Benefits of CMS/LMS Safe and easy to use It’s free Reaches different learning styles Helps students meet 21st century skills 24 hr access to materials
How online learning canfill instructional gaps… Promotes higher order thinking, teamwork and opportunities for creativity in their work Problem-solving and decision making opportunities Learning goes way beyond classroom
How it supports meaningfulauthentic learning Real life connections Use videos to enhance learning Create structured activities such as a class poll and using real world problems for discussion Collaboration with others
How I can use Edmodo inmy Classroom Communication between Create a Current Events teacher and students group Discussion post – Use Create scavenger hunts journal prompts and have for field trips (one students post responses student must have a phone) – they can post Share educational their answers website links and videos Post daily lessons and Use for surveys and polls assignments – for attendance count
Edmodo helps…Save on paper and timeStudents learn at their ownpaceStudents gain independenceGives students control overtheir own learningenvironment – itempowers, motivates andgives them ownership andresponsibility of their ownlearning.
Still not sure aboutEdmodo? This does not have to be mandatory in the classroom. A great tool for those who want to do extra work at home and who love to use technology. Non-readers can still use Edmodo by incorporating NaturalReader (text to speech program) and other modifications technology can offer. Have students who love to use their cell phone? Edmodo is a great way for them to utilize it.
References Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The landscape of K–12 online learning. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), What works in K–12 online learning (pp. 5–19). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.