Utilizing Edmodo In The classroom
Click to view this blog post about middle school teacher, Lisa Butler and why she uses Edmodo in her classroom.
What is Edmodo?
Edmodo is a program with a layout very similar to Facebook in which students can collaborate and complete coursework. Teachers have the options to post assignments, polls, and quizzes as well as discussion boards and grades for their students. Students and teachers can comment on posts to provide their thoughts and feedback. There are also apps available for Android and iOS devices so that students can have instant accessibility.
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What are the benefits of Edmodo for teachers and students?
Using Edmodo can help capture student’s attention and create an exciting atmosphere. It also has the crucial benefit for teachers of less paperwork and easy organization at their fingertips, and even eliminates the possibility of students misplacing their homework. Using Edmodo also disolves the need to waste paper by printing out assignments. There is the option of a parental account for teachers to communicate and update them on their child’s progress. This allows parents to feel connected with their child’s academics. Edmodo also allows students to interact and become familiar with technology. It is easy to use because it is designed like Facebook, which most youth frequently use.
What are some ways to use Edmodo in the classroom?
- Create a group where students can post articles or blogs about a current event in the news. Have students comment and discuss their students discoveries.
- Create a pen pal group in which students can write to students from another class and collaboratively complete assignments and activities.
- Use Edmodo as an online book club and discuss the literature with other classes.
For more ideas on how to utilize Edmodo in the classroom, read 7 Brilliant Ways To Use Edmodo That Will Blow Your Mind and the additional article, 15 more Brilliant Ways To Use Edmodo.