There are so many ways to use edmodo in the classroom, but I selected my 6 favorite ways to discuss in this blog! Since I use edmodo on a daily basis with my students, I selected the ways in which I use edmodo the most. It is such a helpful tool that allows me to communicate with students, students to communicate with me, and a tool for them to communicate with each other. Did I mention it’s great for communication?
Anyway, if you are just getting started with edmodo, or if you are a veteran edmodo user, you will hopefully learn something new in my video. This is just a quick overview of how I set up my edmodo and the 6 main ways I use it in my classroom.
1. Give students access to information
Post a video, link, or pdf for students to access on their personal device.
2. Kids can share work
Students can post work (writing, videos, links) that they want to share with me, the whole class, or their group members. This is especially great for collaborative group projects when students might have writing on all of their iPads and then they need to bring it together on one device.
3. Peer Editing for Writing
Students post their writing in the writing group, other students leave comments to help them revise their work.
4. Create assignment
If students need to turn in work for a grade (writing, multi-media project, digital journal), I create an assignment. This is where students post their work, but only the teacher has access to it. I can score their assignment and only they can see their grade. Grades automatically enter into edmodo’s grade book.
5. Create a Quiz
I love edmodo for quick check quizzes. It is easy to create a short multiple choice quiz on edmodo. I can quickly check students’ understanding of a math concept, vocabulary, or even a comprehension check with our novel. Quizzes can be multiple choice, True/False, matching, or fill in the blank and it will grade it instantly and provide students with feedback.
6. Homework Blog
We created a group specifically for our class homework blog. Each afternoon our Homework Blogger takes a picture of our homework board and posts it onto our Homework Blog page. If students have questions about an assignment, they can post it hear, and frequently other students respond. Just last night I had a student forget her List of Transitions at school and asked about it on the Homework Blog. Another student took a picture of her List of Transitions paper and posted the photo on edmodo for the other girl to access. Students helping students! Love it!
Check out my video here:
Check back next week for more information about using edmodo!