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Edmodo is Neato

An introduction to Edmodo
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Christina Wickert Hosford

on 27 October 2012

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Transcript of Edmodo is Neato

Christina W. Hosford, Ed.S. Candidate
The University of West Georgia Edmodo: A Global Platform for the 21st Century Learning What on Earth is Edmodo? As we all know, most teens are not interested in taking notes in class, copying down assignments, and doing their work in the traditional manner in which most of us where taught. 21st Century Learners are interested in texting friends, posting pictures, watching videos, playing video games, chatting on-line using social media such as Facebook. The Pew Internet Project noted that 87% of all 12 to 17 year olds use the Internet. (Rainie &Hitlin, 2005) Most students like to learn with a friend Edmodo allows students to collaborate Engage them in a format that feels fun and familar to them by integrating Edmodo into your classroom. So how do we accomodate as teachers to meet the needs of 21st Century learners? Ever heard of Facebook? Edmodo is a safe and secure platform for educators, students, and parents A social platform similar to Facebook
A place to store all you documents, videos, images, and other electronic media
A space to post assignments and quizzes
A blog where student dialogue is encouraged
A place to collaborate with other educators and share resources.
A place where students can collaborate with other students across the globe. Edmodo is: What is the typical teen interested in? This is how we learned: This is how today's teens learn: A. Learning content from the teacher B. Video Gaming C. Texting with Friends In this Prezi you will learn how Edmodo can transform a flat classroom into a rich, multi-dimensional, differeniated, and collaborative learning community that will motivate English Language Learners to connect in meaningful and authentic way. Students will increase their English Language skills by practicing their writing in a micro-blog in a safe and secure virtual platform. Think of Edmodo as Facebook for the classroom Facebook Edmodo
Socialize
Micro-blog
Instant
Upload images,
documents,
videos, and other
multi-media
Web 2.0 Tools Open-access
Unsecured
Open to public
Students can view inapproriate material Teacher monitors all posts
Closed-access
Students cannot privately message each other
A special code is required to gain entry into the classroom
Secure D. Chatting on line Create a group for your class . You can post assignments, quizzes, and notifications for your students. Features Collaborate with others in your field Edmodo has a ton of organizations you can follow, and documents you can add to your library. Old School New School Where will you take your students with Edmodo? Keep track of grades Communicate with students Students practice their writing skills Create quizzes-no grading!
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