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This week’s teacher spotlight features Paula Auble, an 11th grade American History teacher at Verrado High School in Buckeye, Arizona.
How Edmodo Helps Me Eliminate Paper
Edmodo gives me the opportunity to communicate with students both inside and outside the classroom. I can respond to students one-on-one and provide feedback on my own schedule – wherever and whenever. This would not be possible without Edmodo unless I made hundreds of copies and carried around hundreds of papers!
Staying Organized with the Edmodo Library
Keeping track of assignments students have completed is extremely helpful. I can create assignments and quizzes, then load them for other classes later. I also like being able to organize everything in the library.
Using Edmodo to Teach the Civil War
In American history, students need to analyze primary source documents. Edmodo gives me the opportunity to share a link to a document and give students an assignment related to it. Students then have the chance to look at and analyze dozens of sources on their own time and I am able to work with them one-on-one with their analysis, answer their questions and check their understanding.
By the time we completed our Civil War unit, students had looked at several documents including a soldier’s journal, Lincoln’s handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address and Robert E. Lee’s Loyalty Oath after the war. Being able to have my students access documents and interact with them in a way I can keep track of and assess has been wonderful.
Advice For New Edmodo Teachers
- Get on and try things out before actually starting to use it with a class.
- Join groups related to your grade/subject and see how other teachers use Edmodo.
- Don’t try to do too much at first. Start with simple Edmodo features like polls or discussion comments
- Have clear ideas about what you want to accomplish with Edmodo and once students get comfortable then you can start adding new things like posting assignments, video clips, etc.
- Once you get the hang of Edmodo, you’ll love it!