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Monday, August 13, 2012

EDMODO--THIS TOOL BRINGS SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR TEACHER AND STUDENT INTO THE CLASSROOM FOR FREE!

Do your students like facebook?  Do you?  If your answer is yes to either of these, you will want to bring EDMODO into your classroom. 

Joining is free.  Once the teacher establishes an account, s/he gives the students an enrollment key to join the teacher's class.  No one can enter the class without that enrollment key.  Teachers follow the same procedure for every class they have.  Again, the enrollment keys provided to the students are good for only ONE class.

Now, just like facebook, teachers can upload video, assignments, announcements, pictures, power points, articles, weblinks, etc.  There is also a GRADEBOOK!  What material is uploaded to the site?  That is left up to the teacher.  Parents will truly enjoy seeing class activities via this link.  In fact in many schools, teachers supply parents with sign-in information for their children.  What an incredible showcase of student achievement to impress parents with!  This link offers a far more detailed breakdown of what the site may be used for:  MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ADVANTAGES OF USING EDMODO

In this YOUTUBE video, a quick easy-to-follow overview is offered.  For teachers who are unsure about whether or not this program would work for them, they will find some reassurance here.  WHAT IS EDMODO? 

Here a teacher walks through the many features of the site.  The explanations are clear and support the information provided in the earlier links.  EDMODO TOUR AND MORE
How does a teacher become fully familiar with all the rich features of EDMODO?  Play with it:)  Talk to other teachers who tend to live on facebook.  Maybe your students can support you here!

Over 8,000,000 educators and their students are on EDMODO.  What are you waiting for? Enjoy:)

Denise

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