edmodo – social learning network for teachers

Edmodo is one of the greatest educational web tools and mobile apps that has ever been created. Some of you might have already heard of it but if not then this is your chance to learn about it.
Edmodo is a “free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools. It offers a real time platform to exchange ideas”. It is one of the best means of teacher-student communication. Edmodo allows students and teachers to stay connected via sending notes , replying to postes, and checking messages and upcoming events while being away from the classroom. It is now a universal application that is available both in web and mobile format. In short , Edomod is a micro- blogging platform adapted for educational purposes. It is built around closed group collaboration which means that only students with a password can access or join your group.

Some features of Edomodo

Here is a list of the mlain features that Edomodo offers to its users:
  • It is free

  • It is easy and simple to use

  • It allows students and teachers to create a safe platform where to share knowledge

  • It lets you set assignments, alerts and upcoming events online

  • It allows you to send out files and add hypertext links

As i said earlier Edomod is also available for mobiles like iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Head over to iTunes app store to download Edmodo app , it is free.

How can i get started using Edomodo ?

Watch this short tutorial video to learn more about Edomodo

Applications of Edomodo in education

Educators can do several things with Edomodo. They can use it as a communicative tool with their students. They might create a closed group for all the students in a class and start sharing  homework, assignment, tasks, notes , messages and many more. They can also use it to create online resources for their learners , these resources can be anything like web pages , documents or power points.

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