Edmodo- A High School Teacher's Thoughts


Edmodo is a private microblogging site (like Twitter) that teachers and students can use to send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. It is a great way to communicate in a safe and controlled environment while still keeping the immediacy and appeal of a social network.|Edmodo]] is a private microblogging site (like Twitter) that teachers and students can use to send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. It is a great way to communicate in a safe and controlled environment while still keeping the immediacy and appeal of a social network.


Edmodo Documentation Wiki

How can microblogging help me as a teacher/educator?
Microblogging enables teachers and students to share resources, send notices to each other and generally keep in touch regarding school matters. Teachers could use it to set assignments, inform students of their deadlines or of school or college events, among other things. Students could use it to send queries to the teachers or even to send links to their work, if it can be found online, like in a blog or personal web page. The key is that one single message gets delivered to everyone in the group instantly.
As a teacher, say you wanted to bring forward the deadline for a project due to unforeseen circumstances, normally you would print or write a notice and pin it to a notice board or perhaps send an email to every pupil in your class… sometimes you might even have to actually find students and tell them in person.
Microblogging acts as an online notice board. Post your message and everyone in your group gets it. And you could have several groups, one for each of your classes or subjects.
Other Uses:
1. An easy communications tool for a school club: Websites are great, email lists are useful, but how easy and quick would it be for a club to share files, post links, and exchange information via Edmodo? If students or teachers are heavy email users, it’s easy to turn on email notifications of any type of message sent. Meeting dates and activities can easily be substituted for assignments and appear on the calendar
2. One heck of a PD tool: Teachers can easily interact with each other, administrators, and trainers, getting their professional development materials early as posted files or assignments. All of the websites, related readings, instructions, etc., for professional development among your staff are right there.
3. A project management tool for teams: Teams, task forces, committees, and working groups form all the time in educational settings, yet many struggle with communication more than anything. Edmodo lends itself to both impromptu and more formal interactions, as well as scheduling meetings, assigning tasks/to-do’s, etc.
4. A family communication tool: I went to a Clay Night at my 6-year-old’s school last night. We had a lot of fun, but I could also imagine an Edmodo night, inviting families to explore the site as an organizational tool and introducing its possible use in schools.


Using Edmodo as a Collaboration & Communication Tool









Other Resources:


Edmodo Documentation Wiki

Social Networking Power of Edmodo in the Classroom




Edmodo- what Twitter would be if it was invented by teachers.