Edmodo provides consistency in teaching subjects from year to year. We don’t have have books for my classes, so everything is teacher created or scavenged off the internet. As a result, things “disappear,” including saved documents.
The solution was to save and organize my documents are always in my Edmodo Library. I am finding that my classes are MUCH more consistent and I don’t lose documents.
This is just brilliant. Though gee, mom...Hot Damn?
Also, in our school you can bring your phone and use it during transitions, lunch, & recess.
It's an evolving digital world out there - and yeah...rules need to be put down for the kiddos - every parent and school should negotiate those that are most resasonable - but I think we need to always keep TRUST at the center!
We Trust you to make good choices. Until you disapoint us - and then we will CRUSH YOU WITH PETTY RESTRICTIVE RULES!!! Muuwaaa.
Kidding. We need to be proactive and not reactive!
WARNING & Disclosure: A wee bit of shameless self promotion here - I was honored to be interviewed by the amazing @hitsamty of SLJ
What wasn't mentioned but I'm passionate about: It's not the DEVICE it's the DECISION of the teen that makes a difference! I've been preaching internet safety (now awareness) since 97 one of my most embarrassing early webpages is this http://staff.howard.k12.md.us/~gwynethj/internetsafety/internetsafety.html
A LOT of cringeworthy Don'ts there that I don't believe in anymore! We have to sometimes let kids make the right (or wrong!) choice so that they can learn the right lesson.
Or as I said in 2000: "The most effective, reliable, Internet Safety Filter is an Involved, Informed, and Aware Parent and an Educated and Ethical Kid."*
Again, was honored to give my Google & Social Media Ed & Sex Ed line! (see link above) BUT, [sad face] my "Daring Librarian" brand was not mentioned. -- Still, an EXCELLENT take on this important subject --- my blatherings nonwithstanding!