Edmodo

 

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Edmodo is a free web based platform which allows both students and parents to connect and collaborate with teachers both inside and outside the classroom.


 

Safety

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Safety is seen to be the number one reason why an increasing number of teachers are using edmodo in the classroom.Additionally, it allows students and teacher to communicate with each other outside of the classroom – in a professional manner.

It’s designed to allow social networking in the classroom but in a controlled and safe manner.

Students can post and chat to each other via a wall. You can see the similarity of edmodo to other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in its layout in a classroom setting. These familiar layouts can increase student’s confidence in collaborating with others students thus creating an online learning environment which can promote potential among students.

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Students can’t create accounts without their teacher thus there is no spam accounts or false pretence as to who is online. How this is done is each account is set up by a teacher and given a unique code which they can give to their students.


Another appeal is teachers can upload documents as it can be difficult to locate handouts and powerpoints weeks after they have been given out in class.

Additionally, Edmodo is accessible on moblie phones making it ideal to log in and quickly check something while on the go.


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Would I recommend it?

The verdict on edmodo is this is one of the most useful and available resources that should be taken advantage of by teachers and students. It also allows for an open communication between the teachers and parents as to what is being covered in class and what notes students should have!

Short tutorial on how to Edmodo is used!

Tutorial on how to get set up with Edmodo.


For more on edmodo try the links and articles below!

  • https://www.edmodo.com/teachers
  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fusionprojects.edmodo&hl=en
  • @edmodo
  • Holland, C. & Muilenburg, L. (2011). Supporting Student Collaboration: Edmodo in the Classroom. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.),Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 3232-3236). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2012/common/download/Paper_pdf/90-IBT18-FP-Kongchan-ICT2012.pdf
  • Sanders, K.S. An examination of the academic networking site Edmodo on student engagement and responsible learning. Ph.D. thesis, University of South Carolina.
  • https://www.edmodo.com/images/rttd/Edmodo_RTTD_Overview.pdf
  • Batsila, M., Tsihouridis, C. & Vavougios, D. (2014). Entering the Web-2 Edmodo World to Support Learning: Tracing Teachers’ Opinion After Using it in their Classes. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 9(1), 53-60. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.
  • Batsila, M., Tsihouridis, C. & Vavougios, D. (2014). Entering the Web-2 Edmodo World to Support Learning: Tracing Teachers’ Opinion After Using it in their Classes. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 9(1), 53-60. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.
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