Pin It Have you ever tried Edmodo? If not, I highly recommend using it during this upcoming school year. It is a great tool for educators! In my classroom last year, I just started to use Edmodo with my students. They immediately loved it (especially since it looks like Facebook.
For last year, I primarily used Edmodo for groups discussions on our Read Aloud books and reading responses for reading groups (in small sub groups by reading group). I plan to continue this and utilize the Assignment Feature on Edmodo for these reading responses and more!
I also started to use Edmodo this summer as a way to facilitate my Professional Development Course to the teachers in our district. This has proven to be a great way to organize materials and keep track of turned in and completed tasks.
For this upcoming school year, I hope to use Edmodo as a way to keep track of my students nightly reading and incorporate incentives for their reading through the awarding of badges. There is a group on Edmodo dedicated to Education Gamification- and I really like this approach for my students.
To learn more about Edmodo (did I mention it is FREE?!?!), go to www.edmodo.com. Also, to learn more about Edmodo's free, virtual conference that is coming up on August 8th, EdmodoCon2012, go to http://www.edmodocon.com/.