20 Ways to Use Edmodo


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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

  1. 1. 20 Ways to Use Edmodo
  2. 2. <ul><li>Give your students an enriching writing experience through Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><li>Help students tap into individualism, build self-esteem and measure how far they’ve come during the school year with writing projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Flat Stanley”project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This I Believe” project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edmodo provides students a platform for sharing their writing with teachers, peers and family. </li></ul>1. Student writing projects
  3. 3. <ul><li>Help students understand key events by reenacting them through role playing activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Create student profiles for relevant figures and integrate knowledge in action. </li></ul><ul><li>Inject life into old curriculum and helps students develop the skills of initiative, communication, problem-solving, self-awareness, and working cooperatively in teams. </li></ul>2. Role Playing*
  4. 4. <ul><li>Encourage real-time discussions through Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read alouds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class movies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extend learning beyond the classroom walls. (Backchannel during current events- e.g. State of the Union, Elections, breaking news stories, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile website and iPhone/Android apps provide easy access to Edmodo anytime, anywhere. </li></ul>3. Backchannel Discussions
  5. 5. <ul><li>Spice up your foreign language class by having students write and respond to questions in Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages students to practice their language skills through real life conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a co-classroom with other students from across the globe to help students learn from each other. </li></ul>4. Language Practice
  6. 6. <ul><li>Help your students improve their grammar and punctuation by enforcing proper usage on Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><li>Require students to post in complete words and sentence (i.e. “you” not “u”, “I” not “i”). </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students proper use of social media tools to help prepare them for our connected world. </li></ul>5. Grammar and Punctuation
  7. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a way for parents to reach out to you for one-on-one discussions. </li></ul>6. Communicate with Parents* Keep parents up-to-date on classroom activities during the semester through parent accounts on Edmodo.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Encourage students to read and help make their reading experience more engaging with an Edmodo book club. </li></ul><ul><li>Host after school book clubs or summer book clubs. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate discussions with writing prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with other classrooms around the globe for book discussions. </li></ul>7. Book Clubs*
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Give your students an interactive educational experience through mobile devices. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring Edmodo on your next field trip </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos and create scavenger hunt questions, polls or quiz questions along the way. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for backchannel discussions </li></ul>8. Mobile Learning
  10. 10. <ul><li>Edmodo is great for communicating when you or one of your students are absent from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide notes, assignments or other updates to students who are absent. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate updates or check in with your your class if you are absent from school. </li></ul>9. Sick days & extended leave
  11. 11. <ul><li>Create a “teacher lounge” where teachers within your school can discuss ideas and share content. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a casual environment where online discussions can take place. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas, files and links between a voluntary group of teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can contribute on their own time. </li></ul>10. Teacher Lounge
  12. 12. <ul><li>Whether you’re planning your school play, the annual fundraiser or next year’s curriculum, Edmodo makes it easier through online collaboration. </li></ul>11. Planning Committees <ul><li>Invite teachers, students, parents, or administrators to join. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and content with all group members. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for ongoing dialogue at the convenience of your group members. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Create a group on Edmodo to connect with any tutors working with your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to communicate upcoming assignments, quizzes or tests </li></ul><ul><li>Enables you and the tutor to share ideas, content and advice to that will further advance the learning potential of the student </li></ul><ul><li>Include parents in on the discussions </li></ul>12. Tutor Connection
  14. 14. <ul><li>Take a project-based approached to learning by creating Edmodo sub groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can collaborate and work towards specific goals together in small groups. </li></ul><ul><li>The Edmodo platform allows for anytime, anywhere communication between students. </li></ul><ul><li>All group information can be shared and stored in Edmodo for easy access by all group members. </li></ul>13. Project Based Learning*
  15. 15. <ul><li>Take reading to the next level by having students critique each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can upload and listen to audio files directly on Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes encouragement between students in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps improve listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Not limited to reading, can also do art critiques, writing critiques, etc. </li></ul>14. Reading Critique
  16. 16. <ul><li>Connect your classroom with other classrooms within your school or around the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-teachers can help grade assignments, monitor discussions, and post files or comments to the group. </li></ul><ul><li>Join an Edmodo subject area community to connect with other teachers around the globe. </li></ul>15. Co-teaching*
  17. 17. 16. “Sub Hub” <ul><li>Provide your sub an easy way to help manage students and stay connected with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a student account for your sub so they can participate in your Edmodo class, without gaining access to your account. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to communicate with your sub and students, plus view all classroom activity, even while you’re away. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 17. Science Probes* <ul><li>Engage your students through science probes on Edmodo. </li></ul><ul><li>Post videos and other interactive to supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Those students who are too shy to raise their hand in class, usually feel more comfortable communicating online. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Keep up with all your favorite blogs through Edmodo! </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Edmodo group, retrieve the RSS links for the blogs you like to read and add them to the group. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay organized and up-to-date with content being shared by bloggers in your PLN. </li></ul>18. RSS Feed
  20. 20. <ul><li>Edmodo is a great collaboration tool for district wide clubs like Robotics, Forensics, sports teams, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the calendar feature to mark important dates/matches/meets/practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications will help you update the group on important messages . </li></ul><ul><li>Post results, pictures, etc. for the group to view. </li></ul>19. School Clubs
  21. 21. <ul><li>After the school year ends, keep in touch with students and help them stay connected with each other. </li></ul>20. Alumni Groups <ul><li>Create one alumni group for all your classes to join </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute group code at the end of the year </li></ul>
  22. 22. What questions do you have?
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>Join the 20 Ways to Use Edmodo group: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group code: 61ulgl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out our Edmodo In Action Videos: http ://help.edmodo.com/ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement one of these ideas and tell us how it worked: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>1 2 3 Support
  24. 24. Stay Connected <ul><ul><li>Follow the Edmodo blog: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blog.edmodo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/edmodo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/edmodo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with me! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.edmodo.com/Lucia </li></ul></ul>1 2 3