Sunday, September 12, 2010
I have started using Edmodo with my students. Edmodo is a free educational communication site. Teachers can create a profile without having a code to join. Students must have a code from a teacher to create a profile and join a site. Once they have a profile, they can add groups (classes) just by getting the code for the new class. It is a fantastic site that allows for frequent communication between teachers, teachers and students and students to students. The teacher who formed the group/class has control over who joins and stays a member of the class, and can delete or edit any entries made.
It has a calendar that can communicate with the different groups and assignments can be graded and responded to online.
Overall, it has become a great tool for my students. They have been working with upcoming vocabulary as a previewing tool. They are learning how to respectfully respond to their peers ideas.