Edmodo


What is Edmodo?

  • Edmodo is a safe and secure social networking site developed expressly for educational use that has a similar look to Facebook.




What do I need to know about Edmodo before using it with my students?

  • Edmodo is free, safe, and secure Microblogging portal that mimics Facebook in the simplicity of its interface.
    • Each group that a teacher creates requires a special code for entry.
  • Establish clear rules for posting on Edmodo and for behavioral expectations.
    • Sample Rules
      • This Edmodo site belongs to our class, so all school and class rules apply here, too!
      • Never write anything that you don't want everyone to know,
      • Always show respect to the authors of posts and comments.
      • Always use your online name to submit a comment, never use your full name.
      • Have fun networking with your friends.
  • Edmodo does not require student email addresses.
  • Invite parents to join your class on Edmodo to view their child’s activities. Parent Accounts provide parents with the ability to view their child’s activities, assignments and events, and communicated directly with their teacher and their child. To access Parent Account Codes for each student:
    • Hover your cursor over your Class group until the menu appears.
    • Select Members to open your class.
    • Select the Parent Code icon next to the student account to view the parent code for each of your students.
  • Can be used as a Learning Management System for Blended Classrooms -- Calendar, Dropbox, Assignments, Grade Components are all included free.

Student Skills

  • Basic Computer and Internet Surfing Skills
  • Knowledge of Digital Citizenship and Responsible Use Guidelines
  • For advanced users
    • Uploading files and images
    • Utilizing a dropbox
    • Hyperlinking
    • Embedding media

How can I use Edmodo for Assessment?

  • Any posting on Edmodo may be utilized as on of many formative assessment tools.
  • Edmodo may be utilized by teachers to track student comprehension and understanding of concepts through their posted comments and questions.
    • Edmodo posts may act as a class back channel where conversation around current class topics can give the instructor clues as to where students may lack understanding or to areas of deeper understanding.
  • Posts and comments my be used as summative assessments when students are responding to specific prompts or have been notified that such assessments are being made - much like a discussion board in an online class.
  • Edmodo posts can serve as "exit slips" to classes where students reflect on what they have learned, what they don't understand or questions that they may want to pursue as a result of their learning.
    • Reflective posts provide an opportunity for meta-cognitive practice, an essential reading comprehension strategy.
  • When students respond to the posts of others, they are evaluating the content of those posts. Response comments give them practice require evaluation and the ability to synthesize information to formulate the response.
Example Learning Objectives
Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
Examples of Appropriate
Formative, Summative and
Reflective Self-Assessments
Sample Rubrics To Address Learning Objectives
  • Summarize
  • Explain
  • Classify
  • Interpret
  • Compare
  • Infer
  • Summarize a passage from an assigned story or content area reading assignment.
  • Analyze
  • Analyze a given math problem, apply appropriate mathematical strategies and explain how to solve the problem.
  • Evaluate
  • Check
  • Critique
  • Assess
  • Reflect upon your learning today by (Create an Exit Slip Post)
    • summarizing the key point that you learned from the lesson
    • posting any areas where you lack understanding
    • pose a question to further your learning

Examples


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Resources for Using Edmodo