Edmodo Featured in the Huffington Post
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
We’re excited to share with you an article published in the Huffington Post today featuring Edmodo!
The article gives a glimpse at how Edmodo is being used to augment what’s happening in classrooms and helping to connect millions of educators around the globe. A few notable quotes:
Think Facebook with a big educational vision that focuses on using many unique technology features to augment what’s already happening in the classroom. New ideas are often introduced and expanded by teachers themselves at the company’s annual teacher conference; the last one brought together 12,000 professionals from 117 countries.
Jennifer Bond, a 3rd grade teacher at Walled Lake Consolidated Schools in Walled Lake, Michigan, has been using Edmodo extensively for years and says she likes it because it is “education minded”. Jennifer is actively involved in the Edmodo Global Read Aloud, which she says “can be challenging with time zones and scheduling video conferences, but the pros are that the kids have the opportunity to connect with kids from all over the world and gain new perspectives.”
“Edmodo is a social network with training wheels,” says Bianca. “By introducing it at a young age, teachers are able to develop the habits of the mind that are essential for students to be good digital citizens. Students learn to use appropriate language, to speak kindly and with compassion, to be supportive rather than critical, and to ask thoughtful questions.”
Read the full article: The Global Search for Education: Social Learning
We’d love to hear about how Edmodo has played a role in how you teach. Share your thoughts in the comments below!