My resolution for the new year was to research and USE a internet platform in the classroom that has many different uses within and outside of my classroom. I was looking for a program that allows my students to blog, post comments, upload assignments, email, and a download useful handouts. The technology coordinator within my district suggested to try the website Edmodo.
What is it? Edmodo is a free, secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts.
Application in the Classroom: Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices. Teachers and students can store and share all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more.
I found this site to be very useful and practical to use. It is very similar to Facebook, which will be an easy tool for students to learn. It took some playing on my part, as the teacher, but I am so excited to start the new marking period off with this exciting technology.