A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about Edmodo

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What is edmodo ?
Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and  controlled environment appropriate for school.

How can I use edmodo with my students ?
Edmodo provides you with a secure environment where you can create a classroom group for your students. In this virtual group you can :
  • Place digital resources on edmodo for students to access or download,
  •  Create polls for students to vote online.
  • Write short summaries of lessons for students who were absent from class (better yet: get your students to write the summary).
  •  Post homework information.
What is it that makes Edmodo class a secure environment ?
Edmodo explicitly deals with school and teacher concerns about social networking for students in the following ways:
  • Each edmodo class group is managed and controlled by the teacher
  • Students need an access code to join the class. If a student shares the code outside the class, the teacher can change it, without affecting students already joined in the group.
  • Students can only communicate to the whole class or to the teacher – private messages between students are not possible.
  • Anonymous posting is not possible.
  • Teachers can delete posts.
  • If schools upgrade (free) to the institutional features, the school can audit all teacher and student activity.
  • Parental access to their children’s posts and to the teacher is an optional feature.
Here are some video tutorials to help you learn more about edmodo

1- A quick explanation of why to use Edmodo in the classroom.

2- Edmodo assignments

3- Creating a quiz using edmodo

4- Edmodo homework

5- Using the calendar

6- sharing 20 ideas about how to use Edmodo with students