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Edmodo Review: Social Networking for the classroom. Educational web 2.0 tool.

Edmodo Review: Social Networking for the classroom. Educational web 2.0 tool. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Edmodo is a social learning platform for teachers, students and parents. As educators we are constantly looking for new ways to bring technology into the classroom. Edmodo is a social networking si...

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5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog

5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Daine Quirk

 

"Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom.  Here are some tips and related tools to get you started."

 
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Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Add eduClipper to Edmodo

Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Add eduClipper to Edmodo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"eduClipper, the social bookmarking service that I said teachers want Pinterest to be, can now be added to your Edmodo account and those of your students. The new eduClipper app for Edmodo lets you install eduClipper for all your students with the click of a button. Students can create content and share it with their peers and you.

"One of the things that makes eduClipper an excellent social bookmarking tool for students and teachers is the number of controls that teachers have over their students' accounts. Teachers can specify who students can share with and specify who can read their students bookmarks. These excellent settings are still in place in the eduClipper for Edmodo app."

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:41 PM

Adding educlipper to edmodo makes it an even more powerful tool. Content can be shared more easily.

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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

20 Ways to Use Edmodo...

 

Are learning management systems going the way of the Web 2.0 tools?  I often opt for the philosophy of 'small tools loosely joined' when I work with students. I have to be careful that I don't give them too many digital places to go, too many usernames and passwords, too many learning curves.  After all it is not the tools that are primar, but the affordances they offer and the adjacent and unexpected possibles that open up as they use these tools to research, write and share.

 

So that's the long way around the barn to say:  perhaps Edmodo is a useful tool still because it does so much.  It reminds me of Diigo.  Perhaps as teachers who use tech in our teaching we should measure the cognitive weight of the tools we ask our students to use with an eye toward getting good 'weight'. 

 


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AnnaB's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:06 AM

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carldowse's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:11 AM

Edmodo provides a simple to set-up, easy to use virtual learning environment which is especially suited to smaller groups. It's a hosted service (unlike Moodle) and works quite well on mobile devices. If you're thinking of offering a blended learning package to your learners then it's a good place to start.

Anne-Mart Olsen's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I found that edmodo was particularly useful, as student easily identified with the platform.

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A Full Introduction To Edmodo

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A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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John Purificati's comment, September 1, 2013 8:46 AM
Get on to Edmodo.
Scott Langston's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:43 PM

Ever wondered about using Edmodo?

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:28 PM

Using Edmodo in the library for Teen Learning 2.0 activities, library skills assessment, and book clubs. Bonus for students, free cloud storage/digital portfolio. 

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Summer Learning Series-A Recap ~ Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

Summer Learning Series-A Recap ~ Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Steven Anderson

 

"Over the past 6 weeks I've highlighted a few of my favorite tools, tips, tricks and resources. We covered a lot. Here is a recap of all 10 posts:

 

"But don't let the title fool you. While these are great tools, tips and tricks to learn during the summer, you could spend some time with them during the school year too. Spend 1 week on each of them and you've got almost 3 months of learning you, your colleagues and your friends could undertake."

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Great guides to using 10 great learning apps to work for you and your students.

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Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution

Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the...

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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

Straightforward slide deck on Slideshare that details 20 ways to use Edmodo in the classroom. Author, or contributors, not mentioned by name. Numerous practical and useful suggestions. -JL


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AnnaB's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:06 AM

add your insight...

 

 
carldowse's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:11 AM

Edmodo provides a simple to set-up, easy to use virtual learning environment which is especially suited to smaller groups. It's a hosted service (unlike Moodle) and works quite well on mobile devices. If you're thinking of offering a blended learning package to your learners then it's a good place to start.

Anne-Mart Olsen's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I found that edmodo was particularly useful, as student easily identified with the platform.