Tech Tips #22

Week of March 31, 2014

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What is it?

Edmodo is a free and safe way for students and teachers to connect and collaborate. Teachers create groups for each of their classes. They can create notes, alerts, assignments, quizzes, and polls. Students can access Edmodo from any Internet connected device at school or at home.

Getting Started

After creating an account, teachers should create groups for their classes. Group creation is simple and easy.
Edmodo - Group Creation

Classroom Applications

  • Assessments - Use the Edmodo quiz builder or poll feature to assess students' learning before, during, or after a unit of study.
  • Build Digital Citizenship Skills - Enforce online etiquette guidelines for students when using Edmodo to build digital citizenship skills.
  • Sub-Hub - Communicate with your students when you're out of the classroom, or provide updates to students who are absent from class.
  • Backchannel Discussions - Inspire real-time discussions and extend learning beyond the classroom walls.
  • Differentiated Instruction - Deliver differentiated content in your classroom through the use of small groups and shared folders.
  • School Clubs - Create a group to coordinate meetings, practice, and events.

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