Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Edmodo - Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students

You want to bring social networking into your classroom but Twitter and Facebook are blocked at your school. What can you do to bring web 2.0 tools into your classroom? Have you heard about Edmodo? Edmodo is a safe and secure location for students and teachers to get into Social  Networking. It is free to use and no one from the outside can see student names or chat with students. Teachers can create a class within Edmodo and have their students sign up and join their class group with a group id number. Teachers can reply and comment to students about assignments, but students cannot direct message each other. Assignments can be uploaded to the class group; these assignments can be documents, pictures, web links, etc.

Teachers create their accounts and then create a class group. By creating the class group, a code is generated. Students must use this code to sign up for Edmodo. Students do not need email accounts to use Edmodo. Teachers can connect with other teachers at their school, or invite teachers from other schools. We used Edmodo this summer in Boston at the Discovery Educators Network Summer Institute. We continue to use this site to share ideas, ask questions of each other, connect with each other, and share links. If you are not sure how to sign up for Edmodo, click on the Tour button or Guide button for further directions.

Why not try out Edmodo in your classroom this year? By the way, if you run into any problems using Edmodo, the support staff are great and get back with you right away.


williamsw said...

I've been looking for a networking tool exactly like this. I can't wait to share this with my co-workers. We use Wordpress that has a blogging feature but Edmodo seems like a great tool that is secure. I'm curious about the max upload size. I like the fact that it has user support as well.
Thanks for the information!

John Downs said...
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Luv2Ride said...

I've used Edmodo for more than 2 years now, and it's totally changed my classes. Students interact with each other long into the evening, sharing sources and ideas. It's great to use in the classroom as well as out, serving as an excellent source of backchanneling. As a classroom management system, it's cut my copying fees by more than half. The feature. I highly recommend Edmodo for those teachers who are looking for an efficient, easy way to extend their classroom and class time beyond the walls.

Charles said...

Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!
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