Monday, November 5, 2012


The resource for today is called Edmodo.

What is Edmodo?
Edmodo is an online collaborative platform for teachers and students to share content, connect safely, as well as access homework, assignments, quizzes, grades, classroom discussions and notifications. Edmodo is used as a platform for teachers to share videos, lessons, and other connections between different teachers around the world.

Is it free?
Edmodo is free for ANYONE. Teachers are required an e-mail address as well as name, username, and password. As a student, you must provide the group code, name, and username. An e-mail address is OPTIONAL. Parents may also sign up, but need a parent code to access.

What will Edmodo bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to take a poll on favorite type of animal to using it in 12th Grade classrooms to quiz about a book that was just finished in a literature unit to a college student answering and responding to others in a discussion board format. This tool brings an easier way to communicate with one another and collaborate in a safe, effective way. The format of Facebook is also incorporated into this, so many students will be used to the format and will easily transfer their skills to the program.

How do I use Edmodo?
Below, I will show you the steps of using Edmodo.

Here's the main page once you log in. You can see that it looks similar to Facebook in many different aspects.

This is the NOTE feature. Kind of like a status update.

This is the ALERT feature.

This is the ASSIGNMENT feature. You can assign something that you've created, title it, describe it, send a due date, and attach anything necessary.

This is the QUIZ feature. Below, I have created a quiz and you can see sample questions.

Here's a MULTIPLE CHOICE question.

Here's a TRUE/FALSE question.

Here's a SHORT ANSWER question.

Here's a FILL IN THE BLANK question.

Here's the QUIZ feature, again. This is the assignment portion.

With Edmodo, you have a notification panel. This panel lets you know of all the new things that have happened since you last checked in.

Finally, here's the POLL feature.

Like Facebook, students can comment on one another's posts to hold conversations. I commented on the poll post to see what would happen and it showed up!


How can I use Edmond in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Use as a Science fair exhibition fair
-Lunch count using the polling feature
-Connect tutors to the students via Internet
-Student writing projects such as class blogging
-21st Century Field Trips (provide links and videos)
-Use for Project Based Learning and Inquiry projects
-Allow students to comment and then discuss grammar of the postings
-Create profiles for famous figures in U.S. history to role play their lives
-Practice writing foreign language sentences in a foreign language classroom
-Allow students to come up with assignments to make them "teacher for a day"
-Use the calendar to show students when things are due, when holidays are, and so on
-Use as an online book club (collaborate with other groups around the nation and world)
-Use for a research project about a day trip to a local amusement park OR an overnight stay
-Live chat with one another during special programs such as presidential debates, news shows, etc.
-Use with books such as Flat Stanley to show where Stanley has gone over Winter or Spring break
-Use for Science lessons to grab attention & interest as well as probe for information about the lesson

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use Edmodo in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

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