This term we will be trialling the use of Edmodo in the YEar 12 classroom.
Edmodo is a free and secure learning network for teachers, students, and schools. It provides a safe way for us to connect, share content, access homework, participate in discussions and receive class information.
Edmodo is available 24/7 and is accessible online and through any mobile device with Internet capabilities – including free apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Students can access their account from any mobile device or computer, and set up notifications within Edmodo to receive alerts/reminders via text or e-mail.
Edmodo will not be used as a social network like Facebook or MySpace. This tool will be used strictly for educational purposes using the following guidelines:
- Students will be required to use appropriate grammar instead of texting language
- Edmodo does not allow private student-to-student messaging- the site will be used to discuss school-related content only
- No put-downs or sarcasm toward another’s ideas. All school rules and consequences related to harassment apply
Students who violate the guidelines above may face disciplinary action and/or face losing the privilege of using Edmodo.
As the trial progresses it is hoped that other classes may be able to join in the Edmodo experience. I look forward to a great year as we incorporate the use of technology into our classroom curriculum. If you have any questions, please contact me at school