Edmodo is social media tool for the classroom in a free,safe, & secure setting. It can be used to share ideas, content, and access homework, grades, and school notices. Students do not need an email address and only can become part of the group when they are supplied with an access code. The teacher is able to see everything that goes on.
You can make groups with teachers, and students. There is unlimited classroom storage.
First step is to make an account through edmodo.com. Log into your account and go straight to settings. Upload a photo and select your school so you can link up with other teachers at your school.
2)Notifications: You can choose what notifications you want to get. You can also get notifications via text messages.
3)Profile: You can write a blurb about you you in the ‘About section’
If you are a classroom Teacher: make a group and invite your students based on a subject or an extracurricular activity. When you create the group, edmodo gives you a code which you give to your students so they can join your group. You can always go to manage area and delete students that do not belong in that group.
You can also give the students’ parent code and the parent will only see what their child is doing.
You can also allow students to ‘read alone’ if they are acting inappropriately.
Under Group Setting you can also approve each post before it goes live.
You can also make assignments and quizzes on Edmodo. It lets you put a title, description, and due date. and you can also make events in the calendar for fields trip, or reminders. Each student on their account have their own calendar. Teachers can also grade and give feedback on these assignments.
For quizzes you can make a quiz with a time limit. The quiz form can be multiple choice, short answer, true/false, or fill in the blank and it will auto correct for you! You can click on who finished the quiz and you get a graph about how the whole class did. You can also add a link or image to a quiz and you can add a pre made quiz.
Gradebook: All the assignments and quizzes get linked with grade book. You can add a grade manually and the assignment grades/quizzes are there right away. You can export the grades to another document as well.
Edmodo has iPad and iPhone apps.
You can add a link, file, video that is unlimited. This is your private library, no one else can see it. You can also link up your google docs account. You can also organize your library resources into folders. You can share a whole folder with a group.
You can connect with other teachers and subject areas. You can follow a community and then you have access to MANY other teachers in that community or subject area. There are also tons of content providers that have tons of resources.
You can make smaller groups, for example for literature circles. All you have to do is go to ‘Manage’ and on the left if says ‘Create Small Groups’ and choose which students you want in each group using the arrows.
Rollout Resources: Letter to parents, setting up students.
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