Helping students understand the importance of participating in the election process, no matter what their age, is an on-going challenge in the classroom. Here are a few ideas for how to use Edmodo to help engage students in this week’s election process:
Conduct a Mock Election: Set up a quick poll to allow students to vote for their favorite candidate.
Moderate a Virtual Debate: Assign students to small groups, set up Debate Groups in your Edmodo classroom, and allow students to prepare and post responses and rebuttals to a series of questions you post.
Live blog the results: Don’t let the learning end at the classroom door. Watching the results come in is the most exciting part of election day – engage your students by hosting an Election Night Edmodo Viewing Party from the comfort of your living room. Set up your “Election Night Group” — you can ask students to critique the news coverage, see who can be the first to calculate % of vote counted, and in general build a sense of excitement around the privilege and responsibility of participating in the election process. (Plus: If all of your students have access from home, make it even more exciting by giving prizes and extra credit for participation.)
Have other ideas? Share them with us in the comments!