During a recent 20 Ways to Use Edmodo webinar (Tuesdays 4pmEST), attended by educators from UK, Turkey, Australia, Canada, and a number of teachers from the US, our Online Community Manager asked educators how they were using Edmodo. Responses came from 9 states and 5 countries and varied from using Edmodo to jot down notes for the class, to creating global classroom connections, to facilitating elaborate historical event role plays. We thought you might be inspired by some of their ideas.
Mrs. Huff – I’m sending my class links to websites that we are using in class. They are also completing an assignment. And I’m sending password and username information to students through Edmodo. (Why can’t they ever remember this stuff?) (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Eilers – Using it to give my daily feedback comments to specific students (school related or for just positive reinforcement). (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mrs. Still – Mrs. Huff….that is a good question!! 🙂 Good way to use Edmodo….I always jot it down on a slip of paper and give it to them. But with Edmodo….it will be in their file so they can see it whenever they forget (unless they forget their info for Edmodo!!) (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mrs. Still – Today…I am sending the solutions to their test reviews as well as links to tutorial websites.
Mr. Eilers….I love that idea as well. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Miller – We just signed the Declaration of Independence today that was “Fedex’ed” to us by T. Jefferson in Philadelphia… Students have been collaborating with him and other founding fathers for weeks in our History Edmodo Group in talks of separation from England.
Last week, we took excerpts then rewrote in kid terms, submitting via Edmodo for his approval their draft. He accepted it and penned it all night, and the parchment arrived this morning… Buzz at lunch was “How did Mr. Miller do that?” (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Gosselin – I just set up a co-classroom with a teacher from Spain so our ESL students can work together. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. McAsh – Same as everyday – it informs the students of the activities for the day – grading assignments – providing links to resources – keeping me organized – etc. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Scheeler – Students are reviewing links that were posted through an rss feed and completing an assignment. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mrs. Knighton – Attaching documents so that students have no excuses! I haven’t set up my assignments yet for this 9 weeks. I’m loving what the above posters are doing! (Jan 12, 2011 )
Ms. Johnmeyer Stone – Just to grade – kids are off on a snow day. However, I have had a few send me notes about assignments that were due the last day we had school (Monday)… (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Jesús Fresno – I´ve sent them a link to a video to explain grammar (by the way I´m working on that one about the use of the library in Spanish), I´ve also meet today another teacher in Edmodo to get in touch Spanish and American students…this looks promising (Jan 12, 2011 )
Mrs. Gustafson – I assigned a second grade class a link to watch a video and create a conversation between the dog and deer. They are quite excited to use Edmodo (as well as myself). (Jan 12, 2011 )
Ms. Hewes – I’m checking my rss feeds – I’m using edmodo as my reader because it’s easier for me to check just edmodo (I set up a group just for my personal rss). Just connected with a teacher from US and we’re organising to connect our classes before a group of students travel from US to OZ to meet in person. Sending myself reminders by creating notifications that I send to my own ‘personal’ group – same one as me personal rss reader. Hoping students will send me messages about their major assessment they are meant to be working on over the 6 week summer break. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Chan Hsiao-yun – My student-teachers and I are starting a new semester with Edmodo today. My plan is to use it together with my personal blog for them (for quick references and tutorials) and TweetChat. Hopefully they will be comfortable with Web 2.0 for education as teachers themselves. (Jan 12, 2011 )
Ms. McInturff – Hi, Ben! My district spelling bee participants are helping their parents set up accounts this evening. We are using our group to share information as we prepare for our big event. The students are from several different classrooms so we only have a limited amount of F2F time. Edmodo has been a great way for us to network as a team.(Jan 12, 2011 )
Mr. Cowen – I used Edmodo today for students to turn in a Glog to me. They designed board games in Excel and created Glogs to showcase their games. They also used Dropbox to house Word and Excel files.(Jan 12, 2011 )
Me – I didn’t realize I was going to get such a response. Thank you to everyone that posted. Keep the ideas coming. (Yesterday | Edit | Delete)
Mr. Pongco – mostly to reply to grade issues with my online US History students 🙂 (Yesterday )
Mr. Lopez – I can’t stop using it, it has turned to be a “must have” tool for all my lessons 🙂 And kids love it.
Right now sending messages to some kids and marking online work.(Yesterday )
Ms. Roberts – I use Edmodo CONSTANTLY. It’s how I manage my tech classes. Students get their assignments, turn the assignments in, get their grades from Edmodo. They also ask me questions, ask their classmates questions. My classes are completely paperless! (Yesterday )
Mrs. Nechamkin – Today, I am grading online projects that students created last week to help them review for their final exam. Students used spaaze.com, toondoo.com, prezi.com, glogster.com, goanimate.com, or edu.gloster.com for their projects. It is great to sit and watch students take their tests while I grade. I can quickly enter comments on the assignment, input a grade both here and my gradebook. And, I don’t have to take any projects home!
I also put all notes, assignments, and add videos on Edmodo (including test review keys). I love that students ask each other questions on here, too. (Yesterday )
Mr. Lopez – I agree with you Ms Roberts…. I don’t have to worry about photocopies anymore :) (10 hours ago )
Mrs. Woods – We have been using it in 8th grade for writing vocabulary sentences and having conversations about them. Best use of student written vocabulary sentences I have had in years. The complexity of their sentences have improved (no more “I have morose.” type sentences), they are using the words in context and they are peer correcting. It has been fun reading their conversations and I expect top grades on this week’s test. (7 hours ago )
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