Tool: Ed Modo
Edmodo is a strong communication platform which offers communication, collaboration, and coaching tools to primary and secondary schools and teachers. Its network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents. In 2013, Edmodo was included in the list of “The Top Apps for Teachers” by PC Magazine.
Edmodo is a great way to drive communication inside and outside the classroom. It is an important tool that can be used to remind students of assignments, to develop online etiquette and also to create quizzes, discussion board, and to share content via videos or websites. It encompasses all the important elements of online communication in an educational environment.
Students use the group code they obtain from a teacher to set up accounts and connect with additional teachers. In the typical social media style, they can write posts (which are visible to the entire class or just the teacher) that include embedded media, links, and images. Teachers can see whatever is posted and can choose to moderate posts or put students on read-only mode. Edmodo is free for both teachers and students. Edmodo is an online platform that is really easy to access, you can use a web browser to use it or by using their mobile applications. It requires Internet connectivity in order to work. The output of this tool is a platform for collaboration and communication which will increase the students and teacher engagement
Edmodo is a full-featured social network designed for the educational environment. It has the look of Facebook, which grabs students’ interest, but it also has controls in place to help protect their privacy and promote positive interactions among students and teachers. Pluses: Students can only create accounts with a teacher’s permission, and teachers have access to manage student privileges. Students will like being able to post text, images, and links, and embed videos and other multimedia content. Edmodo is used in more than 300,000 schools by 47 million teachers and students.(US)