Edmodo

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The following content has been taken from the edmodo website and added to by our PDST Digital Technologies Advisors

 

Brief Description:

Edmodo is an online platform that allows teachers to communicate with students, share content, create assessments and give feedback. Parents can also connect with teachers and students on the platform. Edmodo believes edtech has the power to improve education and enrich the lives of everyone in the education community, no matter where they might live, work, or play. 

 

Testimonial from Teachers using Edmodo: 

 

 

 https://youtu.be/-V-i0fveA8k

 

Getting Started:

 

Edmodo supports teachers and students in and out of the classroom, and setting up a class is easy.

 

Step 1: Create Your Class 

 

Create an enclosed, safe community space for you and your students with an Edmodo Class. Edmodo Classes can be accessed via the web and Android or iOS mobile app.

  • Log in or create your Edmodo account: https://go.edmodo.com/teachers/
  • Go to the Classes tab and select Class Management in the top bar.
  • Click on the blue plus (+) button and select Create Class.
  • Fill in the appropriate information.

 

 

Step 2: Invite or Add Members (Students/ Teachers) to Your Class

 

After creating your Class, you can add or invite members to join using a few different methods:

  • Share the Class Code/ Group Code. If the user does not have an Edmodo account, they create an account by going to the Edmodo homepage, clicking ‘Sign Up’, selecting the middle panel that reads ‘Student Account’ and filling in their details. If the user already has an Edmodo account and is signed in, they join your Class by clicking on the three dots under ‘My Classes’ on the left-hand side of their home-screen, choosing the option ‘Join a Class’ and typing in the code. 

  • Share the Join URL. After a user enters the Join URL into a browser, they will be asked to sign into their Edmodo Account or create a new account. The user will then select ‘Send Join Request’. The teacher must respond to the Join Request before they are admitted. 

  • Invite members to join by sending an invitation via email. When the user clicks your invite from their inbox, they will first be prompted to sign in or create an Edmodo account and, similar to the Join URL option, the teacher must respond to their request. 

  • Another option is to create individual accounts on behalf of your students and add them directly to your Class. When finished, you can download a printable handout with your students' individual login information and distribute. Learn more about creating student accounts and adding students directly to your Class. 

  • There is also an option to connect parents to their child’s account. 

 

 

Step 3: Start a discussion, share class materials and post learning activities to your Class

 

 

  • Post announcements and agendas.

  • Share links to online resources e.g. websites/ Youtube videos.

  • Attach files for students to have access to e.g. a recorded screencast tutorial explaining a new concept or task.

  • Start a class discussion: Compose a post for all students to see and respond to as a comment. Threaded replies are a great way for students and teachers to reply to one another.

  • Create a poll: Ask for your students’ anonymous opinion on a topic or answer to a question in a poll.

  • Wellness Check: Use this option to quickly get an insight into how students are feeling. Responses are anonymous to the class, but teachers can see student selections. 

  • Create an Assignment: The directions of your assignment should provide an overview of the lesson and have any resources attached. A good template to follow:

    • Objectives of the lesson

    • Steps to complete the lesson and assignment

    • Resources to use to complete the assignment

    • Timeline for completion

    • Scoring rubric and information

  • Create a Quiz: Check understanding before moving onto the next unit of instruction.

  • Create small groups for unit instruction or for a space for group work:

    • Create small groups and populate with additional content for a unit of work.

    • Create and add a select number of students to a small group where they can work together in a collaborative space.

 

 

 

Supports and Tutorial links:

Edmodo’s News page with Videos and Resources https://new.edmodo.com/pages/edmodo-news

 

Distance Learning Toolkit - https://go.edmodo.com/distancelearning/ 

 

Resources - https://new.edmodo.com/spotlight/

 

Social Media

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https://twitter.com/edmodo   

https://www.facebook.com/edmodo/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Q5gm5zZj2GuhfEXDiRcSg

 

Webinars:

Edmodo for Distance Learning (March 13th) - https://youtu.be/_fzmOIRix9M

 

 

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