Monday, May 6, 2013

Do you EDMODO?

Our school "Geek Squad" introduced me to this fantastic way for my students to communicate with each other for educational purposes.  EDMODO is a free service, and requires each child to have a username and password, but they call all sign in by being invited from you, by giving them a group code to sign up, so you don't have to worry about each having an email address which can get crazy!


So far, I have used this site to give my students simple polls, that can later be used for data & graphing which we are studying right now. 
I could also create an assignment, where students have to submit it directly to me instead of just replying to a post.  This is an assignment turned in, the question was What is the difference between a fact and an opinion.  I have the ability to assign a grade and also leave a response to their answer.
  The post below was a picture of our caterpillars (which didn't show up for this snapshot), but you can see the student responses below it. 

Lastly, students are also able to create post!   That is where you have to set the guidelines, otherwise, they turn it into a mini Facebook!  Make it very clear that the site is used for educational purposes.

As you can see, my kids are STILL struggling with regrouping.  Sigh.... and most likely the others just copied the previous response.
  What I like about the site, is that it is easy to navigate through.  I have 2nd graders, and they log on and can respond to my assignments within minutes!  EDMODO is a great tool for teachers to network.  I  have my personal account and then the one I use for my classroom.  There is an app for your smartphones as well, which is where I took these pics from!  You should check it out!


  1. I am using Edmodo for my NASA homework. It has been a great tool for collaboration.

    Did you know that AZ teacher bloggers are meeting up? We have one event in June and one in July scheduled. Let me know if you want the details.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. NASA homework!!! Tell me more!! PLEASE email me the details about the blog meet up!! Thanks!