism<br />Knowledge is better constructed through connecting with others. It’s curriculum-unlimited!<br />
  9. 9. Curriculum & <br />Any domain-specific <br />Curriculum is co-constructed<br />Informal part of the curriculum is capitalised on to enhance learning<br />It encourages criteria-referenced assessment <br />
  10. 10. Assessment & <br />Criteria-referenced assessment<br />Peer/self assessment encouraged <br />Feedback: <br />Timely feedback<br />Peer-feedback<br />Self-feedback <br />Individualised or collective feedback <br />
  11. 11. Advantages <br />Disadvantages <br />“Relatively” safe<br />Under control <br />No email requirements for students<br />Free of charge and of advertisement <br />Join a chosen community of professionals in your field<br />Mobile access and messaging<br />Share ideas, files, assignments with others <br />You can’t recover lost information about a student <br />You can’t delete the account you created yourself: have to send a request! <br />It seems you text messaging notification is restricted? <br />Advantages & Disadvantages<br />
  12. 12. Advantages & Disadvantages <br />How would you compare Edmodo with other Web 2.0 tools already discussed here?<br />Could Edmodo be introduced at University?<br />
  13. 13. Practice<br />1. Join a class: use asiv6q<br />Attempt the assignment and turn it in <br />2. Create an account <br />Go to www.edmodo.com<br />Sign up as a teacher <br />Fill I your details, get your account and go though the 5 steps <br />Join a community<br />Save post in the library <br />Join Effective Use of ICT in Education Group<br />
  14. 14. Summary & Conclusion <br />Free with many advantages and less but avoidable challenges <br />Develops PLNs among teachers <br />Encourages togetherness for learning<br />Parents also get involved on the learning progress of children <br />Edmodo offers a safe and trusted networking & learning environment involving key education stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, …) for learning purposes <br />I recommend it for all teachers mainly those working with young students. <br />
  15. 15. References <br />Edmodo accessed on http://www.edmodo.com/?language=en&auto_selected_lang=true<br />Zdrojewski, R. (2011). Edmodo Presentation, Erie 1 BOCES accessed on http://www.schooltube.com/video/24f91799232ae25d23da/Edmodo-Presentation<br />
  16. 16. Thank you!<br />